Developed for the Michelin Challenge Design 2010, the “Mo-Du-Lo” by French designer Thierry Dumaine is a modular car project designed to fulfill the traveling needs of an individual, a family or even a neighborhood. Comprising three versions, i.e. the “Mo” that is a monocycle for individuals, the “Du” which is a four-wheel car with two monocycles and the “Lo” that combines many cars to form a train for whole neighborhood.
The Mo is a pedal powered unicycle that you may detach from the car for short or intercity commutation. While the Du is a compact car for a couple, which runs on electrical energy generated in the central axis alongside the boot space. Incorporating the engines underneath wheel rims, the two-seater moves on hubless wheels that not only improves the visibility but also reduces the weight of the vehicle and allows easy access to the commuters. Moreover, the car is connected to the nets in the air, with an electrical cable, to power or recharge the batteries with the help of a GPS system. Whereas the Lo, which is ideal for long distance travel, connects a number of cars and unicycles to take its form that largely depends on the number of commuters.