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CARIBOU - Recreational Snow Transport Concept

Johansson, Tomas (2009)
Industrial Design
Abstract
I wanted the project to display a possible vision of the future of transport in winter environment with sustainability in focus. Snowmobiles mostly run with oil smoking two stroke engines which pollute the environment. Smell, noise, high toxic output and bad fuel economy. Can it be solved with alternative sources of energy? How will an alternative source of energy change the conditions
for the product?
W
inter tourists are very concerned about the environment and how the climate change will affect their winter mountain experience. The target
group of my concept wants to get the most out of the mountain experience but they don’t go cross country and they don’t want to buy or rent an environmentally unfriendly snowmobile that disturbs... (More)
I wanted the project to display a possible vision of the future of transport in winter environment with sustainability in focus. Snowmobiles mostly run with oil smoking two stroke engines which pollute the environment. Smell, noise, high toxic output and bad fuel economy. Can it be solved with alternative sources of energy? How will an alternative source of energy change the conditions
for the product?
W
inter tourists are very concerned about the environment and how the climate change will affect their winter mountain experience. The target
group of my concept wants to get the most out of the mountain experience but they don’t go cross country and they don’t want to buy or rent an environmentally unfriendly snowmobile that disturbs both humans and animals.
The snowmobiles of today are usually conceived as aggressive, powerful and intimidating for unfamiliar users. The snowmobiles have much more in common with motorcycles than they have with mountains.
The concept is an electric snowmobile with Lithium-ion batteries, and a solar panel for handle and seat heating. The range and speed are compatible with standard machines. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Tomas
supervisor
organization
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
report number
ISRN: LUT -DVIDE/EX--09/50104--SE
language
English
id
1513702
date added to LUP
2010-10-04 13:04:15
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@misc{1513702,
  abstract     = {I wanted the project to display a possible vision of the future of transport in winter environment with sustainability in focus. Snowmobiles mostly run with oil smoking two stroke engines which pollute the environment. Smell, noise, high toxic output and bad fuel economy. Can it be solved with alternative sources of energy? How will an alternative source of energy change the conditions
for the product?
W
inter tourists are very concerned about the environment and how the climate change will affect their winter mountain experience. The target
group of my concept wants to get the most out of the mountain experience but they don’t go cross country and they don’t want to buy or rent an environmentally unfriendly snowmobile that disturbs both humans and animals.
The snowmobiles of today are usually conceived as aggressive, powerful and intimidating for unfamiliar users. The snowmobiles have much more in common with motorcycles than they have with mountains.
The concept is an electric snowmobile with Lithium-ion batteries, and a solar panel for handle and seat heating. The range and speed are compatible with standard machines.},
  author       = {Johansson, Tomas},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {CARIBOU - Recreational Snow Transport Concept},
  year         = {2009},
}