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4NE1 is a Rollercoaster Ride

By: Ayman - Published: Feb 11, 2008 • References: student.designawards.au and yankodesign


The future of vehicle seating looks like a rollercoaster ride! This new innovative design takes a whole new look at transportational seating arrangement and capabilities in the future. The 4NE1 is designed by Christopher Simmons, a student from Monash University, with the elderly and physically impaired in mind but as its name suggests (for anyone), anyone can use it, and kids might particularly enjoy the ride.

Each chair has excellent properties for impact absorption in frontal and rear impact collisions and is further supported by an 'anti-whiplash' back rest that comes forward upon impact. The system is suspended from a roof and may be temporarily stored away on the roof ceiling, or removed completely from the vehicle to maximize space or for maintenance purposes. The seats will be made from a patent-pending lightweight fibre-composite developed by Futuris Automotive, which has superb structural properties.