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Compact Commute

As real estate becomes more costly, urbanites turn to mini-sizing their lives

Implications - Most people live in urban areas and as such, space is a commodity that is very valuable. Seeing a micro-sizing trend in home design and technology, now it seems downsizing transportation is the next complimentary step to enhance urban living. A new generation of compact bicycles, cars and motorbikes are being embraced.
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Featured Examples

Electricity-Powered Subcompacts
Electricity-Powered Subcompacts
The Future Personal Transportation System Encourages Eco Commuting
The motivation for the design of the Future Personal Transportation System was to potentially offer people more options for means of eco-friendly travel. With Indian motorists in mind, Sanu K R... MORE
Boxy Battery-Powered Scooters
Boxy Battery-Powered Scooters
The Zeit Eco Takes You Places with Less Effort and No Emissions
The benefits of a scooter and a mini motorcycle are wrapped up in this quirky rectangular package that’s known as the Zeit Eco. The convenient conveyance has been designed so that it’s... MORE
Reconfigurable Compact Cars
Reconfigurable Compact Cars
The TET City Car Adapts to Serve a Variety of Very Different Purposes
Based on its four wheels and its general dimensions, the TET City Car would give most people the impression that it is just an automobile—a futuristic-looking one indeed, but merely a personal... MORE
Open-Air Subcompacts
Open-Air Subcompacts
The Renault Sunny Concept Car Bridges the Gap Between Biking and Driving
If you’re not a motorcycle sort of person, perhaps you might see the value in owning or operating something like the Renault Sunny. This remarkably compact vehicle has the space to seat just... MORE
play_circle_filled Enhanced Everyman Motorbikes
Enhanced Everyman Motorbikes
The Peugeot Scooter 2++ Attracts a New Demographic of Drivers
The Peugeot Scooter 2++ has been intelligently designed so that it appeals to the many people who enjoy vespas and compact, two-wheeled motor vehicles, but it also attracts those who deem this sort... MORE
play_circle_filled Autonomous Sidewalk Vehicles
Autonomous Sidewalk Vehicles
This Compact Vechicle by Hitachi is a Great Alternative to Walking
There are times when you just don’t feel like walking from one place to another, and this miniature sidewalk vehicle is a creative alternative to walking or taking the bus home. The good... MORE
Cutting-Edge Rental Coupes
Cutting-Edge Rental Coupes
The BeeHive Concept Cuts Down on Congestion and Increases Convenience
The BeeHive Concept is essentially intended as the U-Haul of the future. Proposed as rental cargo vehicle for the year 2030, an automobile like this could be reserved from one of many Hive Center... MORE

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