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The Future of Vehicles: smart forvision

Clarissa September 2, 2011

The new smart forvision will be shown at the 2011 International Motor Show in Frankfurt and with its features like carbon-fiber reinforced epoxy resin, solar cells and infrared-reflective heat shield, it really sounds like the future is here.

The car, which is a ‘joint vision’ between BASF and smart, was “developed a holistic concept for sustainable urban mobility”. The car is energy-saving as it can get light from the transparent roof, which is also a unique looking roof. Other than that, the photovoltaic technology helps in generating energy for the car to move, and also to keep the car’s temperature in check.

The design of the smart forvision is so great that it might take some time before other brands can follow suit. The pearl white finish of the car is enhanced by the safety cell in copper liquid metal paint, which can then lighten or darken depending on the viewer’s perspective. Additionally, the paint is with an extremely scratch resistant coat. The side doors are also very attractive, made of a special plastic in three-dimensional form.

Meanwhile, the interior of the vehicle is especially upholstered with a tone-in-tone design. The dominant color is white and the inner part of the instrument panel is in liquid copper. The steering wheel, is also white but is semi-transparent when switched off. And when the ignition is turned on, the cockpit information can be seen on the transparent surface with touchscreen switch.

The battery-run vehicle is truly a car of the future. With its temperature management, futuristic design and energy efficiency, no doubt that everyone will get excited with the smart forvision.


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