Holon the autonomous mover design by Pininfarina
A vehicle that combines sustainability, inclusion, comfort and safety
HOLON, presents its autonomous, fully electric and inclusive mover. The vehicle is the world’s first autonomous mover built to automotive standards – in other words, a leader in safety, ride comfort, and production quality. The HOLON mover operates autonomously and with a maximum speed of 60 km/h (37mph). It has a range of about 290 kilometers (180 miles).
Areas of application for the mover are on-demand services, such as ride pooling and ride hailing, but also normal scheduled services. The first pilot project has already been announced: in Germany with Hamburg’s Hochbahn, the country’s second-largest mass transit company. In the U.S., the mobility provider Beep will be responsible for implementing the first vehicles. Other areas of application and thus customers include private institutions such as campuses, airports and national parks.
Designed to be inclusive
The vehicle catches the eye with an asymmetrical design that combines maximum functionality with high recognition value. The vehicle has been designed with a generous spatial concept for up to 15 passengers, thereby closing the gap between personal and public transport concepts. The comfortable, subtly offset seating arrangement provides a sense of privacy while meeting all safety requirements. HOLON is pursuing the goal of allowing everyone to benefit equally from the freedoms offered by mobility. The mover is therefore designed from the ground up to be inclusive. Electric double-wing doors with photo-electric sensors and an automatically extending ramp with lowering function are included as standard for barrier-free access. The automatic securing of wheelchairs inside the vehicle combines comfort with safety. Information in Braille and an audiovisual guide provide additional support for visually impaired people during the journey.
Autonomous, Digital and Sustainable
The SAE Level 4 mover is based on Mobileye Drive™, the industry’s premiere commercial self-driving system for the use in a defined operational design domain. The scalability of the HOLON mover is ensured by a triad of features that help the vehicle make the right decisions on the road: an advanced sensing system that makes use of different redundant sensors, an innovative mapping technology as well as a formal model for driving policy. The combination of these technologies makes the HOLON mover an industry-leading mobility concept. Sustainability is an integral part of the HOLON brand. The mover is therefore completely electrically driven. Over-the-air updates ensure that the vehicle is always kept up to date without the need for workshop visits. Throughout the development, emphasis has been placed on the use of sustainable materials.