In the future, shared transport services will play a key role in mobility in large congested cities. This will make it easy to transport passengers or goods non-stop. Many automakers are preparing for this scenario and have started studying specific cars.
Among these there is also the Jaguar Land Rover group, which unveils Project Vector, as part of the company’s “Destination Zero” trip, offering its vision of an autonomous, electric and connected future for urban mobility.
The “Destination Zero” mission of the Jaguar Land Rover is an ambition to make societies safer and healthier, and make the environment cleaner. Delivered through continuous innovation, the company’s focus is to achieve a future of zero emissions, zero accidents, and zero congestion, through its products and services in all its facilities.
The Project Vector prototype shows an advanced, versatile, and multi-purpose electric vehicle designed to offer maximum comfort for passengers. The sliding doors facilitate boarding, and the interior should be quite spacious, considering the body shapes.
The compact and flexible vehicle prototype measures only four meters in length and is designed for the city, including all its battery and transmission components are located on the floor. The revolutionary interior space of the cabin allows configurations of seats for private or shared use and even the option of commercial uses, such as deliveries or urban deliveries.
At the moment, there is no autonomous driving, as evidenced by the presence of the steering wheel, but the British manufacturer has prepared the Project Vector to install sensors and cameras as soon as it is ready. The Project Vector concept has been developed at the National Automotive Innovation Center to obtain the advantages of working with agility and in close collaboration with academic and external partners.
However, Project Vector is not meant to stay on paper. The intention is to collaborate with the City of Coventry together with the authority of the West Midlands to plan a mobility service since the end of 2021, as an active laboratory for future mobility in the streets of Coventry.