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Ferox Corp | Azaris is a six wheeled Off-Road advanced vehicle.

Ferox Corp | Azaris is a six wheeled Off-Road advanced vehicle.

Unbound by the traditional nexus between the wheels, drivetrain and chassis – providing exceptional capabilities for extreme terrains.

Using Ferox technology, Azaris pushes the boundaries of vehicle design and brings future envisaged transport to life.

As our first fully operating prototype, Azaris is just the beginning.

There’s nothing else like Azaris in the world.

THEME BOARDS & CREATIVE INSPIRATION

During a creative process, we use a combination of internal elements, such as our experiences and intuition, as well as external factors from the world around us to spark ideas.

Creating theme boards is a way of visually compiling our thoughts, ideas, inspiration and research that forms a tool, in which to draw from.

Theme boards can be used to build a story, as a collection of ideas to explore or as a way to establish a certain feeling or mood.

AZARIS DESIGN THEME BOARD

The core of the Azaris vehicle is its innovative technology which uses fluid as the medium to transfer force.

Fluid flows, is free and is alive. From these qualities various ideas were explored and combined to inspire our design language.

A splash of water is one way of seeing water in motion. Every splash of water is individual in nature; however, shares a set of common characteristics – as the water stretches it forms a flow, creating soft and sharp lines whilst also generating negative space.

We drew further inspiration from the human muscular system. Seeing how each muscle wraps and intertwines around the other, each serving a purpose with strength and adaptability, forming the basis of our movement.

Continuing to draw from life, we explored the structure that exists within all living beings. That structure being the DNA strand. This unique form was the underlying inspiration for the DNA Arms on Azaris.

AZARIS HEADLIGHT THEME BOARD

In keeping with the water theme for the Azaris, a few different forms of water were explored.

Ice caves and geodes were the main inspiration behind the Azaris’ headlight design.

This geometric aesthetic was chosen to contrast against the fluid surfaces of the Azaris’ body, adding interest to the Azaris’ ‘eyes’.

We see prisms and faceted lenses as a key design element in the future of Advanced Vehicles to assist vehicles with interpreting their surroundings.

COLOUR & TRIM THEME BOARDS

During the design process, we use colour and trim theme boards to guide the aesthetics of a vehicle, from the physical form all the way through to the surface treatment and colours.

How a vehicle is perceived and initially experienced is largely influenced by its colour.

ROBUST & STEALTHY

During the concept stage, the Azaris’ strong, tough and agile capabilities were identified.

To express this, we explored a dark colour palette comprising of gunmetals and anodised finishes, evoking a robust and stealthy presence.

FUTURISTIC & TECHY

Another early concept highlighted the Azaris’ innovation and potential for futuristic advancement.

Here a rather clean ‘Utopian’ aesthetic was created with the use of white, contrasted with metals, silvers and translucency, giving the vehicle a lighter, efficient feeling.

ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL

The Ferox Technology has the potential to make vehicles more connected to and conscious of the environments they operate in, with the Azaris prototype being the first step in the journey.

Drawing inspiration from our natural world, and in particular paying homage to the Australian landscape, red earthy tones would be combined with watery blues and raw materials such as metals and stone.

OCEAN BLUES

In keeping with the water theme for the Azaris, we explored one of the most powerful forces of water – an ocean wave.

An ocean wave consists of a plethora of different blues, ranging from dark to light, warm to cool and satin to glossy finishes.

These contrasting colour features illustrate motion and expresses the transformative nature of the Ferox Technology.

This concept was selected and further developed for the Azaris colour scheme.

This case study has been put together to help educate and share our process with the community. 

The images used in our theme boards come from various sources as a part of our internal research process.

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Cadillac Halo Concept 2022

Cadillac Halo Concep Introduces InnerSpace Autonomous Concept at CES 2022

Two-person electric luxury concept offers vision of future personal mobility focused on elevating the passenger experience, grows Cadillac Halo Concept

Today, Cadillac expanded its vision of personal autonomous future mobility with the InnerSpace concept — a dramatic, two-passenger electric and autonomous luxury vehicle.

