Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BMW Urban Driving experience challenge

Another entry for Local Motors contest. This time BMW driving experience challenge. Main theme was described as doing good in 2025. Never had a project where the final goal didn't include some kind of 2D or 3D design so had hard time figuring out what is the appropriate presentation for the concept. Decided rather to think more about ideas then spend time on polishing the presentation. So ended up with three concepts. All concepts incorporate social network at the core. Seems like that would be the most important change in the future of driving. With each concept tried to consider different aspects of life that could be influenced by such network.

First idea "BMW i-Care"  tries to create a supportive safety net for active young mothers in the urban environment. BMW would create a special package/modification for the interior geared toward small kids needs. Such modifications could include changing table. Compartments for wipes, dipers and so on. Comfortable chair for breast feeding. In this scenario mothers within the network can request to use somebodies car as a personal space. Also parents can use this network to learn and share kids related information in the area of their commute.

Second concept "BMW i-Care globes"  proposes a creation of the small interconnected networks or Globes as I called it that unite people by their interests, hobbies, sports, etc. and This would limit the amount of information on the road and bring like minded people together to participate in charity events, sponsor projects and just help each other. Drivers in the globe can modify their car according to their interests.

Third idea "BMW i-Care energy globes" concentrates on the energy sources promoting alternative energy production and creating a driving force for their development . Electric vehicles can get electricity from various sources such as wind, solar, wave, bio, etc. My idea was to create social Globes circled around certain type of energy production. Participants would earn point for using alternative energy sources hence not putting more strain on the grid. In car network would allow drivers to share or resale energy hence creating new energy market.

...Wow this is the longest post so far

Just checked the Local Motors forge web site and apparently my first concept "BMW i-Care" was selected as one of ten finalists so ... you can vote :-)
All entries are here

Posting only first pages of each concept...

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