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Biomimicry in the Boxfish Car Concept Plunkett, Conor Lynch, Murphy, Amy Kong, Brandon Kyle Yang, David (“Mercedes-benz bionic car,” (“Mercedes-benz bionic car,” 2006 by Mercedes-Benz The Boxfish Car Bionic car-

combining and technology Inspiration?

Underwater The boxfish conserves its strength by while consuming the least amount of energy. Car-making Biomimicry The Boxfish car includes traits of the boxfish including:

the appearance (face-body proportion)

the yet light material of the car frame

a engine and overall design allows it to be extremely fuel The yellow boxfish, Ostracion Found primarily in tropical within the aquatic ecosystem.

They like areas coral reefs are located.

In waters as well as patches of and sea grass.

Specific locations are the and Tuamoto islands

Waters off the of the Red Sea and East Africa. Eat Autotrophs, as algae.

Heterotrophs like small fish, crustaceans, and mollusks (Polka-dot boxfish).

their bodily processes, fertilize the plants in the water them through their


But hunted and serve as food for fish. The skin of the boxfish of numerous hexagonal bony which provide maximum for the fish while reducing the of weight the fish carries.

Due to the of the plates, this lack of does not sacrifice protection. in souvenir shops

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Rigid structure to protect as collisions often happen coral reefs.

Helps to in confined spaces when for food and that requires maneuverability

The fish takes of its light weight to move and efficiently through the water.

The structure of the fish conserves for the fish because it is both and streamlined The Boxfish Car’s shape creates less air when it is driven, therefore in better gas mileage. Thus, one accomplishment of this car is that it has the air friction in the current automobile This four seat has a drag coefficient of 0.19, is far better than that of two seat vehicle that has the lowest drag coefficient on the (Phenix, 2007). The Boxfish Car has a and lightweight frame that ensures higher mileage and a drive (Wilssense, 2005). As a of its innovative shape and improved car the Boxfish Car has better mileage existing high mileage per vehicles. There are several known hybrid cars in the car market. The Toyota Prius is the fuel efficient and most known hybrid car getting 50mpg (Prius ’10, The boxfish car; however, up to 84mpg on the highway, which is higher than that of the existing hybrid models 2005). The biggest competition for the car is the increasing number of electric being developed and released. The Chevy Volt is being publicized and recently won the 2011 Trend Car of the Year® award is one

of the most prominent honors in the industry (2011 volt). to the EPA, the Volt, which be released in 2011, will get using both its electric and gas system (Murphy, 2010). In hours, the Chevy Volt can be charged for about $1.50 and to travel around 45 miles 2010). During the 45 miles, the car can a maximum of 168mpg, but once the gas kicks in, it drops to 37mpg 2010). When running on its the car produces zero emissions is extremely environmentally friendly. to the Volt, the Nissan LEAF is released soon but it is a 100% car without a tailpipe. It will be to travel 100 miles with a charge, which takes seven hours (Nissan electric). The Nissan LEAF not have a backup motor and is
therefore completely emission Although electric cars improvement, they provide a way to drive and will soon be a competitor for other hybrid as well as the Boxfish Car. The car uses “AdBlue” to further emissions. Depending on the engine’s status, a clear, non-toxic, and to handle aqueous urea called “AdBlue”, is sprayed the exhaust system (Mercedes-benz car, 2008). The reaction the nitrogen oxides into and water. AdBlue, even at a low is also proven to be able to long refill periods, the number of times one will to refill his or her tank in a year is adblue, 2009). The car also with a special filter helps to clean the diesel gas as as the emissions before they are A diesel engine is also to a
car because it will last longer than a gas engine, is due to the fact that diesel is much friendlier to an engine regular gas. (Richard, Unlike the expensive Hydrogen cells that some cars of the future come diesel can be bought anywhere 2005). Another benefit of engines is that they very little carbon which is a leading contributor to (Daimlerchrysler showcases 70, 2005).

Mercedes boxfish car mileage and power
Mercedes boxfish car mileage and power
Mercedes boxfish car mileage and power

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