Next- self-driving transportation system

Next, by Italian designers is an advanced, smart, self-driving transportation system, based on swarms of modular vehicles.

Each Next 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.



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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.

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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.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk12TmZ3GiQ

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