The OnStar Concept is GM’s entry for the 2007 Los Angeles Design Challenge, based on the theme “Robocar 2057”.
- General Motors Advanced Design, California
- Design Team: Frank Saucedo, Steve Anderson, Jussi Timonen,
From the official Press Release:
Much like the self-regulating traffic system found in nature’s best commuter, the ant, OnStar enabled vehicle-to-vehicle communication and ubiquitously embedded intelligence allow GM’s ANT to act independently yet communicate with other vehicles to optimize traffic flow.
Quantum computing power also allows each ANT to virtually recreate a highly personalized space for any occasion or personal need.
Omni-directional propulsion, provided by three independent Nanorb wheel systems, operate as independent robots and can arrange themselves in different configurations, turning virtually anything into a mobile device.
Layered, environmentally friendly, single-walled, carbon-polymer nanocomposites form the flat surface panels, which incorporate the carbon nanotube battery.
All body panels are connected with electro-active polymer actuators (a.k.a. artificial muscles), allowing the easy and silent reconfiguration of body panels, depending on their optimal street use.
(Source: LA Auto Show)