10
August
2022
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13:30
Europe/Amsterdam

Experience space with the compact smart #1

Summary

It is no coincidence that in our free time we thrive for peace of mind and space to let thoughts flow. As society has evolved in such a way that most of us live in rather manageable homes and narrow, densely built-up cities, the desire to escape these confines and return to a more open environment has become increasingly common. As it is in our very nature as human beings, open space, freedom, and letting go of the stress of everyday life are closely linked.

This is the reason why  we have designed the smart #1 to be as open as possible – not just as a counterargument to this development, but as a statement we truly follow.

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smart #1's interior
 

A car is a car and remains a car. Various requirements and aspects must be met, and as much as we redefine mobility, safety will always be a key priority. Good thing that one does not exclude the other and the feeling of openness derives from more. Aspects such as well thought visual axes, the incidence of natural light or appealing shaped surfaces promote the sense of spaciousness, as well as value and familiarity a space exudes. All these issues were challenged – and met – to design the best car to escape the daily grind and the confinement of city centres .

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The driver's perspective in our new smart #1

 

In addition to the empirically proven positive effects of spaciousness on personal wellbeing[1], designing a car that is perceived open brings more benefits:

Unobstructed lines of sight allow you to survey the current and upcoming traffic situation, always-in-reach control elements prevent you from having to take your eyes of the road, and natural light streaming in through the panoramic roof supports your eyes adjust to the prevailing lighting conditions.

Experience the new smart #1, tailored to your deepest needs not even you knew about yourself.


 


 

[1] Depledge MH, Stone RJ, Bird WJ. Can natural and virtual environments be used to promote improved human health and wellbeing? Environ Sci Technol. 2011 Jun 1;45(11):4660-5. doi: 10.1021/es103907m. Epub 2011 Apr 19. PMID: 21504154 and Bokharaei S, Nasar JL. Perceived Spaciousness and Preference in Sequential Experience. Hum Factors. 2016 Nov;58(7):1069-1081. doi: 10.1177/0018720816650068. Epub 2016 May 26. PMID: 27230490.
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Press contact: 

Julia Brehm
Head of Public Relations and Communications 
julia.brehm@smart.com