Welcome to the clean, green and congestion-free roads of tomorrow that promise convenience delivered by a smart system and a three-wheeled electric wonder from Toyota. And if you are wondering which city is this, then it is the lovely Grenoble at the foot of majestic French Alps.
There is little doubt that modern cities are becoming chaotic, polluted and cramped hubs where the focus is firmly on how to ‘beat the clock’. Nothing epitomizes this more than the ‘gridlock’ and the frenzy that commuters have to deal with on a daily basis. But a new experimental project called Cité lib by Ha:mo aims to redraw the lines of urban commuting by offering improved car sharing services that feature the futuristic Toyota i-ROAD.
Grenoble aims to be the leader in technology that will pave the path to futuristic cities that come with pollution-free roads, cleaner air and a public transportation system that is both flexible and safe.
The experimental venture currently undertaken by the city syncs 35 COMs and 35 i-Road units from Toyota with the existing tram and other public transportation facilities in the city to offer that decisive and convenient ‘last mile’ service. With 27 charging points across the city, a daily commuter can pre-book a fully charged i-Road on his Cité lib by Ha:mo smartphone app, map the best possible route and get to his destination with ease.
The sleek design of the vehicle not only saves up space on the road and makes the daily commute to be a lot safer, but it goes a long way in building a society where car pooling and public transport once again becomes far more relevant. It also cuts down dependence on fossil fuel drastically, improving air quality and reducing carbon footprint in a considerable manner.
In short, Cité lib by Ha:mo offers a preview into the future where urban wellbeing and eco-friendly attitude come to the forefront and the i-ROAD makes this ride a lot more pleasant.
This post has been sponsored by Toyota, but all thoughts are our own