Experimental Electric Driverless Car Design - MKI / by Josh Flowers

Note: This project was developed only months before major driverless car concepts were unveiled by Mercedes and IDEO


This project was designed to determine what a driverless electric vehicle could look like without the bulky interfaces required for human control. The concept developed heavily around the premises of increased safety, comfort and sociability that automated systems provide. The collaborative consumption model the design focuses on is an automated 'swarm' fleet model which can be interfaced through smartphone APIs.



I would like to pay tribute to a similar concept from 2007: Ross Lovegrove's 'Kyoto Concept' vehicle, pictured below. It is humbling to discover a similar vision from a world renowned designer. 

For more on this design project, click here 

Ross Lovegrove's Kyoto car concept