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Case study: BMW C1 (CityOne) New concept for a city vehicle

Keywords: urban transportation, BMW, C1 scooter concept car prototype microcar, city car

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The cities currently meet most of human activity is this concentration of activities therefore jobs which explains the constant rural exodus of recent years 200.

The countryside is emptying giving birth to cities increasingly huge. Many Geo olicy Institutes announce rightly Megacities the huge development for the next century, bringing together each of them over 20 million inhabitants. This tendency is more characteristic of industrialized countries but in developing countries familiar voice from a few decades the same phenomenon.
Rural deserts contrast the overflowing activity of urban centers. The aging rural population reinforces the desertification of rural activity. It is necessary to reverse this trend not to see thousands of abandoned villages everywhere. The rise of the Internet (teleworking) can he revive these deserted regions (still necessary to have reliable and inexpensive connections)? The concentrations of urban populations pose considerable
problems we limited to the transport sector.

Urban activities require large transportation population, the centers of cities are saturated as well as transport by the population. The dwellings in the center cities are expensive and there is insufficient space to live near their workplace. The people therefore migrate outside the center to create suburbs and crowns to tens of km from the center. More rarely found a job near home and it is often through much of the city to get to work. The construction of huge areas of dense housing near the limit activities that require movement but I doubt that in France the dormitory towns based on the Asian model are emerging (and that's good).

The urban population has to move regularly and systematically more or less important. The problems caused by these displacements are many but can be summarized in the word saturation: saturation of voice traffic and air.

Let's see how policies and builders try to reduce the congestion and we will focus particularly on the design study of the new urban scooter 100% BMW C1 (CityOne).

Download the study BMW C1 here.


2 comment on "The BMW C1"

  1. you have that in Germany, which is not the most in ecology late, motorcycles are not affected by the restrictions of movement in the zones in strict confidentiality, and since 2007 ...?
    Here is the text translated by me (I am bi-national) which closely resembles the French text: exemption for vehicles for the disabled, work gear, police, army, ... the collection vehicles ( thank you Mr Dassault and its fiat 500), but the wheels are not 2! ...

    uniform federal regulations:
    Extract from the thirty-fifth ordinance implementing the Federal Pollution Act (Regulations Motor Vehicles identification with low emission of pollutants. - 35 BImSchV)

    (. Federal Law Gazette I, No. 46, p 2218e) From October 10 2006, amended by section 1er settlement of 5 2007 December (BGBl. I, no. 61, p. 2793), entered into force on 8 December 2007 3 Appendix (§ 2 by. 3)

    Derogations from the obligations of the environmental identification sticker.

    according to § 2 by. 1

    The following vehicles are also exempt from the driving ban by § 40. 1 federal law that "Pollution Control Act"

    also excluded even if they are not marked with an identification sticker in accordance with § 2, 1 paragraph:

    1. mobile machinery,
    2. working machines
    3. agricultural and forestry tractors,
    4. two and three wheels,
    5. ambulances, medical cars with the appropriate identification "medical emergency" (§ 52 para.6 Regulations on licensing of road traffic).
    6. Motor vehicles, growing, cause people, vehicles for the disabled or severely disabled, blind
    according to § 3 para. 1 no. 1 to 3 regulation "aG", "H" or "demonstrate BI"
    7. vehicles for special rights under § 35 Rules of road traffic can be caught in the same frame.
    8. Vehicles not German troops States not part of the North Atlantic Treaty, residing in military cooperation in Germany, provided they are used to travel for urgent military reasons
    9. civilian vehicles that are used on behalf of the armed forces, to the extent that it is urgent trips to complete the legal obligations of the Bundeswehr,
    10. Oldtimer (§ 2 no. 22 of the registration regulation of vehicles), an indicator according to § 9 by. § 1 or 17 directing the registration regulation of vehicles, and vehicles in another Member State of the European Union, another party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Turkey are allowed, provided that they comply with equivalent requirements.

    Each municipality or city may authorize exceptions to a ban without an environmental sticker. The special type of vehicles such as quads and trikes are not covered by the law on emissions in general. It is essential here because this vehicle is registered. This was achieved mainly here for it to be considered a motorcycle and therefore not as a vehicle that could be obliged to bear the stickers of identificationj. Quads and trikes have a car license, but not within the regulation of the thumbnail.

    Rule of thumb: vehicles 2 and 3 wheels do not get the sticker and can still enter the German environmental zones.

    Quads are part of the vehicle category L assigned and do not require any environmental badge.

    Translation: A. Maier
    antoineottomaier @ free.

    original text;

    dissemination authorized and even advised
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  2. Even the BMW c1 product between 2000 and 2002 will be in the next cart exterminators ...
    Yet environmentally virtuous (see it also risks being banned because born too early and too evolved for the "bourins" of the time that still govern today, see yourself:
    3 to 100km liter of without lead 95, 3 catalysis routes, injection regulated by lambda probe and I do not even speak of life insurance comes with! ...

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