Challenging the norms of ride sharing through autonomous technology applications.
Vehicles like Quarter Car will lead the way in defining a trend of ‘private shared’ vehicles: adaptable spaces which will improve both business metrics and passenger experience in one hit.
The pandemic has accelerated the pursuit of a work-to-live attitude, with people leveraging new flexible ways of working in order to live a more fulfilling life. How could an evolving fleet of autonomous service vehicles that run on clean energy provide the neo-nomadic community with the utilities they require?
As part of our Future of Mobility series, we developed an electric autonomous vehicle which operates on the fringes of (and between) urban and developed areas, allowing occupants to enjoy a roving lifestyle between their desired destinations.
The vehicle puts you within reach of existing transport networks, allowing you to complete the journey to your ultimate destination, whenever necessary.
With an ever-changing environment and various obstacles and barriers in everyday life, a future autonomous nomadic vehicle will need support. In addition to these autonomous solutions, strategically positioned service hubs would enable users to charge their vehicle, settle somewhere comfortable for a period and take advantage of any other amenities required, while also providing the opportunity to meet other like-minded members of the community.
An entire industry and service economy could be built on this new technology, facilitating not only fleeting new experiences, but an entire new way of living.
Nomad is far more than just another autonomous vehicle. It’s a system, a service, a community and a way of life.
Nomad is a concept that imagines the apex of a free-to-roam lifestyle: the ultimate mobile home which autonomously moves between urban centres, enabling an unrestricted form of off-grid living.
The most advanced of our trio of future mobility concepts, Nomad is an exploration into how autonomy and services built around technology, might eventually enable people to form new lifestyles rooted in flexible attitudes to work, particularly in a post-pandemic landscape.
Radical new autonomous vehicles, like Nomad, could change the way our cities evolve and our communities form.
Enthusiasm around the freedom to move is something which is already evidenced in the rise of the ‘Van Life’ and ‘Boondocking’ movements across Europe and the USA.