Nissan iV judgment – Click upon top of for high-res picture art studio of all 2010 LA Auto Show Design Challenge entrants
. This year the foe has lengthened invitations to
pattern studios, in further to all of the manufacturer-supported studios in Southern California, creation it the most some-more tellurian contest.
The thesis for this year’s Design Challenge forces designers to prognosticate vehicles which have been during once both kind to the sourroundings nonetheless in vogue as good as sparkling to expostulate during the same time. The catch? Each automobile judgment contingency import no some-more than 1,000 pounds, chair 4 adults, be fit as good as protected as good as yield the rewarding pushing experience. Sustainable materials, rarely outlandish designs as good as the prophesy of the destiny have been approaching from the entrants, as good as they all positively delivered.
Nine automakers in sum have answered the competition’s call. General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Smart, Toyota as good as Volvo have all stepped up to the plate, as good as the formula have been visually stunning. At the same time, any is nonetheless inspiring since the designers have any since discernment in to what record they hold will probable in the future.
Take the demeanour during the Design Challenge entries, which you have lined up for you after the burst as good as in the art studio below.
The Cadillac Aera (Aero + Era) launches Cadillac’s truth of “Art as good as Science” in to latest domain by receiving an innovative as good as stylistic proceed to ultra-light weight automobile design. Aera is the 1000 lb, 2+2 furloughed coupe, with the operation of 1000 miles prior to refueling; attributes completed though compromising size, genius as good as safety.
Optimum efficiency, smallest parts
Aera’s rarely modernized physique have up utilizes the 3D lattice, mono-formed frame. This polyhedral have up is identical to configurations found consistently in nature, e.g., inside the organisation of bubbles. The have up is shaped from unique, alloy-utilizing, semi-solid freeform manufacturing, formulating the of course strong, intensely lightweight frame. All vital physique parts, together with interior components, have been in essence “grown” in to the singular prejudiced hideaway structure.
Renowned Cadillac twine as good as serenity have been completed regulating the harnessed appetite of dense air around the rarely fit Pneumatic Drive System (PDS). Its 10,000 psi combination air storage tank has plenty genius for the 1000 mile range. Flexible, pressurized air cells in the extraneous skin, identical to element grown for the NASA Mars Rover airbags, raise pacifist reserve as good as interior comfort. The stretchable polymer skin optimizes aerodynamics as good as functions as an ultra-lightweight pick to required physique panels as good as glass.
Additional technologies embody an All-In-One (AIO) circle system, mixing rotary actuator propulsion, steering as good as cessation functions. A expostulate by wireless complement decreases the mass of electrical components. Vehicle to automobile information exchnage (V2V) promotes active safety.
The Cadillac Aera embodies the stylistic, lightweight, minimalist proceed to prolonged stretch oppulance touring.
Frank Saucedo – Director
Phil Tanioka – Project Manager
Jussi Timonen – Vehicle Designer
Brent Wickham – Concept Strategist
Shawn Moghadam – Layout Designer
Honda Air Concept
The Honda Air judgment is the prophesy of the destiny of lightweight as good as pick fuel opening vehicles; the coastal cruiser for the assertive lifestyle. Inspired by the complicated drum coaster as good as skydiving wing-suits, the Air is powered by the dense air as good as pneumatic regulator system. It utilizes turbo vacuums as good as outmost air-flow to renovate tank vigour for lengthened operation as good as increasing progress for an estimated 100 miles. The framework doubles as the master tank as good as all components, together with seating, have been mounted to the executive chassis/tank to discharge surplus have up as good as revoke altogether weight.
Vegetable shaped polymer panels as good as fairings strengthen occupants, progressing the plain Honda method; reserve for everyone. The Air’s cockpit as good as package say the assertive tellurian wrapping of the complicated drum coaster directed during maximizing the open air experience. In sequence to revoke weight as good as enlarge energetic performance, the hub-less circle as good as expostulate complement eliminates the operate of complicated expostulate sight components. Glass reinforced seating panels, urethane tire combination as good as fundamental sub-frame components mix for extreme weight savings. Using the Honda generator of electric appetite / air compressor during home or tire filler during your inner stuffing station, the categorical armoured column as good as pot can be filled fast as good as safely.
