Mercedes-Benz BIOME: an Ultralight Vehicle during One with Nature
At this year’s Los Angeles Design Challenge, a designers from a Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad, California, astounded everybody with a insubordinate vision. Taking their impulse from nature, they written a automobile that is entirely integrated in to a ecosystem, from a impulse of a origination right by to a finish of a operate life. The Mercedes-Benz BIOME grows in a utterly organic sourroundings from seeds sown in a nursery. Out upon a highway a automobile emits pristine oxygen, as well as during a finish of a lifespan it can be simply composted or used as make up material.
“As a contriver of a engine car, you longed for to spell out a prophesy of a undiluted automobile of a future, that is total as well as functions in finish symbiosis with nature. The Mercedes-Benz BIOME is a healthy record hybrid, as well as forms partial of a earth’s ecosystem. It grows as well as thrives similar to a leaves upon a tree” according to Hubert Lee, Head of a Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Carlsbad. This year a foe had called for a origination of a prophesy of a protected as well as gentle 2+2 compress automobile featuring great doing as well as a first-class design, as well as weighing usually 1,000 lbs (around 454 kg/kerb weight).
Mercedes-Benz symbiosis – a partnership with nature
The Mercedes-Benz BIOME symbiosis automobile is done from an ultralight element called BioFibre as well as tips a beam during only 875.5 lbs (around 394 kg). This element is significantly lighter than steel or plastic, nonetheless some-more strong than steel. BioFibre is grown from disdainful DNA in a Mercedes-Benz nursery, where it collects appetite from a object as well as stores it in a glass containing alkali down payment called BioNectar4534. As partial of this process, a automobile is total from dual seeds: The interior of a BIOME grows from a DNA in a Mercedes star upon a front of a vehicle, while a extraneous grows from a star upon a rear. To house specific patron requirements, a Mercedes star is genetically engineered in any case, as well as a automobile “grows” when a genetic formula is total with a seed capsule. The wheels have been grown from 4 apart seeds.
The Mercedes-Benz BIOME is powered by BioNectar4534, that is stored in a BioFibre element of a chassis, interior, as well as wheels. In addition, Mercedes-Benz has grown a record to supply trees with special receptors that can pick up a one more solar appetite as well as spin it in to BioNectar4534. This creates a approach couple with nature’s appetite sources as well as acts as an inducement to cover mobility appetite mandate by some-more trees as well as during a same time say healthy resources. Like plants, a Mercedes-Benz symbiosis automobile additionally produces oxygen, thereby contributing to mending air quality. At a finish of a operate life, a Mercedes-Benz BIOME can be entirely composted or used as make up material. Thanks to a disdainful operate of immature technologies, a BIOME automobile to illustrate blends seamlessly in to a ecosystem.
The “Knitted” smart 454 – Weight Watch Technologies from Germany
Stuttgart/Los Angeles – American West Coast liking for hold up meets German technology, pattern art, as well as granny’s hand-knitted woollen socks. The designers during a Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studio in Sindelfingen formed their pattern for an surprising smart with 4 seats for this year’s Los Angeles Design Challenge upon these principles. The smart 454 is constructed by “Smart Granny Robots” (SGR) regulating weight watch technologies (WWT). These implausible high-tech robots have been versed with outrageous needlework needles. Like a grandmothers used to knit, they weave a smart’s tridion dungeon from CO fibres. This needlework creates formidable shapes as well as structures that capacitate a automobile geometry to be optimised in conditions of weight as well as strength. When empty, a idealist tiny automobile weighs in during only 454 kilogrammes.
For a Los Angeles Design Challenge general automobile pattern studios were invited to pattern a idealist automobile weighing 1,000 American pounds (approx. 454 kilogrammes). The four-seater tiny automobile had to be protected as well as comfortable, suggest great doing opening as well as first-class design. Steffen Köhl, Head of Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design says: “As a antecedent of a lightweight as well as environmentally accessible city automobile smart is destined for this challenge. It met all a elementary requirements. We only had to serve optimise a lightweight make up a whole joined with a sold as well as sold design.”
Lightweight pattern with opposite materials for an sold look
Every singular member of a smart 454 is done of opposite materials to give it evil facilities as well as a specific look. Every partial is done with a accurate materials compulsory for a undiluted change in in in between weight as well as function. The windows, fenders, as well as bumpers have been done of recyclable, phony plastic. The roof tiles tiles tiles is done of skinny nonetheless rarely permanent recycled weave fabric in assorted printed as well as woven patterns. The WWT CO twine tyres with integrated cessation have an intensely lightweight pattern as well as sequence out a risk of a prosaic tyre. The singular SGR record is a most appropriate lightweight pattern record for rims as well as enables indeed singular rims to be produced.
