With technology, there’s little limit to what can be achieved. This is the case for French automobile manufacturer-Citroën’s and his Ami One, a small city car with amazing features.
Designed for young urbanities, fully electric Ami one shares more with an iPhone than a traditional motor car, having a petite cabin that sits upright on four wheels, guided by four lights and has seating for two inside as well as regular car mirrors and a steering wheel.
The Ami One operates with your smartphone, so the iPhone acts as the central interface. All you have to do is place the device behind the steering wheel and it provides all the info you need to get around.
Interestingly, it also streams music through the Bluetooth speaker and if you change your car to another Ami, then the settings will follow suit. This is because ease of connectivity is central to its design.
Conveniently, the Ami conforms to quadricycle regulations, which means it requires the same licensing as a scooter, and with a top speed of 28mph, in some countries it can be driven by under 17s without a driving license.
Two adults can occupy the space comfortably offering plenty of room in front of the passenger and behind the seats for bags and shopping. Although, the Ami is strictly a prototype so the finish and drive are not quite as polished as a production car. Citroen’s new design director- Pierre Leclercq has said he is looking at finding suitable sustainable materials if this car is to get the green light.
Citroën is a French automobile manufacturer founded in 1919 by the French industrialist André-Gustave Citroën. With a successful history in motorsport, Citroën is the only automobile manufacturer to have won three different official championships from the international Automobile Federation, five World Rally Raid Championship, as well as the world touring car championship.