// Process of usage
// Scale model 1:10
Because there’ll always be areas the sweeper can’t reach it offeres an extra feature: an extendable arm that works like a vacuum cleaner is located at the left side of the sweeper. The cabin itself is rotatable which ensures that the driver can use the extendable arm to precisely clean complicated, narrow areas such as places under benches and between parked bicycles and cars. On the sweeper´s right side is a storage compartment for additional cleaning equipment. To ensure an easy access the door slides upwards using the aluminium frames around the cabin as a support.
X-CAV is a multifunctional street sweeper, that is designed to adress the real problems of cleaning streets. The key element is its ability to adapt itself. It is able to cover all street widths, unlike earlier sweepers, which required different machines for both narrow and wide streets. The undercarriage is located parallel to the cleaning unit and can be extended from 140 cm to 300 cm. The combination of horizontally and vertically rotating brushes ensures an optimal cleaning coverage at the curbstone in addition to the brushes under the sweeper itself.
The street sweeper incorporates many factors concerning esthetics. The first one is the simple ability to clean the public space. This influences the behaviour of the citizens positively in that they refrain from disposing their waste in public. In addition, nowadays the process of street sweeping is concidered to be something dirty and condemned from visible public space. This should be reversed as the work that is done needs to be more respected so the citizens eminate this attitude to cleanliness. Furthermore if the cleaning device itself is designed in a clean and minimalistic way and its functionality is intelligent and effective, it promotes cleanliness instead of dirtiness.
B.A. Thesis 02 /2013
Intelligent Street Sweeper