The central issue / Reasons for doing the project:
The idea of developing the Amphi-X was pretty much given to me on a article, which I had read on the Top Gear magazine. The article described the current amphibious vehicle designs and how we could really use an alternative route of traveling rather then traveling on the busy congested roads in our cities. The article clearly stated that the current designs of the amphibious vehicle are shameful, and should be executed much better than having a large hull underneath a car body, or water propeller sticking out from the back of a car. This was one of the key point in letting me to take on the challenge of really blending both features of a boat and a car into a aesthetically appealing amphibious vehicle.
The other main point mentioned in the article, which sparked me in pursuing such a project, was that, many major cities had been clogged up with cars, designers or automotive industries are trying hard to deliver compact and small vehicle for those who live close to cities, yet not much people had realized that nearly every major cities in the world has a virtually unused set of arterial waterways running straight through it. And instead of being stressfully stacked in traffic, we could use the rivers or waterways to turn every stressful journey into a pleasant cruise along the water.
And due to the insufficient space within major cities, many countries had already started to expand out man made island or lands in order to occupy the space needed for our needs. These man made lands can be identified in Hong Kong air port, which part of the airport are lands that had been expanded out into the ocean, others such as the palm island and the construction of the world island are all artificial man made lands in order to occupy more resident due to the insufficient space on land.
For all these reasons and points, i had decided to design an aesthetically pleasing amphibious vehicle for Dubai 2030.