Concept Car | Mercedes Benz VISION AVTR, CES 2020

The premium auto company launched its concept car Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The VISION AVTR – which stands for Advanced Vehicle Transformation – is full of hi-tech details.

During the car launch, the ‘Avatar’ sequel was announced with a sneak peek of Cameron’s film franchise. The concept was inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, a sci-fi movie.

This concept car reflects the dream for mobility in the distant future of Mercedes-Benz designers. The battery materials are recyclable and compostable. Dream AVTR represented the dream of a sleek luxury saloon with its four high-performance and near-wheel-built electric motors.

There are no doors in the car and there are 33 moving, multidirectional ‘bionic flaps’. There is no traditional steering wheel for the Vision AVTR. In the center console the car is fitted with a multifunctional screen.

The auto giant provides a stunning experience when you just raise hands and choose a menu on the palm of your hand. The user will be able to choose between different functions intuitively.

A new benchmark is being set for the VISION AVTR, which not only ensures optimized driving dynamic but particularly high performance, due to the intelligently and completely variable torque distribution, the power of all four fully individually controllable motors.

Unlike conventional vehicles, the VISION AVTR can move by approx. 30 degrees. The so-called “crab movement” provides reptile appearance even in movement for the concept vehicle.

Battery Technology

The VISION AVTR is based on a particularly powerful and compact high-voltage battery. The groundbreaking battery technology is focused on organic cell chemistry based on graphene and thus removes unusual, toxic chemistry completely.

The VISION AVTR provides more than 700 kilometers of range with a capacity of around 110 kWh. The high-voltage battery can be recharged while driving, and thus contribute to the overall system’s high energy efficiencies.

Efficiency in Mercedes-Benz goes far beyond the driving definition because the success of large numbers of so-called secondary users is also based on increasing digitization.

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In addition to so-called neuromorphic hardware, the neuro-inspired approach of the VISION AVTR promises to minimize the energy requirement of sensors, chips and, other components by only a few watts.

The energy is supplied via the VISION AVTR’s solar plates, which are “bionic flaps” with 33 multidirectionally moving surface components. For the first time, Mercedes-Benz has been working on the design of the VISION AVTR with an entirely new design approach. The project combines the interior, exterior and UX design concepts of its original vision.

The first encounter between man and vehicle takes place intuitively through the controller – interior comes to life and the car acknowledges the driver with the breathing or by placing the hand on the center console.

A curved monitor panel replaces a traditional dashboard establishes the visual connection between traveler and the outside world. The Digital Neurons flow from the inside to the outside and visualise the stream of energy and information, and this means that the AVTR establishes a biometric connection with the driver.

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