For the 2013 Geneva Auto Show, which will open to the public in less than 3 months on March 7th, Rinspeed will introduce one of their new concept vehicles named the “microMAX”. The Swiss company claims that the boxy concept “sets out to revolutionize short-distance transport” and “intends to merge personal and public transportation in particularly clever fashion”.
Obviously this concept is battery powered, but other than that, Rinspeed did not disclose any specific details. What we do know is that the microMAX measures 3.6 meters in length (141 inches) and 2.2 meters (86.6 inches) in height, which offers enough space for a driver up front, plus three adults, and a child in the back. Despite how many people you can fit in this vehicle, anyone can see from the pictures that besides the driver and the child, the other three passengers sit in an almost upright position due to lack of space.
“Modern ride share centers nowadays are web-based or Smartphone-based,” said Frank M. Rinderknecht, head of Rinspeed. “They operate in real time: You need to go to work on a regular basis or want to go somewhere right now and in no time at all you find the driver that’ll give you a ride. “microMAX” with its unique seats is the perfect ‘thing’ for swift short-distance transfers – the car to go with the app.”