Filipino-designed pedicab ‘Eclipse’ charges your iPhone
Future of transportation? While you might be thinking of flying cars, we’re talking more of a moon-shaped pedicab or rickshaw as others would call it. Meet the Eclipse.
Eclipse was designed by Cebu-based Kenneth Cobonpue and is targeted towards urban centers around the globe. The aluminum- and polythylene-framed rickshaw is unique compared to other three wheelers since it has been equipped with an iPhone docking base to charge your phone and play music through its speakers. It’s also adorned with cooling fans and cup holders to ensure a comfortable ride.
This “more civilized version of the humble three-wheeler” according to award-winning Cobonpue, still has that open design that we’re used to seeing; but with the difference that there are now panels on both sides of the carriage that can be pulled down for some privacy. During rainy seasons, there’s also a cover made of acrylic fiber that protects the passengers from getting wet.
It’s nice to see designers today are somehow keeping up with the technological trends and incorporating today’s necessities (like chargers in public transportation) in tomorrow’s innovations. Hopefully, it catches people’s attention not only in the Philippines but even in other countries as Kenneth’s team is still open for partnerships with the Eclipse.