LA Design Challenge Robocar 2057: GM – OnStar Ant

GM - OnStar Ant

Like the futuristic cars you’ve seen here today? Keep them coming you say? Well here is the only American take at the 2057 Robocar for the LA 2007 Design Challenge.

Click through for a detailed description and images of the GM OnStar Ant.

Much like the self-regulating traffic system in nature’s best commuter, the ant, OnStar enabled vehicle-to-vehicles communication and ubiquitously embedded intelligence allow GM’s Ant to act independently yet communicate with other vehicles to optimize traffic flow. Quantum computing power also allows each Ant to virtually recreate a highly personalized space for any occasion or personal need.

Omni-directional propulsion, provided by three independent Nanorb wheel systems, operate as independent robotsand can arrange themselves in different configurations, turning virtually anything into a mobile device. Layered, environmentally friendly, single-walled, carbon-polymer nanocomposites from the flat surface panels, which incorporate the carbon nanotube battery.

All body panels are connected with electro-active polymer actuators (a.k.a. artificial muscles), thus allowing the easy and silent reconfiguration of body panels depending on their optimal street use.”

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Source: LA Auto Show

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