Now this is a rather practical idea. When building highways is no longer an option, opening up urban waterways should be of some value. Enter CAT, or City Aquatic Transport. It’s a concept by Cal Craven and basically works like a cab, except it has pre-booking. At least that’s how the fictitious business model works.
Of course, ignore the implication of the title for this post. The CAT is not a submersible and we doubt it can seriously embark on a sea journey. It can, however, probably be used for racing.
CAT is sound though. No, we didn’t mean it makes sound (which we’re sure it does), we’re just confident it has a chance to really make a difference in city transportation. After all, how many cities are built on top or alongside rivers? Why, London, Moscow, Berlin, Paris, Shanghai, Bangkok, Manila, Cairo etc. etc.
As concepts go, the CAT won’t be entering production anytime soon. Still, the book shouldn’t be closed on smart river transports. Old school barges and passenger ferry’s need an upgrade real bad.
Source Yanko Design