Mercedes-Benz vision AVTR | the car inspired by the film Avatar arrives at 2020
In the futuristic film Avatar by James Cameron, we talk about Pandora as a world in which “blue” beings are the main protagonists. The creatures on Pandora are connected “with the soul” to the animals that make them also by means of transport. Here Mercedes has decided to refer precisely to this link to bring it into reality between man and his car and make it feasible in the future with the new VISION AVTR or a totally futuristic car capable of “breathing” thanks to 33 multifunctional flaps positioned at the top of its shell.
All 33 can move systematically just as if they were breathing and as if the car actually came to life. The movements of the 33 flaps are obviously an aerodynamic function that guarantees the car to have the least resistance to drive and therefore a potential for better aerodynamic efficiency. The line is completely futuristic, between completely absent corners, breathtaking curves and above all LEDs in every part of the bodywork. Aesthetics certainly dominate but it is clear how Mercedes wants to show what it is capable of for the future.
Mercedes VISION AVTR: a supercar that “breathes”
The exteriors, the interiors but also the user interface are a single element. The bodywork is made up of large round windows with strongly reduced optical units which leave room for the LEDs in the form of lines in the right places. Domed wheel arches capable of highlighting the “huge” wheels of the Mercedes VISION AVTR fully illuminated by LEDs in this concept. As mentioned on the external rear window there are 33 flaps or better to say “bionic flaps” capable of moving independently or even all together and capable of communicating with the driver and the outside world in a sort of symbiosis. Some also have solar panels to recover energy while driving or parked.
Traditional controls such as the steering wheel or the accelerator or brake pedals are no longer there. Here is the future to dominate and if the car can still be controlled by man, artificial intelligence can make it autonomous. In the first case, however, the driver will have to adapt to driving it through the surface of the central console, it will be sufficient to place a hand to connect to the car and make biometric recognition possible.
There are holographic contents for the control of the vehicle but also a huge curved display belonging to the dashboard and a central tunnel to separate the two front seats. The microfiber is the master internally with inserts also in Indonesian Karuun rush wood and seats with sensors capable of recognizing the passenger and therefore adapting to his psychophysical conditions.
The car is clearly able to walk and this thanks to four engines arranged one on each wheel. Together they provide a power of 470 HP and are powered by a battery capacity of 110 kWh for over 700 km of autonomy thanks to the high energy density. This is partly composed of completely recyclable graphene and organic material. According to Mercedes, it can be recharged in just 15 minutes.
Mercedes VISION AVTR is not just an exercise in style for the German company. The Stuttgart-based house goes to realize what is the goal and commitment made towards the world and the environment. The link between the environment, man and the car must also be primary in mobility and the desire must be to achieve a zero impact in the construction and use of vehicles with the prospect of realizing at least 95% recyclable cars. Mercedes seems to already have the pace and the future may not be that far away.
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