Leveraging cutting-edge technologies designed to enhance the passenger experience along with the increased personal time enabled by fully autonomous mobility, InnerSpace grows the Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio of vehicles envisioned to not only move passengers in a luxurious environment but enhance their well-being. The Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio represents future possibilities with a range of personal autonomous options and advanced connected vehicle features.

“The vehicles of the Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio are designed to provide effortless travel through extraordinary means,” said Bryan Nesbitt, GM executive director, Global Advanced Design and Global Architecture Studio. “They are visions for the next decade and beyond, showing the possibilities enabled by General Motors’ comprehensive approach to autonomous drive technology with the goal of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.”

Cadillac introduced the first two Halo concepts last year at CES: the PersonalSpace, a single-seat, personal vertical takeoff and landing concept designed to literally move its passenger above the din and congestion of ground traffic, and the SocialSpace, a roomy, autonomous vehicle for up to six, designed to help passengers relax and recharge.

Conceptually, the portfolio repurposes how passengers use their time while traveling, providing a space for solace and respite. Full autonomy relinquishes the responsibility of vehicle control while dramatic design and advanced technologies maintain the sensation of arriving in a Cadillac.

In fact, technologies such as biometric input and AI machine learning are harnessed and complement Cadillac’s signature luxury environment to support unique wellness experiences. Through software-defined features and advanced vehicle connectivity, the Cadillac Concept Halo Portfolio could offer each passenger a truly personalized experience made possible by GM’s Ultifi software platform. Ultifi enables seamless delivery of software updates to customers over the air. The experiences showcased within the Halo Portfolio demonstrate the potential as both Ultifi and autonomous technology continue to evolve.

The PersonalSpace and SocialSpace will join the InnerSpace in GM’s virtual CES experience this week, along with a video glimpse of future luxury travel with another concept — the OpenSpace — to be introduced later.

“Electrification and autonomous driving will fundamentally change the role of vehicles and the experiences customers have with them,” said Nesbitt. “We’re exploring where that will go with these innovative concepts, envisioning mobility as an ally of wellness, giving customers the ultimate luxury, more personal time rather than taking it.”

Reimagining the luxury experience

Early in Cadillac’s history, compact and personal Runabout models enabled customers to explore new and wider horizons. The new InnerSpace concept reimagines that vision, with a fully autonomous experience that allows two passengers to focus on their journey and not driving.

The vehicle’s fully autonomous capability means they could explore more of the world around them, as well as inside the vehicle, with more personal and tailored experiences that add new dimensions to Cadillac’s signature luxury experience. AI-driven biometric input and interfaces, accessible via a large, immersive and panoramic SMD LED display, allow passengers to select from Augmented Reality Engagement, Entertainment and Wellness Recovery themes for their drive. Thanks to Ultifi, Cadillac engineers and authorized third parties will be able to innovate additional themes and features that can be added over the air.

With the Ultium Platform’s wireless battery management system, the battery modules are spread about the concept vehicle, which allowed designers to optimize the cabin for spaciousness and serenity. This design freedom also allowed for a low-profile floor, providing an extremely low, sports car-like seating position.

On the exterior, the dramatically designed InnerSpace features expansive, panoramic glass on the roof and part of the body sides for almost unimpeded views. The roof opens with the doors for more comfortable entry and egress, and the seats also pivot outward when the doors are opened, enhancing the effect.

Even the InnerSpace’s tires are designed to contribute to its solace. Developed by Goodyear for electrified vehicles, they feature SoundComfort technology designed to help mitigate soundwave resonance within the tire for a quiet ride, while soybean oil and rice husk-based silica replaces petroleum-based oil as a key ingredient in their construction. And because autonomous driving takes away some of the driver’s connection with the road, Goodyear SightLine, Goodyear’s tire intelligence technology, conveys important information about pressure, temperature, load and other performance factors.

Virtual exhibit

The new InnerSpace concept and the other vehicles in the Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio can be viewed online, along with the rest of the General Motors display at GMExhibitZero.com.

