Design is playing an increasingly important role in the new mobility, including when it comes to boosting the acceptance of robots, drones, or autonomous vehicles. In its exhibition “The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility”, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York presents current design projects that are all concerned with the future of mobility. Messe Frankfurt shared news on the event to show its strengthened commitment in the field of mobility & logistics and investing in an international range of trade fairs, events, and congresses.
One major element of the exhibition is an impressive sound experience by the engineering and design studio Arup called “Sound of the Future City,” which imagines what cities could sound like in the future when new technologies arrive in the public space. It is one of the many design projects on display that tackle the issue of future mobility in the city. The focus is on how people and goods will be transported in the coming years, what the vehicles of tomorrow will look like, and how city dwellers will want to live.