Mercedes-Benz has suddenly brought back to life the radical biodesign embodied in the Vision AVTR concept. Both the style and the ability to interact with the driver at the level of physiology were" alive". It also has scales that move.
Technically, the abbreviation AVTR means Advanced Vehicle Transformation, but this, of course, is just a play on words. In fact, the Mercedes-Benz concept was inspired by the movie Avatar by James Cameron. Mercedes emphasize that their innovative concept is a "living organism", which shows a new level of interaction between man, machine and the environment. In the distant future, of course.
Biodesign, which seemed to have lost relevance in the late 90's, was resurrected in the new four-door coupe Vision AVTR and directly refers to the" organic " from the movie Avatar. Front and back-pulsating OLED optics, and in the "tight" wheel arches-futuristic wheels with luminous petals.
But the strangest and most incredible feature of Vision AVTR is a "scale" of 33 "bio-flaps" on the rear arch of the body, peeped in the world of reptiles. These are real moving elements that improve the aerodynamics of the car. And the Vision AVTR is equipped with a fully-controlled chassis with an aggressive 30-degree angle of rotation, so that the concept can go almost sideways, simulating the "movement of the crab".
Inside this "Mercedes" there is a "biometric" architecture. Since this is an unmanned vehicle, there is no traditional steering wheel. But you can put your hand on the glowing Central controller, and Vision AVTR not only identifies a person, but also recognizes his pulse and even recognizes the breath. The menu is projected directly on the palm of your hand, and with the help of gestures and three-dimensional graphics, you can virtually explore "new worlds" — for example, the same"Pandora".
The concept with such a high degree of separation from reality allows us to talk about the technical component only conditionally, but something interesting is in store here. For the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR, a completely new graphene battery with a 110 kW/h output is claimed, which is completely biodegradable. The "virtual" power of the electric power plant is 470 HP, and the power reserve without recharging is as much as 700 km.