Track: Graduate Student Paper Competition
According to recent analyses, it has been found that the motorization rate, which has risen to 66.6 vehicles per 100 inhabitants, is reflected in worsening traffic conditions in cities. As a result of the pandemic, awareness of the sanitation problem has grown and private vehicles have been preferred for travel at the expense of public transport and sharing. In response to this negative trend, European policies have also moved to incentivize and innovate more sustainable mobility. For this reason, the developed project aims to achieve more connected mobility and more comprehensive environmental, social and economic sustainability. The proposed vehicle offers a new way of getting around the city, reducing the importance of private car use. It appeals to a wide audience since it can be used without a license and by people with disabilities independently. Following the IDeS method, the object was the development of an inclusive and sustainable self-driving urban micromobility vehicle, and through the application of innovative methodologies, it was possible to analyze the state of the art of the segment under consideration, arriving at the design of a vehicle that goes to fill the gaps in urban mobility. These design methodologies, characterized by the combination of different techniques used in the industry, made it possible to create a design that goes to solve the problems of travel in the near future and create new opportunities for mobility.