LA Design Challenge: Toyota Biomobile Mecha
Presented by Toyota at the 2007 LA Design Challenge, the Biomobile Mecha is a futuristic study of a vehicle capable of turning pollution into an energy source. Among the features are the nano-laser wheels and the transformable structure.
The Biomobile Mecha is Toyota’s entry for the 2007 Los Angeles Design Challenge, based on the theme "Robocar 2057".
From the official Press Release:
"It is the year 2057 and due to limited ground space, vertical architectures have caused the transportation industry to create new pathways that also explore vertical space."
An innovative solution is discovered in biomimicry. Inspired by life found in nature, the vehicle is powered by pollution with dynamic driving instincts and structural adaptations to accommodate the user’s need for space.
This vehicle’s unique capability to extract pollutants in the air and utilize it as an energy source restores balance to our atmosphere.
It is able to autonomously adapt to its driving environment by utilizing its four nano-laser wheels.
Nanotechnology also enables the structure of the vehicle to expand and contract horizontally and vertically to serve as a compact commuter, an aerodynamic performance vehicle and temporary dwelling.