Taking place in Tokyo, in the year of 2040, Nissan Tama-Go is a futuristic single-person transportation concept that takes inspiration from Japanese video games’ characters. Tokyo was chosen from this scenario due to its high suburban population and its highest transit system in the world.
The design research began with the world of robots and video games, the designer wanted to create a futuristic yet friendly vehicle. The side frame of the front glass window is equipped with a set of lights to remind you of Japanese streets that usually have many lights.
Designer : Gianmarco Giacchina
Tama-Go is a mono-wheel electric vehicle that works with Ballbot technology, it uses nimbly moves to cruise around the city and avoid traffic. Designed as a single person vehicle, this futuristic concept can also be used as a sharing vehicle.
Ballbot is a dynamically stable mobile robot designed to balance on a single spherical wheel. Through a single contact point with the ground, a ball bot is omnidirectional and thus exceptionally agile, maneuverable and organic in motion compared to other ground vehicles.
The name itself was inspired by the way we charge the vehicle. Tamago means egg in Japanese, the charging process reminds you of an egg cup where Tama-Go goes inside a charging platform that lowers the floor until the bottom of the cockpit and let the driver to get off, then goes down again. When this vehicle is ready to use, the light of LED turns to blue from red.