What is the future of mobility? How will technology and design change how we move about in the world?
A new exhibition by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum— the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design — will explore these questions. And Peloton’s platooning technology will be a part of this exhibition, “The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility.”
Described by the museum as “an interactive and design provocations and proposals for a reimagined streetscape within a more inclusive city,” it will include “objects and interactive experiences that allow visitors to consider the ways in which mobility impacts our lives and how design can play a critical role in thinking about the future we want to embrace.”
What a great venue to showcase our platooning technology!
Peloton contributed the hardware components of our truck platooning system (see below for descriptions of each component) to Cooper Hewitt. As part of its “The Road Ahead” exhibition, the museum will place the Peloton hardware in the appropriate sites on a full-size line drawing of a truck.
As a pioneer of platooning technology, we were honored and delighted to contribute our products to this design exhibition. Peloton takes design seriously, and for us design takes multiple forms, including:
While we believe that Peloton was invited to contribute to Cooper Hewitt’s “The Road Ahead” exhibition based primarily on our functional technology design, we are also very proud of the visual appeal of the industrial design of our platooning components.
All the hardware components in the Peloton platooning system share a consistent look and feel. They are all covered in a textured black plastic with a thin ‘Peloton blue’ line, for a subtle yet distinctively branded appearance.
Here’s what the Peloton team sent to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum:
Additional Peloton Hardware Used in Platooning
“The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility” is scheduled to run at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum at 2 East 91st Street in Manhattan, New York City, from December 14, 2018, through March 31, 2019.