Smart has always been a pioneer in the field of mobility in the city and the smart fortwo electric drive shows the company was the direction of development in cities all over the world. Together with BASF, is the largest automotive supplier in the chemical industry, intelligent point his lead in the use of forward-looking technologies the system unit. The common concept vehicle intelligent Forvision, presented at the 2011 international Frankfurt auto show a futuristic design combined with technology for energy efficiency, lightweight design and management of the temperature.
“With the intelligent Forvision its function as a think-tank is just Daimler for urban mobility”. We are presenting numerous world premieres, allowing for electro-mobility without compromise. With the clear goal of the range of 0 (zero) significantly increase affects us all the factors to influence that this vehicle. The result was completely new concepts and materials in the area of privacy, reflection, lightweight and energy management. Transparent solar cells, functional, transparent and emit light and reflective infrared diodes save, films and coatings, high performance foams are used for the insulation against cold and heat. “New standards for light weight design with the use of the first plastic of all wheels, setting is smart,” said Dr. Annette Winkler, head of the intelligent. “Together with revolutionary intelligent DNA, we have a vehicle that is the only one, what we can not wait until there are from the research lab and on the streets designed!”
“Car of the future, materials and technologies, reducing energy consumption and at the same time the scope and the comfort.” “Our innovations make a decisive contribution to this”, said Dr. Christian Fischer, head of the BASF polymer research. “We are proud of a holistic concept of sustainable urban mobility in cooperation with smart developed”. Together, we are leading the way of the vehicle without parallel.
A vehicle in which technologies for comprehensive and sustainable electrical mobility of the future is created by a combination of the automotive industry experience of smart and BASF material and capacity of the system. Researchers and designers a mix of visionary materials and technologies in the concept are deliberately carried out of the vehicle-some of them still in a phase of the laboratory, while others a realistic chance in series.
Energy efficiency: Energy and light from above
Hexagonal transparent areas on the roof of intelligent Forvision are a notable feature, such as the first roof of light-emitting diodes, which generates also electricity. Transparent solar cells, for the entire roof surface are the technology used here. They are based on organic dyes embedded in the roof of a sandwich. Transparent dyes by solar cells are activated by light. Even in low light and diffused light, which is enough energy to the multimedia components and three generate fans, for the management of the climate in the Interior of the vehicle to help feed. When on vehicle is stationary the Sun managed permanent ventilation using these solar cells, maintaining the freshness of the car. Further, the efficiency and the energy that can be used for other applications in the car open this new photovoltaic technology.
There is another innovation in solar cells: transparent OLED (organic light-emitting diodes) in the Interior of the vehicle to relieve when opening the door or a button in the pressed state. If you disable you to enable a clear view. This produces an effect of the glass ceiling during the day, while areas pleasant, are lit without a beautiful at night. Free choice of colours offers not only more freedom of expression which consume even less than half as much energy as a conventional light bulbs through the new Oleds.
Lightweight design: different, better, with style
In the intelligent Forvision a world first leads to a considerable reduction of weight and a unique design: the first wheel all suitable plastics for the production of large quantities. In the current state of development translated the wheel from BASF material new power developed in a significant reduction in the weight of 3 kg per wheel. In contrast to conventional polyamide composite materials has this new plastic much reinforcement fibres, to improve their mechanical properties.