Rinspeed will introduce the electric “microMAX” concept at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show next March. “microMAX” is targeted at short-distance transportation, and intends to merge personal and public transportation.
|Interior of the microMAX. Click to enlarge.|
With a length of 3.6 meters, equivalent to that of a BMW Mini, “microMAX” offers space for the driver, three passengers and a stroller or shopping cart. The vehicle height of 2.2 meters permits the installation of space-saving upright seats equipped with safety belts. A coffee maker, a refrigerator for drinks and unlimited connectivity for entertainment purposes or for working while on the move are also included.
Modern ride share centers nowadays are web-based or Smartphone-based. They operate in real time: You need to go to work on a regular basis or want to go somewhere right now and in no time at all you find the driver that’ll give you a ride. “microMAX” with its unique upright seats is the perfect thing for swift short-distance transfers—the car to go with the app.—Frank M. Rinderknecht, founder of Rinspeed
The partners and suppliers in the realization of the “microMAX” are: 4erC GmbH; AEZ Leichtmetallräder GmbH; A.T. Kearney Global Management Consultants; Carl F. Bucherer; Continental Automotive Switzerland; Esoro AG; Evonik Industries AG; Gaugler&Lutz; HARMAN International, Inc.; J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG; Konrad Hornschuch AG; Linde Material Handling; Noser Engineering; Strähle+Hess; ; Technische Universität Ilmenau; The W.I.R.E.; TRW Automotive GmbH; Vollmond Werbeagentur; and Zürich Versicherung.