Cake’s autonomous ATV for farms and ranches keeps the delicate ecosystem undisturbed

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We are slowly moving towards a future where sustainable and responsible agriculture will be vital. Farming pathways crucially balance on biodiversity and regenerative ranching. Maintaining multi-crop fields requires avid supervision and the CAKE Kibb autonomous mobility solution helps regenerative farming by already depleting soil resources.

The all-terrain ATV is designed by favoring the use of natural resources wherever possible and the protection of the environment is written in its DNA since it can plant and harvest responsibly, alone or in semi-autonomous mode. . Traditionally, machines used in fields and farms are powered by fossil fuels, which juxtaposes the vision of caring for animals and the environment without affecting the ecology of the region. This prompted the designer to create Kibb which does not impact the biodiversity of the region or damage the environment – ​​rather it helps farmers like never before.

Creator: Fanny Jonsson

Kibb itself means, Ox in the Gutniska dialect of the Swedish island of Gotland. It is a representation of the strength of the vehicle while having the softness of the animal facing nature. Driven by an electric motor, the ATV moves tenderly through the farm, and that too independently. Modularity is a key feature of Kibb, as components can be interchanged to meet the tasks required on the ranch or on the farm. This avoids obsolescence cycles as parts can be updated over time.

The powerful vehicle is designed to have as little impact as possible without compromising inherent capability. A holistic approach to mountain biking centers around material choices for components. For example, the tires are made from dandelions that abound in the Scandinavian landscape, or the plastic used in the body is made from locally available flax plants grown in Sweden. The frame and other vital components are made of aluminium, a durable material compared to other industrial materials – it is highly recyclable without any major degradation of the material.

According to the designer, the main beneficiaries of this project are animals and insects living in the soil. The diverse ecosystem of all organisms helps rejuvenate soil quality over time. The electric powered Kibb plays a vital role in this as it protects the environment around the farm and the animals from any physical or chemical interference.


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