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2021

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

Award-winning item
Activity Support Mobility [KUPO]
Business Owner
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION
Category
Personal mobility and bicycle, Personal mobility
Company
SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
21G100975
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2021

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Outline

KUPO is a solution that enables the user to keep up their health while simultaneously expanding their range of activities. KUPO has got 2 modes, "Push Mode" which is extremely compact and can be used as a support for walking and "Drive Mode" which can be used as a "sit and ride" electric vehicle.

Producer

Takashiba Hisanori, Four Wheeler Electric & Electronic Technology Dept., Suzuki Motor Corporation

Director

Raja Gopinath, EV Development Dept., Suzuki Motor Corporation

Designer

Matsuura Baku, Automobile Styling Design Dept., Suzuki Motor Corporation

More information

https://www.suzuki.co.jp

Already in service/use
2021/11

Evaluation

Some electric wheelchair users wish to walk with their own feet. Some people try to go for a walk to maintain their health, but feel tired with a long walk. This vehicle combines the function of an electric walking aid and an electric wheelchair just by itself. This is highly praised for reflecting demands from those people. We also empathize fully with the development process, entering the product into motor shows several times and reflecting feedback to the product for further improvement. In fact, this year's entry for screening was the most stylishly presented ever, showing the matured form of the product.

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