We Live in the Future | Animals Make the Best Cars

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We Live in the Future: Animals the Best Cars

One of my good from college has this plan to make a science movie at some point in his (theoretically before the advent of science fiction) in which all of the will be based on the designs of marine life.

It turns out is exactly what scientists are nowadays: basing innovations off of phenomena.

Turns Out Mother is WAY Smarter Than We Are

Nature is the efficient system you can possibly Since the days of Leonardo da we have looked to birds to out how to fly, butterflies to figure out how to the color of our technology more squid brains to create new of circuitry. One idea that has out of favor recently (but I think would be crazy to bring back) is the idea of biomimetic internal and external for our cars.

Bionic is Not the Same as Biomimetic, But Still Pretty Cool

Way in the dark ages, before before Miley, before  The Knight . when I was still in school, it was 2005 and DaimlerChrysler put out own concept for a bionic car. we’re on the topic, “bionic” meant something along the lines as biomimetic, and then in the Six Million Dollar Man world, it up the connotation that it was something replaced a natural part of body and made you superhuman. connotation probably wasn’t by DaimlerChrysler.

DaimlerChrylser, while a more streamlined and aerodynamic for a vehicle, stumbled upon a dude called a boxfish. As its implies, the fish is a little looking, at least as far as fish go; the boxfish is an incredibly streamlined and using it as a model, the engineers able to create a four-seater car that produced a drag of only 0.19. For comparison, the model year Ford hybrid had a drag coefficient of

This aerodynamic design led to a 70mpg for the diesel-powered Mercedes concept that DaimlerChrysler rolled out.

All because of a

Drive Like a Bumblebee:

Fast forward to 2008.  The Knight came out and there was rejoicing; all was right with the Nissan was making a push to a system called Safety described as “the vehicle helps protect people.” of making their cars more crash-resistant in terms of they wanted their to actually be able to help avoid crashes. Their for the project came from safest driver, the humble which is not a phrase that I you try saying out loud. It only in embarrassment.

So think about it. How have you seen a bee crash something? Was your answer It should have been, bees have crazy and they can see obstacles in 300 degrees them. That would be if you could look over your shoulders  at the same . Bees are able to do this by of the fact that their are actually what are called  eyes,  which means of one opening to the optic nerve for to travel (like human they have thousands of on their eyes that to the optic nerve.

Nissan took that account in creating the LRF (Laser Finder) which senses the around the vehicle, and installed it in a robot named Robot Car (why they didn’t it Robot Car BeeR23C is probably it makes it look like an robot). RCBR23C uses the LRF to things within two meters of and turn its wheels 90 degrees or to avoid it. The researchers hope to use the to halve the total of fatal and accidents in Nissan vehicles in by 2015, in comparison with

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We All Knew It Was Coming… SHARKCAR

For my section title is not some joke or anything, we’re about a car LITERALLY covered in based on shark skin. I it’s not exactly Sharknado . but something.

Shark skin is a lot a golf ball. Turns the dimples covering the surface of favorite Slazenger 1 (insert Goldfinger joke here) the ball go a lot faster than if it just a perfect sphere; skin is covered in dimples the way, which makes it much faster in the water. The who decided to apply this fact to automobiles. SkinzWraps, decided since they modeling automobile wraps on skins, that… y’know, just too easy. I’m gonna that low-hanging fruit be.

(I think I’m more annoyed by the plural than I am by the “z”) an 18-20% improvement in MPG. A from Dallas took a drive in one of the wrapped vehicles and the numbers matched up. Apparently skinwrap technology is fickle to a it was reported that the CEO of the company a loss of efficiency during the phases. It turned out the dimples in his wrap had filled in with and after washing the car, he the previous efficiency. I always there were more out there to hate pollen.

DISCLAIMER . From SkinzWraps’ I’m not seeing anything about MPG-Plus material (which is the specialty dimpled wrap is other than 4-year old releases about it. It appears wrap might have the way of the buffalo.

Let’s Bring It All In

Some of the best ideas of the decade have been applying what we can learn nature to problems in the transportation that need solved. need to be more aerodynamic to fuel efficiency and reduce cars should be able to avoid accidents; c. This of science is rarely at the forefront or at least the sources of inspiration I don’t know if it’s as taking steps backwards to go but I’d love to hear more of animals inspiring technology. If got any good ones, share in the below.

For more on biomimicry in general, out Janine Benyus’ TEDtalk

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