new york city unicab
new york city unicab new york city unicab
jun 02, 2010

new york city unicab

the new york city taxi and limousine commission is searching for new taxi designs, the fully electric unicab is one of the submissions. the taxi seats four with three along the bench and one facing in reverse up front. solar panels on top of the taxi along with brake energy conversion provide additional sources of energy. the taxi is also wheel-chair accessible with a fully automated pull-out ramp. the driver is secluded in a their own compartment to provide them with more safety, while passengers have an infotainment center which displays routes and attractions along their route.

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  • very good and nice design, one thing though: the back wheels are the first thing to get toucht in case of an accident from the back. This can’t be because the frame would get all the shock and be dramaticaly injured! The tires are way too thin => unconfortable.

    we don't know says:
  • Hi,
    I think the trunk can grow back and so act as a bumper.
    And to the designer: maybe no glass on the roof can addd more solar cells for more autonomy.
    Good idea to turn around the companion seat!

    Adrian says:
  • The design seems a bit busy. Flood a street with these and there might be too much going on visually. Fewer angles, cuts and decorative detail and more of a simple sculptured body would be attractive. Wonderful idea all around. It would be a pleasure to be driven around town in one of these.

    rcvs1 says:

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