Gemini – Future Mobility Concept

Description

As low performance infrastructure is becoming the limiting factor of rapidly growing megacities, Gemini‘ introduces a whole product family, designed to fit the needs of future mobility. Developed by using the example of the compact, transport-oriented city state of Singapore, Gemini‘ is bridging the gap of its future infrastructure plan – creating a complete integration of personal mobility in both the private home as well as Singapore‘s expanding public transport. By using Singapore‘s unique social foundation of central allocated housing by the Housing and Development Board as a new instrument of car sharing, Gemini‘ is bringing together the resource saving benefits of shared infrastructure with the amenities of personal property.

Gemini‘s main unit ,LA‘, an extremely reduced personal capsule for 2 persons is setting minimum space and weight requirements. It is strongly focusing on individual transport within the short range of the city center, where the lines of street levels and pedestrian zones are blurring due to high-density, vertical urbanism and slowed down, road pricing controlled traffic. By adding the modular-structured add-on ,GI‘, Gemini shifts its typology – offering a wider range of usage through improved stabilisation, a performance boost and an included range extender. Its plug-in based system of flexible storage permits the possibility of personalization and customization. Combining two ,LA‘ units back to back, Gemini can be used as a micro car for families. The interior rearranges itself to form a new space of communication and exchange between the passengers and a plus of storage, resulting in a flexible configuration that provides more then the sum of its parts.

designed by:

Paul Bart | Marvin Bratke | Simon Rauchbart | Daniel Tudman | Florian Abendschein

for their Diploma Thesis:

"Future Mobility in the Metropolitan Area of Singapore"

for the "TUM Create" Electromobility Program in Singapore

© 2011

Type
Transportation Design, Vehicle Design, Industrial Design, Urban Development, Market Analysis, 3D Modeling, Architecture, Graphic Design, Illustration