Exhibition - Movement Gallery
Worldwide, we are committed to maximum freedom of movement with minimum impact - using fewer resources, at lower cost, with less environmental damage. New design developments create a synthesis among energy, manufacturing, information and materials, which promises to revolutionize movement. From short-distance personal travel to the speed, reliability and globalizing effects of international air transport, our new economies of movement are reconfiguring the urban, and redefining the limits of mobility.
The Movement Gallery presents the actual vehicles that enable personal and more sustainable transport. These vehicles make us examine and question the means we use to get where we are going and even the appropriateness of current urban landscape itself.
A detail of the traffic wall, sustainable vehicles and Segway prototypes.
Behind a display of new types of sustainable vehicles, a 90-foot wall with over 100 images of traffic from around the world bombards visitors with the idea that people, no matter what city they live in, all deal with traffic. Congestion, be it congestion of cars, trucks, bicycles and pedestrians is everywhere.
Segway handlebar prototypes, computer-aided crash test dummy testing and physical crash test dummies.
Also featured is Dean Kamen’s Segway and iBOT Instead of displaying just the final product, we chose to concentrate more on the developmental process by showing different prototypes of both. While the Segway has not infiltrated the market the way the car has, we must remember that it is the first step to making a new concept a reality. After breaking the ice, it takes many years for new inventions that challenge our conventional ways of doing things to take hold.
A portion of the movement gallery also focuses on the issue of safety. We present how physical crash test dummies, still highly valuable in testing are closely rivaled by computer-aided crash test dummies.
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