Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR First Look

Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR First Look

Mercedes Benz has always been on the cutting edge of transportation and at CES 2020 they are taking the automotive concept to a whole new level with the Vision AVTR concept car. The AVTR was inspired by James Cameron’s movie AVATAR.

Now AVTR stands for advanced vehicle transformation. Everything about the AVTR from inside and out is cool.

It’s an electric vehicle that focuses on sustainability technology. It has vegan leather on the inside, recycled plastics used on the interior materials and so on.

The coolest part of the car is the futuristic control unit that comes up out of the center console to meet your hand and according to Mercedes, it will vibrate along with your heart rate and breathing.

Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept car control unit

It’s the only way you can interact with this car because there is no steering wheel, no buttons only a giant display that stretches upwards from the center console all across the dashboard.

With a 110KWH battery which is graphene-based, it can store enough power for about 470 miles on a charge and it can charge fully in 15 minutes. Moreover, the battery is compostable and recyclable.

This is great for the environment because the battery technology that we have now once they are finished, they go right into a landfill.

Unlike the Sony vision-s concept car with two front and rear motors, the AVTR has an electric motor on each wheel which generates 469HP.

The wheels were inspired by the seeds from the big tree in the AVATAR movie and they light up. I must admit its one of the features I’d love to see from a concept car come to life. Simply put the wheels are awesome.

The concept vehicle features both front and rear-wheel steering and the can steer parallel or opposite of each other. So, the enable the car to move not only diagonally but sideways in about 30 degrees as well.

There are 33 bionic flaps that move up and down, they look like scales and span the rear end of the car. Mercedes-Benz says it could potentially be used as a way to communicate with other cars on the road, pedestrians who are crossing around the car.

Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept bionic flaps

While we impatiently wait for the sequel to the Avatar movie in 2021, you won’t be able to see the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept in the movie.

The Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR concept displays futuristic tech that doesn’t actually work today but may work someday in the future.

In a nutshell, the car reflects Mercedes-Benz’s vision for the distant future.

Darrell Flinch

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