Agile innovator 20 years ago: Mercedes-Benz F 400 Carving research vehicle
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Agile innovator 20 years ago: Mercedes-Benz F 400 Carving research vehicle

Agile innovator 20 years ago: Mercedes-Benz F 400 Carving research vehicle

  • Active camber control and asymmetric tyres provide additional safety and driving dynamics
  • “Drive by wire” for steering and brakes
  • Xenon headlamps, LED turn indicators and use of new materials

As a constant innovator of automotive engineering, Mercedes-Benz sometimes takes unconventional paths. One example is the F 400 Carving research vehicle, which the brand presented at the Tokyo Motor Show (14 October to 7 November 2001) in October 2001, 20 years ago. It features many future-orientated systems, amongst which the active camber adjustment of the wheels is the main attraction: The vehicle appears to lean into the curve – in a way similar to a winter athlete on carving skis. Today, the F 400 Carving can be seen at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in the “Fascination of Technology” section. This section is accessible free of charge via the atrium.

The innovative system increases the camber angle of the outer wheels of the curve to up to 20 degrees, depending on the driving situation. In conjunction with newly-developed tyres, this enables 30 per cent greater lateral forces to be transmitted than a suspension with a fixed camber setting and standard tyres. This means a considerable advantage in active safety because the greater the lateral forces of the tyres, the better the tyres’ road contact and the vehicleʼs cornering stability. Thanks to active camber control, the research vehicle achieves a maximum lateral acceleration of 1.28 g, surpassing the values of sports cars of the time by around 28 per cent.

The innovative tyres have an asymmetric tyre contact surface. When the wheels on the outside of the curve lean to the side, the two-seater rides on the inner tyre treads, which are slightly rounded and whose profile and rubber blend are specially designed to ensure high cornering dynamics and safety. When driving straight on, on the other hand, it is the outer sectors of the tyres that are in contact with the road. These areas have a tried-and-tested car tread pattern with excellent high-speed and low-noise performance. Thus, thanks to active camber control, two different concepts are realised in one tyre.

With the F 400 Carving, the engineers also gained experience in the use of new types of suspension technology in active safety. In addition to the higher driving stability in curves, active camber adjustment offers a clear advantage in driving safety in emergency situations. If, for example, the wheel camber is deliberately increased when there is a risk of skidding, the higher lateral guidance forces can sustainably assist the effect of the ESP® Electronic Stability Program.

The F 400 Carving shows how: in an emergency braking manoeuvre, all four wheels of the research vehicle can be cambered in a flash, reducing the braking distance at 100 km/h by a good five metres.

New possibilities for electronics and electrics

Mercedes-Benz presented further innovations in the F 400 Carving 20 years ago. The two-seater, for example, has a future-orientated steering, braking and suspension system. This includes steering and brakes with electrical components instead of mechanical connections – the engineers call this concept “drive by wire”. The engineers also broke new ground in suspension tuning, using active hydro-pneumatics for the first time in the latest-generation Active Body Control (ABC), which adapts both the suspension and the damping of the vehicle to the driving situation at lightning speed.

With xenon lamps, in which light is conducted to the headlamps by means of fibre optic cables, the Stuttgart automotive researchers also presented a completely new type of lighting technology in the F 400 Carving. In curves, additional headlamps placed on the sides are activated. The indicators work on the basis of high-performance light-emitting diodes whose light is spread with the help of prismatic rods. A 42-volt on-board electrical system is available for the power supply of all components. Finally, the materials: the body of the research vehicle is made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic and the chassis is of space frame design using steel, aluminium and also carbon-fibre reinforced plastics.

In 2001, the Mercedes-Benz F 400 Carving appears like a messenger from a fascinating future. In the meantime, some of its numerous innovative features have been incorporated directly or in modified form into the brand’s standard models. This shows that automotive development never stands still, and the unique Mercedes-Benz knowledge pool is fully available to all generations of engineers.

