Citroen's Osmose concept car offers innovative accommodation for city commuters.
The Osmose has a separate rear compartment with room for two people, to encourage car sharing. Passengers in the rear compartment are isolated from other people in the car. They need not even know the car's driver.
Powered by a hybrid engine, the Osmose is also pedestrian-friendly. It has an airbag located in the front bumper.
The Osmose is 1700mm tall, with sliding doors and vast glass surfaces. The car is shaped like a cube and represents a futuristic idea of a city car.
'The debate about the use of cars in big cities cannot be controlled by vehicles as they exist today. Other solutions are possible,' said Claude Satinet, Citroen's general manager.
Citroen said the Osmose does not preview any future production car.
The Osmose will be on the Citroen stand in Paris along with the new C5 sedan (see story on Page 33).