Project

Athlete Car

This project redefines the future performance vehicle by utilizing an articulating chassis that is activated by using fluid air muscles and a hybrid powerplant. The body morphs, conforms to the road, and is complimented by a soft body skin. Traditional driver controls are replaced by a sensate and wearable seat that allows the driver to steer, accelerate, and brake by body movement. The simplest version of the athlete car consists of only the "Interactive Seat" (or "Wearable Seat") and the "Wheel Robot," creating a vehicle that provides an exhilarating, sensual driving experience with high driver involvement, similar to non-motorized sports, such as skiing, surfing, and ice skating.

This project redefines the future performance vehicle by utilizing an articulating chassis that is activated by using fluid air muscles and a hybrid powerplant. The body morphs, conforms to the road, and is complimented by a soft body skin. Traditional driver controls are replaced by a sensate and wearable seat that allows the driver to steer, accelerate, and brake by body movement. The simplest version of the athlete car consists of only the "Interactive Seat" (or "Wearable Seat") and the "Wheel Robot," creating a vehicle that provides an exhilarating, sensual driving experience with high driver involvement, similar to non-motorized sports, such as skiing, surfing, and ice skating.