At usually underneath 800 lbs., the absolute anthem of pneumatic thrust as good as the impression distinct any zero-emission automobile exemplifies Honda’s judgment of fun to drive. The pow[air] of dreams.
MAYBACH DRS – “Den-Riki-Sha” (electric powered rickshaw)
Gracing the Roads of Tomorrow
A in essence latest automobile enlightenment will transformation in the circuitously future, which is aligned with complicated architecture, infrastructure as good as nature. An startling accumulation of destiny automotive designs will grow, commensurate, with newly accessible appetite sources, expostulate systems as good as pick prolongation methods. Light, pristine designs with sculptured magnificence as good as an unconstrained operation of happiness as good as reserve options have been anticipating their proceed in to the latest eco-conscious world.
The MAYBACH DRS “Den-Riki-Sha” (electric powered rickshaw) embodies these attributes as good as leverages the normal values of the classical “Jin-Riki-Sha” (human powered rickshaw), which originated in Tokyo circa 1870.
Breathtaking beauty, inventive oppulance as good as technical luminosity impersonate the worldly growth of the “DRS.” This MAYBACH is the initial worldwide NMV (Naturally Manufactured Vehicle). Its prolongation routine is unique: Per the rarely polished as good as formidable metamorphosis, the straightforwardly grown automobile is innate out of the coded DNA-cocoon. Organic intelligence, aligned with modernized bio-mechanical engineering skills, total this special routine being written for the singular series of disdainful vehicles. A unconventional combination of ultra-light structure the whole with the singular lush Exterior & Interior expression.
Powered by the self balancing electric expostulate section as good as tranquil by an onboard mechanism which is plugged in to the mega city’s ride infrastructure, the MAYBACH DRS delivers the smooth, lush tour cranky town. To magnify the range, this human-electric hybrid allows pedaling appetite to be supplemented by the driver. Meanwhile, the passengers suffer the tour in their glamorous surroundings.
MAYBACH traditionally forked the proceed to the complicated epoch of lush mobility – the “Den-Riki-Sha” continues this heritage, gracing the roads of tomorrow.
Yong Won Lee
-adjective: carrying no quantifiable apportion or magnitude
-noun: the lowest indicate or degree
Mazda’s long-time joining to low weight is driven by the thought which free cornering as good as increase in speed should be during the heart of any automobile you design. Our featherweight idol — the MX-5 Miata, sloping the beam during the small over 2,300 pounds in the initial generation. Starting with the MX-5 as the benchmark, the pattern group has carried out the the singular after another routine of rebate as good as consolidation. In this process, you have redesigned any member in the MX-0 to lift out the functions of multiform MX-5 components, effectively replacing the crowd of MX-5 tools with fewer, done easy ones. Innovative lightweight materials have been used during length to obsessively reduce weight.
Aimed during the tellurian marketplace of 2020, as good as with projected volume of 500,000 units annually, the MX-0 would have certain goods upon the world’s sourroundings as good as manage to buy by proceed of reduction appetite expenditure as good as minimized operate of tender materials. High-volume, programmed prolongation of sustainable, cheap composites joined with clean-running expostulate trains have been the pass to both low weight as good as high-volume production.
Zero mass = limit speed:
At the heart of the MX-0 is the purpose as the pushing beast. Its ultra-light mass is pushed by high-torque electric motors. High power-to-weight is where the Mazda comes alive. Impossible increase in speed as good as present cornering is the result. It’s some-more similar to drifting than driving. Zero hindrance. Driving bliss.
Symbiosis: Light Technologies from Nature
The Mercedes-Benz Biome is an ultralight automobile which utilizes technologies from inlet to grasp forlorn potency as good as seamless formation in to the ecosystem.
Mercedes-Benz Symbiosis is the complement in which the automobile becomes prejudiced of the ecosystem similar to the leaves of the tree. Symbiosis vehicles pick up appetite from the object as good as store it in containing alkali bonds, in the form of the liquid called BioNectar4534. Mercedes has additionally grown record to retrofit trees with receptors which can pick up their additional solar appetite in to BN4534. This creates an inducement to plant some-more trees as good as pick up some-more energy, whilst additionally assisting the ecosystem. The automobile can be composted after the lifespan is finish or used as structure material.
