Traveling Alone In The Metro

Daisy’s bicycle was built for two, but somehow the future foresees her traveling alone in metropolitan Los Angeles in the year 2015. I’m specific to the date thanks to the Metro Cell Vehicle Concept which is designed specifically for Metro Los Angeles. The infrastructure is thus: Single person semi-private vehicle system called PDD (pickup-drive-drop) will be implemented. With the PDD system, a driver finds a “cellular-mobile stack”, engages a car and uses it within that limited area. Once the commute is done, they simply disembark and the pod goes back to the nearest mobile stack. Kind of like a hop-on hop-off system.

Designer: Eric Seung Hun Beak






Metro Cell Vehicle Concept by Eric Seung Hun Beak


  • Lamah says:

    It looks really cool, especially the elevated rail system.

    Given the stated top speed of 45 mph, it’d have been nice to see some details of the passenger restraint system.

  • J Dizzle says:

    Wow. Interesting concept and a nice design. @Lamah, it sounds like it’s all automatic and the occupant is really a passenger so I wonder if restraints would even be needed.
    Nice work.

  • M.S.W. says:

    Nice concept. Although not fond of the limited cargo space (users lap). Perhaps incorporate the batteries into the body/wheel wells/wheels. Since that space below the seat is prime real estate for cargo hold.

    Also would recommend modifiying the back of the car to have a more sturdy docking mechanism then the rendered one. Like expand the silver/grey portion built into the car out to look like a handle coming out. So that a more sturdy clamping mechanism could be employed into the lift arm.

    BTW the render of the side profile of the poor posture standing passenger is nice humorous touch 😉

  • Doroteo says:

    Is this a self balancing car, if so is the self balancing an efficient election? this because it will need energy to balnce.

  • nate says:

    Don’t get into an accident in one of these…

  • bobgod says:

    I live in a wheelchair. I want one of these for rain & snow days.

    Sure, they’d be ultra convenient for pedestrians but for those of us who cannot walk at all they’d allow us to get from place to place on our own for a change.

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