Now, I’m no gearhead, but I’m definitely excited by the future. The futuristic UVA Concept Car was designed for the Michelin Design Challenge, bringing the words driving and gliding a bit closer. The car runs on magnetic levitation suspension that can be triggered on an empty stretch of road to give the sensation of being in the air. Couple this with UVA’s crazy awesome photochromic exterior that can be made opaque or transparent by choice. An opaque tessellated pattern that appears and disappears can control the amount of light coming in, covering the car completely, or making it look like an automotive bubble zooming across the tarmac!
Designers: Jean Hiss and Robin Apprioual.