Tesla Pod - Platform - Design Master's Thesis

  • Tesla Pod is my Design Master's Thesis which consists of a Modular Autonomous Electric Platform for Urban Transport of People and Goods.

    The Platform is equipped with LIDAR, RADAR, Ultrasonic and Optical Sensors in order to achieve level 5 autonomous driving, to which are attached different modules, developed to fulfill different tasks related to the transport of people and goods through urban environments. The platform is symmetric, this means the symmetry of components. in order to reduce considerably the cost of production of each platform, allowing the integration of autonomous systems in the vehicle while maintaining a low price to the consumer. this also allows for the platform to have 4 wheel steering and be able to move forward or backwards, with 4 in-wheel motor based on the Elaphe In-wheel Motor, at the same speed and level of stability and control, making the vehicles very agile in tight urban areas.

    In the middle of the Platform there can be found the central retention system, which secures the modules to the platform and allows the modules to be transported by small valet vehicles which park the modules in the module stations located in different locations inthe urban environment, in order to reduce the number of vehicles in the urban roads through the sharing of platforms for private and/or collective transport of people and goods.

    With this modular and independent approach, each module can be developed at a substantially lower cost than current concepts of mobility, opening various possibilities for new and innovative urban mobility concepts.

    All the Vehicles and objects in this Thesis were designed, modeled, rendered and edited by myself.

    Special thanks to Chaos Group and Accura3D for the support.