While the rest of the world moves toward absolute autonomy, the CM-1 “Kinesiological Racer” explores what it would be like if a performance vehicle was actually heavily dependent on the driver’s own dexterity and athleticism! In a sense, the car is only as good as the driver.
According to designer Shane Hsiung, who imagines the concept car existing in a post-apocalyptic world, the wheels are controlled by each limb. To go faster, you press harder, to slow down, you retract. To turn, you press harder on one side than the other, making that side spin faster than the other. The entire vehicle also pivots in the middle with the driver’s core to make tighter turns. Furthermore, the specialized wheels themselves can flex and contort like a human hand or foot to adjust traction for different terrain.
Designer: Shane Hsiung