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  • The VW Pholeum concept is based on the idea of living cell tissue system of a plant, that acts as a transportation unit which carries organic nutrientsto all parts of the plant where needed. This concept is the inspirationof a theoretical idea of future technology acting as micro organismsthat transport and nourish the world on a global scale. Design:  Theconcept vehicle is based on personal mobility unit. The idea behindonly having one passenger is to accommodate the sense of personal spaceand unity. The design behind such idea is to explore the form of travelin the life style of mega-cities. The vehicle is that equivalent toriding a bike down the street, its mobility purpose is to provide ondemand transportation access to a single person. The vehicle can becategorized as product like, where simple forms and feature invite theend user to explore and accept it into their daily life routines. Thedesign stance of a vehicle is that of the famous chariot like position.Having the wheel base out of the body allows for diversified designexperimentation and a new bold look. The wheels themselves are fullyimmersed rubberized tires with in-depended spoke arrangements, such setup allows for the wheels to conform and absorb road bumps without theuse of suspension. The minimalistic interior houses the controlsteering pod, where the gas and brake paddles are embedded close to thesteering, mimicking game like controls application to driving foryounger generation.  The clear body shell greenhouse design allows for a full visibility of surrounding environmentand drive-ability, in casing one in harmony and comfort. Technology: Thetechnology aspect of the vehicle includes a composition of memoryplastic panels and body work, which allows for the material to deformback to its original state under application of heat from dents orscratches. Such plastic can then be further recycled and remouldedagain into the same part in case of undergoing irreparable damage. Thechassis of the vehicle are sustainable as well, made from aluminumalloy with honey comb shape core giving it a lighter weight and greaterstrength. Sustainability can further be found in the tires of thevehicle, made out of bio-degradable rubber which is fully recyclableand reusable at the end of its life time. Theoretical external airbagsystem is part of the design enabling a new concept of safety. Thethree airbags on each side provide maximum protection from sidecollisions and onwards. Each airbag is situated in its compartment withtwo in the door pod, and others in the wheels. The sensors in the car,deploy the airbags upon the event of a large mass heading directly inthe collision course of the vehicle, within a few meters of its radius.The polycarbonate plastic windshield and door wings, provide forshatter proof greenhouse with an enhanced angle of driving viewreducing the area of the blind spot. The powerhouse of the vehicleutilizes hydrogen fuel cell technology, using the next future fuel togenerate power for the quad electric motors situated in each wheel. Thefour individual motors provide in-depended on demand power to eachwheel, enabling for precision based power base. The electric motorsreplace the use of having brake rotors in the wheels, since the motorsthemselves have the ability to function as brakes with a regeneratepower application. The external wheel base allows the vehicle to pivotin a 360 degree range, which accommodates for an easier parking andmaneuvering experience. These technologies as a whole and theirhypothetical application help make this concept to be in theoryenvironmentally sustainable and serve as a base ideal to a globalsolution in the automotive world.