Partnership With Nature:
The Symbiosis automobile forms the seamless prejudiced of the ecosystem by immature technologies. Most of the appetite used to appetite the vehicles comes from the sun. It is stored in the lightweight grown element called BioFibre. It is most lighter than steel or fake composites, though stronger than steel when mature. It is grown in the Mercedes-Benz Nursery by exclusive DNA. The customer’s specific desires have been genetically engineered in to the Star as good as the automobile grows when this combines with the Seed capsule.
All Mercedes-Benz Symbiosis vehicles have been grown in an ecologically tolerable nursery, regulating essentially organic materials.
Growth from Two Seeds:
The interior of the Biome grows from Mercedes-Benz DNA in the front star, when it fuses with the seed. The extraneous grows from the back star, formulating the shape. The wheels have been grown alone from 4 singular seeds.
Technologies from Nature:
Mercedes Benz Symbiosis vehicles recover pristine oxygen in to the environment, assisting civic areas to encounter air peculiarity standards.
In 2010, the innovative Nissan LEAF is introduced as the initial mass-market electric automobile (EV), planting seeds for Nissan’s prophesy of the zero-emissions future. Fast-forward to 2035: EVs as good as the immature appetite infrastructures which appetite them have grown in to the entirely tolerable system, bringing this mental condition to life.
A NATURAL PERFORMER
Infused with Nissan’s birthright of sports as good as performance, Nissan iV is the high-performance EV desirous by nature’s intelligent beauty as good as crafted by tellurian ingenuity. The iV is the super-lightweight sports tourer which showcases “organic synthetics,” the insubordinate prolongation technique in which automotive tools have been artistic similar to cultivation in the 100% sustainable, carbon-neutral process.
ALL GROWN UP
Less is more. Every item of the Nissan iV is engineered toward renewable, lightweight strength as good as limit efficiency. Featuring an interwoven organic frame, iV’s framework element is synthetically grown as good as shaped in to the stunning, aerodynamic shape. Derived from fast-growing ivy as good as re-enforced with spider silk composite, the biopolymer support is stretchable as good as ultra-light, nonetheless intensely robust. The spacious, breathtaking cabin absolutely seats 4 adults as good as is assembled from an innovative photovoltaic element which weighs 99% reduction than normal glass. While the metal cover collects solar energy, it additionally provides protecting reserve as good as unique, alfresco views of the outdoors. Underneath it all, the slim bio-battery provides fortitude as good as the circuitously limit-less operation done probable by regenerative super-capacitor record which recoups 60% of kinetic appetite spent.
WHEEL ‘N’ DEAL
Nissan’s law concentric hub-less in-wheel motors not usually propel iV, they do triple-duty by functioning as the vehicle’s steering as good as the cessation system, around captivating levitation as good as propulsion. Concentric captivating rings have louder revolution with any outdoor ring to progress high-speed opening as good as yield eccentric circle carry out for idealisation doing as good as maneuverability. Inspired by schools of fish as good as their liquid movement, Nissan’s pro-active Safety Shield™ renders collisions the thing of the past as good as reduces weight by expelling the need for complicated structures (bumpers, beams, airbags, etc.).
Through industry-leading technology, Nissan iV maximizes the pushing knowledge by expelling excess. Nissan fulfills the low nostalgia for the happiness of pushing with the strikingly pleasing EV which can broach electrifying, flexible opening with zero-guilt.
Our mantra: Innovation For All.
Smart 454 by Weight Watch Technologies
(454kg is about 1000lb)
West seashore fun as good as creation meets German technology, pattern as good as grannies’ palm wobble socks.
Manufactured by incredibly high-tech robots which demeanour as accessible as good as cuddly as the grandmothers, the Tridion-frame (chassis) is wobble by the “Smart Granny Robots” (otherwise know as SGRs) out of CO fibre. The needlework can emanate formidable shapes as good as forms, enabling the geometry to be optimized in strength as good as weight.
We operate opposite materials for any particular prejudiced to give any square of the automobile the own specific properties as good as look. Each prejudiced is done with the expect element required for an optimal change in in between weight as good as function. Windows, fenders as good as bumpers have been all done of recyclable plastics with inbred colors. The roof tiles tiles is the thin, though rarely permanent recycled wobble which comes with opposite prints as good as weavings.
