Wednesday, February 27, 2008

One more reason to love biomimetics:

Mercedes-Benz bionic car: automotive design meets modern art

First unveiled in June 2005, the Mercedes-Benz bionic car is the result of a collaboration of engineers, designers and biologists working from the template of the unusual looking, but very aerodynamic Ostracion Cubicus -- more commonly known as the boxfish. Apart from its aerodynamic attributes, the Boxfish can also withstand high pressures and survive unscathed following collisions with corals or other sea dwellers due to an outer skin consisting of hexagonal bone plates.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cars just get stranger by the year (quoth the grumpy old fart....)