Let's just chalk this up to the imaginations of some Swiss designers who might have been listening to some legislators who believe people are just better off not driving cars. That said, the models in this autonomous Rinspeed XchangE sure do look comfortable not driving.
I'm still not sold on why you'd want to watch a movie in your Tesla Model S when you probably have a much nicer setup at home. But Rinspeed's concept brings up a good point: If a car is going to drive itself anyway, why does the interior have to be arranged one way?
CharleyV sees what this could turn into, though, especially if strict side bolster standards aren't enforced:
It won't be long.....
Note to automakers: Sport packages with narrow seats should be standard.