After developing a general understanding of future mobility, the next step is the creation of the research database about the different vehicles. So every transportation device will be categorized, rated and visualized in a comparable way. This comprehensive list will be called “The Toolbox”. Because here we have an overlooking catalogue of the different components that make locomotion happen, we can split down every vehicle into it‘s „ingredients“ and research the specific factors and features which are responsible for it‘s success or failure. Now it‘s possible to draw the complex matrix, where we can test out solution concepts in different scale on various paths, based on new combinations of existing technologies. Due to this methodology we create a dynamic planning tool which allows us to go back and forth in the planning process. It‘s dynamic, precise and infinitely expandable. It assures the out coming design to react to any possible scenario – even the one‘s we cannot think of in the moment – such as war, unexpected climate conditions or sociopolitical irregularities. In this part we are very keen to filter the components and processes that distinguish themselves in high CO2 and energy saving potentials.
Based on state of the art technologies and with the outcome of “The Toolbox”, the idea is to work ourselves to an innovative urban mass transit solution which will be developed on the ridge of technically applicable and visionary extreme.
To generate the necessary relation to reality the project needs to be linked to a certain location. With the increasing population of cities the amount of commuters rises rationally. For cities the need for smart, sustainable mobility solutions is getting more urgent than ever. By placing the model into urban space, it helps to identify the special issues that occur in the complex jungle of urban structures. This is the only way to really clarify the challenges a modern urban transportation system needs to handle. At the analyzed site the concept needs to prove that it‘s capable of managing all the real influences in the city centers of the future. Therefore it‘s necessary to model an abstract traffic network to study and validate function, structure and acceptance of an innovative mobility system. For the chosen spot it‘s furthermore in our highest interest to trigger a heated debate about the means of mobility in the future. We want as many parties as possible to question the sophisticated mobility solutions and create a demand for uprising new and more sustainable solutions for the way we want to move in the cities.