Designer Xu Wei Chen has created the Tunnel Keeper motorcycle concept for fire fighting in tunnels. The concept looks a bit like Akira’s bike in design.
The concept entered the list of nominees for the Core77 Design Awards 2021. The idea was to create a design for a motorcycle suitable for extinguishing fires in tunnels where fire engines are often unable to pass due to accumulated traffic inside. An example is the tragic fire in the Mont Blanc tunnel in 1954. It could hardly have been avoided, but it could have been possible to reduce losses.
Tunnel Keeper Features:
- HUD systems for convenient display of information for the pilot
- removable stretcher
- modern fire extinguishing system