Creator McLaren F1 came up with a single autonomous car

Creator McLaren F1 came up with a single autonomous car

February 10, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

It is built using proprietary iStream Superlight technology.

The author of the legendary McLaren F1, Gordon Murray and his company Gordon Murray Design (GMD), together with consortium partners, developed the Motiv single-seat autonomous car. The aim of the project is to create a platform that can significantly reduce costs, and provide operators with “mobility as a service” (MaaS) product that is ready to adapt to any autonomous control system.

The Motiv Single Quad is the result of a collaboration between GMD, Delta Motorsport and itMoves. The project is funded through the state program IDP14, which is developing a low-cost and lightweight electrical platform. It must meet the safety requirements for cars of class M1 (no more than eight seats in addition to the driver), be flexible and adapt to various tasks. The drone is based on the patented iStream Superlight technology: a power frame made of extruded aluminum profiles, composite external panels, aluminum suspension components and a minimum of connections.

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The length of Motiv is only two and a half meters, which means that the mini-shuttle has every chance to reduce traffic congestion in cities. The power plant consists of a 20-kilowatt electric motor and a 17.3 kilowatt-hour traction battery, which will provide a range of about 100 kilometers. From one place to a hundred, the shuttle accelerates in 7.5 seconds and can travel at a speed of no more than 65 kilometers per hour. Filling a battery from 20 to 80 percent takes 40 minutes.

Features of the drone are “seagull wings” doors with a non-contact opening system, a built-in climate control system and interior architecture, which allows comfort to be located inside the car with a laptop.

The shuttle is aimed at MaaS providers (the MaaS concept provides for the transition from personal cars to a personalized way of transportation, taking into account individual needs) and can be converted from a passenger to a cargo one or adapted for use with a wheelchair. The maximum volume of the luggage compartment easily increases to 1100 liters.

GMD is ready to launch such a car in mass production within two to five years. However, first you need to complete the tests of unmanned systems and wait for the removal of legislative restrictions on the use of autonomous shuttles in the city.