Jaebum “JB” Choi, a graduating senior at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California has designed a futuristic vehicle for Nissan as his final thesis. Imagining an autonomous vehicle for the year 2050, he chose his inspiration from a vehicle with a rebel soul, Nissan GT-R, it became the basic study of future autonomous era where machines can embody driver’s emotion through a physical connection.
As Choi started an internship at Nissan Design America (NDA) just when COVID-19 restrictions changed the way people think about the future. As his student thesis took wings, his vision for Nissan GT-R (X) 2050 was born.
Due to work-from-home orders, JB started his vision humanoid project for the rest of the internship, yes, working from home. To his surprise, NDA would take him under their wings and help him to create a full-size model of this futuristic concept car.
Nissan GT-R (X) 2050 sits at just two feet high, it’s a one-person vehicle, the driver rests horizontally in a prone position with limbs extended in an X-shape. even the suit of the driver looks futuristic, a form-fitting suit and helmet that looks like a superbike riders’ protective helmets and leathers. The GT-R styled helmet has been designed in a way that it can be inserted into a slot for front vision camera shared with VR vision. The brain-to-core transmitter would help user’s brain to activate digitalized signals.
Basically this concept is a wearable machine where human brain connects to the computer to provide better performance than self-driving cars. This concept vehicle imitates the shape of human body so that it can efficiently protect the brain.