Autonomo is a fully autonomous vehicle designed for the year 2030 to overcome many of the major problems facing many of the world’s major cities like Los Angeles face today. Its main sources of inspiration are drawn from biomimicry, sustainability, artificial intelligence and information technology.
Autonomo uses overlapping layers of sensors to build a live feed of its environment. By combining advanced analytics with 3D data from a variety of sensors. Autonomo is able to artificially, yet accurately, understand the world in great detail at a faster rate than what is typically possible for vehicles being driven by the most experienced professional drivers.
Autonomo vehicles constantly synchronize the data it collects to build an understanding of citywide traffic conditions. Its centralized database is constantly updated and will be used to predict changes in transportation needs based on the conditions that affect traffic flow. Using archived data together with a constant flow of new data, this system will be able to continuously balance any anticipated mobility demands across the entire road network.
When 2 or more Autonomo vehicles cross paths, they will automatically synchronize their movements in “platoon mode” and follow each other at 20 centimeter distances. This enables Autonomo vehicles to reduce most of its energy consumption.
Underneath the nanoscale surface texture, Autonomo has two transparent photovoltaic layers to turn solar energy into electricity. It uses advanced lightweight batteries to store energy and is able to be charged wirelessly in minutes though electrodynamic induction or energy transfer lasers.
Autonomo shares the same length and wheelbase with the 2007 Mini Cooper, however it is only 1150 mm wide allowing for two Autonomo vehicles to fit in a single lane or parking spot. This overall smaller form and small frontal facade allows for significant reduction in form resistance.
Autonomo vehicles are designed to hold either up to 2 adults or 1 adult with extra space for luggage. The main luggage compartment is in the back of the vehicle, as are most of its components.
Design by Charles Rattray