Slimo: Transport of the Future?

by Mark R

slimo-by-sung-uk-kim-thumb-550x309-174551My source for this article titled his article “If Apple ruled the world, we’d all ride in these ‘Slimos’”. All I could think of when I saw that title was: “you mean Apple doesn’t rule the world?”

How else can you explain one billion app downloads for iPhones? Or the millions who owe millions to iTunes? Apple may never win that “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” war, but most would give about one hundred percent of anything for just ten percent of Apple.

But back to the subject at hand: the Slimos. What are these things? The first time I saw it, I thought it was the mode of transportation for the next attraction at Disneyland.

Well, they are a mode of transportation, but so much more. Think of them as a mobile cubicle, complete with built-in computer. Once these guys get connected together like a train, you have a very interesting way to carpool! However, you can’t expect these things to go that fast, right?

Well, this Slimo is apparently a concept from designer Sung uk Kim, but I’m seeing more of an inspiration from VW, especially with that logo on the front. Perhaps if the future brings the entire world as one gigantic amusement park, this would be the mass transit system.

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Robotic Taxi Service » Coolest Gadgets Says: May 13, 2009 at 10:39 am

[…] looks a lot like the “Slimos” that we reported on a week ago. Designer Kubik Peter’s automated transport is electrically […]

Ashley Venegas Says: March 15, 2010 at 12:11 pm

This is retarded!

Ashley Venegas Says: March 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm

It looks like a square w/a hole in it!:(

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