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rinspeed microMAX: cloud connected electric vehicle concept
feb 25, 2013
rinspeed microMAX: cloud connected electric vehicle concept


rinspeed ‘microMAX’ networked EV concept

 

 

german company rinspeed and infotainment systems manufacturer harman have released information on its upcoming
‘microMAX’ EV – which will make its official debut at the 2013 geneva auto show. the introduction of an ‘urbanSWARM’
community concept integrates ‘connected car’ features, which will be based on the harman cloud platform. for instance,
the system will allow easy access to navigation functions in real time. using the information from all vehicles connected
to the swarm, the system can modify the routes dynamically to account for current traffic. measuring just over 12 feet in length,
the ‘microMAX’ is designed to work on an electric motor platform which boasts a peak output of 28 kW, with technology
that provides up-to 100km of driving range.

 

to amplify the driving experience, the ‘swarm’ vehicle incorporates a special app; giving all road users who are looking
for transportation options and are part of the selected community access to the concept. being connected to the cloud,
the interactive system displays information about routes, destinations, traveling speeds and occupancy of all vehicles –
creating an efficient, flexible and convenient transport system with maximum capacity – without wait times, without
prior planning and without detours. cyclists can even have their bikes taken for a ride over longer distances. thanks to
its innovative standing seats, the configuration allows rapid transfer between vehicles, offering maximum transport
capacity in minimal space.

 

 

rinspeed microMAX 3/4 front drivers closed door view

 

 
conceived with an-open space mentality, the spacious interior provides an airy and light feeling. a clearly arranged video
imaging instrument panel dominates the area in front of the driver – with its 19 inch central control unit featuring a
multi-dimensional human machine interface that offers expanded display functions. in addition to the equipped interior,
the ‘microMAX’ also has a coffee maker and a refrigerator for ‘happy-hour drinks’.

 

 

open door context – parked

 

 

interior overview

 

 

interior spatial configuration when full

 

 

interior cabin overview

 

 

drivers seat – touch screen detail

 

 

touch screen interface included for navigation

 

 

standing seat design grooves

 

 

seat-belt system

 

 

interior cabin footprint

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