Gallery: BIG Unveils a Driverless World of the Future Complete With Sol...

 
(Driver)Less is More is BIG's entry in the Audi Urban Future Initiative -- an international competition that challenges designers and architects to envision the world of tomorrow.

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  1. xenosilvano April 29, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I agree with Sy it’ll make cities look awful.

  2. Sy April 28, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Multi-tiered cities have been tried in the seventies and have made for some miserable urbanism, with wind-swept, unsafe, artificial-feeling upper tiers (see La Defense and Cergy near Paris).

  3. kedwa30 April 26, 2011 at 4:15 am

    This is a great concept, however I have some ideas I’d like to give to improve upon it. The road system between buildings needs to be multi-tiered to accommodate different kinds of traffic. One middle tier can be for these driverless personal transports. The lower tier can be for the heavy trucks. The top level can be strictly for pedestrians and bicyclists. The great thing about a tiered road system is that the lower tiers are protected from snow and other precipitation. In fact, pedestrians may insist on the solar cells being a covering for their tier rather than built into the road. In all cases it may be wiser to place the sensor grid in the ceiling rather than built into the road. I have yet to see a road that did not develop a pothole.

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