What does the future of public transport on the Kiel Fjord look like? “CAPTN Vaiaro” stands for Clean Autonomous Public Transport Network. The project displays a combination of clean bus and ferry traffic as a sustainable mobility chain.
Besides the Kiel University and the Muthesius University of fine Arts & Design a large number of actors from the world of science, economy, politics and administration has contributed to the development of a project outline for an autonomous ferry connection between the west and east side of the fjord.
Two different concepts were developed within the project with the names “Floating Platform” and “Passage”, each of which is a distinct design with different emphases to concretise this new form of mobility.
Being designed to link with other forms of public transport, these two ferries are designed to be as inclusive as possible. They’re spacious yet elegant in their minimalist style, with access for wheelchairs, bike stands and even seats dedicated to pet owners, each concept tackles the brief with a different approach./CAPTN