Mercedes-Benz unveiled an actual driving footage of an avatar-inspired insane electric vision AVTR car prototype.
The German car maker unveiled the concept earlier this year, and it didn’t even cover it with Electrec because it seemed so crazy to make it into production.
That’s still true, but Mercedes-Benz has released a live video of driving an electric car, and it’s too cool not to share it with you.
The ideas behind Vision AVTR are inspired by the idea of ”merging” movie avatars with vehicles. Unlike Navi, which merges with Mountain Banshee in flight in the movie.
But don’t worry. You don’t have to connect yourself to the car like you would with Banshee on your avatar.
The electric vehicle is controlled via the pulsation sensor on the center console.
Obviously not legal on the road today, Mercedes-Benz is trying to imagine the technology of the future.
They wrote about the concept:
“Instead of the traditional steering wheel, the multifunctional control element of the center console allows humans and machines to blend together. When you place your hand on the control unit, the interior comes to life and the vehicle is driven by the driver’s heartbeat and breathing Recognize the driver. “
When it comes to powertrains, Mercedes-Benz says cars are powered by “revolutionary battery technology based on graphene-based organic battery chemistry.”
“The VISION AVTR Concept Vehicle is the first to use innovative battery technology based on graphene-based organic battery chemistry with complete removal of rare earths and metals. The battery material can be composted and is completely recyclable. In this way, electrical mobility is independent of fossil resources. As a result, Mercedes-Benz emphasizes the high relevance of the future circular economy in the raw materials sector. “
It’s probably conceptual, and the prototype electric powertrain is probably just a regular electric testbed for the prototype.
However, the wheels and steering system are very special and allow for a “club walk” as recently teased. “Crab mode” of GMC Hummer EV..
Watch a video about the concept of the newly released Vision AVTR from Mercedes-Benz for a live video of the feature. It’s worth 13 minutes.
Just like you see the Tesla Cyber truck in action, the footage looks like CGI, but it’s a really working prototype.
It’s unlikely that these features will be incorporated into production vehicles soon or even at any time, but in my opinion it’s still a cool project.
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