The challenges span from the working environment to appearance versus flexibility, as well as safety. The roof of a cart is generally a major challenge due to the large area it is expected to cover and the need for the carts to be easy to pack up and stand firm regardless of the weather.


It was important to really find out what the different commercial interests were for all parties involved and to challenge the definition of a cart and roof, rather then “just develop a cart.”


The prototypes have been well received by everyone involved. The next phase of the project is of a political nature – the product is developed and now it’s time to find a way to get the project off the ground. One challenge with the carts themselves has been the weight of the roof, but through the inflatable solution, the weight of the cart is reduced.