The name "TROIS", friends who read the French version of FuturoProssimo know it well, is the word that indicates the number 3. And it is a number that recurs often in this interesting concept of magnetic car.
First of all, it is a futuristic car with a triangular shape. However, the number of infrastructures on which this vehicle can travel is also three: on the street, on walls, on bridges.
TROIS literally manages to “bend” the city to its versatile characteristics, and to defy gravity.
A “UFO” magnetic car with a thousand possibilities
TROIS would be a fantastic vehicle of an ideal world: the most efficient vehicle for city streets. If there are more driving options, the choices multiply too. This car can move horizontally as well as vertically, climb walls and “cling” under bridges using magnetic energy. Kind of like a Maglev train, or like an elevator.
Put these things around and the city will suddenly lose traffic and pollution. A good dream, right? Something more, as mentioned: a concept.
A concept designed from scratch by Wook Zoon Kwon. The Korean designer started with a simple sketch, but his goal was to develop a whole new class of mobility. A class of magnetic vehicles, indeed: vehicles that exploit electromagnetic suspension (EMS), capable of climbing walls and exploiting elevated infrastructures. Not bad for a three-sided vehicle with a base-to-height ratio of 2 to 1.
Side B? I think about it
The back of the TROIS LITERALLY looks like a toaster, with two magnetic plates and a magnetic coil inside. These plates are used to connect securely to its magnetic docking station, to a wall or to a bridge. The rounded 10-inch screen on the steering wheel (also triangular) shows relevant information about the car and the road ahead. The seat has been designed with a track and hinge that allow it to pivot easily to make sure it can always maintain its horizontal position. A solution similar to that of a rotating cockpit concept examined a few days ago.
Who knows how much of TROIS will inspire the future: maybe a lot, maybe nothing. In any case, it is nice to be inspired.
Here are more pictures of TROIS.