times of climate change and traffic collapse, car sharing and cargo bikes have
long since become part of the cityscape. Urban mobility broadens the view.
Here, holistic, intelligent solutions are defined and designed for the
transport of people, animals and goods. In addition to optimizing different
means of transport and routes, the focus is on increasing convenience through
networking. Not least thanks to information intelligence. In this way, the
vision of autonomous driving in compliance with defined rules could become
reality. As one building block of many. As a mix of resource-conserving and
emission-avoiding technologies for mobility systems that point the way to the
future - and make it possible in the first place.
Five Design Highlights of Urban Mobility
Urban IKI Junior bicycle seat (OGK Europe BV, The Netherlands) | Child's bicycle seat
Sometimes you’re simply in a hurry. But you still have to stay safe. Even if tired legs can no longer walk or run. Who hasn’t had to try to keep their child happy on the bike and keep their eyes on the road in front of them at the same time? Once the child is too old for the traditional child seat, the rear carrier is no alternative because it is usually prohibited by law for safety reasons. The Urban IKI Junior bicycle seat closes the gap between small children and tired older ones. Easy to mount, clever seatbelt and storage options included. Now that’s real family mobility in the urban jungle.
There are often still far too many obstacles for people with disabilities to move around in public spaces. Barrier-free is one of the buzzwords you hear – but it’s rarely put into practice in any detail. At the same time, the fears of contact with one another are commonplace, often marked by the insecurity of people without disabilities. The foldable Wheeliy wheelchair, a sporty aid for active users, has the areas you need to hold onto marked in yellow. Thus, the instructions for use that are included become a form of living inclusion.
Éclair (Dong Yang E&P, Republic of Korea) | Electric Vehicle Charger
Monumental charging stations for electric cars are not a feast for the eyes, neither in public nor in private spaces. Acceptance of the idea of traveling new roads in private transport will also depend on how convincingly the accompanying products perform their service alongside the highly developed vehicles. One of these is the éclair charging station, whose reduced geometric form is surprising. Whether mounted on the wall or on a column: it makes even watching the charging process fun.
Tomorrow (Simes S. p. A., Italy) | LED bollard lamp
Marking and ensuring safety without using glaring lights that are more annoying than anything else: anyone concerned with the lighting of pedestrian pathways and driveways quickly finds themselves in an endless loop of possibilities. A light should be energy-saving, easy to maintain, not ominous, but rather inviting, not a stumbling block, but architecturally attractive. Tomorrow is an LED bollard luminaire that is as elegant as a chauffeur holding the car door. And the dark side? There isn't one, thanks to a prismatic glass diffuser and mid-power LED.
HUAWEI RSU 1.1 (Huawei Technologies, China) | Road Site Unit
Countless pieces of real-time information will be needed if autonomous driving is to be part of the road scene in the future. Data that provides information about the traffic situation, traffic light control, speed limits and other parameters. This is a central task of the so-called Road Side Unit (RSU), the technical prerequisite for our digitalized future. The small box, equipped with antennas, acts like a transmitter as a link between the vehicle and its surroundings. Technically highly developed, you also want it to be visually discreet. A clear case for the HUAWEI RSU 1.1.