Honda will show the concept drawn by studentsJanuary 25, 2019
The presentation of the original novelty called Tomo will be held at the Geneva International Motor Show. Experimental cars are designed to “meet the needs arising from the owner when working in the city with the possibility of rest outside.”
The project is authored by 13 graduate students of the European Institute of Design (Instituto Europeo di Design) – an Italian educational institution with branches in several countries of the world. A group of students worked under the actual guidance of a Japanese company, on whose behalf the concept will be presented.
Tomo in Japanese means “friend”, and the project turned out to be international – its authors come from Italy, India, Germany, China, Mexico, and Taiwan. The appearance was invented by the Mexican Ricardo Alejandro Kampos Ortega, and the main ideas for the design of the salon belong to Rudraksha Banerjee from India.
While there is little technical information about the concept: its length, width and height are 3,997 x 1,893 x 1,556 mm, the wheelbase is quite large for such a length – 2,690 mm. It is known that the Tomo is an electric vehicle, but no details about its powerplant are reported. Moreover, to all appearances, Tomo is a full-size mockup, and not a valid full-fledged concept. Photo not yet published.
Of course, Tomo is not a prototype of any real model, the authors try only to indicate the direction in which the development of universal cars will take place, according to future designers. Another aspect is the ability to create the final product, working in an international team, united by a common goal.
The 89th International Motor Show in Geneva will be open from March 7 to March 17, 2019.
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