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Audi skysphere concept – The future is wide open 2021

Audi skysphere concept (2021)

Audi has unveiled the first member of a new family of concept vehicles, a spectacular roadster. Audi skysphere concept is the name of the electric-powered, two-door convertible whose lines lead directly to the Audi design of tomorrow. With it, the brand is illustrating its vision for the progressive luxury segment of the future, in which the interior becomes an interactive space and the vehicle a platform for captivating experiences. This is being made possible thanks to autonomous driving, a revolutionary redesign of the interior, and a seamless digital ecosystem.

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Virgin – World’s first hyperloop passenger test.

Virgin – World’s first hyperloop passenger test.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 27, 2020 – Just months after their first passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop today unveiled its vision for the future hyperloop experience. The newly-released concept video takes the viewer step-by-step through a hyperloop journey, from arriving at the portal to boarding the pod.

“Designing a new mode of transportation from scratch is both an opportunity and a responsibility,” said Sara Luchian, Virgin Hyperloop’s Director of Passenger Experience and one of the first people to ride the hyperloop in November. “Hyperloop technology – and what it enables – is paradigm-shifting. It follows that the passenger experience should be nothing short of extraordinary.”

Virgin Hyperloop worked with world-class partners across disparate industries – including Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for the portal designs, Teague for the pod designs, SeeThree for the video and animation, and Man Made Music for the score and sonic identity – to design a comprehensive, multi-sensory passenger experience that surpasses that of any other form of mass transit.

“Virgin Hyperloop can accelerate the future of mobility on land. The new mode of travel at supersonic speed rethinks transportation and the perception of space, landscape, time, and distance,” said Bjarke Ingels, Founder & Creative Director, BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. “In this day and age, Virgin Hyperloop taking off from our portals provides holistic, intelligent transportation for a globalized community to travel across vast distances in a safer, cleaner, easier, and faster way than airlines.”

Far from a dystopian future where dark colors, stark lighting, and screens abound, Virgin Hyperloop’s counter narrative is a more optimistic view of the future: a greener, smoother, safer, and more pleasant mass transit experience.

“We leveraged decades of experience designing how people and things move across various modalities – taking some of the best aspects from aviation, rail, automotive, and even hospitality to create a new and better passenger experience that is distinct to Virgin Hyperloop,” said John Barratt, CEO & President, Teague. “Recessed seat wells provide a greater sense of space, while the raised aisle is a touch of the unexpected and unique. Bands of greenery and wood textures subvert the aesthetic of typical mass transit materials with something optimistic and fresh. All lighting in the pod—including the unassuming information displays—are dynamic and adjust based on traveler activity and journey milestones.”

Beyond the typical touchpoints in transportation, Virgin Hyperloop also researched and incorporated findings from more non-traditional interactions, such as sound.

“Through proprietary research and a design thinking approach to creating sound and sonic solutions for Virgin Hyperloop, Man Made Music was able to address a myriad of potential challenges for this new mode of transportation, from how to evoke a sense of privacy and space to an enhanced sense of safety and calm,” said Joel Beckerman, Founder and Lead Composer at Man Made Music. “We respond to sound quicker than any other sense, so sound actually drives the multi-sensory experiences. The sonic cues of the Virgin Hyperloop identity system serves as a guide for passengers throughout their experience while instilling confidence, safety, and clarity – you ‘feel’ it rather than ‘hear’ it. Just like a great movie score, it tells you the story. We know when we’ve got it right when you don’t notice the sound at all: the interface is humanized in ways that are both fresh and familiar.”

A key pillar of Virgin Hyperloop’s passenger experience is accessibility, ensuring that this new form of transportation will expand opportunities for the masses. While ticket prices will vary depending on the exact route, a recent study in Ohio found that hyperloop fares would be more akin to the cost of driving, rather than flying.

“It’s simple. If it’s not affordable, people won’t use it,” said Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop. “Daily high-speed transport is currently not feasible for most people, but we want to change that notion. Imagine being able to commute between cities that are currently hours apart in minutes – and the endless possibilities that opens up.”

