A concept minibus could make getting to work more of an adventure than a chore.
The Rinspeed microMAX is a new transport idea from the company Rinspeed who often come up with creative concepts for the automotive industry. Born out of the idea of a collective mind, more specifically, the collective mind featured in science-fiction novel The Swarm; microMAX aims to provide a travel experience greater than the sum of its parts.
Despite its outward appearance of the minibus, the microMAX houses some intelligent insides. It would rely on a multitude of data points including current traffic conditions, known choke points and various other piece of information to generate a straight shot to your destination.
Using an app exclusive to the community of microMAX users, you would be able to find out if there was a vehicle in your area with spaces, where its next stop off point would be and how long it would take to get you to your destination, almost like a personalised bus.
Constructed of thermo-plastics, Plexiglass and other high-tech materials, the minibus would run silently. For any concerned about their safety and the safety of others, it also features a warning system to alert pedestrians of it’s approach.
If this concept made it into the mainstream, it could make commuting a much more enjoyable experience, with your route changing frequently and the people you’re travelling with offering up fresh conversation on a regular basis.