Tesla Concept Car

 

Tesla concept car that uses in-situ technology to collect free energy and sell it back to the grid, changing Tesla the company into a decentralized energy grid.

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Myfirstcar 4What: 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.

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

About piezoelectricy Piezoelectricity is electrical charge produced from 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.

The problem with piezoelectricity is the development/ installation costs and available data initial estimates for using the technology on a car.

The good news is that piezoelectric skin isn’t designed to be walked on, it’s designed collect data industry scalability and energy; harvest the elements and capitalize on the tires RPMs.

The better news: Rain doesn’t come in individual drops, it comes individually in the millions. Or if you live in Seattle, a good 300 of the 365 days in the year.

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

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

Rain hitting the car (lilly pad and bioluminescence example): www.youtube.com/watch www.youtube.com recommend turning the sound for the last video.

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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

About sonar: Auto/ 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

 

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What: 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 will be designed 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.

Notes:

What: Nano Turbine Technology, vertical hexagon design.
View: Esthetics and serviceability
Template: Systems Thinking

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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.

What: The Absence of Light
View: Marketing Stratospheric (black as a solar absorbent color)
Template: Systems Thinking
Why: Black isn’t a color,

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 1.30.07 PM it’s the absence of light.

Marketing: We’re not creating cars potential we’re creating what’s before the light, before the lines become defined.

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The D is for dual battery and dough, 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.


Sources and inspiration: 

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

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

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