'v-tent solar-panel parking system' by hakan gursu
'V-tent' by hakan gursu of turkish creative studio design nobis is an eco-friendly parking system that protects
and charges vehicles. it is a collapsible solar panel canopy that can be used in both personal and public parking areas.
aiming to create a sustainable system for urban environment, 'V-tent' offers a safe space for electric cars either
at home or in city. functioning as a cover that prevents weather side-effects such as sun heat or snow, its design
protects vehicles physically from environmental conditions. prolonging the life and maintenance cycle of vehicles
in the long run, it can also be used as a precaution for theft, structural elements of design work as barriers.
running on a fee-based system, a simple interface is implemented, where users are able to choose parking periods
and make payment by card. being informed with an estimated charging time, drivers can access the system interface
remotely via smart phone applications. band light indicates availability and charge percentage with color and length.
the inner layer is covered with reflective materials - with micro ventilation tubes in order to prevent textile and
panels from excess temperatures. you see more in an animated demonstration here.
plugged in - covered context
charging status - battery full
charging status - in progress
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