Although glamping is still a relatively new trend it’s fun to think what the future will bring. German engineers and manufacturers at Knaus Tabbert recently revealed what it calls the “caravan of the future.” It’s called the Caravisio and its design is inspired by nautical elements and cutting edge technology advancements.

Let’s talk about the new ideas and technologies in the Caravisio. The clearly improved aerodynamics are due to a new bed layout idea. Single beds in the front are arranged in a V formation. The beds can easily be pushed together to form a large double bed.

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The entrance door and outside hatches and storage compartments are centrally locked with a finger scan. The shower/washroom feature an intelligent water control system with storage function that is controlled with a touch display. The living room opens up to the rear with adjoining veranda, designed like the salon of a yacht.

The seating is designed to converted easily from a lounge to modern workroom and vice versa. Laptops and tablets were kept in mind when designing these features; they can be safely stowed or easily charged.

One of the travel trailer’s most appealing features is also somewhat low-tech, the panoramic window. After all, campers head out to take in the pretty views of nature and not the inside of a trailer. The open yacht-like rear makes it possible to stay close to nature and remain as comfortable as possible.

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Not surprisingly, the Caravisio has features designed to be controlled by way of an app that can be downloaded to a phone or tablet. The Caravisio levels itself automatically and can even be lowered to ground level. The sun roof in the rear can be moved down by remote control and turns into a protective cover, not to mention added privacy.

Inspired by luxury yachts, the sleak lines of the Caravisio will definitely turn heads as you drive down the interstate. If nothing else the Caravisio could boost interest for the industry, but what it does best is show what is technologically possible.