Pal

Platform not Product

The PAL app is part of the PAL prototype developed for Chinese electric vehicle company NIO, designed to offer flexible and convenient “last mile” travel. The PAL app connects to the smart, modular scooter via a wireless bluetooth earpiece using NIO’s NOMI system, an artificially-intelligent digital companion which learns its driver’s self-interests and other information to meet their needs.

Through NOMI, PAL uses machine learning to become accustomed to a user’s routes over time and, eventually, become autonomous. It also responds to simple voice commands and requests, such as “What’s the best route?”, “Take me to work” or “How much battery is left?”

Together, the PAL vehicle and PAL app form a system that addresses the growing congestion and population density of our cities and offers a possible solution to these global challenges.

Client

NIO

Sector

Transport

Year

2019

Disciplines

Strategic research
Ethnographic research
Industrial design
UI/UX
Colour, material and finish
Engineering