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Graduation Project 2014

Pascal de Boer

Faster than a car

Department: Man and Mobility
Website: www.pascaldeboer.com

1-0-8 Ambulance Service

During his internship in Mumbai, India, Pascal de Boer experienced the dynamics of a developing megacity at first hand. Used to navigating by bicycle, he decided to do the same in Mumbai. Weaving through traffic, he was not only faster than the cars and buses; he even passed an ambulance with blaring sirens. This triggered the design of a new type of ambulance for congested streets: a highly manoeuvrable electric quadricycle with a minimal compartment for a patient and paramedic. This lightweight polycarbonate vehicle the size of an extended rickshaw, stands to save more lives than a regular ambulance in case of emergency.

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