The Autonomo is a fully autonomous vehicle concept designed by Charles Rattray. The design, inspired by biomimicry, sustainability, artificial intelligence and information technology, is created to address many of the growing transportation issues facing the world’s major cities today. This concept vehicle utilizes a drive-by-wire control system that replaces traditional mechanical components and harnesses developmental technology. Autonomo also uses an onboard computer system to perform the various processes involved in driving, monitoring and controlling the vehicle; evaluating the environment and various objects around it; and communicating and anticipating events within the immediate vicinity. Underneath the nanoscale surface texture the Autonomo has two transparent photovoltaic layers to turn solar energy into electricity. It uses advanced lightweight batteries to store energy and is able to be charged wirelessly in minutes though electrodynamic induction or energy transfer lasers.
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