The Fiat Prime 2025 city car is a look into creating a sports car/ pod hybrid. Designed by Josh Shercliff, a transportation design student at Staffordshire University. The Fiat Prime is a single seater with room for shopping in the boot, and all the necessary components. This would give a very closed in feel, which is negated by an all around glass canopy, sectioned into 7 distinct pieces. This allows the driver to make use of windows on both sides or a shift sunroof. The roof line is extremely low to give the user the experience of driving a sports car, although this would create a difficulty to enter and exit the car, but this issue is resolved by having the roof as part of the door system, with the click of the button the roof slides back behind the car while the doors open in a reverse scissor action.
Designer : Joshua Shercliff
The interior of Fiat Prime incorporates a fixed position single seat, this allows more stuctural integrity around the center of the vehicle, to create the desired comfort zone for each individual user the dash, pedals and steering wheel move around the driver. The center hub uses a touch screen window to scroll though multimedia devices, like music/radio, satnav, climate control etc. This also displays the speedometer, fuel gauge and battery charge at all times. The automtic gearbox allows for 4 modes, reverse, park (neutral), drive and eco (electric), this is controlled through a lever situated on the side of the car most common to each specific country.
The Fiat Prime runs through a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid, allowing the driver to switch between hydrogen and electric at will, the power is fed into the two electric motors situated at the rear of the vehicle. Steer by wire, drive by wire and brake by wire are all incorperated to nulify the need for mechanical components, this allows for a much smaller vehicle, 180cm long by 90cm wide (excluding the wheels) to be exact. The chassis would use a aluminium moncoque shell while the body panels would utilise a polythylene terephthalate polymer, which is fully recyclable.
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