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CONNECTED CAR NIKA

developed by VERCARMODEL SARO S.r.l (Italy)

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Project description

Nika is a city car for smart cities, designed and engineered in Italy. It’s a modular vehicle (can be assembled in 1 hour), with the key features being connected and with a closed top. Speedometer and RPM meters are driven by a tablet, which can also control the internal and external lights.

Modular

Modular city-car with engaging looks

Lighting

NIKA uses OEM front and rear lights that are already on the market and already road legal (making it more affordable for manufacturing)

Electronics

Interior design is minimal with all the instruments on a tablet (making manufacturing more affordable thanks to fewer ad-hoc molds)

Team

Designed by Vercarmodel Saro, a famous modelling studio in Europe that has clients such as Ford, Honda, Subaru, Ferrari, with over 25 years of experience in the sector.

Story

Commissioned by OM through Italchina and coordinated by Francisco Liu, NIKA showcases a closed vehicle which is also suitable for smart cities in Northern Europe, but also modular to become open top in warmer countries. It was presented for the first time at SIIDF (Shenzhen International Design Fair) on November 29th, 2014.

What people say about NIKA

On social media

On the news

“As is the case with smartphones, a whole app ecosystem could spring up around connected cars if manufacturers release the APIs necessary to allow apps to communicate with the car’s control unit.”

Federico Guerrini

ZDNet

Tech specs

  • Electric vehicle in L6e and L7e categories
  • Status: scale 1:1 model
  • Advance concept already developed for road legal approval in Europe and manufacturing

Availability

This project can be acquired as a whole (re-brand) or partially by third-parties (different smart cities), and brought to manufacturing, as well as involving OM and pre-approved suppliers.

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