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The Future Of Automobility, 2014, 2017

This is a The Future of Automobility. It was designed by IDEO. It is dated 2014, 2017. Its medium is digital prints. It is a part of the department.

IDEO explores how our future might look and feel in a world with driverless vehicles by visualizing four Future of Automobility scenarios. Moving People looks at how our driverless commutes will radically change when we no longer need to look at the road. Automated package delivery fleets reduce traffic at peak times in Moving Things. Mobile offices meet people where they live in the Moving Spaces scenario. Moving Together explores ways to adapt a vehicle’s interior for ride-sharing, short term car-sharing, or conventional private use.

It is credited Courtesy of IDEO.

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility.

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