Concept by DAHIR INSAAT original links https://www.youtube.com/user/dahirsem/videos …Dahir Insaat has been working on a visionary form of urban transportation, an idea which he says ‘will supersede buses, trams, and trolleybuses in the cities of the future.’ insaat’s ‘gyroscopic transport’ would see enormous, disk-shaped vehicles swarm through the streets on wheels, elevated above traffic, and overlapping to form multiple layers of travel. the designer argues that his proposed mode of transit would have ‘huge potential to provide an efficient, economical, safe, environmentally friendly, comfortable, and maneuverable conveyance that is independent of the general traffic flows on arterial roads.’
While the mobile pods may seem unfathomable for everyday use, Insaat assures that the proposed design is fully functional and is ready to build future cities with them. he explains, ‘I can say without exaggeration that this mode of transportation is compatible with the human habitat, with the spaces in which city dwellers recreate. it can pass alongside parks, squares, and pedestrian paths, and in some cases it can even ride alongside people strolling down wide boulevards. after all, it is absolutely safe in both ecological and physical terms.’
Insaat proposes that the gyroscopes would be initially powered by flywheels wound-up in the morning, and would continue to be powered throughout the day from energy supplied by solar panels mounted on the roofs of the cars. pods are stilted on expandable legs that can both contract and enlarge depending on the context, meaning they can pass under bridges and vehicular overpasses with ease. inside, passengers sit in rows just like they would on a subway or bus, or — alternatively — ride-in-style inside luxurious pods that include comfortable couches and TV sets.
The vehicles are elevated above traffic, overlapping each other to form multiple layers of travel. Vehicles would continue to be powered throughout the day from energy supplied by solar panels.
Music: Coolidge (Instrumental) by Dhruva Aliman