Case study: BMW C1 (CityOne) New concept for a city vehicle
Keywords: urban transportation, BMW, C1 scooter concept car prototype microcar, city car
The cities currently meet most of human activity is this concentration of activities therefore jobs which explains the constant rural exodus of recent years 200.
The countryside is emptying giving birth to cities increasingly huge. Many Geo olicy Institutes announce rightly Megacities the huge development for the next century, bringing together each of them over 20 million inhabitants. This tendency is more characteristic of industrialized countries but in developing countries familiar voice from a few decades the same phenomenon.
Rural deserts contrast the overflowing activity of urban centers. The aging rural population reinforces the desertification of rural activity. It is necessary to reverse this trend not to see thousands of abandoned villages everywhere. The rise of the Internet (teleworking) can he revive these deserted regions (still necessary to have reliable and inexpensive connections)? The concentrations of urban populations pose considerable
problems we limited to the transport sector.
Urban activities require large transportation population, the centers of cities are saturated as well as transport by the population. The dwellings in the center cities are expensive and there is insufficient space to live near their workplace. The people therefore migrate outside the center to create suburbs and crowns to tens of km from the center. More rarely found a job near home and it is often through much of the city to get to work. The construction of huge areas of dense housing near the limit activities that require movement but I doubt that in France the dormitory towns based on the Asian model are emerging (and that's good).
The urban population has to move regularly and systematically more or less important. The problems caused by these displacements are many but can be summarized in the word saturation: saturation of voice traffic and air.
Let's see how policies and builders try to reduce the congestion and we will focus particularly on the design study of the new urban scooter 100% BMW C1 (CityOne).