FEV Displays Future Car-Share Mobility Concept

Automotive engineering service provider, FEV, has seen its vehicle concept heralding a car-sharing future take center stage at the The Deutsches Museum in Munich.

Its vehicle, Shared Vehicle Electric Native or SVEN, has been selected by the museum as the central exhibit of the “Future of Mobility” exhibition all around urban transport. Measuring 8.2ft in length and 5.7ft in width it accommodates up to three passengers from as a variable 2+1 seater.

SVEN is a BEV using solar cells in the roof to boost range and performance. It also boasts camera and radar sensors and is ready for automated driving functions. A flexible body shell is said to provide a high level of crash safety is achieved while interior space is focused on luggage capacity with the passenger seats being foldable.

Future users can create an individual profile via a dedicated app and easily select their preferred interior temperature, seat position or audio playlist. In addition, the car’s IT architecture allows for staggered usage models, depending on the requirements of operators and consumers.

Professor Stefan Pischinger, president and CEO of FEV Group, said: “We are proud to be part of this forward-looking exhibition with regards to the future of mobility. With SVEN, we have designed a comprehensive car sharing concept for the near future – CO2-neutral, connected and fully integrated. We are therefore particularly pleased that the transport experts at The Deutsches Museum have selected SVEN and that we can present FEV as a leading international engineering service provider in this prestigious environment.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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