Freight*Bus of London01.5.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
Tags: Alternative Transport, automotive design, Green Design
The ‘On Route’ transportation system aims to transform the way people and cargo move through todays urban cities. By transporting freight and passengers within one zero emission vehicle, the city of London could directly address both of it’s greatest air quality issues. The zero emission propulsion system is designed to accommodate either a battery fuel-cell system or a small bio-gas generator to maintain fully charged batteries. In wheel electric motors allow the bus to maneuver in and out of bus stops with ease. Created as an entry into the New Bus for London contest held in Summer of ’08, concept originator Hugh Frost hopes to have the design transcend it’s original purpose and address the larger issues faced by modern transportation systems. This is an innovative step in the right direction, but only time will tell if this system will be fully realized as a solution to the metropolitan emission reduction.