We all know that wear and tear from tires contribute pretty significantly to air and plastic pollution in our environment. Omphalos Hydrogen Truck is a futuristic concept truck that collects all these microplastics while on the road through its 12 wheels. It is capable to absorbs fine dust in the air, contributing to reduce air pollution in city streets. All collected microplastics are released into the central hub inside the vehicle, it is then discharged and reused as hydrogen energy through plasma technology. Designed with a symmetrical shape, Omphalos has a central part that serves as the hub of the hydrogen battery. The main focus of this project is to contribute to the development of hydrogen fuel as well as solve our environmental issues.
Omphalos Hydrogen Truck is a cargo truck that can be utilized to transfer from airports to warehouses. Cargo loading can be done from front and rear side, it minimizes unnecessary space waste. Furthermore, both the doors open up to 120-degree for easy loading and unloading.
Designed by Cheolhee Lee, the tread of each tire has vent holes, thanks to its unique structure that narrows as it goes inward, any microplastics can be absorbed and kept inside a capsule, inside the hub unit. Once the capsule is full, the LED lights up through the tire sidewall to let the driver know it’s time to replace it.