AVII

January / June 2016

Group Project with Shivam Bhatnagar, Felix Crowther, Lidia Dynes Martinez, Paolo Ruegg and Tessa Smulders ​

AVII is an Automated Vehicle for Increased Independence. Many public transport systems today lack inclusivity, stripping physically, visually and auditarily impaired users of their independence. AVII accommodates these users in comfort. A buck of the interior of the public transportation vehicle was manufactured, using Solidworks as a planning tool.

CONTRIBUTION​
  • Ideation

  • Technical design and CAD of chair mechanism

  • Construction

  • Detail design including buttons and tactile flooring

  • Reach diagrams and graphics

Buck

The designs were manufactured in the workshop creating a walk-in prototype.

Tactile 

flooring

Wheelchair space

Slide-away

chairs

Emergency

Stop

Braille

Sliding Chair

A sliding mechanism allows the chair to fold flush with the wall, making space for a wheelchair

Reach Diagrams

By carefully planning the space available, every wheelchair would fit inside the cabin

Details

Braille and clear colouring played into cognitive stereotypes enhancing the UX of AVII.

© Anna Bernbaum