We are moving towards a future where smart and social spaces will be the dominant trend in the transport sector. The lion's share will be i autonomous vehicles: having a mobile space available will allow drivers to relax after a long day, optimizing any movement.
Imagine sitting with your friends in a mobile coffee shop, reading your favorite book on your way to your parents' house, or working out in a mobile gym to enjoy free time on the commute. This is more or less the scenario assumed by the mobile space PIX Robobus, a prototype created with the aim of investigating the future potential of these means of transport.
Mobile space: it's no longer a question of going from one point to another
The designers' goal is to create a large network of PIX Robobus vehicles that can connect people moving around the city with each other. For this, an ultra-agile four-wheeled vehicle (also ideal for sightseeing, industrial parks, university campuses and airports) will be ideal for short-haul urban commuting.
It's not just about getting people from point A to point B - the future is a mobile space where people can enjoy life's daily adventures. The Robobus does not isolate passengers from the outside world, as they can enjoy the view: from the concept of "windows" to that of "windows", just as if you were in a house.
Interior, air and light
The platform on which Robobus is built shows the trend: the volumes of the mobile space are built in such a way as to maximize the internal area for passengers. Integrating electric motors into the wheels also helps to save space.
Yes, the wheels: moving individually, they take advantage of all possible spaces, even narrow ones, and park in a handkerchief. It will be difficult for these means of transport to be available to individuals in the early years of development, but we will probably see different configurations from ridesharing services.
We can do everything: lounge area, play space, makeshift motel. Gym, mobile hospital, shops-dressing rooms who make us try on and buy a dress, then leave again. Some time ago we enjoyed imagining services activated by large technology companies (a Netflix mobile space to watch a TV series on the way home, a Peloton to keep fit, etc.). The possibilities are endless.
PIX Robobus will have an estimated range of 70-100 km on a single charge, and speeds (so to speak) between 15 and 30 km / h. What good will the rush be when we can reach the city center while continuing to do the things we would do at home, without worrying about driving?