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Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Transport
Designer: Mr. JJ Hwang
Design Type: MOBILITY
Company / Organization / School: Art Center College of Design

This "new concept" of agricultural vehicle in India is a dual module engine vehicle using OPOC engine by EcoMotors. In India, there are some problems below. 1. severe road condition 2. hot climate 3. exceeding passenger capacity 4. oversized cargo 5. inconsistent power supply Beehive is inspired by elephant rides and kid's wagon for intuitive navigation. It carries more than 10 passengers and has plenty of cargo spaces. When the loads are bulky but light, the forward module can provide all of the necessary power. But when the load is heavy, a second power unit can be added to the rear axle. Beehive can be used as a walk-behind two wheeled tiller with multi-purpose agricultural attachment. Also, it can be used as an electric source power generator.