On demand and direct to destination, the hyperloop system would be able to transport thousands of passengers per hour, despite the fact that each vehicle carries up to 28 passengers. This high throughput is achieved by convoying, where vehicles are able to travel behind one another in the tube within milliseconds, controlled by Virgin Hyperloop’s machine intelligence software.

Following their successful passenger testing, Virgin Hyperloop is currently paving the way for the regulation and certification of hyperloop systems around the world. The company aims to achieve safety certification by 2025, with commercial operations – such as those depicted in this video – beginning in 2030.

XP-2 Test Vehicle

Our two-seater Experimental-Pod-2 (XP-2) was built to demonstrate critical safety subsystems, allowing passengers to safely travel in a hyperloop environment. Our production vehicle, however, will look radically different and seat up to 28 passengers.

Statistics

Crew

The team to ride the first hyperloop

4 passengers

Speed

Velocity of first passenger test

48 m/s

Environment

Air pressure within the tube

100 Pascal

Safety & Technology

You won’t need a space suit to go in our vacuum. Virgin Hyperloop is developing the necessary subsystems required to ensure traveling with hyperloop is as safe as riding an elevator. Independently validated by an Independent Safety Assessor, Certifer, our XP-2 vehicle and the DevLoop infrastructure demonstrate many of the safety-critical systems that will be found on a commercial hyperloop system, and are equipped with a state-of-the-art control system that can detect off-nominal states and rapidly trigger appropriate emergency responses.

Pod Safety Controller

The Pod Safety Controller continuously monitors all onboard sensors and computer systems to ensure passenger safety. The data is wirelessly communicated to the wayside through a certified safety protocol.

Rapid Tube Repressurization

Using distributed venting valves along the tube’s length, we can safely re-pressurize faster than an airplane can descend.

Automated Fire Suppression

Along with redundant smoke detectors, the vehicle has most onboard electronic systems enclosed with automated fire suppression.

Air Scrubbing & Filtering

Air-conditioned and scrubbed of CO2 and airborne contaminants, the air inside the vehicle is crisp, clean, and continuously monitored by the Pod Safety Controller.

Emergency Egress

Our DevLoop tube contains emergency egresses every 75m in the event passengers need to exit the vehicle.

AirLock

Our system uses airlocks to gradually and safely bring the vehicle in and out of the near-vacuum environment without needing to repressurize the entire system.

About Virgin Hyperloop

Virgin Hyperloop is the only company in the world that has successfully tested hyperloop technology with passengers, launching the first new mode of mass transportation in over 100 years. The company successfully operated an occupied hyperloop vehicle using electric propulsion and electromagnetic levitation under near-vacuum conditions, realizing a fundamentally new form of transportation that is faster, safer, cheaper, and more sustainable than existing modes. The company is now working with governments, partners, and investors around the world to make hyperloop a reality in years, not decades. Learn more about Virgin Hyperloop’s technology, vision, and ongoing projects here.

Nuevo híbrido Ghibli: el primer vehículo electrificado en la historia de Maserati

  • El primer vehículo híbrido en la historia de Maserati
  • Desarrollado por el Laboratorio de Innovación Maserati de Módena
  • El vehículo será producido en la planta Avvocato Giovanni Agnelli (AGAP) en Grugliasco (Turín)

Nuevo híbrido Ghibli: el primer vehículo electrificado en la historia de Maserati

Módena, 16 de julio de 2020: la chispa de la electrificación enciende el futuro de Maserati: con el nuevo Ghibli Hybrid, la marca Trident ingresa al mundo de la electrificación.

El nuevo Ghibli Hybrid representa uno de los proyectos más ambiciosos para Maserati, que después del anuncio del nuevo motor para el superdeportivo MC20 ahora establece el sello en otro paso adelante hacia la nueva Era de la marca.

La elección de introducir la tecnología híbrida en el sedán Ghibli no es una coincidencia: este modelo, con más de 100,000 unidades producidas desde su lanzamiento en 2013, encarna perfectamente el ADN del fabricante con sede en Módena.

De hecho, el desafío que enfrentó Maserati fue ingresar al mundo de la electrificación sin alterar la filosofía y los valores centrales de la marca. ¿El resultado? La creación del mejor híbrido posible. Además, Ghibli Hybrid conservará el sonido inconfundible que siempre ha distinguido a todos los Maserati.

