yamaha conceives mobility concepts to encourage community on a japanese island
’05GEN’ three-wheel concept
to accommodate transportation needs on omishima island, yamaha has prototyped two concepts – the ‘05GEN’ and ’06GEN’. this completely different type of electrically power-assisted mobility vehicle was created based on the concept of it fitting comfortably around the a rider like clothing. with a user-friendly design that blends in well with the surrounding environment, the ‘05GEN’ offers personal mobility that fits perfectly into daily life and encourages connections between residences.
’06GEN’ electric concept
the compact body evokes the same feeling of size as walking under an umbrella and the sweeping roof is open to the sides and rear. these elements reduce the feeling of distance between the rider and people nearby, making it easier to strike up a conversation. the three-wheeled ‘O5GEN’s’ features include a leaning mechanism that makes tighter turns easier, a small storage compartment, electric power-assist for lighter pedaling and a roof that protects the rider from light rain and the sun. all this helps make it more inviting to get out and about.
the roof folds for easy storage
looking to traditional japanese verandas, the yamaha ‘06GEN’ creates a space that is neither indoors or outdoors, but in-between both. using both materials that have a look and feel reminiscent of a living room for the sofa-like seats and the floor and employing a layout possible with a low-speed vehicle. the ‘06GEN’ brings added enrichment to time spend on the move and naturally encourages people to connect.
a roof that protects the rider from light rain and the sun
the design makes abundant use of curved surfaces and corners for a softer appearance and few barriers between the inside and outside for an open ambience. this makes the ‘06GEN’ a familiar, inviting and people-friendly vehicle not only blends in well with the environment but also naturally encourages conversations with passers-by.
a leaning mechanism that makes tighter turns easier
electric power-assist for lighter pedaling
the concept creates a space that is neither indoors or outdoors
materials handle all potential for weather situations
sofa-like seats allow passengers to freely converse with the community