MO­BIL­ITY, MADE PER­SONAL What if trans­port was in­te­grated in our homes?

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The Tridika is a cube-shaped

ve­hi­cle con­cept cre­ated by in­dus­trial de­signer Ashish Thulkar. A con­cep­tual free-rope el­e­va­tor by multi­na­tional con­glom­er­ate Thyssenkrupp AG in­spired the Tridika con­cept.

“It gave me the idea to work on a ve­hi­cle for peo­ple liv­ing in mul­ti­storey apart­ment blocks,” says Thulkar. “They mostly use the sub­way or the bus, which are ex­cel­lent ways to com­mute. What if they don’t want a car, though, but do want some form of per­sonal trans­porta­tion sys­tem that can mul­ti­task?”

The ve­hi­cle is driver­less and oper- ates on the same prin­ci­ples as Ma­glev trains, us­ing mag­nets to lift and pro­pel it. Power is sourced from the tracks.

“The Tridika would con­nect to the outer wall of the build­ing us­ing a ded­i­cated ramp. It would get picked up by a me­chan­i­cal el­e­va­tor sys­tem and sta­tion it­self in front of your apart­ment unit,” Thulkar adds. “A large slid­ing door lo­cated on the side of the unit would open to let you en­ter your condo. A sim­i­lar door in­side your unit would open si­mul­ta­ne­ously by de­tect­ing the en­crypted sig­na­ture of your Tridika or smart­phone.” PM

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