Next Future Transportation is a Title III - Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign and is actively accepting investments.
$250.00 minimum investment

Next Future Transportation

Autonomous Modular Mass Transit Solution

Small OPO
San Jose, CA
Accepting International Investment
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Who Needs Flying Cars When You Have NEXT?

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"At an increasingly unsustainable rate, humans continue to burn through the planet's one-time energy windfall, particularly with respect to the consumption of fossilized fuels. Furthermore, our roads and highways become more congested by the day, contributing to a lower quality of life at best, and the loss of life at worst. With the necessity of vehicle ownership non-negotiable for most, solutions to the above problems are not easy to come by.

NEXT Future Transportation was founded to offer solutions. We are developing an advanced, smart, and modular transportation system that's designed to reduce pollution, commute time, traffic fatalities, trip costs, and road congestion. 

We are developing a modular transportation system that's designed to transform travel into a useful time, resulting in economic, social, and time benefits. Simply, we want to make the future of transportation "Life in Motion".

While carpooling and self-driving vehicles can help, they aren't enough. The world needs public transportation that realizes its fullest potential. The intention of NEXT’s modular vehicles is that they optimize public transportation by dynamically redistributing passengers. This will allow for precise control over occupancy rates, time to destination, and energy consumption.

Additionally, NEXT intends to transform the experience of travel by providing in-motion on-demand services (such as food and drink) delivered at will.

Recently, we created two 1/10th scale working prototypes and demonstrated them to the ruler of Dubai, HH Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktum. Impressed by the presentation and our technology's potential, he signed for a pilot project in Dubai. We are now close to completing two actual-size working units, to demonstrate the full functionality of our prototypes.

This is just the start. Your investment will allow us to ramp up our efforts and to reach mass production. Help disrupt and revolutionize transportation with our scalable and modular smart mobility solution!"

- Tommaso Gecchelin
Founder, Inventor, CTO


SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity)

$20M valuation cap| 18% Discount

Minimum $250 Investment

What is a SAFE?

A SAFE is an acronym that stands for “Simple Agreement for Future Equity” and offers you the right to future shares in NEXT Future Transportation. The number of shares you will receive in the future will be determined at the next qualified equity financing, in which NEXT Future Transportation issues stock to investors in the minimum aggregate amount of $1,000,000. The conversion price per share is set based on the price per share in that qualified equity financing. We have modified the standard Y Combinator SAFE to comport with Regulation Crowdfunding.


$250 — Your name will be listed on our website as a NEXT backer.

$500 — You will receive a NEXT blueprint poster.

$5,000 — You will receive a 3D-printed scale model of a NEXT vehicle.

$50,000 — You will receive a special ticket to be present to a private ride on a NEXT prototype.

$100,000 — You will receive a full scale static NEXT unit, usable as a futuristic caravan.

How We Arrived at the NEXT Step

"My personal obsession with transportation began decades ago. I was struck by an idea while traveling, worrying about the immense inefficiency in the way that we humans are literally burning through our fossil energy inheritance. 

What if I could 'hook' onto the car in front of me? We could share the pull of an engine (not to mention that I wouldn't have to drive) and outcompete (i.e., run more cheaply than) all these other vehicles using their 'single-serve' engines. 

For years this idea burned in my head as I schemed about various (what I would come to learn later were) 'vehicular platooning' systems. Lacking the requisite engineering, capital, regulatory, legal, and cultural expertise to singularly execute this 'fever dream', I found Next Future and struck up a collaboration.  

My goal is to enable humans to realize sustainable living as fast as possible, and I'm willing to do all of this gratis if it gets humans heading toward sustainability more quickly. This effort I engage in is, in the words of Buckminster Fuller, 'the property of all humanity'."

- Chris Briggs

Program Manager

NEXT has the potential to transform the world of transportation by creating a physical network of modular vehicles that allow passengers to live "Life in Motion".

What NEXT Has Accomplished So Far...

Since our founding in 2015, development of our unique and disruptive transportation solution has been incredibly rapid. 

First, we developed and manufactured two 1:10 scale working prototypes. With these, we successfully tested docking and undocking in motion capabilities, collective vehicle steering and our self-driving system. 

Next, we manufactured two full-scale units. These demonstrated the roominess of our cabins' interiors as well as material quality and robustness of the final vehicle.

Finally, we completed the first fully-functional drivetrain (engine), which will be installed on the base of the full-scale cabin we've already made. With your investment, we can complete this work and manufacture the second functional unit. In turn, this will allow us to immediately begin the industrial phase scaling process.

