Revealed: Mega City One's top e-car - according to Peugeot
Dredd-style concept wins car-of-future design competition
'Leccy Tech This apparently is what we may all be driving in the Mega Cities of tomorrow if Peugeot's crystal ball is on the money. Revealed as a 1:1 scale model at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Peugeot RD Concept is the winner of a design competition by the French car maker to "imagine the Peugeot in the Worldwide Megalopolis of tomorrow”.
Mega City Peugeot: have you paid your tyre tax, citizen?
The winning design was penned by 27-year-old Columbia industrial design student Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar who beat off competition from over 2500 other entries. His reward - besides seeing his brainchild rendered as a life-size model - was a cheque for €10,000 (£8860/$13,000) and an Xbox 360.
The Peugeot judges were impressed by Carlos' creation's “ingenious system of articulation that provides irreproachable road holding allied with the ability the easily thread its way through urban traffic”.
Powered by an electric motor – so no getting pulled over by Judge Dredd for crimes against the environment - the driving position of single-seat concept apparently “offers a new feeling of freedom, thanks to its panoramic vision, voice-message driving assistance and a heads-up display system that gives all the information required for travelling in complete safety”.
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Peugeot went on say that the “concept car combines the sensations of a three-wheeled scooter with the driving pleasure of a saloon car, while retaining all the essential functions of both modes of transport and while adding a silent environment”.
The Peugeot RD will be available at selected Mega City One Peugeot dealers from 2071 for 15,000 credits. Warranty void if taken out into the Cursed Earth. ®
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Well, it is said that we may be driving that in mega cities, where living outside might not be an option because the air will be unbreathable thanks to good old cars. One thing for sure, given the state of the roads in the UK, the chances to see those leccy thingies over here are quite remote.
And if you are about to complain about the design go full tilt, because the tyres won't remain glossy, the rims will gather dust, the rims are open on the inside meaning you can't even carry your cat as it might be centrifuged and expelled at high velocity in the cabin, there is no footrest and unless you are wearing sleepers with felt soles the foot place and the front bubble will be ruined in no time, there is no room for the oversized bottoms we'll have in a few years time.
Here is a hint Formula ones can be trashed for the exact same reasons.
looks like a fish , moves like a fish, steers like a cow
I love that quote what's with all the hitch hikers quotes recently or am just noticing it more as i have all the radio plays on the computer now.
as for the car bike thing very stylish not very pratical where's my boot for the shopping.
It has THREE wheels and ONE seat, it's a TRIKE! not a car ffs!
e-car my arse, it has 3 wheels and 1 seat, it's an e-trike!!!!!