In Brief

BMW is experimenting with a short-range mobility concept that allows workers to do their jobs more quickly and efficiently

Luxury car maker BMW is broadening its reach in mobility with a new concept: “personal movers” for factory workers. BMW’s manufacturing plants are often massive spaces, and employees can spend a lot of time just walking from place to place. When employees were surveyed about their work, many commented on the need for a solution to help them navigate the campus.

The electric movers are designed for just one user, which allows each worker to focus on the specific task at hand. They are easy to drive, have a maximum speed of 25 km/h and a storage basket to hold items that may need to be transported. To charge, they only require a power adaptor and socket. The movers will just be used in BMW plants for now, but the team has also discussed its use in large spaces like malls and airports.

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Luxury car maker BMW is broadening its reach in mobility with a new concept: “personal movers” for factory workers. BMW’s manufacturing plants are often massive spaces, and employees can spend a lot of time just walking from place to place. When employees were surveyed about their work, many commented on the need for a solution to help them navigate the campus.

The electric movers are designed for just one user, which allows each worker to focus on the specific task at hand. They are easy to drive, have a maximum speed of 25 km/h and a storage basket to hold items that may need to be transported. To charge, they only require a power adaptor and socket. The movers will just be used in BMW plants for now, but the team has also discussed its use in large spaces like malls and airports.