5 x Trends in Funeral Transport

With a diverse offering in funeral transport, funeral directors can make beautiful, empathetic statements to their customers and their wishes. In addition to the traditional funeral cars, there is increasingly room for alternative transport of the deceased loved one.

These five trends stand out in 2018:

1. Urn friendly

How do we give a cremated body in an urn during transport the same respect as a deceased person in a coffin? Because more and more people are opting for cremation instead of a funeral, this is a current demand among body builders in 2018. The showstopper at the National Funeral Directors Association Convention in Boston was at least a funeral car where the urn can be placed in a special, high recess. The urn can therefore be seen through both the side windows and the rear window. The audience responded enthusiastically because: “This model variant celebrates the life of the cremated deceased in a very worthy way.”

2. Greener

Significant steps are being taken with regard to “green” funeral transport. Apart from the fact that electric cars will eventually be better for our environment, the silent aspect certainly speaks volumes in this sector. Even though modern motorbikes make much less noise from modern funeral cars than their predecessors, a funeral car that comes silently to silence is highly appreciated by relatives. There is even a company from Lisse that – as a world first – converted a Tesla Model S into a funeral car.

3. Flashy

The supercars are a special niche in funeral transport. Enthusiasts of special luxury cars, powerful engines and sporty designs will be delighted – even after the death. For example, a converted Jaguar XF has already come by that with its length can easily transport any size of crate. This special English has a 3.0 liter V6 under the graceful hood and surviving relatives sink into ultra-comfortable seats. German builders were also inspired and took the Porsche Panamera as the basis for a supercar funeral car. Who follows?

4. Spacious

They can no longer be ignored from mourning car land: transfer cars. In favor of their multi-deployability, discrete shapes and size, many of the relatives are transported – together with the deceased – to the cemetery or crematorium. The demand for even larger funeral cars is growing. For example, a funeral company regularly uses an Uitvaartbus so that no funeral guests have to drive after the funeral car. In this capacity, the bus can also make a farewell tour of favorite places of the deceased.

5. Driverless

The self-driving car is likely to become reality faster than many people think. And will therefore make its entry into the funeral industry. Before that, the precursor of the self-driving funeral car is ready at the American company The Aeternal. They built a concept of a highly manoeuvrable car that can independently transport a coffin or urn from the place of birth to the cemetery. Because the wheels can move independently of each other, this transporter can easily maneuver in churches and narrow paths at cemeteries. It can be controlled with a remote control, but can also drive a pre-programmed route itself, so that next of kin can walk alongside it.

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