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.
Daimler AG unveiled a flashy concept vehicle inspired by one of the most expensive Hollywood blockbusters ever made. All image courtesy: MercedesBenz AG
The Mercedes-Benz AVTR, named after the environmentally-conscious sci-fi film Avatar.
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.
The electric-powered car features a fully recyclable battery, lateral crab-like movement and no steering wheel.
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.
The Vision AVTR is the result of an unprecedented global partnership between Mercedes-Benz and the AVATAR films.
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.
Instead, a biometric control function “allows human and machine to merge” as the car monitors the driver’s breathing patterns, the company said.
The interior of the VISION AVTR becomes an immersive experience space and conveys a completely new user experience.
The VISION AVTR impressively shows the vision of a "zero impact car".