LA Design Challenge 2013: Qoros Silk Road System Concept

Concept Cars 16 Nov 2013
LA Design Challenge 2013: Qoros Silk Road System Concept

The Silk Road System presented by Qoros Design Team is a project of a complex transportation system featuring autonomous driving electric vehicles built and maintained by robots inspired by silkworms.


For the 2013 LA Design Challenge the Qoros design team has come up with a futuristic transportation system called “Silk Road System” (SRS).

Qoros Silk Road System Concept - Design Panel

Qoros Silk Road System Concept - Design Panel

The vehicles (SRVs) are produced by the Qoros Silk Robots, which are sophisticated 3D printers capable of mimic the silkworms’ weaving techniques to create solid objects starting from a recyclable liquid material called Mulberry Qemical.

Qoros Silk Road System Concept - Design Panel

Once a vehicle is completed, three of these robots are shipped with it and serve as autonomous units for repair and maintainance services.

Qoros Silk Road System Concept - Design Panel

 

Qoros Silk Road System Concept - Design Panel

The vehicles are electric commuters powered by super capacitor batteries and interconnected through an advanced communication system.

Qoros Silk Road System Concept - Design Panel Qoros Silk Road System Concept - Design Panel

Among their features are the possibility of sharing energy with other SRVs and to be recharged on the fly through a wireless energy station located along the road.

The whole system is conceived as a service available through a subscription, which allows to target and customize the experience based on the users’ profile information.

  • Head of Design: Gert Hildebrand
  • Design Team: Tim Pilsbury, Aditya Mahajan, Alex O’Brien, Rob Ho, Alex Segura, Zhang Yue, Jihoon Seo, Clement Poireé

(Source: LA Auto Show)

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