Charles Rattray

Autonomo: A Futuristic Vehicle Concept for a Green Commute

by , 11/16/11

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.

+ Charles Rattray

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

 

 

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


1 Comment

  1. bicyclereporter November 16, 2011 at 11:42 am

    i’d rather just ride my bike. the bicycle drivetrain is still the most efficient at energy output on the planet, 99%.

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home