What are the advantages of this new generation of vehicles? In addition to minimal procurement costs and environmentally friendly drives, improved weatherproofing also keeps you in a better mood even when the forecast is bad. Besides, these light vehicles can already be used from 16 years of age. Just one fly in the ointment: for the younger target market, a statutory speed limitation of 45 km/h applies. At full power, these cars achieve up to 90 km/h. With the help of intelligent sensors which automatically keep their distance and break in an emergency, it's possible that laws will change in future. This would make micro-mobility car-sharing an even more attractive option. And even if it doesn't, with open sides, the slipstream is really noticeable. This makes everything feel much faster already. Anyone who has ridden a bicycle at 50 km/h knows what this feels like. Ultimately, autonomous driving technology could make the under-18 group much more mobile.
The startup company Auro is developing its own vision of autonomous driving, firstly away from the unpredictability of the road. A small shuttle is planned for driving school children or students around the campus, airline passengers to another terminal or employees around a company site. In the countryside in particular, these ideas open up new prospects for old or disabled people. The complaint that the smaller a car, the shorter its range only applies to a certain extent. The average journey distance in Germany is around twelve kilometers. For this, even the smallest electric car in the world, the re-launched Peel P50, with a maximum range of 25 kilometers, would suffice. Journeys are usually shorter in the city.