At the specialized exhibition “InvaExpo. Society for All”, which was held from 12 to 14 September, 2018, the design organization SkyWay presented a new development - a prototype of an electric vehicle for people with limited mobility. The concept was named Unimobile.
In the design of the electric vehicle, there were embodied the engineering solutions that provide disabled people with individual high - level independent mobility. Unlike existing solutions, Unimobile is a full-fledged vehicle, the production model of which will meet all safety requirements for class M1 cars and can be used on public roads. Moreover, Unimobile can be equipped with an electric 40-km range wheelchair with an electric drive.
The work on the prototype was being carried out in parallel with the creation of the product line of SkyWay industrial rolling stock models and was initiated as part of the scaling and optimization of production processes. The electric car was being created based on the engineering solutions and SkyWay know-how.
The main idea of Unimobile is the creation of a unique, socially demanded product that can become the basis for the formation of a new segment of the services market for people with limited mobility. In addition, the electric car serves as a way to diversify the profits of the SkyWay design organization, if the patent for its production is sold to a third-party developer. Such a multi-vector approach in the work of innovative companies is a common practice, and also serves as an important criterion of the investment attractiveness of the project at the stage of entering the market. Already today, this circumstance has repeatedly served as an additional argument in negotiations with potential customers and investors, including the Middle East, which is a priority for the development of SkyWay group of companies. The successes achieved in this region will be reported soon.
Besides, the electric vehicle platform provides additional logistic tools for transport and infrastructure systems that can solve the “last mile” problem for a passenger, as well as be used in local car-sharing schemes.