Slim Ride is a driverless, electrical rail system concept based on multiple small cabins with an extremely narrow (1.2m) footprint specifically designed for the city of Auckland. It can adjust to the changing infrastructure requirements offering very limited available public space. It is aimed towards Auckland’s car-focused audience, by offering an iconic and appealing alternative. Local cultural heritage around Maori Wakas and its carvings (Whakarei) influenced the design, it’s a simple, but effective technical solution, based on stock e-mobility components in order to be locally produced rather than imported.
As part of a multi-modal network, this public transport solution explores innovative rail technology trend, which is now slowly implemented globally. After an initial idea around a full network solution, the latest iterations consider pods feeding passengers into larger transport hubs. Oliver Neuland has worked on this visionary project for several years through several evolutional steps as part of his academic design research and as independent consultant (OND). In the past Neuland has also worked on projects for BMW Motorrad, Stadler and Evobus in Germany as an industrial designer.
Designer : Oliver Neuland Design
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