Mercedes-Benz just unveiled a car inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar during a Facebook livestream from CES Las Vegas. Film producer Jon Landau and Chief Design Officer Gordon Wagener took the stage to talk about the car and how it ushers in a new era of automotive design. Meet the VISION AVTR. Stretched “One Bow” design allows passengers to see more of the world outside the car. Inside-out design inspired by the creatures of Pandora. VISION AVTR recognizes the driver by their heartbeat and breathing. Menu appears on the driver’s hand which not only controls the car, but also allows them to explore Pandora in a brand new way. Biometric control console replaces the traditional steering wheel with a new hand control system. Organic battery free of rare earth metals that is recyclable. “Crab movement” sideways capabilities thanks to front and rear axles that can move in the same or opposite directions. 33 “Bionic flaps” on the back of the car communicate with the driver. Interior made of sustainable materials like DINAMICA leather and Karuun flooring. Mercedes-Benz Vision Avtr Concept On the way to the mobility of the future, Mercedes-Benz is a pioneer going far beyond the purely technical realisation of the automobile from today's point of view. Instead, the company's experts anticipate different perspectives and social trends. With the VISION AVTR, Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating a sustainable vision of zero-emission mobility - also in terms of drive technology. With its four high-performance and near-wheel-built electric motors, the VISION AVTR embodies a particularly agile implementation of the vision of a dynamic luxury sedan. With a combined engine power of more than 350 kW, the VISION AVTR sets a new benchmark for EQ Power. Thanks to the intelligent and fully variable torque distribution, the power of the four fully individually controllable motors is not only managed in the best possible way in terms of driving dynamics, but above all in a highly efficient manner. The innovative all-wheel drive with torque vectoring enables completely new freedoms and guarantees driving dynamics at the highest level while at the same time providing the best possible active safety. This means that each wheel can be driven separately and depending on the driving situation. Due to the possibility to drive the front and rear axles simultaneously or in opposite ways, the VISION AVTR can move sideways by approx. 30 degrees, in contrast to conventional vehicles. The so-called "crab movement" gives the concept vehicle a reptile-like appearance even in its movement.
Mercedes Unveils "Vision Avtr" At CES 2020
January 8, 2020