The future is indeed now, at least when it comes to the Mercedes-Benz VISION AVTR. The science fiction film AVATAR has inspired the creation of this vehicle that truly feels alive and breathing. The concept was to create a medium that is not alien (even though it looks that way), but more a machine that is part of the ecosystem, much like a living organism.
The wheels were aimed to look like glowing animal paws, following what Cheif Design Officer Gorden Wagener refers to as bio-design. It’s fully recycled, even some parts from ocean waste, all with the purpose of becoming 100% sustainable. When entering the cockpit you experience a merge moment, then you literally start flying in what feels like a bioluminescent aquatic creature. The 33 flaps on the back are used for aerodynamics, communication, and expression. So hop in, merge, and hit play to get your automotive mind blown.