NOVA - VEHICLE CONCEPT
In 2050 we will have succeeded in becoming fossil free; however, the CO2 in the air will still be too high. If we want to keep the freedom that a personal vehicle provides, we need to take action against further pollution.
Carbon removal is possible through forestation, algae cultivation, or slow agriculture. It’s our mission to build a world where innovation is the universal language and technology and creativity join forces. The future may be uncertain, but together we must pave the way to a better society.
The objective is: Create a concept of a fictional vehicle that will take place in the coming future. 30 years is such a long time from now that technology may have evolved more than we might think is possible. The outtake is a play between imagination and reality, what would you imagine in possible?
Since this is my own project; I'm responsible for everything from:
Illustration, 3D, Design, Art direction, Concept, Graphic design,
Pre- & post production, and Photo retouching
This is NOVA. A two-seat vehicle that is completely self-propelled, from steering to energy production and utilizing. It captures information from the surroundings through various sensors. At the same time, the passengers sit comfortably and securely in the back and experience a new way of traveling.
NOVA takes care of itself. And its goal is to get you to your destination in the most comfortable and unobstructed way possible.
The name NOVA comes from Latin meaning “New”. But can also be referred to the astronomical body, the bright shining, white dwarf. In irony to its name a white dwarf is not a new star but an old one. NOVA uses its old energy from the algae to make new energy in an endless loop, giving new life. Hence its name.
Algae converts light and CO2 from the atmosphere into energy. This energy is utilized as NOVA source of fuel. The algae is grown inside NOVA lower-body. The algae cell structure is broken down and processed. The process is fast, environmentally friendly and makes NOVA self-sufficient, it refuels itself over time.
The water tank is not only used to grow algae, but also as a level stabilizer. The properties of the water causes it to stay perpendicular to the field of gravity. This feature is used to make the round comfort cabin balanced and leveled at all time. No matter the environmental condition or body angle.
To hover, NOVA uses four sphere engines. These engines induce an opposing magnetic field in the surface substrate below that provides lift, levitating NOVA off the ground. By altering the projected force on the surface underneath, NOVA can accelerate, brake and turn freely.