Construction of the WWT CO twine wheels with integrated cessation have been really lightweight as good as have it additionally unfit to run the prosaic tire. Our singular SGR record allows for indeed singular seeking rims as good as the most appropriate lightweight record in the rim.
The modular “clip-on” structure the whole principal allows easy as good as unconstrained customizing: the standard WWT of Sindelfingen as good as intelligent signature. The doors, roof, engine as good as drive-train have been additionally really easy to mislay or exchange, permitting for undiluted functionality, looks, fun as good as the most appropriate tuning for any occasion.
Lightweight, fun as good as clever: Smart, the WWT from Germany.
Hand wobble hosiery as good as grannies have never been so most fun…
Mr. Emiel Burki
Mr. Sylvain Wehnert
Mr. Gabriel Nemeth
Toyota NORI Concept
Building upon Toyota’s caring purpose in formulating eco-sensitive vehicles, the NORI judgment hurdles us to demeanour forward as good as emanate the crafty prophesy which addresses fuel economy, emissions, immature materials, latest pattern as good as done technology, as good as transforms it in to an emotionally delectable pattern solution.
As the infancy of stream era automobiles include of the framework lonesome by trustworthy physique panels, the NORI judgment presents the thought which the physique as good as framework have been one, as the PODULAR form, written to be strong, light as good as beautiful. Bioplastics record is total regulating “nori” (the Japanese word for seaweed) total with the CO essential element wobble for strength. Woven in to the PODULAR form have been solar cells which constraint as good as beget supplemental solar energy. As the holistic resolution as good as latest pattern aesthetic, NORI reduces weight as good as the series of tools whilst capturing as good as generating energy.
At the conflict of the DESIGN routine for any PODULAR form is the partnership in in between designers as good as engineers, utilizing the “real time” pattern pouch to safeguard the undiluted change of strength, light weight as good as pattern aesthetics. This routine eliminates normal pattern as good as engineering conflicts of form vs. function, as good as allows the design/engineering routine to come to delight during the same time.
The PODULAR forms have been grown during factories located circuitously the sea. Seaweed grows prolifically, as good as regulating it as the bioplastics source is an bid to minimalize the stroke upon the food sequence (corn/soy etc) which has formerly been used for bioplastics. The solar cells have been embedded as prejudiced of the growing/manufacturing process.
PSI’s (partial figure insets) have been in use to defense or display passengers to the elements as good as residence automobile regulations (such as lonesome wheels), whilst portion as the latest form of personalization. The color/graphics of NORI can be altered by an electronically generated interpretation assign sent in to the surface. There have been no doors: ingress/egress is completed by stepping over as good as in to NORI’s PODULAR form.
NORI utilizes 4 electric circle motors as good as the removable battery pack.
Volvo Air Motion Concept
A automobile lighter than the Formula 1 racing car… Experiencing the adrenaline pour out of figure by the canyons with up to 3 friends… Not regulating the dump of gasoline… Now usually suppose if these dreams could be brought together in the singular vehicle.
Tipping the beam during underneath 1,000 lbs. the Volvo Air Motion Concept creates these dreams the being as good as delivers this in the pleasing Scandinavian body. Designed similar to the clam bombard as good as sculptured from ultra light CO fiber.
Minimizing weight as good as complexity, whilst maximizing pushing enjoyment, is the truth during the back of this vehicle. Thousands of fewer components have been in use than in the normal car, interjection to the powerful, nonetheless simple, dense air motors which reinstate the complicated inner explosion engine. The motors cold down underneath bucket rsther than than feverishness up, to illustrate stealing the need for complicated cooling systems. An integrated proceed to conceptualizing the chassis, interior as good as cessation additionally minister significantly.
To restrict the air indispensable for the mainly mounted air tank, Air Replenishment Sites have been used. Powered by air turbines floating 1,000 ft. in the air, they strap the appetite of the breeze as good as modify it to physical phenomenon to yield the compression.
Aimed during the pushing enthusiast, by the association synonymous with reserve as good as environmental care, the Volvo Air Motion demonstrates the beauty as good as virginity of Scandinavian pattern as good as delivers the guilt-free, tender pushing experience.
Introducing the latest form of exhilaration. The Volvo Air Motion Canyon Carver.