Traction and Success

  • Featured on Wired, The Guardian, CNN, and more!
  • Featured by HH Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
  • Signed a contract for a pilot project in Dubai with the RTA (Road Transportation Authority)
  • Part of Dubai's vision to make driverless transportation a reality by 2030
  • 39th on 50 most intelligent things list
  • Participated in the most important tech and mobility fairs in the world: IAA Frankfurt 2015, Innotrans Berlin 2016, Gitex Dubai 2016

NEXT Modules: The Future of Transportation

NEXT Unit Smart Dimensions

NEXT modules have been designed to efficiently maximize space. They provide enough room for six people to sit comfortably while four stand. This allows for each module to transport ten people in a vehicle that has a traffic footprint that's less than half the size of other self-driving and modular vehicles.

NEXT Redistributing Capability

In full use, we intend for our vehicles to be able to physically connect and disconnect in motion, allowing passengers and cargo to redistribute inside, like inside a single open space. They can consolidate in fewer units to minimize traffic and price and/or redistribute in multiple units heading to passengers destinations, to cut travel time and avoid intermediate stops.

NEXT: The First Disruption in Public Transportation

The public transportation systems that we know today have remained largely unchanged for the past 120 years. As such, they've failed to keep pace with the changing needs, demands and environmental considerations of our contemporary world.

Public transportation is a sector that needs to be disrupted, and that's just what NEXT aims to do. Our modules are intended to drive autonomously on regular roads and join together and detach even while in motion. When joined, the doors between modules fold, creating a walkable open space between modules.  

These key features are the reason why NEXT is radically different and not at all comparable to other 'disruptive' projects in the public transportation sector. These projects, including folding cars (Hiriko and others), Rinspeed Micromax and other modular roadtrain systems rely on new dedicated infrastructures. NEXT modules work with transportation infrastructure that's already in place.

The Problems We Confront NOW


In urban centers around the world, traffic congestion is creating a growing number of problems. Not only does it add to the stress of day-to-day lives, it is also creating stresses on productivity and economies.


Every year, the negative impact of human industry upon the environment is becoming more evident. Unsurprisingly, private automobile usage and the consumption of fossil fuels are primary drivers of this growing issue.


Public transportation systems play an important role in combating these aforementioned problems. However, without an ability to scale to the changing demand, these systems are not ultimately as efficient as they should be.

The Solutions We'll Deliver NEXT

On-Demand Comfort

NEXT vehicles will provide passengers with incredible comfort and the opportunity to make better use of their commute time. Because they don’t have to attend to the driving, the commuter is freed to engage in their preferred business, leisure, or social activity.

Clean Air

Making use of both hybrid and fully electric engines, NEXT vehicles will have a significantly smaller environmental footprint than traditional busses. When deployed in force, this will put a significant dent in urban pollution.

Modular Scaling

Even though public transportation can be very efficient at times, it does not go far enough. Scaling to meet demand, NEXT modularity will allow public transportation systems to always operate at peak efficiency.

The NEXT Full-Scale Units

The creation of two NEXT full-size units is the first major step to seeing NEXT utilized in society. As our small scale prototypes have demonstrated, the full scale units are intended to bring modularly, connecting, and disconnecting to the roads of the future.


●  Dimensions: L: 272 cm (188cm when coupled), H: 282 cm, W: 250 cm

●  Internal Space: The minimum walkable surface without seats is about 4.5 square meters

●  Electric Drivetrain: Front traction, 2 electric motors 7kW peak power

●  Maximum Speed: 60 km/hr (single module), 130 km/hr (coupled modules)

●  Battery Range: ~160 km range (suggested 60kWh)

●  Battery Charging System: regular “rapid charging” electric plug 22 or 43 kW (3-phase, 63A) (inductive charging optional)

●  Passenger Capacity: 10 passengers with 6 seated and 4 standing (14 maximum with no seats and 4.6 square meters of walkable space)

●  Hybrid-Driving Capability: Human driving within regular car mixed traffic to allow higher speed and safety in terms of regulatory limitations (semi-autonomous driving system is used for parking, joining and detaching of modules in the parking/stations areas)

●  Air Conditioning: Each unit is equipped with its own AC system
●  Embarking Platform: A folding stair system is automatically released to embark passengers, and a linear raising platform can be added to accommodate wheelchairs and to assist disabled passengers
●  Joining System: Up to 7 units can join together electro-mechanically

●  Steering radius: 4 meters for a single unit and up to 8 meters when 7 units are connected
●  Sliding doors: Front and back automatic sliding doors allow embarking and disembarking and for module-to-module passengers redistribution

●  Future possible add-ons: Solar panels on top, in-motion battery swap, inductive charging, level-4 complete self-drive

Investing in a New Form of Transportation

We are entering the smart mobility and self-driving market space. Based on analysis, this market space is currently worth more than $500 billion (Forbes). The market is still fluid, and there are many players at the moment. Most of them, though, are pushing for generic self-driving technologies that can be embedded in regular cars or minibuses.