La llegada del nuevo híbrido Ghibli amplía así la gama Maserati, que ahora es aún más competitiva y responde a las demandas del mercado.

Diseño

El Ghibli Hybrid es inmediatamente reconocible, gracias en parte al nuevo diseño tanto del exterior como del interior. El denominador común del rediseño, desarrollado por el Centro Stile Maserati, es el color azul, elegido para identificar todos los automóviles con tecnología híbrida y el nuevo mundo que representan.

En el exterior, el color azul caracteriza los tres conductos de aire laterales icónicos, las pinzas de freno y el rayo en el óvalo que encierra el Trident en el pilar trasero. El mismo color azul reaparece dentro del automóvil, en particular en las costuras bordadas de los asientos. El nuevo Ghibli Hybrid también presenta nuevos contenidos estilísticos, a partir de la nueva parrilla frontal, con barras rediseñadas para representar un diapasón, un dispositivo musical que emite un sonido de extrema pureza y que también evoca el símbolo Trident. Hay cambios significativos en la parte trasera del automóvil, donde los grupos de luces se han rediseñado por completo, con un perfil tipo boomerang inspirado en el 3200 GT y el concept car Alfieri.

Híbrido leve

En perfecta armonía con su ADN, Maserati ha elegido una solución híbrida centrada principalmente en mejorar el rendimiento, al tiempo que reduce el consumo de combustible y reduce las emisiones.

La tecnología híbrida explota la energía cinética que el automóvil acumula cuando está en movimiento, recuperándola y transformándola en electricidad durante la desaceleración y el frenado, y almacenándola en una batería.

El innovador tren motriz, resultado del trabajo de desarrollo de ingeniería en profundidad por parte de los técnicos e ingenieros del Laboratorio de Innovación Maserati en Módena, combina un motor de combustión interna (4 cilindros, turbo, desplazamiento de 2.0 l) con un alternador de 48 voltios y un adicional Sobrealimentador eléctrico (e-Booster), soportado por una batería. Esta solución es única en su segmento, y es la primera en una nueva generación de trenes motrices, con el equilibrio perfecto entre rendimiento, eficiencia y placer de conducción.

La batería está montada en la parte trasera del automóvil, con beneficios en términos de distribución de peso mejorada.

Esta versión pesa unos 80 kg menos que el Diesel.

Gracias a la potencia máxima de 330 hp y al par de 450 Nm entregados a solo 1.500 rpm, los datos de rendimiento del nuevo Ghibli Hybrid son muy impresionantes: velocidad máxima de 255 km / hy aceleración de 0 a 100 km / h en 5,7 segundos.

Los ocupantes híbridos de Ghibli aún se deleitarán con el sonido inconfundible que caracteriza a todos los modelos Maserati, gracias al escape optimizado, que incluye resonadores especialmente diseñados.

Conectividad
Ghibli Hybrid también marca el debut del nuevo programa Maserati Connect, que permite una conexión constante con el automóvil: el intercambio de información continúa cuando está en movimiento, para mejorar los servicios ofrecidos al conductor. Además de actualizar los paquetes de software, el sistema realiza verificaciones en el automóvil y monitorea los servicios de Seguridad y Seguridad en emergencias.

El sistema multimedia Maserati Intelligent Assistant es de última generación, basado en entradas digitales de Android Automotive, un software que ofrece una experiencia de usuario innovadora totalmente personalizable según las preferencias personales del conductor. La pantalla HD del sistema multimedia, con nuevos gráficos, más fácil de usar y sin sonido envolvente, aumenta su tamaño de 8 “4 a 10” 1. También se presenta un nuevo panel de instrumentos con dispositivos digitales y nuevos gráficos.

Electrificación al estilo Maserati
El nuevo Ghibli Hybrid representa el primer paso en un plan que conducirá a la electrificación de todos los nuevos modelos Maserati. Los primeros autos totalmente eléctricos de la marca serán los nuevos GranTurismo y GranCabrio, programados para 2021.

