Air Runner Concept

The Air Runner Concept by Eric Sun is an ultra-aerodynamic,  efficient vehicle designed for fully autonomous high-speed, long-range commuting.


The project took the second place at the Art Center SABIC-sponsored Project “Design for Alpha”, and features a layout and surging structural form that enable excellent aerodynamics.

Air Runner Concept by Eric Sun - Design Sketch

Sun incorporated many uses of plastics, including shape memory polymers to allow the body to conform to aerodynamic efficiencies.

Air Runner Concept by Eric Sun - Design Sketch

Electrochromic plastics allow the cabin to blend into the upper body for a private and seamless aesthetic, and the upper body can switch back again from a solid color for privacy to a clear transparent for enhanced visibility.

Air Runner Concept by Eric Sun - Scale Model

Thermoplastic composites make possible a stronger, light body and also allow for the use of one larger door for entering and exiting the vehicle.

Air Runner Concept by Eric Sun - Scale Model

(Image Courtesy: Art Center for Car Body Design)

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