Tell us a bit about your product.
The vast majority of cars on roads are carrying only one person, while traffic congestion is rampant in urban centers and greenhouse gas emissions are reaching dangerous levels.
Capsule is designing a single occupant urban commuter vehicle designed to combine the comfort and safety of a car with the eco-friendliness and low cost of a motorbike
A unique feature of the vehicle is it’s electronic self balancing system, enabling it to be stable and nimble whilst having the smallest on road footprint possible.
Where did the idea come from?
While traveling in Vietnam I saw motorbikes being ridden in the humid and dusty streets by everyone from farmers to business people and even a bride in her wedding dress. I thought there had to be another low cost alternative to a motorbike- one which offered an enclosed cabin and protection from the elements.
The idea then grew from there.
What does your product replace?
The vehicle is designed to replace passenger cars used for commuting in urban areas or vehicles which are mostly used to carry one occupant. The vehicle would also be an option for anyone who rides a bike or motorcycle to work.
What are the advantages of your product over what it replaces?
Compared to a car carrying only one person, Capsule will be a cheap, eco-friendly alternative, able to weave through traffic congestion like a motorbike.
Compared to a bike or motorbike, Capsule gives the rider impact protection and protection from inclement weather - a comfortable all weather vehicle.
What has been the greatest technical challenge you have faced thus far?
The greatest technical challenge has been creating software algorithms to reliably balance the vehicle.
What has been the greatest commercial challenge you have faced thus far?
What insights would you like from the audience at the EV expo?
It would be great to know what the audience thinks of the vehicle design and whether it’s something they would consider using when its available on the market.