TEAM: Alexander Tomasik
We’re living in an age were technology can free us from the monotony of the commute and by doing so give us the most precious thing of all, which is time. ATHUS, or Autonomous Terrestrial Hotel Utilities Service, of which provides customers with sleeping accommodations as well as a myriad of other services. The ATHUS would pick customers up at their location via a cell application and transport them to their destination automatically, giving them time to do other things other than driving, and providing them with a mobile habitat that allows for sleeping, work and relaxation. Once the destination is reached, depending upon where that is, the occupant can exit the vehicle via the door directly to a retail shop, conference center or a more long term hotel that includes all the amenities.
ATHUS, provides the customer with connivence and safety via the marvels of modern technology, with a blast proof outer shell coated with Line-X, to full 360° awareness for responsive adaptability to the ever changing flow of traffic; ATHUS provides this with the environmental awareness and prowess of fully electric mobility that allows for a comfortable quite ride for the occupant, and plug and play repairs when servicing the vehicles keeping the units safe and reliable continuously and because the living quarters detaches from the motorized bottom, repair and inspection can achieved without any delay to customers.
Each vehicle would be charged by home docking stations when they’re not in use and also by integrated solar cells, located along the top and front of the vehicle, and by fans along the sides of the vehicle that harness oncoming winds to keep onboard batteries topped off. Additionally, there’d be internal airbags that fill the room to keep the occupants of the room safe if there ever were a collision.
The mobile rooms would dock to various buildings that provide customers with the amenities they require and by the architectural suggestion of Corbusier, most buildings would have the ground level designed specifically for the ATHUS’s; allowing them attachment points for their mobile living quarters to be hoisted up to customers corresponding floor. The lift system could be as simple as an up and down lift, depending on the scale and complexity of the building, but on more elaborate projects each lift should be able to more into place latterly, so as to keep the flow of living units free of congestion and provide architects with the ability to scale vertically in their building projects. There’ll also be situations where the ATHUS can back directly to a building, on the ground floor, and deliver their occupant to that establishment and park itself in a spot that’s appropriate or take that time to swap automatically with a fully charged unit. The possibilities are endless with a system such as this; the main thing is that with the advent of driverless vehicles there’ll be the need for new vehicles and new ways of living that utilize the current available technology.