Future Cars

MEN 'S FOLIO Singapore|May 2020

Future Cars
Manufacturers tease the potential experience of automobiles with electrifying concept models.
Nawaf Rahman

MERCEDES-BENZ VISION AVTR

Presenting the concept of “mobility in the distant future”, Mercedes-Benz takes cue from another world to design its most recent all-electric concept car — the Vision AVTR (Advanced Vehicle Transformation). The show car is inspired by James Cameron’s 2009 film, Avatar and created in partnership with the team that worked on the movie to showcase the German automaker’s design and technological capabilities. Aimed to connect human, machine and nature in an unprecedented manner, Mercedes-Benz describes the car as a “living creature” that can interact with passengers as well as the outside world. Most notably, the vehicle features 33 “bionic flaps” on the rear designed to connect “through naturally flowing movements in subtle gestures” like some amphibians. Inside, it features a completely new way for passengers to interact with the vehicle, which can be operated with hand gestures and biometrics. It is also able to recognise the driver’s heartbeat and breathing. With its stretched “One Bow” design and organic design language, the Vision AVTR offers an inventive outlook on the design of the future.

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