Benjamin Hubert of experience design agency LAYER has designed Joyn, a near-future concept for an autonomous ride sharing platform that rewards sustainable behaviours and makes ride sharing more desirable as a form of transport.
▼Joyn概念图，Joyn – concept ©LAYER
隐私控制 | Privacy control
Joyn offers passengers a more private and secure alternative to public transport and existing rideshare vehicles. The eight-passenger vehicles are based around the footprint of a Ford Galaxy and have been designed to maximise comfort for short- to mid-length journeys of 30 to 60 minutes.
▼每个车辆包含8个座位，the eight-passenger vehicle ©LAYER
Passengers use the Joyn app to locate nearby vehicles, and can instantly see what seats and storage space is available. A system driven by AI determines the best route with minimum disruption to passengers already on board.
▼通过应用程序预定车辆和选座，the Joyn app for locating vehicles and checking available seats ©LAYER
▼由AI驱动的系统，a system driven by AI ©LAYER
The modular seat pairs have been designed to maximise privacy – the seats face opposite ways and are separated by dynamic wings that can be either kept closed, or opened out in an intuitive, gestural motion to “Joyn” two seats together to create a “buddy seat” configuration for passengers travelling together.
▼动态座椅示意，seats with dynamic wings ©LAYER
▼可开合的座椅侧翼，the wings can be either kept closed or opened out ©LAYER
▼“好友座位”，“buddy seat” ©LAYER
家一般舒适 | Home comforts
Joyn is designed to offer refuge in busy metropolises. The interior, therefore, takes its design cues from residential interiors, rather than traditional transport design, creating a soft, human-focused space that feels welcoming. The seatbacks feature stowable tables with smart tech provisions, including charging ports and folding tablet stands to accommodate various devices.
▼座椅背部安装了嵌入式的智能桌板，the seatbacks feature stowable tables with smart tech provisions ©LAYER
The finishes have been selected for their durability and suitability for high traffic use. The vegetable leather upholstery is easy to clean, and the fabric upholstery has a “noisy” pattern, designed to disguise any marks from wear and tear. The flooring material has a non-slip grip texture for safety.
▼座位饰面，seating finishes ©LAYER
▼座椅细部，detailed view ©LAYER
呼吁行动 | Call to action
Users can order a Joyn vehicle from anywhere within the service area. Once they have input passenger numbers and destination, they will be able to select their desired Joyn and seat from a map displaying the estimated journey times of nearby vehicles.
▼随时随地预定车辆，users can order a Joyn vehicle from anywhere within the service area ©LAYER
The Joyn app is not only a simple and intuitive way to book a ride, but also an exciting and engaging social network that rewards positive behaviours and creates a community to drive environmental action. Riders will earn points each time they choose to ride with Joyn, and will earn more points for rides that are more eco-friendly – for example, rides with a greater number of passengers, or a more direct route. They can then exchange these points for goods and services, such as coffee or restaurant discounts, from Joyn partners, or donate their points as a cash value to charity partners.
▼Joyn程序提供社交功能并推动环保行为，Joyn app as an engaging social network ©LAYER