Maserati S.p.A.
Maserati produce una gama completa de autos únicos con una personalidad increíble, inmediatamente reconocible en cualquier lugar. Con su estilo, tecnología y carácter innatamente exclusivo, deleitan los gustos más exigentes y exigentes y siempre han sido un referente de la industria automotriz. Los embajadores de este patrimonio son el buque insignia de Quattroporte, el sedán deportivo Ghibli y el Levante, el primer SUV de Maserati. Una gama completa, con motores de gasolina y diésel, tracción trasera y tracción total, los mejores materiales y una ingeniería excepcional. Una tradición de autos exitosos, cada uno de ellos redefiniendo lo que hace un auto deportivo italiano en términos de diseño, rendimiento, confort, elegancia y seguridad.

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Aptera Solar Charging Vehicle

¿Cuál es tu misión? ¿Incluye la preservación de la Tierra para su familia, su comunidad y el mundo?

Entonces nuestra misión, entregar el vehículo más eficiente del planeta, ES su misión.

Vehículo de carga solar Aptera

Nuestra misión
El problema es la ineficiencia

Anhelas hacer más con menos.

Más de 50 millas por galón o 200 millas por carga. Pero no puede porque seguimos haciendo las cosas como siempre se han hecho.

La solución es la eficiencia.

Fusionada con el poder del sol, la eficiencia te permitirá hacer más con menos: más millas con menos carbono, menos material, menos energía de la red.

Puedes ayudarnos a hacer las cosas de manera diferente.

Eficiencia Ejemplificada

Nuestros vehículos disfrutan de una eficiencia sin igual, utilizando poco menos de 100 Wh por milla para la conducción diaria. Y pueden recorrer más de 40 millas por día con energía solar, cinco veces más lejos que otros vehículos eléctricos con el mismo sistema solar.

Solar eficiente

El Aptera es el primer vehículo eléctrico que nunca se carga.

La mayoría de los conductores nunca tendrán que cargar su Aptera porque no viajan más de lo que su sistema solar puede producir por año.

Seguridad eficiente

El Aptera es un nivel completamente nuevo de seguridad para los pasajeros.

La seguridad a través de la ciencia avanzada abarca una celda de seguridad compuesta para pasajeros más fuerte que la de cualquier otro vehículo en la carretera actual.

Construcción eficiente

El Aptera tiene solo 10 partes estructurales clave.
(Los vehículos eléctricos típicos tienen 300).

Menos piezas → Construcción más fácil → (forma) Menor capitalización

Facilidad eficiente

Más de 1,000 millas de alcance más nuestro avanzado CoPilot
hará que los viajes largos sean muy fáciles.

El hardware del sistema de piloto automático de Aptera, desarrollado en conjunto con un gran OEM japonés, significa que puede competir rápidamente en el campo de la conducción autónoma con Tesla, BMW y Audi.

Trayendo eficiencia al mercado

Para 2040, los vehículos eléctricos representarán el 35% de todas las ventas de vehículos nuevos. Aptera presentará su compromiso con la eficiencia con la producción de 10,000 unidades para 2022 y 40,000 para 2024

¿Porqué ahora?
La mercantilización del espacio EV está alcanzando una masa crítica.
La industria automotriz está preparada para una reinvención radical.
El momento de la eficiencia es AHORA.
Fabricación eficiente

La fabricación aditiva ha obstaculizado el dominio del estampado de acero. (La capitalización para troqueles de estampado – $ 1b – tradicionalmente ha mantenido bajos los márgenes).

Ahora podemos escalar la producción y lanzar nuevos modelos con una velocidad previamente inimaginable.

Ligereza = Eficiencia

El diseño generativo de la pieza permite A.I. para optimizar la mayor resistencia con la menor cantidad de material y peso.

Nuestra construcción de núcleo de sándwich con infusión de resina
produce estructuras compuestas extremadamente ligeras que son
muchas veces más fuerte que sus contrapartes de acero.

