Renault’s SYMBIOZ : a concept electric vehicle for the future

The SYMBIOZ demo car is the first vehicle that has been designed for mind-off automation from the start, thus redefining the concept of space in the cabin.
The autonomous functions of the car and the activities it allow on board are the starting point for design considerations. Currently being tested on French roads, is an autonomous, electric and connected vehicle packed with technology to improve the in-car experience and redefine travels.

Renault reached  a new milestone in sharing its vision of the future with the new SYMBIOZ Demo car;  the first Level 4 prototype bringing to life the SYMBIOZ concept-car unveiled last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. A prototype launched through Renaults the development of an exploratory “object” project two years ago, embodying its vision of the automobile for 2023.

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It  would explore the vast territory of the future of personal mobility, leaning heavily on automation to move it around. Electric and connected, the futuristic prototype draws on the three pillars of innovation by Renault to usher in an all-new on-board experience.

“We wanted to create an emotional contrast between the powerful, dynamic exterior and generous, spacious interior. The exterior lines of SYMBIOZ demo car were designed to showcase the interior with its many innovations. We sculpted the interior space with light, making it a material in its own right, rather than being purely functional.”
Patrick Lecharpy, Head of LCI Design & Alliance Synergies

2017-renault-symbioz-demo-car__the interiors were designed by  Aleksandra Gaca 
2017-renault-symbioz-demo-car-the interiors were designed by  Aleksandra Gaca 

As a low-slung, one-box car with sporty looks, SYMBIOZ demo car perfectly matches Renault ‘French Design’ styling: it is sensual and warm with fluid lines and a dynamic stance. Its design is accentuated by the ‘Champagne’ body colour and pearlescent finish.

The car’s upper section boasts a vast glazed surface to let ample light into the cabin. The floating glass roof features a system to adjust the opacity of the glass and the LED lighting that can be accessed from the Renault MULTI-SENSE 3.0 system interface.

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the  controls feature an automated system capable of  self driving
2017-renault-symbioz-demo-car-_-790x452the model comes with indicators on all frontal lighting 
2017-renault-symbioz-demo-car-1-1And the back end of of the concave edges

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Cats pouncing and humor Photography

Hey there, do you like pouncing Cats , and photography ?  if the answer is yes , then we have have got the perfect mix to make your day.

 Seth Casteel , the artist and author whose previous works include  underwater puppies and underwater babies, is back with photographed felines, and this time they ‘pounce’.

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His book of animal portraits features more than 80 previously unpublished photographs of cats and kittens captured as they leap, and jump , mid-action style. The photographer collaborated with animal shelters and warefare groups across the US and Canada, to help homeless cats.

Every single featured kitten is available for adoption, or had been already rescued, at the time he snapped the pictures. His brilliant shots form a humorous and heartwarming series of images for the cat-obsessed and pet obsessed at heart. Please visit his site for more.

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Toyota’s Setsuna; Wooden car using the Japanese Tradition of joinery

Concept cars are nothing new, even the ones made out of wood. But, the engineers at Toyota  (kenji tsuji and his team) took it one step further with this one. The Setsuna it is called, is made out of wood  using the Japanese technique of Wood joinery.

The toyota ‘setsuna’ concept is a fully functional car, with  body made out of 86 panels of wood pieces with no external binder, like a nail, or a gum holding them in place. Every single piece was hand crafted to fit in with the design, and it debuted at the Milan 2016 design expo.

The team used traditional japanese techniques such as ‘okuriari and ‘kusabi so that the wood could be joined without nails or screws. ‘okuriari, which allows the exterior panels to be fitted and taken off without using any nails, not only increases the strength of joints but also makes it possible to make partial changes to dovetailing and mortise joints if the fastenings have worn down. Here are some of the pictures of the Setsuna: enjoy.

 

toyota uses traditional japanese wood joinery to assemble setsuna concept vehicle

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