Cooper Hewitt

The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility

Year: 2018-2019
Team: Y. Sakai, G . Bila, A. Grignard, M. Iruretagoyena, L. Alonso,
C. Smuts , R. Zhang, A. Noyman, A. Berke, K. Larson
Role : UX Design,  Model Maker
Recognition : Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
We are at the dawn of a mobility revolution, where autonomous vehicles will replace cars controlled by humans. We can imagine this developing along two possible divergent paths with very different implications for cities. Will we create an ownership society with private, driverless cars? Or a world of lightweight, shared social mobility robots available to all?
This project examines extreme versions of two possible futures. In one, streets are dominated by machines and density leads to congestion and anxiety. The other, presents a more vibrant city where humans recapture streets and density increases equity and creative interactions.

The code of this project is open source and can be found here