C.A.T. concept imagines the water taxi of the future
July 5, 2011
Dubbed C.A.T. (City Aquatic Transport), this personal water service concept from Irish industrial design studio Curve Creative is aimed at providing an alternative to battling traffic on congested inner-city roads.
The main idea behind C.A.T. is to create a user-friendly system that facilitates online pre-booking or jumping on at docks around the city. The craft is designed to transport four passengers and features 360-degree rotating seats, a central folding table and a glass roof to allow for all-weather use without obstructing the view. It could be driven manually or in auto-drive and it would also addition accommodate a working space, including Wi-Fi access and power points for laptops or other portable devices.
The designers say C.A.T. would use a fully electric propulsion system if it ever makes it off the drawing board.