26.08.2016 // NRWCar 2.0

Design work on the NRWCar 1.0. vehicle draft by “DesignStudioNRW” has commenced, along with the evaluation of requirements for a car-sharing vehicle in the form of a small, urban, electronic car.

With ever expanding urbanisation and digitalisation, intermodal mobility solutions will play an increasingly critical role in our means of travel. Owning ones own car will become less important and instead, a variety of vehicles for different situations will be made available to us. Ones car must therefore no longer accommodate as many situations as possible and can instead be designed optimally for use in a specific situation as a sharing-vehicle. The possibility of having vehicles communicate with one another will allow us to  be lead through traffic much more fluidly. Of course, this opens up completely new configuration options which now need to be designed to maximise their potential.

The research project NRWCar 2.0 has been running since May 2016 and will be concluded by April 2017.

1:1 Gestaltung im virtuellen Innenraum

1.1 Design of the virtual interior

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With the research completed, the foundation for the concept phase has been laid. Besides current topics such as electromobility, autonomous driving and car-sharing, the topic of modularity…

Design work on the NRWCar 1.0. vehicle draft by “DesignStudioNRW” has commenced, along with the evaluation of requirements for a car-sharing vehicle in the form of a…

During this week the concepts were presented graphically, for greater comparability. In doing so, a possible interior feature was developed; a folding seat, which can be used…

In the second test phase with the BMWi3, possible application scenarios were played through in a closed passenger cabin. The focus here was on the review of the…

Interaction with an electrically powered vehicle stood at the forefront of the test phase with the BMWi3. Not just the driving behaviour of the vehicle was tested,…

With the research completed, the foundation for the concept phase has been laid. Besides current topics such as electromobility, autonomous driving and car-sharing, the topic of modularity…

Today we met up at the Kick-Off-Meeting for the NRWCar2.0 and discussed all kinds of organizational things. We can get started and are excited!