Futuristic self driving pod by Mercedes-Benz carry 12 people

German car maker, Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new concept car at the currently running, Consumer electronics show ( CES 2019 ) said to be a study vehicle, the concept module carries a futuristic pod-like design, with streamlined trunk and reactivate Led lighting.

The all electric, and fully automated the Vision Urbanetic car, can see pedestrians before they get close enough for an accident. It comes witn inchangable parts, for users with alternative preference, and would sit a dozen individuals at a single go.

The Urbanetic is connected to real-time traffic reports and can also monitor local events and send a fleet out to a location, say a stadium after a concert, in anticipation of increased demand. It can communicate with people outside of the pod through displays on the front and sides. The Urbanetic “sees” pedestrians before they even step off the curb.

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Factory Fifteen Studios proposes Skyler: a single story city.

Ever imagine how how  the future  would be in half a century from now? food, architecture, energy and habitation. As more people move into cities and cities become ever denser, the frequency of towering structures become repeated ; to cope with the burgeoning demands.

More and more, skyscrapers are been built in Hong-Kong , Taiwan,  and New York and resources to cater. But,  ever wonder what happens to those building after a while ; how they “age” or grow with our ever changing nature and needs.  

 

Skyler seeks to answers those questions. This architectural visualization is proposed as a model to follow through our development, and as we age, fulfil the basic needs of a ageing population.   Created by Studio Factory Fifteen , which is better knwo for it previous work on illustravic aninmation like the ; Cocoon is a 360 degree by 220 degree spherical, immersive video installation. The concept animation features a building with grows constantly with the flux dynamics of city dwelling.

 

with a  concept animation created for HWKN to accompany a book written by Matthias Hollwich and Bruce Mau Design on the subject of ‘New Aging’ Skyler could hold the key to the general efficient of resources we so much crave.

The book, architectural design response and the film, communicate an ethos of ‘Live smarter now to live better forever’. The project playfully narrates a future of an increasingly aging population, within which our cities need to adapt, producing socially driven architectural responses.

Concept / Design: Matthias Hollwich & March Kushner, Robert May, Scott Miller
Director / Animator / Producer: Factory Fifteen
Sound Design: Echoic
Vo Script: Zander Cote