LA Design Challenge 2013: BMW Group DesignworksUSA S.E.E.D. Concept

Concept Cars 28 Nov 2013
LA Design Challenge 2013: BMW Group DesignworksUSA S.E.E.D. Concept

At the 2013 LA Design Challenge BMW DesignworksUSA has presented a futuristic vehicle inspired by maple seeds and capable o exploring the most remote regions of the Earth.


In addition to the LA Subways project, at the LA Design Challenge the BMW subsidiary design studio has presented another project inspired by biomimicry, called S.E.E.D. (Sustainable Efficient Exploratory Device).

BMW Group DesignworksUSA SEED Concept - Design Panel

In order to achieve maximum efficiency through self-sustainability, BMW designers have taken inspiration from nature, and in particular from maple seeds, which use natural element such as gravity and wind to generate mobility.

The S.E.E.D uses a multifunctional rotating tail and solar energy, in addition to wind and gravity as its main sources of mobility.

BMW Group DesignworksUSA SEED Concept - Design Panel

The concept consists of a cockpit cell, the primary mobility wing and two side arms that work as mini propellers when under water and can generate a web-inspired structure to allow the vehicle to “walk” on water.

BMW Group DesignworksUSA SEED Concept - Design Panel BMW Group DesignworksUSA SEED Concept - Design Panel

The cabin has a multi-faceted screen inspired by dragonfly hexagonal eyes.

BMW Group DesignworksUSA SEED Concept - Design Panel BMW Group DesignworksUSA SEED Concept - Design Panel

The main scope of the vehicle is to explore the world’s harshest environments in search for new life forms and inspiration.

  • Design Team: Chris Lee, Nikolaos Siakos, Kai Langer

(Source: LA Auto Show)

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  1. aflo
    4/12/2013

    This is really obscure and rediculous. Who are you kidding?

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