Prepare to be hypnotised by the new Citroen Hypnos

Citroen has released more details about its spectacular Hypnos concept car – a vehicle that promises to be in tune with its driver’s emotions.

A ceiling-mounted camera films the driver’s face and acts on the date collected to gauge emotions and adjusts the cabin lighting and fragrance accordingly.

A specially-designed clock shows similar levels of sensitivity. The innovative timepiece has no needles or digital display, changes colour depending on the light at different times of the day and emits a succession of rhythmic colour pulses "like a breathing organism".

Four uniquely-sculpted seats are made up of prism-shaped components and can be inflated and deflated to give occupants upper and lower back massages whenever the need arises.

On a more practical note, the Hypnos is capable of a 0-60mph time of around nine seconds and silent, exhaust-free driving in Zero Emission Vehicle mode.

The car will make its debut at this month’s Paris Motor Show and is sure to have no shortage of admirers.

Written by Charlie George Sanders


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