While beneficial, the technologies of our competitors do not go far enough. Our competitive strategy is to create a completely new kind of vehicle, a brand new hardware that leverages the full advantage of self-driving technology. Adoptable from day one, NEXT modules can massively optimize traffic and consumption even while in the hybrid- or human-driving stage.

The Market of the Commute

Economic Problems

Traffic jams caused by under-occupied vehicles create a number of economic headaches. By helping to dramatically reduce this inefficiency, NEXT can alleviate economic difficulties for individuals, municipalities and businesses alike. In the U.S. alone, this could result in $121 billion in fuel cost savings, provided the technology increases the current vehicle occupancy rate to 75% (Source: IEA ENERGY.GOV).

Social Problems

Commuters lose an incredible amount of time (and their lives) to driving and traffic. Even those who take today's forms of public transportation most often find that what exists today is not suitable for comfort, much less accomplishing work while on the go.

All of this leads to a loss in quality of life for many individuals. On an economic scale, this also leads to a massive loss in productivity. Through wide adoption, NEXT modules can help to recoup much of the estimated $422 billion per year that's lost to commuting and uncomfortable public transportation options (Source: Morgan Stanley Research).

A Reasonable Goal
In the coming years, NEXT aims to replace 30% of the old public transportation fleets in just 5 large cities: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong. Accomplishing the goal would result in a net income of roughly $25 billion.

To achieve this goal, NEXT would need to realize a vehicle production capability of just 50,000 units per year. This is roughly the same number of vehicles that were produced by Tesla in 2016.

The NEXT Team

In the Press

Self-Driving Pods Could Be The Future Of Public Transportation
July 28, 2016

Imagine, if you will, an app on your phone that could summon your very own personal, self-driving pod. And what if this pod could connect with other pods to form buses that get you and other users to your destination? This futuristic concept may soon be a reality.

These self-driving pods might be the future of public transportation
July 18, 2016

The pods, made by Italy-based Next Future Transportation, are modular, allowing them to drive individually or by clamping to other units to form a bus. One pod, 8.8 feet (2.7 m) in length, can hold up to 10 people.

Tech innovators reshaping transit
November 13, 2015

As part of our series on the future of transportation, we’re looking at vehicles that might change the way you travel. Industrial designer Tommaso Gecchelin has sketched out a modular concept he’s calling Next, which features electric pods that can connect and disconnect to other pods as needed, like some futuristic train that can start small and then expand, accordion-style. Gecchelin provided the Guardian with this product rendering.

New Innovation
March 13, 2017

Future transportation will either be a refinement of current tech or a completely new innovation, obviously. After all, current transportation methods were once the figment of someone’s imagination. Transportation in the future will come in various interesting forms from levitation and jet packs, to perhaps, the more esoteric concept of teleportation. Let’s have a quick look at nine potential forms of transport in the future.

Why Should Your Self-Driving Car Look Like A Car?
November 2, 2015

The Google Car looks like a VW bug post-castration. The Tesla is a ride for the rich and boring. Both vehicles feature AI that can take the wheel for you–and yet, both cars are still, notably, cars with four wheels, doors, and rear trunk space. Where’s all the imagination?

Startup says rooms on wheels are the future of self-driving cars
November 3, 2015

Silicon Valley startup Next has a radical idea about what the self-driving car of the future should look like. Its plan is to make cubes on wheels for people to commute in around urban cities, giving riders the opportunity to catch up on a little work while being driven to their destinations. It's ambitious, and Next won't have a physical prototype built until 2020 at the earliest, but the concept video is pretty fun to watch.

