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Sign: Ready Set Van in The Reign of the Urban Nomads

READY SET VAN

In recent years, the #Vanlife trend has emerged among intrepid and adventurous influencers, who decide to abandon traditional housing for modified, completely decked out vans, and lead their lives on the road. Accordingly, companies who customise these vans have shown up – one of these is Ready Set Van, a New Jersey-based startup that previously designed a party bus for Burning Man festival. Ready Set Van installs fully-functional, Tesla battery-powered fixtures like sinks, toilets and even kitchenware inside industrial-grade vans, making sure that “vanlifers” have everything they need to live nomadically.

The Reign of the Urban Nomads - Ready Set Van

Behavioral Trend: The Reign of the Urban Nomads

Source: readysetvan.com / Trendwatcher: Andrea Lobo

Sign: Self-Driving Bicycle in The Reign of the Urban Nomads

SELF-DRIVING BICYCLE

Google Netherlands’ 2016 April’s Fools Day prank poked fun at the self-driving technology developed at Waymo, Google’s sister company, this time applied to the bicycle, the ubiquitous form of transportation in the Netherlands. However, this lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek campaign ended up predicting a real self-driving bicycle designed by researchers in China in 2019. The bike can move on its own using the highly advanced Tianjic chip, opening the door to new ways of automating our transport and getting to our destinations with the least amount of effort possible.

The Reign of the Urban Nomads - Self-Driving Bicycle

Behavioral Trend: The Reign of the Urban Nomads

Source: analyticsindiamag.com (article) / Trendwatcher: Andrea Lobo

Sign: Lime in The Reign of the Urban Nomads

LIME

Lime provides accessible, shareable forms of transportation – micromobility, as they call it, for all. They let users take rides on all kinds of shareable vehicles, from electric bikes and scooters to electric mopeds, in select cities around the world. Not depending on Uber, Lyft or other ride-hailing platforms is even more crucial during the pandemic, as sharing closed spaces with strangers is seen as risky and undesirable. Lime liberates urban nomads to go where they need to go, entirely on their own.

The Reign of the Urban Nomads - Lime

Behavioral Trend: The Reign of the Urban Nomads

Source: li.me / Trendwatcher: Andres Rodriguez

Sign: Uber in The Reign of the Urban Nomads

UBER

A very convenient urban means of transport, it has become a mobile extension of our office. Most of the times urban nomads choose to use Uber to avoid wasting time behind the wheel.

the reign of the urban nomads - uber

Behavioral Trend: The Reign of the Urban Nomads

Source: uber.com / Trendwatcher: Ivan Babic