Maybach DRS Concept

Concept Cars 26 Oct 2010
Maybach DRS Concept

At the 2010 LA Design Challenge Maybach has presented the DRS Concept, a futuristic electric version of the traditional human powered rickshaw. The two-wheeler vehicle has large wheels with self-balancing system and an organic structure.

Maybach DRS ConceptThe Maybach DRS “Den-Riki-Sha” (electric powered rickshaw) is inspired by thetraditional values of the classic “Jin-Riki-Sha” (human powered rickshaw), which originated in 1870 in Tokyo.

The concept was developed by Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center in Japan and presented at the Design Challenge at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show.

In the designers’ vision the car is produced from a coded DNA-cocoon, in a complex organic metamorphosis, hence the name NMV (Naturally Manufactured Vehicle).

The Maybach DRS is powered by a self balancing electric drive unit and controlled by an onboard computer that is plugged into the city’s transport infrastructure.

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To extend its range, this human-electric hybrid allows pedaling power to be supplemented by the driver.

Design team:

  • Holger Hutzenlaub
  • Hiroshi Yajimar
  • Hideki Takahashi
  • Yong Won Lee
  • Toru Nakano
  • Teck-Koun Kim
  • Masahide Yamada
  • Daniel Schlapp

(Source: LA Auto Show)

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