DaimlerChrysler has developed
a new concept car with the view to look at new possibilities to reducing
emissions. The Shape taken from a Boxfish due to its aerodynamic
efficiencies. The concept proves that although the large box shape
of the vehicle it was still able to achieve an extremely low drag
coefficient of 0.19. To put this in comparison, a drag coefficient
of 0.19 is about two thirds that of an average car.
The Bionic fish concept also
learns from nature by using the Boxfish as a basis for its
construction techniques making the vehicle one third the weight if used
throughout the car while not substituting on occupant safely.
The Bionic fish is said to achieve 66mpg from
is diesel engine. Mercedes don't ever expect to put the Bionic
Fish into production but say some of its technology may start appearing
on its production vehicle in years to come.