Layer focuses on the future of rideshare with its latest concept, Joyn. The project provides for a ridesharing platform based on autonomous vehicles that people can share.
The design of Joyn Layer features eight S-shaped seats in an interesting setting that forms two private rows. Passengers of this autonomous vehicle for ridesharing they would use a special app to search for one nearby and book a specific seat.
Layer Joyn, how future ridesharing is made
The focus of the design is on privacy, but the seats have "Dynamic wings that can be kept closed or open to create a space that favors interactions", reads in the description of the project.
The interior by Layer Joyn takes its cue from home design rather than traditional transport design. In the seat backs there are stowable tables with intelligent functions.
The outside instead it is an "intelligent glass bubble" that allows an immersive view of the surrounding environment. And it would show information, also through augmented reality, for each passenger thanks to transparent OLED screens.
Intended for travel in a time frame (and a radius) of less than 30 minutes, this platform “cuts down on the use of private cars without sacrificing comfort,” in the words of its designer Benjamin Hubert.
To be beautiful, the vehicle is beautiful. Clean, essential, with the right degree of "futurism".
The minimal but modern design of the ridesharing vehicle is decidedly simple on the eye (but has accessibility been addressed?).
In any case, the question is always the same as always: will it be considered useful enough to be actually implemented?
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Gianluca Riccio, copywriter and journalist - Born in 1975, he is the creative director of an advertising agency, he is affiliated with the Italian Institute for the Future, World Future Society and H +, Network of Italian Transhumanists.