James Cameron and Mercedes-Benz has just pulled the wraps off of a new concept car called the Vision AVTR. Inspired by the 2009 movie Avatar, the car is unveiled at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.
The concept car is named AVTR for Advanced Vehicle Transformation. Giving the feel of the movie, the car gives the feel of a “living organism” that connects with its driver and allows them to feel one with the world around them.
Here are some of its features:
- Car has special spherical wheels that make moving sideways and diagonally possible.
- The car uses biometric sensors and there’s no steering wheel. It has a menu selection projection onto the driver’s hand, real-time 3D graphics and curved display module.
- The rear end of the AVTR has these 33 circular hatches which are named “bionic flaps” by Mercedes. These flaps could be used by driver for communicating with outside world.
- The seats, dash, and floorboard are made of recycled materials such as “Dinamca” faux leather and ”Karoon” which is a type of wood. Karoon is harvested from the roots found in the Amazon rainforest.
- It sports a 110 W/h recyclable battery made of graphene-based organic cells. This helps it to have 470 horsepower and offers a driving range of 435 miles.
“When I look at this car here, I see a beautiful car,” Cameron said. “I see the physical manifestation of an idea.”
“We got to make the beautiful machine a sustainable beautiful machine,” Källenius said.
Vision AVTR is a futuristic concept and it might not make it to production. But it is out of the world design and creative carbon footprint reduction is sure to make an impact.