Romaric Le Tiec Studio


Urban mobility

Type : Service design, industrial design
Location : Saint Nazaire, France
Year : 2012
Phase : Prototype
Process : bottom-up innovation + industriel context
Collaborators : WT2I, Shift Up Engineering
Materials : aluminium chassis, technical textile, electric assistance
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The question of mobility in the St Nazaire area is a medium-term issue: the need to link the different districts, the redeployment of activities to the sea, and the need to propose alternative modes of transportation. The pedal car is the incarnation of a context, a key to understand the territory but also to project it into another possible : diversification of local know-how (composite materials, renewable energies, complex assemblies), mobility of the future, attractiveness of tourism, development of the ambulant business. This vehicle is designed as a cradle on which the accessories are assembled according to the use: car-sharing, ambulant business, microfret; the chassis consists of aluminum tubes connected by connecting parts, the shell and the seat are made out of outdoor technical textile : this results in an ultra-light and efficient vehicle. The design phase is was carried out in a workshop shared with all the local actors (inhabitants, schools, manufacturers).