Transit Integrated Motive Concept

Transit Integrated Motive Concept

The Transit Integrated Motive (TIM) by Axel Kurkjian, is a design study of a luxury transport system consisting of customized pods with a shared platform for both private owners and public use.


The winner of the 3rd place at the Art Center SABIC-sponsored Project “Design for Alpha” is a project of a fully autonomous vehicle and a shared transportation platform that can be owned privately or made accessible to the public.

Transit Integrated Motive Concept by Axel Kurkjian - Design Sketch

Individual pods are available for single passengers as are larger pods for two to four passengers.

Transit Integrated Motive Concept by Axel Kurkjian - Design Sketch

Advanced reinforced plastics are used for the vehicle frame and other structures, while polycarbonate materials are used to help enable full touch screen interaction capability and external displays.

Transit Integrated Motive Concept by Axel Kurkjian - Scale Model

Transit Integrated Motive Concept by Axel Kurkjian - Scale Model

Transit Integrated Motive Concept by Axel Kurkjian

The pod interiors are customized through 3D printing.

(Image Courtesy: Art Center College of Design for Car Body Design)

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