As cities become larger and their centres more dense, personal mobility is increasingly under pressure. Furthermore segregation between different populations and a growing complexity of daily life undermine the bonding between people and their city.In other words: how can personal transport play a role in creating a feeling of community in the complex and dense urban environment of 2025? The challenge was to create a service balancing two aims that are usually opposing each other: First, providing personal freedom of mobilty, a personal platform to discover the city, and second: respecting and increasing coherence between inhabitants and pedestrians. In other words, the aim was to ‘create a feeling of synergy between the drivers and the city and in doing so, being beneficial for the collective’.
This project was executed as a Master Thesis project at Delft Univerity of Technology. Erik Kieskamp worked at the Pininfarina studios providing him with deep insight in future urban mobility, car design and technologic aspects. To our opinion, this is a very interesting concept. Love it or hate it, millions and millions of cars being stuck for hours on end every day worldwide is no longer an option. Bottom line: whether we like it or not, being alone in our car going wherever we want whenever we want will become increasingly complex in the future. Moreover, millions and millions of cars parked on the side of the road unused for hours or often days , is completely against everything machine efficiency stand for. Food for thought if you ask us.