Our roads are already packed with traffic, from the morning commute to work to the dreaded bumper-to-bumper ride home. But, what does the future have in store for a solution to the packed streets? Citroën’s solution is an electric two-seater, box-concept vehicle that could be used as an alternative to buses, bikes, and scooters, according to New Atlas.
Citroën’s Ami One design concept was based off creating a vehicle that was widely accessible. In theory, the cubed vehicle could be driven without a license by anyone over 16. The vehicle was designed to provide an option for those who rely on public transportation, bikes, or scooters.
In order to unlock the door, drivers use a QR code scanner on the handle. Individuals can drive or be onboard the vehicle for as little as five minutes to five hours through a ride-sharing service. Although, they can extend their stay through the companion smartphone app. The company also says there will be leasing options available, ranging from five days to five years.
The app also provides info on the battery level and power consumption and uses voice-controlled navigation to help lead drivers to nearby charging stations. A five-inch display panel lines the front of the car, while a sunroof opens the vehicle to a more refreshing view.
In total, the vehicle is 8.2 ft. by 4.9 ft. and weighs 936 lb. Citroën envisions the vehicle navigating packed streets with no problems. Although you can’t race the streets, you can go up to 28 mph for as long as 62 miles. The vehicle can be charged within two hours via a battery that’s built into the floor.
Check out the potential future alternative to public transportation with the Ami One concept below.
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