Stack futuristic car is one of Michelin Challenge Design Finalists where this year theme is to design a car for the year of 2046 that features art, life and ingenuity. Based on these automotive designers analysis, they concluded that by the time we reach 2046, India would be the second largest economy after China. This country would have very significant growth of its economy especially in Mumbai which is the financial capital of India. This economic growth also affects the population growth rate to pretty impressive numbers that in the end creates several space issues.
Stack futuristic car has been designed to answer these challenges by providing a unique user experience of commuting. In the future, our world energy supply would mainly come from sun, wind and water. Nano technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) would be used in many applications, making Stack would be just one of them.
Designers : Tejas Purohit, Kunal Kulkarni, Divyanshu Mittal, Rushikesh Galande, Amruta Ghosalkar, and Nischint Gavate
School : DSK ISD International School Of Design
Just like its name, this car can be stacked when parked. Let’s say that if there were 2 cars parked, 50% of the length of this car would go inside the car in front of it. In this way, these 2 cars only take up as much as 1.5 car space when parked. These designers explained that Stack futuristic car design consists of two elements: shell and hammock. The shell is the rigid exterior structure (solar cells) that suspends the Hammock (flexible carbon nano fabric). Why hammock? It’s because hammock is flexible material that suitable to adapt to different users’ needs.
Checkout the door of Stack futuristic car, it’s been designed to resemble the poetic blooming of a lotus flower. The asymmetric roof design was inspired by ‘Saree’, the traditional Indian dress of women. The layers of the roof help the aerodynamics of the vehicle creating the golf ball effect. Stack is propelled by magnetic levitation technology and utilizes two magnets, one rotor magnet and one magnet connected to the wheel. To prevent any magnetic fields interruption, wheels of this car are covered with wheel caps. The gap between these two magnets acts as shock absorbing system for this vehicle. Powered by four batteries, the shell is responsible to generate energy from the sun to recharge these batteries.