Cosmetically Green Automotive

This is about more than just looks: Why do we use 4 wheels for our motorized vehicles? Two wheels per storage container? What happens when the amount we must carry with us is reduced greatly? Less wheels, maybe some better and/or sleeker looks. What you’re about to look at right now is a vehicle with no tank. No power storage, no bigtime bulk. This car runs on “Witricity” aka wireless electricity. It’s shocking!

The main aim of this project is to reduce waste. YY and SK say that we use over 1000kg of car to carry 70kg of human; and that ain’t good!

This vehicle, the “Bungae” as it’s called, makes travel much more ergonomic through its love for scavenging. On the rear of the car is the energy converter. On each of the back wheels are 10 wireless energy receivers. Each of these receivers works with Energy Spots that are located around the city. The converter converts energy to powertrain. When the car runs out of energy, there is one reserve battery which charges the car for 50km.

But the best part is the teamwork mode of this vehicle. Just like jumping a battery now, we’ll be able to provide energy for driving to a partner car just by driving next to it!

Designer: YoungRoh Yun and Sunguk Kim of SNUT Industrial Design

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6 Comments

  • Chris says:

    In order to transfer energy wirelessly you will have to lose even greater amounts of it in the process of it traveling through the air than by using wires.

    Nikola Tesla, the man behind the Tesla Coil and the technological basis for this project had, in the past, conducted these experiments but would loose large amounts of energy in the process.

    So in effect this project reduces the weight of the car to use less energy for transporting passengers, but requires the energy be transmitted wirelessly which will require even greater amounts of energy to be spent than todays methods.

    http://gizmodo.com/5288571/recreating-teslas-wireless-power-experiments

    Tesla technology only looks cool but works very inneficiently.

    • Klappstuhl says:

      …but it works. I can see that the way the Energy is being transmitted could be more efficient through Direct Quantum Tunneling Electrons to where they are needed.

  • Klappstuhl says:

    Funny. I brought up that exact idea at the Angewandte in Vienna a year and a half ago.

    Awesome to see someone actually working on making it a working idea.

    Problem with this of course has been off-road locations without any wireless energy transmitters, but I see they solved that with the batteries.

    I do have concerns though that lightning could harm the Tesla Coil. How’d they get around this?

  • Emil says:

    I love the idea. It’s extreme. But I guess once it’s built every one around the energy spots would die out of cancer.dude! have you thought about that,how massive energy needs to radiate through the town to keep these vehicles running!And of course there’s no overtaking on the road(I guess that would be SAD,NO JOY of driving an exterme vehicle with ultimate technology)

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