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In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR (advanced vehicle transformation) concept connects human, machine and nature in an unprecedented way.

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

Daimler AG unveiled a flashy concept vehicle inspired by one of the most expensive Hollywood blockbusters ever made. All image courtesy: MercedesBenz AG

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

The Mercedes-Benz AVTR, named after the environmentally-conscious sci-fi film Avatar.

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

Designed to showcase a melding of human and machine interaction for a mode of transport “in the very distant future,” according to the German carmaker.

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

The electric-powered car features a fully recyclable battery, lateral crab-like movement and no steering wheel.

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

33 multi-directionally movable flaps – the "bionic flaps" – on the back of the vehicle enable a completely new interaction of the VISION AVTR with its surroundings.

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

The Vision AVTR is the result of an unprecedented global partnership between Mercedes-Benz and the AVATAR films.

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

The multifunctional control element in the centre console allows the driver to intuitively control the vehicle by simply placing his hand – as long as he does not want to travel autonomously.

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

Instead, a biometric control function “allows human and machine to merge” as the car monitors the driver’s breathing patterns, the company said.

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

The interior of the VISION AVTR becomes an immersive experience space and conveys a completely new user experience.

In pictures: Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car

The VISION AVTR impressively shows the vision of a "zero impact car".