This Guy Wants Us to Commute in Autonomous, On-Demand Pods
November 24, 2015

WHEN TOMMASO GECCHELIN envisions the future of urban transportation, he, like many people, imagines a system of driverless electric cars. But in Gecchelin’s vision, the system is modular. Its boxy vehicles are flat-sided, identically sized, and can link up and disconnect on the fly. He calls the concept “Next,” and foresees it providing both on-demand rides and shared public transportation, like a futuristic cross between Uber and the city bus. Imagine a Next pod pulling up to your house in the morning, before scooping up your neighbor, and then, once it’s on a main road heading for downtown, affixing itself to another couple pods. Everyone goes to work, together.

These self-driving pods could change how we travel
October 27, 2015

Two Italian researchers are working on creating an entirely new mode of autonomous public transportation slated for release in 2020.

Next transportation concept would improve traffic fluidity and commuting time
October 24, 2015

next is an advanced smart transportation system based on swarms of modular self-driving vehicles, refined by italian designers and engineers. the modules can drive autonomously on regular roads, joining themselves and detach even when in motion. when joined, the doors between modules fold, creating a walkable open space among modules. founded by tommaso gecchelin, the concept would greatly outperform conventional transportation when used in conjunction with other modules. the collection of next modules would improve traffic fluidity, commute time, running costs and pollution prevention by optimizing each module occupancy rate.

Next Future modular transportation swarms the commuting hordes
October 21, 2015

Part mass transit, part personal mobility, the Next Future Transportation system is designed to act as an efficient, coordinated network that shuttles folks from door to door. Still in the early concept stages, the design features a series of modular, self-driving electric pods that pick passengers up on demand and link together in bus-like form on the journey to get each of them from point A to B as efficiently as possible.

Self-Driving Car Swarms!
October 21, 2015

Next is an advanced smart transportation system based on teams of modular self-driving vehicles, designed in Italy. Each module can join and detach with other modules on standard city roads. When joined, they create an open, bus-like area, allowing passengers to stand and walk from one module to another to dynamically optimize occupancy rate and to deliver services on demand in motion. Additionally, their modularity makes it possible to adjust the cargo capacity for delivery service in order to maximize efficiency and convenience for consumers and deliverers alike! They may not be the sexiest ride on the road, but they get the job done!

Next Future Transportation in UAE
December 9, 2016

CNN covers the participation of Next at the Dubai Future Accelerator program.

One Day We Might Travel In On-Demand Autonomous Pods
November 1, 2015

The transportation industry is currently in a state of change, with autonomous cars on the horizon and the Hyperloop under testing. Tommaso Gecchelin, however, has his own ideas about the future of urban transportation. While he sees a future of autonomous cars, his vision is that vehicles will be modular and able to connect to each other. He calls this concept "Next," and sees it offering on-demand rides and shared public transportation.

The Car Of The Future May Look Nothing Like A Car
November 3, 2015

The next big thing in transportation may be Next. The modular electric car design looks really nothing like a car, more like a boxy room on wheels, but it runs on roads just like any other car.

Offering Summary

SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity)

$20MM Valuation Cap | 18% Discount 

Minimum $250 Investment

What is a SAFE?

A SAFE is an acronym that stands for "Simple Agreement for Future Equity" and offers you the right to future shares in our Company. The number of shares you will receive in the future will be determine at the next qualified equity financing, in which the Company issues stock to investors in a minimum aggregate amount of $1,000,000. The conversion price per share is either, (a) the Valuation Cap divided by the fully diluted capitalization, or (b) the price per share of Common Stock or Preferred Stock, as applicable, sold in an Equity Financing multiplied by the Discount Rate, whichever calculation results in a greater number of shares of Common Stock or Preferred Stock, as applicable. 

For the purposes of the SAFE agreements, "Equity Financing" means the next sale (or series of related sales) by the Company of its equity Securities to one or more third parties following the date of the agreement from which the Company receives gross proceeds of not less than $1,000,000 with the principal purpose of raising capital. 

Next Future Transportation

Corporate Address
246 Race Street, San Jose, CA

Description of Business
Modular transportation system for mass transit

Type of Security Offered
SAFE note
Purchase Price of Security Offered
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Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 


$250 — Your name will be listed on our website as a NEXT backer.

$500 — You will receive a NEXT blueprint poster.

$5,000 — You will receive a 3D-printed scale model of a NEXT vehicle.

$50,000 — You will receive a special ticket to be present to a private ride on a NEXT prototype.

$100,000 — You will receive a full scale static NEXT unit, usable as a futuristic caravan.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$31,972.00 USD
$11,174.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$532.00 USD
$1,770.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$44,451.00 USD
$11,342.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$142.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$489.00 USD
$25.00 USD
Net Income
-$23,311.00 USD
-$5,968.00 USD


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