“Changes, turn and face the strange”. Thank you David Bowie, for reminding us that change is good, even when unfamiliar. Sam has been hard at work evolving this Cushman to the IMMEP. This platform has been redesigned from the rooter to the tooter. With most of the fabrication complete, we now turn to the the most fun aspect of the transformation – the technology. The body redesign is very cool but it does not do the storytelling. The magic happens when we start having fun with Raspberry Pi, 5G, and AI to make the IMMEP an autonomous vehicle. But there is so much more. 360 degree cameras and microphones, dual 55″ daylight LED screens, digital projection, sound, smoke and lights will make this platform a mobile funhouse in a tiny package.
But how would one use such a platform? We have plenty of ideas. Primarily our goal is to take the IMMEP to high schools and community colleges as an opportunity to build interdepartmental collaboration. Our ideas are good, but we believe that the youth of America can create better ones. Once built an IMMEP will be employed like an ancient African storyteller known as a griot. For most of human existence our history was not written down. Oral history requires the attention of the audience so that the most important information of the society is passed down – the things we must not forget. With a dramatic flair and unique package, the IMMEP will be used for this purpose. What story would you want it to tell?