C.A.T. concept imagines the water taxi of the future

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The city aquatic transport concept (Image: Curve Creative)

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Dubbed C.A.T. (City Aquatic Transport), this personal water service concept from Irish industrial design studio Curve Creative is aimed at providing an alternative to battling traffic on congested inner-city roads.

The main idea behind C.A.T. is to create a user-friendly system that facilitates online pre-booking or jumping on at docks around the city. The craft is designed to transport four passengers and features 360-degree rotating seats, a central folding table and a glass roof to allow for all-weather use without obstructing the view. It could be driven manually or in auto-drive and it would also addition accommodate a working space, including Wi-Fi access and power points for laptops or other portable devices.

The designers say C.A.T. would use a fully electric propulsion system if it ever makes it off the drawing board.

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