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