London – Design studio PriestmanGoode is imagining the future of urban mobility with multi-purpose autonomous vehicles.
Catering for myriad urban use cases – be it public transport or inner-city freight and deliveries – the studio is working with autonomous network transit (ANT) company Dromos Technologies to develop a future-facing electric vehicle network.
According to PriestmanGoode, the vehicles offer ‘accessible minimalism’, and would run on demand, as requested by citizens, with their own dedicated infrastructure. They also boast environmental benefits, including carbon-neutrality at the point of use.
‘This type of mass-transit has become even more relevant now. Not only does it answer the first and last mile problem, which is one of the key issues we’re always trying to solve in public transport, but it’s also particularly suitable for a post-pandemic world where passengers are more concerned about hygiene and safety,’ explains Paul Priestman, designer and chairman of PriestmanGoode.
Public transport is experiencing global decline in the wake of the pandemic, making space for urban mobility innovations that are conscious of health, population density and the environment.