Gallery: The Next Mercedes Benz Might be Grown in a Laboratory


Forget about assembly lines, the folks at Mercedes Benz see cars assembling themselves like trees in the future. That’s right, the latest idea from Mercedes is the Biome car, an ultra lightweight vehicle that starts with “seeds” fused with the company’s star logo and then literally grow to form a car in a laboratory. And to top it all off, to ensure that this green automobile of the future comes full circle, the Mercedes Benz team doesn’t see this car heading to a junk yard – they are envisioning that it will be completely biodegradable.

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  1. Mohd Danial March 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

    how can it grow the mechanical parts…?

  2. JKMECH August 3, 2012 at 9:05 am


  3. lazyreader December 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    Would I go to a mechanic or a botanist. I can’t go to work today, my car has dutch elms disease.

  4. ishka December 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm


  5. HandsomeDude December 1, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Eventually we’ll have something like this, but I’d expect plenty of embarassingly premature corporate announcements first. The only question is what form of pollution will be generated – by production, use and research. Will a bio-generated machine be able to host infections and, perhaps, pass them along to people? No need to panic, but as we inevitably use biological techniques for industrial production, we’ll have to consider many unknowns.

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