Purification on Wheels

Feeling like today’s electric vehicles aren’t maximizing their full potential, Gunwoong Kim & Suji Kim’s submission for the 2011 Michelin Challenge Design Showcase, the Vieria, aims to expand upon the development of electric and other eco-friendly vehicle designs by incorporating it’s own advanced air purification system to rid the environment of carcinogens and other pollutants. The open-air intake at the front of the vehicle “inhales”  smog and “exhales” clean air through the filtered outtake. On the straightaway, the insect like form maximizes aerodynamic efficiency by pulling in it’s 4 independent legs; for better stabilization the legs pivot out for serious road hugging.

Designers: Gunwoong Kim & Suji Kim

14 Comments

  • Jack Jones says:

    I want one! Just for the work commute of course haha

  • Jack Jones says:

    I want one! Just for the work commute of course haha

  • Aurel says:

    It's beautifull!

  • Aurel says:

    It's beautifull!

  • This looks like one of the Sketsies out of 'The Dark Crystal'

  • This looks like one of the Sketsies out of 'The Dark Crystal'

  • Is there more of an expansion of the powerpack system? Also I am curious as to how the different modes of the car can be cycled between. Is this to be done in transit, or stationary, if so how?
    Otherwise, huge fan of the concept and love the asthetics.

  • Is there more of an expansion of the powerpack system? Also I am curious as to how the different modes of the car can be cycled between. Is this to be done in transit, or stationary, if so how?
    Otherwise, huge fan of the concept and love the asthetics.

  • Blizno says:

    How quickly can the wheels move apart to full width?

    If you’re on the highway with wheels happily narrowed and a fool does something that you have to suddenly swerve to avoid, will the vehicle be stable enough? If you slide off the road at highway speed with wheels narrowed is the vehicle going to stay on its feet or will it go into a rollover disaster?

    How about if you’re driving in the US Midwest and a tremendous side wind (high winds are common on the plains) slams into your vehicle. Is the car stable enough with narrowed wheels to avoid being blown over (it happens)?

  • Blizno says:

    How quickly can the wheels move apart to full width?

    If you’re on the highway with wheels happily narrowed and a fool does something that you have to suddenly swerve to avoid, will the vehicle be stable enough? If you slide off the road at highway speed with wheels narrowed is the vehicle going to stay on its feet or will it go into a rollover disaster?

    How about if you’re driving in the US Midwest and a tremendous side wind (high winds are common on the plains) slams into your vehicle. Is the car stable enough with narrowed wheels to avoid being blown over (it happens)?

  • Saka says:

    i love it, it has a sleek design and looks absolutly beautiful. but on the flip side the color and design also remind me of the water skipper bug.

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