Client: Mattro Mobility Revolutions, Schwaz/Austria
Studio: University of Applied Sciences Salzburg/Austria
HYCAT is a development-project for a new hybrid transportation vehicle where Mattro coordinates 2 universities and six companies in four different countries. The project-costs of 1.3 million Euros are funded by the European Union and the involved countries in the Era-SME-program. Goal of the 20-month-project is the prototype of an off-road Transporter with up-to-date hybrid technology that will set new standards in all-terrain transportation.
The completely new offroad transportation vehicle for high mountain regions offers usability throughout the seasons by its possibility to drive with tracks as well as wheels. With its innovative hybrid drivetrain based on four independent electrical in-wheel motors each wheel adapts perfectly to the actual surface.
The vehicle interiors is arranged generously, focused on basic equipment and constructed and finished to the highest standards. It can be used equally well for material or passenger transportation and also ambulance services.
Single-handedly this technical innovation would never have been possible. But through the exchange within a business network associated companies learn to trust each other and finally get the possibility to establish cooperation. By united knowledge, for example in engineering or design, we managed to develop a never before seen vehicle.
Until the end of April 2012 extensive testing is planned. In the end of 2012 a Tyrolean industrial partner will start the “Steinbock HX1” series production, so the first vehicles should be ready to deliver by winter 2012.