Gallery: The Metromorph Concept Car Parks Itself–As Your Apartment Balc...

 

The Metromorph concept car from designer Roman Mistiuk solves several sustainable transportation problems all at once in a really creative way. Get this – the unique concept car doubles as an elevator to quickly transport you from the street to your high-rise apartment, but it also parks itself to double as your balcony when it gets there! That wall-climbing function takes the car off the street, clears up the issue of limited urban parking, and creates an extra efficient living space as well. Now you don’t have to schlep groceries on the subway, or even drag them from your car to your apartment. Anything you place in your car while out and about will be conveniently and safely stored on your balcony when you get home.

We imagine larger families would have more than one vehicle hooked up to their apartments to ensure no one gets stuck at home when the car is away. The video illustrates how the vehicle detaches itself from an apartment and navigates its way to street level and through a city. It isn’t the best animation we’ve seen, but it clearly illustrates new ideas about the way cars could serve us in a sustainable and urban future. What do you think of the Metromorph concept? Is it far out, or is it in our sustainable transportation future? Check out our gallery for more pics. We especially love the rendering of the car with doors open, folded over the body like insect wings.

+ Roman Mistiuk

Via Automotto

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  1. dabean August 29, 2011 at 5:21 am

    I don’t see cars as part of our future, unless they run sustainably on some green energy. This metromorph feels like its simply something out of a futuristic sci fi movie scene rather than something that we would really contemplate using. I hope you won’t be trying to sell the flying car concept out of blade runner next, no thanks mate. Not the kind of world I envision living in.

  2. msyin August 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    This got my attention, but then it raised plenty of new questions. In our future, will we still create or redevelop cities around cars? Is that the way forward or more of the same? Secondly, this car only works the way it is designed by you living in a building that can use its elevator capability which goes into the way housing and cities are organized and built for urban development. As to it being sustainable, I think that is a bit of a stretch, since living, working and shopping are now built using the concept of mixed spaces. Urban farming ( if it is developed) would greatly reduce our Co2 and our need for cars with the continued expansion of green trains, trams, bicycle lanes and generally things being in easy access for the city dweller. Other than that, it looks very cool.

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