Print Email Facebook Twitter The Hubway: A new mobility system in a future urban environment Title The Hubway: A new mobility system in a future urban environment Author Lijnse, D. Contributor Silvester, S. (mentor) Stolk, E. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Mobility Research Programme DIEMIGO Date 2012-05-16 Abstract DIEMIGO A delegation of three TU Delft faculties, Industrial Design Engineering (IO), Architecture (BK) and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EWI) join in a project called DIEMIGO (stands for De Integratie van Electische Mobiliteit In de Gebouwde Omgeving). They have the aim to research and design the integration of electric mobility in urban environment. Each faculty delivers specific expertise and skills that, by close multi-disciplinary collaboration, will lead to innovation. In their second project the research group present a plan for redevelopment of a part of the Rotterdam city harbor, the Merwe-Vierhavens. The Hubway This project contributes to that plan by setting out the ground work for a new mobility system. The essence of the project is about telling a story. A story about the future, the way we travel and how we can create a system that is sustainable for the future, will to offer a pleasant traveling experience and will overcome imminent threats cities are facing. That is the Hubway service. The main driver for the system is one open, comprehensive system where all vehicles are accessible for everyone. It is based on the use of travel (getting from A to B) or usership, rather than the use of a vehicle or ownership. This idea offers great opportunities for design in the form of interaction, parking, vehicle supply and more. However it will also present challenges like maintenance or management. Design principles The thesis comprises two main deliverables. One is a set of nine design principles, in the form of statements, that make up a radical framework. It is a new landscape, for mobility in future urban environments. They are the rules that allows the idea of usership to be implemented. Design elaboration The second deliverable contains the building blocks for designing a mobility service in an future urban environment. There are four urban environments and seven modalities. By means of morphological compositon, five hub levels are constructed in a hierarchical order. These hubs in combination with the design statements and a user experience vision are merged into one visualization, or actually a set of illustrations, in the storyboard chapter. This is where the story telling comes in. Three characters depict the working principle and experience of the Hubway during their use of the future mobility service. Diemigo02 case To complete the circle, a first glance at the implementation of the Hubway service is presented in a case study, the diemigo02 case. The study’s main purpose is to illustrate the Hubway principle in hub design. It is primarily focused on one specific location (the HAKA building at the Vierhavens) to showcase a high level hub design. Subject future visionurban mobilityservice design To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e027c8a8-a080-457e-8ded-fc1f8d7c43b9 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2012 Lijnse, D.