No hay un vehículo 100% compuesto producido en masa como el Aptera, y nada similar en el horizonte.

Compitiendo en eficiencia

¡El alcance es la superpotencia de Aptera!

Con su alcance de más de 1,000 millas, el Aptera tiene 4 veces más que la competencia promedio. Incluso el Tesla Model 3 Long Range tiene solo 325. El BMW I-3 maneja solo 114.

El Aptera puede viajar 4 veces la distancia de los EV con paquetes de baterías del mismo tamaño.

El Rivian, por ejemplo, necesita un paquete 5% más grande que el de Aptera para recorrer un cuarto de la distancia.

La mayoría de nuestros competidores tienen solo un rango de 200-300 millas, y se necesita un paquete de 55-105kWh para lograrlo.

Distribución móvil eficiente

Los costos de distribución reducen los márgenes. Es por eso que Aptera está usando:

Ventas directas al consumidor.

Promoción en línea / programación y eventos de prueba en mercados clave; Lanzamiento de SoCal: ¿dónde más?

Servicio a domicilio (un modelo probado globalmente por Tesla).

Ingresos impulsados ​​por la eficiencia

Con un innovador modelo de distribución y servicio móvil, ¡esperamos márgenes poco comunes!

Nuestro precio objetivo inicial es de $ 36k- $ 59k. Nuestro costo objetivo inicial es de $ 22k- $ 36k. Para 2022, esperamos obtener márgenes del 35%. (Este rendimiento es inaudito. En comparación, el campeón de margen BMW tiene poco más del 6%).

Los expertos en eficiencia

Steve y Chris se dedican a ayudar a las personas a hacer lo correcto para el medio ambiente.

Convencidos de que cualquier industria puede hacerse más limpia y más eficiente a través de la ingeniería inteligente, han desarrollado tecnologías para reducir las emisiones de carbono y de fabricación y reducir el uso de pesticidas químicos, entre otras intervenciones ecológicas. Cada uno se ha ganado una reputación por establecer objetivos ambiciosos y cumplirlos de manera rápida y rentable.

Cronología de la eficiencia

2019

Plan de producción financiado; Inicio de herramientas y construcción de fábrica

Ampliación de la lista de pedidos anticipados basada en el progreso hacia la entrega del primer Aptera

Comience a recaudar dinero para el desarrollo

Invitar a seguidores anteriores, titulares de depósitos e inversores a unirse a nosotros.

2020

La capacidad demostrada de los primeros prototipos nuevos y la capacidad comprobada atrae inversiones para financiar el plan de producción

Los vehículos de preproducción comienzan a probar; Beta entregas

Comenzó menos de 9 meses después de la financiación, entrega de los primeros vehículos; comenzar a refinar y escalar la producción

Comienza el diseño de Aptera para 6 pasajeros

Ideal para servicios de transporte y entrega autónoma, el vehículo totalmente autónomo establece un nuevo estándar para la eficiencia de vehículos grandes

2021

Tasa de ejecución de producción de 2,000 por año alcanzado

Suficiente para comenzar a realizar economías de escala

Comienza la producción de Aptera para 6 pasajeros

2022

Tasa de ejecución aumentada a 10,000 por año Los márgenes de ganancia aumentados estabilizan a la compañía y demuestran la fabricación de buena fe

Eficiencia de Financiamiento

Entre el lanzamiento de la campaña de crowdfunding y el inicio de la producción

Recaudar $ 2.5 millones para la construcción de vehículos de preproducción y la ingeniería requerida para lanzar nuestras primeras líneas de producción

Choque, aplastamiento y certificación FMVSS de Aptera para producción

Educar a las personas sobre cómo Aptera puede cumplir su deseo de hacer más

Nuestra visión para el futuro …

Creemos que el transporte eficiente es crucial para administrar nuestros recursos naturales. Aptera puede inspirar a las personas a hacer más con sus autos que solo conducir y construir una marca obsesionada con la eficiencia que ofrece una variedad de vehículos seguros, cómodos y divertidos para conducir que disfrutarán de un crecimiento explosivo.