New 'Snoozeliner' could hit UK roads as early as next Autumn
Luxury high-tech sleep company Simba are aiming to reinvent late night travelling with the induction of their new cutting edge ‘Snoozeliner’.
The bus, which is four months into development and is being designed by Andersson-Wood architects, is a far cry from the dreaded ‘Megabus’ that many UK travellers will be used to, and looks to bring a touch of luxury and comfort to night time travelling.
Inspired by research that shows that the average person falls asleep on public transport 27 times a year, and that the month of December is where we are the most sleep deprived, the Snoozeliner aims to combat missed stops and sore necks by offering a high quality sleep travel service.
The buses will host a number of indulgent amenities including 14 cutting edge ‘sleep pods’. Each sleep pod will be fitted with Simba’s own pioneering bedding and mattresses which benefit from their patented spring technology. The pods will also be scented with specially chosen fragrances, selected by aromatherapists for their sleep and hangover curing properties.
In addition the buses will come with a vertical ‘forest’ of calming and purifying plants, free Wi-Fi, complimentary mineral water and smoothies, and stewards able to wake you up at your designated stop.
Still not won over by the concept? Simba have also announced that they are in talks with food delivery companies which would allow for a tracking device to follow your journey, meaning you could order a takeaway to arrive at your front door just as you do.
CEO of Simba James Cox commented, “We’re always looking at how we can use our technology to redefine an existing experience. The Snoozeliner service is all about helping people top up some valuable lost sleep time in a design that’s every bit as comfortable as their bed at home.”
"For workers and party-goers alike – the prospect of walking straight into your bed as soon as you’ve finished is the dream, but for many it can involve a lengthy commute home when you’re shattered or a bit worse for wear.”
With plans to meet with local authorities in the New Year, Simba are confident that they will have more details in the coming months regarding a launch.
Simba are hoping to introduce the buses on eight routes in four cities across the UK, including Manchester.
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