As India is growing at a fast pace, a concept personal mobility vehicle seeks to match up with its swift progress. The powerful monster, dubbed as In-Rapido, will fit in the lives of the urban Indian of 2016 without much trouble. ‘Rapido’ means swift/rapid in Italian and ‘In’ means India here. People who are on a hunt to possess vehicles that dictate a style statement will be impressed by this Personal Mobility Vehicle. The ever increasing tempo of the country and its people will demand a proficient, compact and reliable means of mobility and “In-Rapido” will be an answer. The side doors for getting in and out of the vehicle are missing. This will not only save parking space but also add on the style meter of the beast on wheels.
Envisioning the future of urban mobility, designer Siddharth Rane has come up with a personal mobility vehicle that makes transportation easy and fun for people of all age groups. Entitled the “Aprilia Skateboard,” the mobility device apart from being safe and practical also helps in sustaining the environment. Controlled by a joystick, the personal mobility vehicle allows in-wheel drive as it runs on hubless wheels with built-in electric motor. Integrating headlight and tail light on the front and back wheels respectively, the Aprilia Skateboard locates the battery pack and electronic neatly underneath the seat. When not on the road, the urban vehicle folds in a compact size for easy parking underneath your bed.
Heavy traffic on city roads has forced designers and manufacturers to look toward smaller vehicles. Designed by Kenyon Yeh, the “Explicit” is a personal mobility vehicle that allows brisk as well as safe commutation in urban environments. Inspired by the sharpness and clearness of the visibility, the single person city transportation vehicle is designed to adapt different situations and change its shape according to speed and parking purposes. Featuring a compact sporty design through hard and smooth lines, between straight and curved, the Explicit also integrates a trunk or storage at the rear for long or heavy-duty traveling.
Inspired by the living cell tissue system of a plant, which carries nutrients to all parts, designer Alexei Mikhailov has come up with a vehicle concept dubbed “VW Pholeum” that seems to explore the form of travel in the lifestyle of metropolitan cities. Designed to provide on-demand transportation access to a single passenger, the futuristic vehicle gives the feel of riding a bike or a chariot. Separating the wheelbase from the body, supporting diversified design experimentation and a new bold look, the VW Pholeum runs on fully immersed wheels, made from bio-degradable rubber, with in-depended spoke arrangements that absorb road bumps without the need of suspension and allows a comfortable ride. While on the other hand, the compact interior comprises the control steering pod with gas and brake paddles, allowing game-like controls to attract young and trendy passengers.
Just for your information before you say “No” to this new Audi Snook concept, Audi Snook has won the Michelin Challenge Design Award 2008 at the Detroit Autoshow 2008. Designed by Tilmann Schlootz, German designer, this Snook concept is original and agile personal mobility vehicle that rides on a sphere.
Take a look at the multi-directional engine which consists of a sphere-wheel and enables the driver to navigate and steer the auto-stabilized cain in every direction. You’ll feel new driving experience, Audi Snook offers new maneuvers, fun driving, and satisfying the needs of future urban mobility.