Gordon Gecko, played by Michael Douglas, collects his belongings before leaving prison at the beginning of the Wall Street sequel. cell phone the size of a shoebox It dates back to his admission in the 1980s. As such, the technology we see in movies is one of the keys to dating it. However, rather than vice versa, there are scientific and technological breakthroughs inspired by the film.
One of them takes inspiration from the world of Avatar and shows us what will the car of the future look likeAnd these are some of its features:
- without handle
- Made with sustainable materials
- Extended range (500+ miles)
- gesture communication interface
- Connects to the brain waves of the driver
This model was designed in collaboration with James Cameron. Inspired by the world of Pandora, the planet of the movie Avatar. Its wheels therefore resemble the dandelions seen floating in the air in Cameron’s work. Dubbed the Vision AVTR, the car incorporates a number of technologies that could be relevant to future road cars.
In addition to the curvilinear form, the first thing that catches your eye is lack of steering wheelThe driver kind of moves Joystick like a video game consoleIn addition to moving forward and backward, the wheel design also allows it to move sideways like a crab.
The car lacks a traditional steering wheel that integrates an impressive dashboard screen. The manufacturer notes that this futuristic car can be connected to the user’s mind via electrodes. Following calibration, you can: Control your entertainment center with your mind.
Its propulsion system uses electric motors and graphene-based batteries. Theoretical range is 500 milesThe battery powers four motors attached to each wheel. The battery contains no rare minerals and is fully compostable at the end of its useful life.
This prototype aims to optimize energy consumptionFor this purpose, it also uses solar panels integrated into its body, specifically a series of movable wings that resemble reptilian scales. They do not drive the vehicle, but power the onboard systems.
but, new prototype We are exploring this path as a candidate for future cars. And their commercial launch seems imminent.
Solar power, one of the keys to future electric vehicles
imagination Run an electric car for a month without chargingThis is the approach of Lightyear Motors, a Dutch company ready to redefine the car of the future. With the brand’s first vehicle hitting the market in his 2022, that approach is much more pragmatic than the previous ones.
Lightyear One incorporates several innovative concepts to achieve unprecedented autonomy.On the one hand, it depends on photovoltaic energy Thanks panel integrated into the car bodywith total surface area 5 square metersThe efficiency of these panels allows vehicles to add more than 45 miles of self-driving daily without having to go to a charging point. Under optimal conditions and assuming urban use, the car can run for weeks or months without recharging.
To achieve this, the weight of the entire vehicle has been reduced thanks to a new system in addition to the solar panels. Lithium battery made of cylindrical cellsOptimal aerodynamics are also sought to reduce energy consumption. Finally, regenerative braking technology is incorporated.
at the cost of $175,000, Lightyear Motors’ first model isn’t for everyone. However, its developers are readying a more affordable successor to apply all the lessons learned in producing the Lightyear One. Could this be a candidate for the car of the future?
sauce: business insider, Mercedes-Benz