Maru Concept

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Problem Statement

We know that rapid development will cause environmental changes especially on mobility, infrastructure and the environment. Most young families decide to live in the city while middle-age families prefer to live in sub urban areas, thanks to high speed hyperloop. Lack of lightweight vehicles and mini mobility which connecting between home and destination is becoming the crucial topic in this project. People use more energy to commute through abundant circumstances like bad weather conditions and transfer to a lot of subways to reach their destination. Sometimes, youth will take initiative to ride a bicycle, skateboard and unicycle wheel to move freely during short trips, but the space is limited. Luckily, there still have an option like Uber and rideshare service to avoid a complex journey. It would be the most common service in the future. However, I raise my consciousness about traveling method for more relevant vehicles to avoid much transit, more privacy space and intentionally reduce daily journey become one way trip only. Most of the human job is operated by Ai. People will work wandering as long as they have a reachable network and smart devices on the Go. Youth need mini capsule to keep them moving from A to B efficiently and avoid any bad circumstances in their  daily journey.

Concept Brief

I proposed a smart personal mobile for 1 passenger which comes in both driving modes; autonomous and manual mode. It’s called “Maru Wheel” Concept. It aims for youth Gen which live temporarily in the city and stay on the weekend with their parents in sub urban areas. In additional, I’d invented an autonomous X minivan concept that is able to carry Maru Wheels inside it to reduce energy consumption and congestion. Furthermore, X Minivan Service is recommended for travelling in a short distance. In other words, this system is categorized as “Car Ride Car” concept. Maru Wheel is freedom to drive by itself in the short trip and even fetch your kids autonomously from school. It was inspired by how an animal’s mother carries their babies inside of its body like frog, crocodile and arowana. It is very fascinating to see them traveling from nest to surrounding area. Since I had explored Japan, local people are highly conscious of private space. They created a smart pod for personal usage like manga café and capsule hotel to maximize a small space. It is very convenient and practical for tourists since it provides a bunch of facilities inside of the premises like food machine, laundry and shower pod.


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  • Name:
    Irfendy Mohamad
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    Diving and football.
  • Irfendy is inspired by:
    I was inspired by animal’s mother carries their babies inside of its body like frog, crocodile and arowana.
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    Autodesk Alias
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