Nimbus Concept e-Car
When someone drives a car, a human may experience a subconsciousness process that modifies perceptions of themselves, feeling like if the machine was a part of their own body. This increases natural capacities, as recalls the Centaur ancient greek myth.
This may be the psychological reason why some people like cars very much. "As more power and autonomy have your car, more power and autonomy may have you." By the same way, as more ecological your car is, more ecological you may be as well.
Nimbus™ is a concept e-car made for short dislocations in urban streets and distant trips on long roads. Its hybrid engine and energy consumption system provides much more autonomy and energy saving capabilities than other all-electric cars.
Nimbus™ has a 130Kw (180hp) electrical engine lithium-ion battery powered which works parallel to a micro combustion generator for constant charging of its batteries. Its structure is built with very strong and light materials such as carbon-fiber, titanium and aluminum, which optimizes its energy consumption (1.30 L/100 km ).
Part of its careen is covered with sun cells, allowing Nimbus™ to auto generate some of its energy, and its regenerative braking mechanism makes Nimbus™ able to recover and save kinetic energy.
There are four selectable driving modes to improve the range and energy consumption, depending on the circumstance: Energy Saver, Standard Trip, Faster Cruise and 4WD.
The adjustable Hydraulic Steering Weel, combined with the high and adjustable seats, allows a very comfortable position while driving.
For a better experience while parking, Nimbus™ is equipped with sensors for Obstacle Detection (Distance Warning) and a Back Camera which works as a digital mirror on its panels central display.
Nimbus™ has a single touch power button to start/stop the engine, also auto-pilot technology for cruise control, and a gearless automatic velocity system with hill descent control and no delay in developing torque, granting optimized energy use and very smooth acceleration and braking.
Nimbus™ has a 5 passenger cockpit with side protection bars and 6 airbags. Also, its layout is designed to create a virtual safe position, where driver and passengers travels distant from the ground.
Its Panoramic Windows provides a wide view from the outside world, increasing the comfort and safety while driving during night or under bad weather conditions.
Nimbus™ has a Multi Function Convex Driver Dashboard made with a flexible screen, which allows a better view from the most important informations for the driver, as Velocimeter, Batteries Level, GPS Commands, Engine Temperature and more. It also has Auto Sound/Display Alerts for important informations and GPS Commands, and driver can easily change functions on display anytime with a simple touch on the 4 configurable buttons at steering wheel, tapping direct on its touchscreen or by voice commands.
The Central Display and Controller is a removable touchscreen (7 inch diagonal) from where is possible to control the Sound System, Interior Lights, Conditioned Air, Routes, Clock and access Media Browser, Inclinometer, Altimeter, Weather, General Car Info (Tyre Pressures, Washer Fluids Level, Maintenance Schedule, etc) as Web Browser and other Internet Services (Skype/Social Media/Messages/E-mail).
This Central Display and Controller is integrated with an analogic selector for better gradual selection of sounds (music/phone) volume/balance/equalizer, as the A/C fan power and temperature graduation.
Nimbus™ has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, 4 USB connectors (2 for frontal and 2 for back seats) for media browser and gadget recharger and 1 conventional 12V power connector.
It has Self-Cleaning Surfaces, for less water use, and Anti-theft System, with Remote Power Blocker and Location Detection.
Source: Eduardo Galvani