The first prototype was designed in 2004 and a second in 2013/2014. The concept is available for licensee.
Challenged by the problems of urban transport, a new intermodal transport concept has been developed. The vehicle CITRUS may work in close cooperation with public transportation through a one-grip transformation into a compact trolley case, or it may offer its user superb independency in city traffic as a tri-scooter. An electric drive works in combination with kick scooter functionality, giving flexible transportation for any user, in any mood, and with any driving style.
A person’s need for transport is often linked to a movement from start-point to destination, or “from room to room”. These rooms we define as the persons controllable spheres, being at home, at the office or at the downtown restaurant. Being accepted in indoor environments as a trolley case, CITRUS can easily be brought along into these rooms. The threat of theft and vandalism is avoided, and the owner does not have to spend time and money to find an appropriate place to leave his vehicle.
- Freedom to use different paths through the city
- Seamless interplay with public transport
- Overview and visibility
- Indoor acceptance
- Security against theft
- Convenient level of activity
The CITRUS represents a transport concept, and the prototype is to be regarded a design suggestion. The visual appearance and materials can be very different, depending on interests in a future partnership. The core of the concept is the folding mechanism and the different modes (patent pending).