New foldable Urban Car Concept

Titel in Übersetzung: New foldable Urban Car Concept

Bernhard Walzel, Mario Hirz, Helmut Brunner

Publikation: Beitrag in Buch/Bericht/KonferenzbandBeitrag in einem KonferenzbandBegutachtung


A growing demand for individual mobility, increasing number of cars and rising car dimensions require actions to improve the parking situation in urban areas. One way to scope with this challenge includes the implementation of new vehicle and transportation concepts, which focus on the substitution of conventional passenger cars. Alternative vehicle packaging and new chassis, propulsion and suspension technologies are capable to fulfill specific parking and important customer requirements at the same time. In this paper, current urban car concepts with variable wheelbase technologies are investigated and a car concept including novel variable wheelbase mechanism and a new packaging solution for three passengers (EvoCare), is presented. The development of such vehicle and suspension concepts challenges common processes and requires multidisciplinary interaction of different disciplines, e.g. kinematics simulation, vehicle packaging, ergonomics & comfort, propulsion system layout, as well as driving dynamics and driving stability investigations. In this context, the novel suspension mechanism for the folding process is introduced and discussed. Furthermore, the required parking space and resulting costumer benefits of the concept
Titel in ÜbersetzungNew foldable Urban Car Concept
TitelFISITA 2016 World Automotive Congress - Proceedings
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 26 Sep. 2016
Veranstaltung36th FISITA World Automotive Congress: FISITA 2016 - BEXCO, Busan, Südkorea
Dauer: 26 Sep. 201630 Sep. 2016


Konferenz36th FISITA World Automotive Congress


  • urban car concept
  • individual urban transport
  • efficient parking
  • variable wheelbase
  • 3-wheeler

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production


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