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