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BMW's Shape Shifter Car

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posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 01:50 AM

BMW's Shape Shifter Car

BMW has unveiled a fabric-covered roadster that can change its shape at the flick of a switch – and it’s the inspiration for propeller-badged cars both current and future. JEZ SPINKS reports.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 01:50 AM

I wonder how long this technology has been around for, if it's just becoming mainstream now?
A car that can shape shift, lights that come out if its skin!!!!
Using carbonfibre and steel mesh, BMW have created their own 'hybrid' material. Or have they?

I, myself have never seen this before and am every surprised at such a concept in car design. Maybe Camouflage is next up on BMW's list.
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 01:58 AM
WOW indeed. Very interesting stuff

One must wonder about how safe this thing is though, I did not see any mention of this in the article or on the video.

posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 02:02 AM
Yeah, no talk about safety. guess it might have its own ejector seat too.
But still an UNREAL car, wonder how many miles to the gallon it does

I wish my 1988 Corolla had that, it could shapeshift its self into a real car

[edit on 13-6-2008 by crackerjack]

posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 02:27 AM
So, we're finally getting transformers, huh?

If anyone watched the video on that link, did you get the sense that the material the guy was stretching and bending reminded you of descriptions of the fabric said to be found at the Roswell crash?

posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 07:42 AM
Very cool...

I showed this to a colleague and they mentioned that it wouldn't last 2 minutes in Glasgow with some 'chavs' and a Stanley knife..

Sad but more than likely true


[edit on 13-6-2008 by badBERTHA]

posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 08:08 AM
wow thats cool. Looks pretty freaky when it blinks though!


[edit on 13-6-2008 by monkeybus]

[edit on 13-6-2008 by monkeybus]

posted on Jun, 13 2008 @ 08:53 AM
Hmm..interesting concept but I think it is early days.

Problem for me aesthetically is it looks like a fabric covered car not very pleasing to my eye.

I have to admit the stanley knife problem in some area's was probably the first thing to cross my mind and insurance costs could well reflect this.

Safety may not be as big an issue as it seems, afterall racing cars have a safety cell and it would not surprise me to find a similiar arrangement applied to this.

I could well imagine the slang that could be applied to this car, one name that readily comes to mind is "the spandex sportser".

posted on Dec, 18 2008 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by crackerjack

Wow Dude That Is One Good Looking Car!

posted on Dec, 18 2008 @ 03:43 PM
That's a neat concept. Ashton Martin and Lamborghini have cars with a similar feature, not with the fabric exterior though. I wonder how that weathers over time.

[edit on 12/18/08 by Yoda411]

posted on Dec, 18 2008 @ 03:46 PM
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posted on Dec, 18 2008 @ 03:55 PM
I'm in love... and her name is gina.

Safety wouldn't be a concern IMO. You dont hope your metal on your door saves you in a crash you hope the safety features built into the frame save you.

We don't know how strong that material is but I was thinking the knife piece also but more along the lines of car stealing. Currently the pop a lock or break a window. Now they could possibly cut open the door and sit down.

It's a step in the right direction and as a auto lover I'm glad i'm alive today to witness it

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