Tesla Concept Car

Currently I’m in the market to buy my first car and disappointed with my options (underuse of technology systems thinking) I’ve decided to design my own.

So here it isMyfirstcar 2Tesla designed by Delany.

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What My first car
Company Tesla
Model D
View Portrait
Template Systems Thinking
Technology Nano turbine technology (1) with a funnel shaped overshoot (2) and increased aerodynamics (3) for better MPKW.
Bio-inspiration (1) Honeycomb and the hexagon economy (2) wings (3) animal more arrow like shape.

Myfirstcar 7What My first car
Company Tesla
Model D
View Profile
Template Systems Thinking
Technology Piezoelectricity (2) with a synthetic solar skin for increased MPKW (1).
Bioinspiration Skin (1) epidermis (2) dermis.

Piezoelectricy Piezoelectricity is electrical charge produced from a change in mechanical pressure. Think rain hitting the outside of a car or your foot hitting the floor. The key to piezoelectricity is crowd sourcing. For example, one footstep couldn’t provide enough electrical current to power two 60-watt light bulbs for one second but the greater the number of footsteps the more electrical current created to be used and stored. In this case the piezoelectric skin isn’t designed to be walked on, it’s designed to harvest the elements and capitalize on the tires RPMs.

The problem with piezoelectricity is a  available data for using the technology on a car. The weight of it could also offset the energy savings as well.

Synthetic Solar Skin The epidermis is the outermost layer of skin providing a waterproof barrier and display of pigment. The dermis, located below the epidermis is the living tissue that forms the true skin. Hair follicles, sweat glands, nerve endings, capillaries, etc..

Regarding the car, the piezoelectricity would represent the dermis while the solar the epidermis. The solar layer providing a waterproof barrier for the piezoelectricity while giving the car pigment.

Marketing Visuals Tammar Wallaby tendons (tires); lilly pads graced by rain or bioluminescence (piezoelectricity); leafs (photosynthesis); skin (dopamine)- think hugging another person. You can recharge/ create energy by touching the car.

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What My first car
Company Tesla
Model D
View Internal
Template Systems Thinking
Technology Sonar (safe driving)
Bioinspiration (1) Bats– consensus, frequency shifting and echolocation

Sonar Driverless cars are coming though my interest in sonar is because of the car’s skin.

The epidermis is one larger and more durable organs in nature but it’s also the most exposed. Sonar is often found in nature mammals- soft skinned animals that move in groups at high velocities.

The problem with sonar is hacking or internal disorientation (diagnostics). This kind of hacking can be seen between mammals and sonar used in the Navy. www.scientificamerican.com/article/does-military-sonar-kill

Another problem with sonar is that is needs something to bounce off of to return the signal. Laser for topography or range mapping would be a more sophisticated and probably secure option.

Something else to consider with driverless cars is heat retention. Overheating electronics.

Skin is a unique organ in it that it’s elastic, regenerative and self maintaing. A huge function of skin is that it breathes and sweats, it’s a cleaning and cooling mechanism.

MyfirstcarWhat My first car
Company Tesla
Model D
View Anatomical
Template Systems Thinking
Technology Serviceability. Iteration or evolutionary expression. Built-to-break-down for industry scalability.
Bioinspiration Assimilation and decomposition- metabolic processes and ecological efficiency, food.

The car should be designed for serviceability or built to break down.

Disassembled, materials can be up-cycled and reused for the next generation of models. By internalizing the car or secondary market, the company can lower overhead making new models with improved technology more accessible while expanding its market share. (A nice stipend as a stockholder or incentive to become one.)

This cradle to cradle design is what makes nature so economically feasible. Everything in nature is energy. Food. Resources to be upcycled and used.

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What My first car
Company Tesla
View Front grill (esthetics and serviceability)
Template Systems Thinking
Technology Nano Turbine Technology, vertical hexagon design
Bioinspiration Honeycomb
Why A horizontal design drags the eye, whereas a vertical design would blend better with the car. Additionally, it’s much easier to service horizontal planes- a flat top and bottom, than an angle.

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What My first car
Company Tesla
Model D
View Marketing
Template Systems Thinking
Technology Stratospheric (black as a solar absorbent color)
Why Black isn’t a color it’s the absence of light.

Potential. We’re not building cars, we’re building what comes before the light, before the lines become defined.

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Tesla by Delany B.

The D is for dual battery and dough, sweet equity engineering

At some point the car will collect more energy than it needs, hence the second battery. The second battery’s to lower the cars center of gravity (offset the wind/ air overshoot) while selling the overcharge back to the grid.

Piezoelectricity Raymond Wang (age 14): Harvesting energy from rain, hail and snow. talentsearch.ted.com

Solar Flight: Sunseeker Duo www.solar-flight.com

About Skin: training.seer.cancer.gov/melanoma/anatomy/layers.html

Sonar: The Brilliant Ten, Nicole Abaid Studies Bats To Make Drones Smarter www.popsci.com/article

Systems Thinking: Rich Soil Bank and Biomimetic Banking richsoilalovestory.com/category/design-template

Design Process: The Fast Lab

Known for their super cars and Formula One racers, McLaren’s engineers strive to design and test a new piece of technology every 20 minutes.

What also sets McLaren apart from other auto companies is their development process: Management doesn’t obsess about lean techniques but rather a dynamic engineering methodology called the OODA Loop- observe, orient, design and act while making adjustments as they go.

Personally I’ve never designed a car so I wanted to use OODA to make my design process compatible with McLaren in addition to the time restraint. I gave myself two/ three weeks.

Paula, Matthew De. “The Auto Lab.” Popular Science Oct. 2014: 39-40. Web. 05 Oct. 2014. McLaren, The Fast Lab  www.mclaren.com

Tesla Motors: www.teslamotors.com

Design thoughts on ownership and security: My question with hacking and diagnostics is liability. What happens if the car or municipality street grid system gets hacked?

What happens if a kid runs out in the street chasing his ball? A short from over heating happens in the car?

Who takes ownership?

Or machine learning? Will driverless cars be taught to slow down when driving through a residence, knowing the likely hood of a car hood being “popped up” could mean a child is playing near by.

For me it’s not about being right or wrong, but how and where the blame is placed. Who’s the consumer of our externalities?

Other: Encryption for echolocation or sonar could be mimicked after the tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane is essentially how we hear or receive sound; one of three parts of the ear to transfer sound waves from the environment to our limbic and central nervous system; the brain and spinal cord. Like a finger print it’s unique to each individual.

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