Future Amphibious Hybrid Concept Vehicle with Intelligent Wheel System

Amphibious Hybrid is a concept vehicle which was created under an industrial design course project. This intelligent and superbly designed car has adjustable tire and the ability to analyze particular terrain and change the shape of the tire automatically as required. The tires are able to open up if required depending on the terrain. When the vehicle is running on normal roads, the tires remain usual. When it is running in the snow, the tires are open a little bit. Finally, the flaps are completely open when it is running in the water, acting as a propeller to give the pace.

future amphibious hybrid concept vehicle

future amphibious hybrid concept vehicle


Text from designers :
The idea is to make an amphibious vehicle that can be used on land, ice and on water. Inside each wheel is an electric engine, which has energy from batteries. To realize these points the vehicle needs to be adaptable to the environment and use. This problem is solved by a specially designed tire.

Intelligent wheel system
The wheel exists of movable parts which can increase traction or even transform in a paddle wheel to propel the vehicle in the water. The wheel is controlled by terrain sensors which decide when more or less traction is needed. This system provides the vehicle with more safety because it can answer to different kind of terrains.

Renting concept
When making a vehicle that can do almost anything it will be certain it is going to cost a lot of money. For students to be able to afford it, there could be a renting system. For example for 5 euros a day the tourists and students could rent the vehicle. Cheap price could be achieved by sticker advertising.

future amphibious hybrid concept vehicle

future amphibious hybrid concept vehicle

future amphibious hybrid concept vehicle

future amphibious hybrid concept vehicle

future amphibious hybrid concept vehicle

Designers : Janne Leppänen, Tuulia Miettinen, Roope Kolu, Tiemen Stelwagen, and Jaap Van Der Voort


9 thoughts on “Future Amphibious Hybrid Concept Vehicle with Intelligent Wheel System

  1. Great, Love2 rent, buy.

    Ideal market for is:
    FL
    Hawaii
    PR
    Med Sea
    Great Lakes-non winter season
    CA
    OR
    Canada.
    Alaska

  2. I'd be willing to buy this myself. Very different, cool design. Could be used for many new formats. Like to see it in Netherlands.

  3. Unless in the future we have floating cities that this would be able to easily reach, I can't see this being useful as anything other than a luxury item.

  4. The way this is designed, the entire paddlewheel is under the waterline, unless your car is magically even more buoyant than a boat, which means you can get no forward propulsion in the water.

  5. Hi,

    I would like to see this design upgraded with possibilities to go underwater like CQ-3 and with foldable mast system in order to sail like yacht in sea and perhaps some elements from Aquada. This design could turn into SURV (SURvival Vehicle) for road, ice, water and underwater experience. SURV will help people to escape from disaster zones.

  6. @rng:

    that could be overcome by having the wheels on movable arms that support the vehicle when driving on land but "reach" upward when in water to give the paddles clearance. although imho, those rear paddlewheels don't look very practical anyway.

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