Fuel-guzzling, monochromatic sedans will be a thing of the past if Mohammad Ghezel can sell his latest concept. About the only aspect of the future we dare to think deeply about given climate change, population growth and shrinking natural resources, BioThink vehicles mimic the movement and structure of certain insects.
Looking ahead to over-populated mega-cities in a world of higher temperatures and mandatory carbon cuts, the Iranian designer conceived two different kinds of narrow, self-sufficient 2-seaters that use up less space than conventional vehicles and produce zero carbon emissions.
Inspired by insects
Biothink Type A has rotary-crawling wheels, according to Ghezel, that are powered by a hybrid energy source comprised of solar energy and magnets.
This combined with an artificial intelligence system that tells the vehicle when to run has multiple benefits: no emissions are produced, traffic accidents are reduced because the vehicle has a “bio-sense” that warns it against collisions, and the vehicle will never run out of fuel.
Biothink Type B is almost identical, except instead of using crawling wheels typical of most insects, this vehicle will use gyroscopic wheels that rely on the same kind of energy. The semi-transparent capsule roof
The futuristic BioThink boasts other exciting (hi-tech) features as well, including direction-finding embedded magnets and a micro-fiber system the keeps filters clean. The bionic lights are also automatically adjusted depending on the available light scenario.
In addition, Ghezel envisions a holographic crystal system that will give the BioThink access to music, movies, databases and other material. Lastly, the body of the vehicle reshapes itself depending on the speed and conditions through which it travels.
Although we doubt that this concept will push pass the drawing board, we are encouraged to know that Iranians are worrying about climate change and reducing pollution. (It would be hard not to given that Tehran is one of the world’s most polluted cities.)
Artists, architects and conservationists have been calling attention to the pollution problem in Iran for a long while, but this may be the first time a car designer has obliquely called attention to the urgency of curtailing carbon emissions.
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:: Car Buzz