The smart 454 is driven by dual fifteen kW electric motors that have been powered by a replaceable lithium-ion battery. The motors have been housed in in in between a back wheels. In a interior a city runabout does not need an instrument row during all. All functions have been tranquil as well as managed around an iPad, for e.g. speedometer as well as battery assign indicator, navigation system, or air conditioning.
The modular “clip-on” pattern element informed from smart enables a undiluted unconstrained spectrum of patron wishes to be simply realised. Doors, roof, engine, as well as delivery have been elementary to sell – for an sold demeanour as well as pushing fun as well as a most appropriate probable automobile pattern for each occasion.
The Maybach eRikscha – The Luxury Model for Tomorrow’s Urban Mobility
Maybach unveils a breeze for an electrically driven oppulance rickshaw during a Los Angeles Design Challenge
Maybach DRS – “Den-Riki-Sha” – mixing ultralight pattern with a singly lush extraneous as well as interior
The world’s initial of course done oppulance vehicle
Stuttgart/Los Angeles. As it presents a breeze pattern for an electrically powered oppulance rickshaw, Stuttgart’s Maybach Manufaktur automotive hand-finishing territory is exploring in advance ultimate avenues for a civic mobility of tomorrow as partial of a Los Angeles Design Challenge. The Maybach DRS – “Den-Riki-Sha” (= electrically driven rickshaw) – blends a really ultimate automotive technology, lush comfort, as well as a top reserve levels with a needs of an environmentally wakeful universe as well as a normal values of a classical “Jin-Riki-Sha” (human-powered rickshaw). The unconventional four-seater is total by shift from a DNA cocoon, creation it a world’s initial of course done vehicle. The rickshaw was grown by a designers during a Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Tokyo – participating in a Los Angeles Design Challenge for a initial time.
The pattern foe had invited general automotive pattern studios to pull up their prophesy of a automobile that weighs 1,000 American pounds (around 454 kilogrammes) (kerb weight). The subtract was to emanate a four-seater tiny automobile that is protected as well as comfortable, charity great doing as well as first-class design. “This was a vital plea – in sold for a code such as Maybach, whose oppulance has to illustrate distant manifested itself not slightest in a vehicles’ size. This is why, when make up a Maybach DRS, you total a European judgment of oppulance with a Asian feel for best operate of space, so you were means to emanate a automobile that blends both in an smart manner. Thereby you have before long undermatched a weight limit”, explained Holger Hutzenlaub, who heads a Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Studios in Tokyo.
The alliance of organic comprehension as well as biomechanical engineering dexterity
Breathtaking looks, discriminating luxury, as well as technical luminosity characterize a desirous growth of a Maybach DRS. The pattern is suggestive of a butterfly’s cocoon, light as well as superb as it floats in in in between dual oversized wheels. The rickshaw is done in a unique, healthy prolongation process. Through a formidable as well as undiluted shift a accomplished automobile is grown from a DNA cocoon: Organic comprehension blends with modernized biomechanical engineering. The outcome is a unconventional multiple of an ultralight make up as well as an forlorn oppulance extraneous as well as interior – for a singular series of disdainful vehicles.
The automobile support consists of CO fibres as well as organic combination materials, while a doors as well as windows have been done of injection-moulded polycarbonate as well as a breathtaking roof tiles tiles tiles of stretchable organic combination materials. The Maybach DRS is powered by dual twenty kW electric motors that have been positioned in a circle hubs as well as have been self-balancing. The appetite compulsory is constructed by a lithium-ion battery in a tail end. An on-board mechanism ensures best control, communicating with a metropolis’s float infrastructure, as well as to illustrate guaranteeing a smooth, lush float by a city. In sequence to enlarge a vehicle’s range, a human/electric hybrid additionally allows one more pedal force, that is constructed by a driver.
Totally loyal to a grand Maybach convention of lush mobility, a Maybach DRS – “Den-Riki-Sha” – is carrying brazen this heritage, profitable loyalty to a roads of tomorrow.
Los Angeles Design Challenge
The Los Angeles Design Challenge is partial of a Design Los Angeles conference, receiving place from seventeen to eighteen Nov 2010 as partial of a Los Angeles Auto Show. The leader of a foe will be voiced upon eighteen Nov 2010.