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Next is an advanced smart transportation system based on swarms of modular self-driving vehicles, designed in Italy. 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.

NEXT future transportation modules
NEXT future transportation modules

more than platooning cars or road trains, next modules when joined work as a single unit, so you can walk inside like in a huge bus

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next vs smart fortwo
next vs smart fortwo

A single Next module is long as a Smart ForTwo, about 2,7meters, but instead of two, it fits 6 people sitting + 4 standing

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next joined modules interior view
next joined modules interior view

When multiple custom modules are joined you can walk among them

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NEXT future transportation modules
NEXT future transportation modules

more than platooning cars or road trains, next modules when joined work as a single unit, so you can walk inside like in a huge bus

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Next is the Future of Transportation

NEXT is not just a self driving car, neither a Hiriko foldable car or a railway pod

The modules can  drive autonomously on regular roads, join themselves and detach even when in motion , and that when joined,  the doors between modules fold, creating a walkable open space among modules.

These key features are the reason why this project is radically different and not comparable to other projects such as: folding cars (Hiriko and similar), Rinspeed Micromax and any other modular roadtrain system based on new railways, dedicated infrastructures or on the locomotive-followers paradigm.

Call a Next

Wherever you are, just use

Next Appwill come to you and bring you to your selected destination. to call a module that

Self-Optimized

The smart routing system
of Next will autonomously
drive the vehicles and join
together modules, in order to
redistribute passengers and
optimize occupancy rate
,
cutting energy consumption
and traffic footprint.

Services in Motion

During the trip you can call for service modules (bar, shop, toilet, restaurants etc.), which directly reach and join the module you are in, while in motion, without any stops.

Next V2 Logistics Video

The logistics is the same, just the external design

is different. The new video with the brand new design

is coming soon.

 

First of all, Next saves a lot of space, even compared with small, single-users pods.

6 seats + 4 people standing, in just 8,8 feet (2.7 meters) of length or in 6,2 feet (1.9 meters) when joined.

50 people fits in just 8 NEXT module, just 53 ft (16meters)

Here in detail, the Stakeholders Analysis, with and without Next.

 

You can see how almost every single transportation stakeholder could gain considerable benefits from the introduction of Next mobility .  

NEXT future transportation benefits every transportation stakeholders

Next's release time frame will be around 2020so its direct competitors will be self-driving taxi pods, carpooling systems and autonomous electric busses.

 

The analysis clearly shows that Next wins this occupancy and quality comparison even against its future stronger competitors.

 

This means a huge market share opportunity, considering all the users that will shift to Next

NEXT Future Transportation usage rate forecast based on transportation user needs affected
 

Electric and self-driving cars will disrupt the transportation market, generating a complex scenario of new opportunities, new needs and issues to be resolved.

Next will be the Answer!

Transportation Technologies Breakthrough

Based on the previous flowchart, you can get a clear idea about the evolution of demand in the transportation market.

 

You can clearly see that, thanks to cheap and safe transportation, user demand will shift to a brand new trend, the "Life in Motion" trend.

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User Needs: Fossil Fuel and Human Drivers Scenario

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User Needs: Electric and Driverless Cars Scenario
 
 

Next will be usable as a versatile personal car,

or its stock can be bought by a public transportation company to optimize it, or by companies to put their business in motion.

 

This will create a dynamic, physical internet of mobility.

A Next mobility unified Ecosystem.

User Needs: Electric and Driverless Cars Scenario

Any kind of trip at any time of day will be highly optimized using Next, as shown by these infographics.

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Next is a 'swarm vehicle', that greatly outperforms conventional transportation when used in conjunction with other modules. Its strength lies in its considerably greater room for optimization compared to conventional cars. A swarm of Next modules improves traffic fluidity, commute time, running costs and pollution prevention by optimizing each module occupancy rate, while being backed by solid design choices.

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NEXT design evolution

From the first concept created in 2012, a lot of research and development has been done.

 

We are proud to announce the brand new Next 2015 design.

 

Elegant, minimal and sleek, but also more aerodynamic thanks to the new shape and the wheels integrated inside the structure.

 

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