Stimulating ideas for civic mobility: BMW Group Research unveils innovative concepts for load bike and e-scooter.

Munich. In new years, there has been an increase
in trade in many city centres, and a mobility mandate of the
people who live there sojourn high. In a purpose as a reward provider
for sold mobility, a BMW Group is actively assisting to create
a liveable city of a future. Here, a proceed to mobility also
looks over a company’s core business. The BMW Group has already
presented a series of innovative micromobility solutions to a public
in a past, including a BMW Motorrad X2City, a Personal Mover Concept and a BMW Vision E³ Way towering highway concept. With
a phenomenon of a electrified bicycle Concept DYNAMIC CARGO and the
e-scooter Concept CLEVER COMMUTE, a BMW Group engineers are once
again demonstrating their peerless ability to send expertise from
a automotive zone to concepts for micromobility vehicles.



Concept DYNAMIC CARGO: astonishing cycling pleasure plus
well-developed variability.

  • Compact, three-wheeled load bike judgment with high agility,
    stretchable use options and increasing year-round suitability
  • Variably serviceable loading height with innovative attachments for
    transporting loads and/or children as good as for convenience activities

Bicycles offer good coherence of use, furnish 0 emissions and
are one of a fastest and many fit means of float in urban
areas. However, rainy, cold or sleazy conditions are customarily all it
takes for a infancy of cyclists to switch to open float or
their automobile instead. The same relates when they need to lift loads that
are too vast for a customary luggage shelve to handle, such as a larger
food shop, or to float children. A far-reaching operation of load bikes are
now accessible that offer an additional choice to regulating a car
for civic trips. However, many load bike concepts are wider and,
above all, longer than normal bicycles due to a mandate for
transporting loads and/or children. In and with a resulting
additional weight and a probable payload, this leads to restrictions
of varying degrees compared to normal bicycles, quite with
courtesy to pushing lively and handling.

“Our idea was to rise a judgment that retains a lively and
pushing feel of a normal bicycle while adding innovative, safe
float options” says Jochen Karg, Head of Vehicle Concepts in
a BMW Group’s New Technologies and China division. “The
“Concept DYNAMIC CARGO” is a initial energetic ‘pick-up’ cargo
bike that combines pushing pleasure with stretchable use and increased
year-round suitability.”

The pivotal member of a three-wheeled Concept DYNAMIC CARGO is the
front categorical frame, that is connected to a back territory around a pivot
spindle and tilts in corners. The back territory stays fast by all
corners but sloping towards a road. This combines with the
electrified powertrain – that is activated as shortly as a rider
starts to pedal and drives a dual back wheels – to make a cargo
bike only as easy to float as a customary bicycle. As good as producing
distant incomparable roving fortitude in all continue conditions compared to
two-wheeler designs, a back wheels with their rigid, non-pivoting
spindle ascent also yield a basement for a versatile, pick-up-style
float platform. This can be propitious with a preference of innovative
modular attachments for carrying luggage and/or children. The modular
pattern element paves a approach for many some-more use cases, too. The
non-pivoting pattern of a float height has a additional
advantage that a supplement is hardly wakeful of any additional weight being
carried, enabling safe, fast ride of all loads while also
ensuring a silken roving experience.

The judgment is dull off by a trickery for adding a modular system
of continue protection. Together with a higher roving safety, which
proves generally useful in inauspicious weather, this creates a Concept
DYNAMIC CARGO an appealing means of float all year round.

Although a BMW Group will not make a Concept DYNAMIC CARGO
itself, it is already in discussions with intensity licensees.



Concept CLEVER COMMUTE: a ideal messenger for a “last mile”.

  • Ergonomic pattern suitable for bland use, glorious riding
    fortitude and intensely compress when packaged up
  • Genuine mixed-mobility option: innovative “public float mode”
    creates it easy to incorporate ride on open float into longer journeys
  • Ideal for park ride: minimal distance when packaged creates it ideal
    for carrying in a automobile boot

E-scooters have resolutely determined themselves in a civic mobility
mix, interjection to pity schemes in particular. They offer flexible
usability, 0 internal emissions and a ability to get city dwellers
to their end intensely fast over brief “last-mile” urban
journeys. The uptake of e-scooters for private tenure has been
comparatively delayed to date. Robust models that can be ridden safely are
formidable to take onto open float or lift by automobile due to their
size, while small, some-more unstable models humour from bad roving stability.

With a Concept CLEVER COMMUTE, a BMW Group is now presenting an
e-scooter that folds simply for carrying on open float and/or by
automobile but compromising on roving fortitude in any way. In public
float mode, a footboard folds adult during a sides and a back wheel
pivots into a ensuing orifice from below. This resource shortens
a wheelbase of a CLEVER COMMUTE almost so that it can even
be carried on an escalator but difficulty. This is an important
requirement if a tour includes subterraneous float routes. It
can also be rolled along on both wheels in this mode, rather like a
trolley case. And a front wheel’s constituent heart engine provides an
electric incentive that creates it easier to pull a CLEVER COMMUTE up
ramps. The e-scooter’s compress measure when folded adult means it
should be probable to take it on all forms of open float giveaway of charge.

The CLEVER COMMUTE can be folded adult to a distance that fits simply into
tiny car boots, with incomparable boots means to accommodate several of
them for family outings. In a BMW Group range, this means that the
CLEVER COMMUTE fits into luggage compartments lengthways from the
3 Series upwards, for example, but any need to overlay down a rear
backrest, and it can be carried crossways in MINI boots.

With a singular product characteristics, a CLEVER COMMUTE is a
versatile messenger in a city and allows any tour to be completed
quickly, safely and easily. Its transformability creates it a truly
ideal resolution for multimodal travel.

Although a BMW Group will not make a Concept CLEVER
COMMUTE itself, it is already in discussions with intensity licensees.

Both micromobility concepts have been designed in such a approach that the
electric operation can be scaled with courtesy to a respective
application. One final really critical underline for city use is the
battery pack, that can be private and charged during home.