Next is an advanced smart transportation system based on swarms of modular electric vehicles,
Each module can join and detach with other modules on standard city roads.
When joined, they create an open, bus-like area among modules, allowing passengers to stand and walk from one module to another.
Services in Motion
80% Less Traffic
Modularity allows en-route-transfer, that optimizes system capacity, cuts cost and traffic, increase ubiquity and comfort for the passengers.
first step | human driving
Human drivers will be needed for legal reasons for a few years.
But NEXT modularity is applicable right now with immediate benefits before self-driving will become legal.
Flexible Capacity Bus
- Just one bus driver for up to 80 passengers
- From 15% to 75% less consumption
- Virtually no charging off-time
- Repurposable Idle Vehicles for car-sharing, logistics and services
Thanks to thorough cognitive psychology scientific analysis using Virtual Reality interactive simulation we've developed the most simple and seamless in-motion-transfer user experience
Check out the following 360 immersive video experience!
In Febraury 2018 we presented the first two fully functional vehicles in Dubai,
at the international event:
Dubai World Government Summit
We tested the vehicles in Dubai
including, not only the self-driving
capability but especially the docking
in motion, unique Next feature
- Faster & Cheaper Delivery
- Less Static Warehouses
- Less Infrastructure Costs
NEXT Logistics is designed to be customizable and scalable for a wide range of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) applications.
NEXT modular system benefits are backed by extensive independent academic research and active collaborations
"60% reduction in distance traveled by the fleet to move the same amount of people"
"[NEXT] improves the vehicle utilization rates and reduce the total cost (i.e. the total of energy cost and passenger waiting cost)"
"[NEXT] system which captures the key cost and convenience benefits of AVs and SAVs while curbing excess use of individual vehicles and abandonment of public transport."
Watch Tommaso Gecchelin, the founder inventor and CTO
of NEXT Future Transportation conference at TEDx TUM, in
Munich, Germany in December 2018
TED Global Talk by Wanis Wabbaj (UPS Head of Marketing) describing NEXT as efficient as blood cells delivering oxigen to the whole body
videos & updates
Keep informed about the developments of the project
DUBAI NEXT Pods explained by RTA Dubai Roads & Transportation Authority
Watch how simplified version of en-route-transfer between NEXT units can improve traffic, cost and comfort
NEXT travel planner let you decide not only where to go, but how to go there, including on-demand services
What3Words Partnership: Choose your destination precisely and easily with just three words
NEXT can be also a modular feeder bus for metro and trains
NEXT is "Infrastructure-in-motion"
In this case modules host airport terminal services,
to go from home to the airplane without even enter the real terminal.