[TAD12] Kway K-wave
TAD12 thesis | Kway K-wave
In the future we expect in 2050, there will be different mobility solutions and new players will step into the automotive field. In this scenario we imagined an amphibious vehicle with the K-way brand elements in its DNA.
K-wave is a compact vehicle that can easily travel in the streets of the future coastal cities. The broad internal space combines the characteristics of boats and cars, always granting to the passengers the perfect level of comfort while travelling either on land or water. Equipped with both autonomous and manual driving mode, it adapts to the user offering a driving experience that matches their needs.
K-wave is the perfect vehicle for the whole family. Many details on the interior recall the brand’s key features: technical fabrics, bright colours and a wide central element. The iconic Zip becomes a strip along which the different components of the interior move to reshape the space. An example is the steering wheel: in autonomous mode it becomes a handle to hold onto for support while moving inside the car.
ABOUT TAD12 CONCEPT CARS
Vehicles for hybrid environments
In the next 30 years we will see great socio-cultural changes, triggered by climate changes of which we are becoming increasingly aware. These changes will lead us to face old and new problems with a new awareness and a different look at the future of vehicles for the mobility of people. Standard vehicles, capable of traveling only on normal roads, may be inadequate to deal with congested traffic of large megacities and unstable environments that may be directly affected by climate change.
- AIR | a vehicle capable of traveling on the road and flying at low altitudes to overcome natural obstacles and traffic jams
- ON WATER | an amphibious vehicle capable of accommodating a family with a high level of comfort on both land and water
- SUB WATER | a vehicle with a design capable of taking it underwater to a depth of 25 meters
Each vehicle was designed by linking it to a brand, chosen directly by the students for its consistency with the design objective with no direct involvement by the brand’s owner; brands from the world of consumer products and fashion were also chosen, and not only from the automotive world.