While many automotive designers are beginning to dream up compact vehicles for a driver alone, the Eco-Nectable concept is an admirable attempt to push for carpooling. People are coming to expect a high degree of personalization, convenience and efficiency, and this proposal actually meets them halfway.
Antoine Pasdeloup conceived what appears to be a sort of bus shelter that's intended as a small hub for passenger pickups. It rises from an abstract branching structure to present its users with a circular table and two round umbrellas overhead. Below the upper cover, the shelter protects a cluster of suspended metropolitan maps. With the help of a smartphone app, Eco-Nectable enables automobile-less commuters to arrange rides to work and errands with motorists in the neighborhood.