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New Generation Car | Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)

  • customer

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR)

  • task

    Design development, exterior, interior & UI | UX

  • year

    2016 - 2019



Megacities, changing mobility behavior, population growth: how will people remain mobile in the metropolitan areas of the future? The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is dealing with this question. studiokurbos - a longstanding partner in the field of traffic research - develops the design for the mobility of tomorrow. DLR’s ‚Next Generation Car‘ (NGC) was created from the first sketch to final show car for the IAA 2019 at studiokurbos.


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The Urban Modular Vehicle (UMV) research platform was developed as part of the 'Next Generation Car' project. It allows DLR traffic researchers to gain insights into the car of the future. The result is an intelligent, automated electric vehicle that moves people and goods in tomorrow’s megacities.



Thanks to its modular design, the shuttle can be used flexibly and combines different vehicle types on one platform. Nine different versions of the vehicle, which can be adapted to the respective needs of the user - from small cars to vans - were developed during the project. The ‚Stadtmobil‘ is ordered via an app. Interior design, exterior design, user experience design, digital form-finding: the next generation car was created through cooperation of all areas of studiokurbos. Emotion and enthusiasm: in common efforts with the customer, an overall technological experience for the future of mobility was created.

'The cooperation with a renowned research center like DLR is particularly exciting and requires alternative approaches.'

Hermann Seitz, Automotive Designer

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