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.
Technical design and CAD of chair mechanism
Detail design including buttons and tactile flooring
Reach diagrams and graphics
The designs were manufactured in the workshop creating a walk-in prototype.
A sliding mechanism allows the chair to fold flush with the wall, making space for a wheelchair
By carefully planning the space available, every wheelchair would fit inside the cabin
Braille and clear colouring played into cognitive stereotypes enhancing the UX of AVII.