cartechboy writes: Self-driving cars are nothing new. The topic is actually becoming common place these days, what with everyone from Google to Audi talking about bringing these computerized cars to our roadways. Heck, even Tesla's talked about building self-driving cars in the near future, but now Rinspeed has beat the Silicon Valley-based automaker to the punch with the Tesla Model S-based XchangE Autonomous Concept. The Swiss design and engineering firm Rinspeed is talking about its new autonomous car concept based on the all-electric Tesla Model S. Rinspeed boss Frank M. Rinderknecht said, "Traveling in a driverless car will no longer require me to stare at the road, but will let me spend my time in a more meaningful way." The concept introduces ideas like a steering wheel that can be moved to the center of the dashboard when not in use, and airline-style tilting seats along with four screens located around the cabin. Basically, transforming the XchangE into a cinema on wheels. Obviously the concept is fully networked via Car-2-Car and Car-2-Object technology. This all seems a bit far fetched, and that's because it is, for now. But this could be a real first look at the future of transportation. Whether you like the idea of this future is another story.