Sensible 4’s self-driving shuttle bus GACHA is the winner of the 2019 Beazley Design of the year award in the transport category. GACHA was designed in cooperation with Finnish Sensible 4 and Japanese MUJI and the design-work was led by the iconic designer Naoto Fukasawa. GACHA represents Fukasawa’s famous minimalist style. The Design Museum London revealed the winner of the prestigious Beazley Design of the year prize, on Thursday the 21th of November.
Sensible 4’s CEO, Harri Santamala: “We are honoured and grateful to receive the Beazley Transport design of the year award and want to thank MUJI and the whole design team for their great work. A recognition like this means a lot for us and shows how future public transportation can be both user-friendly and innovative. We believe this award will boost international awareness of the importance of attractive design and fine-tuned user experience for autonomous shuttles.”
GACHA was awarded for its minimalist forward-thinking design. It is the first self-driving shuttle bus capable of operating in all weather conditions. Developed by Sensible 4, GACHA was made for everyday use for people around the world. It offers smart, safe and, sustainable on-demand transportation and is an ideal use-case for last-mile transportation. The design and spacious interior of GACHA makes for a user-friendly experience and in combination with the software, it can navigate smoothly and flawlessly in a changing environment.
The Beazley award is one of the finest recognition in the world for design. Every year the Design Museum London honours the most original and exciting products, concepts and, designers across the world. Candidates for the award are chosen from a broad spectrum of different fields.
Sensible 4 is one of few companies in the world that provides full-stack solutions for self-driving cars, which allows for full automation of vehicles – using only in-house developed software. Sensible 4’s unique combination of LiDAR-based software and sensor fusion makes self-driving cars able to operate in even the most challenging weather conditions.
For more information visit Design Museum London website: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/beazley-designs-of-the-year
Sensible 4 is an autonomous driving company. Our systems can be integrated to any autonomous vehicle type used as the platform, such as a shuttle bus. Our systems work in all climates. Our founders of Sensible 4 have decades of experience in the development of autonomous driving systems. We are seeking to become one of the global pioneers autonomous driving. Currently our operations are expanding to EU and Asia, and we have been testing in Finland in real life traffic conditions and driving over 5G network. Results are clear: it works anywhere!