Art Center 2012: Volvo Singularity Concept

Art Center 2012: Volvo Singularity Concept

The Volvo Singularity Concept is a study of a futuristic fully autonomous nuclear powered family limousine for the year 2035. The author is Ryan Black-Macken.


Ryan Black-Macken’s Volvo Singularity Concept follows the scenario of a Chinese Technology boom in the 2020s, when a quantum computer that is faster and more sentient than humans has been created and given to major manufacturers in China.

Volvo Singularity Concept

The mainframe is given to Volvo, who nurtures the computer for ten years before the company sets out to design a fully autonomous nuclear powered family limousine for 2035.

Volvo Singularity Concept

Inspired in part by the Mutianyu insect, the vehicle features a self-contained sealed cabin, which provides a 360-degree view of media or the environment.

Volvo Singularity Concept Design Sketch

Built atop a frame made from grown carbon titanium, the concept’s roof and floor longitudinals touch down at the front and rear powerplants, while its centrally suspended omni-directional wheels’ locomotion is provided by a 3D treadmill tire clad with dense cloth.

Volvo Singularity Concept

Volvo Singularity Concept Design Sketch

The vehicle, aware of its occupants, reconfigures the interior seating to accommodate its passengers.

Volvo Singularity Concept Scale Model

Volvo Singularity Concept Scale Model Volvo Singularity Concept Scale Model

Check here the other projects presented at the Art Center College of Design 2012 Degree Show.

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