Mercedes Benz’s future vehicle is inspired by the movie Avatar recently unveiled at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) recently held in Las Vegas. Called the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR, it means the futuristic concept car to be both sustainable and self-sufficient.
This future vehicle from Mercedes Benz terms a “distant future of mobility”, have special spherical wheels that were inspired by the from the movie. These wheels can rotate so that the AVTR can move sideways or diagonally. The car also highlights a 110-kilowatt-hour electric motor that can generate 469 horsepower and a range of roughly 435 miles.
The Vision AVTR did not have a steering wheel “the human driver’s heartbeat and breath so man and machine merge into a fully intuitive experience,” says Mercedez Executives.
The Vision Car covers the back end in scales, which Mercedes calls bionic flaps. It can interact with people outside the car through easily flowing changes in subtle movements.
The Vision AVTR would build a biometric connection where the vehicle identifies the driver by his or her heartbeat and breathing.
The battery of Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR differs from other concept cars is powered by graphene technology. Graphene, which was discovered in 2004, is the strongest material in the world also the thinnest and able to stretch like rubber. In 2018, Spanish startup Earthdas found that graphene could be 12 times faster than lithium-ion batteries (currently used in most electric car batteries, including Tesla’s), though no graphene-based car battery currently exists on the market.
The supercar interior made from recyclable materials and vegan leather, which are made of a leather-like Dinamica microfiber already used in other luxury vehicles, such as 2020 Range Rover Evoque and the Jaguar I-Pace SUVs .