Mercedes-Benz has just released a new concept car that was inspired by the 2009 movie Avatar called the Mercedes-Benz Vision AVTR.
The entire rear end of the AVTR is covered in 33 discrete scales — or as Mercedes-Benz calls them, “bionic flaps.”
Mercedes Benz AVTR concept car
It also has special spherical wheels that Mercedes-Benz says were inspired by the “seeds of the Tree of Souls” from Avatar movie.
The vehicle uses biometrics sensors to better bond with the driver. There’s no steering wheel. You just become one with the car.
Global partnership between @MercedesBenz and @officialavatar announced. First result of this partnership is the Mercedes Benz AVTR, a visionary car that points far into the future and is inspired by the world of Avatar. #CES2020 pic.twitter.com/lHTcFssSG2
— CES (@CES) January 7, 2020
To be clear, this is a show car. This means the Vision AVTR won’t be available to buy now, next year or in five.
Mercedes-Benz Avatar inspired Car
But as Ola Källenius, Daimler’s Chairman and the head of Mercedes-Benz noted Monday night, “show cars are here to spark our imagination, just like science fiction movies do.”