The Autonomous LDR came about as an idea to Luke Mastrangelo during the quarantine. Over the following days and weeks, Mastrangelo fleshed out his idea for an enclosed, safe, self-driving two-wheeler and the Autonomous LDR was born. Designed to be as comfortable as a car but as compact as a motorbike, the Autonomous LDR comes with an enclosed cockpit between two wheels… sort of like a Tron Light-Cycle for current times.
The Autonomous LDR (Long Distance Rover) seats one person inside its spacious cockpit, providing enough leg-room for a comfortable journey. “LDRs use a vision system of front and rear-mounted long-range and wide-angle cameras, radar, as well as circumferential proximity sensors to navigate road conditions and traffic”, says designer Mastrangelo. Designed to be less of a sporty, in-your-face two-wheeler, the Autonomous LDR assumes a slick, cocoon-like design with a matte finish, balancing a modern aesthetic with a design that feels safe, secure, and doesn’t scream for attention – it just gets you safely and efficiently from A to B while looking pretty classy.
Designer: Luke Mastrangelo