Mercedes Vision G-Code’s advanced paint can generate both solar and wind power!

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It is not often that we talk about the car paint’s generating clean energy – but that is exactly what is brought forth by the novel scope of Mercedes Vision G-Code’s paint job (designed by Mercedes’ Advanced Design Studio in Beijing). The hydrogen-powered concept car is finished with a coat of ‘multi-voltaic silver’ paint – that has the wondrously rare capacity to produce ‘green’ power from both solar and wind sources.

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So how exactly does it work? Well, in essence, the paint sort of functions like a spray-on solar cell design, with its ability to absorb direct sunlight and transmit the resultant energy on to the car’s internal power system. This solar-powered ambit is complemented by the paint material’s aptitude to be charged electrostatically – either from natural wind conditions when the automobile is stationary, or from the dynamic wind flow when the car is in motion. Moreover, the power-generation scope is boosted by Vision G-Code’s regenerative braking system that recovers energy from the motional attributes of the suspension for harvesting extra electricity.

The green technology systems are equally bolstered by other advanced set-ups that would make the Mercedes Vision G-Code a driver’s paradise. To that end, the smartphone-activated automobile will boast of three different driving modes – with options of front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and a variable all-wheel mechanism. The smooth driving features are accompanied by handy navigational attributes that will comprise of infra-red scanner, GPS and radar systems. The driver-assisting aspects are further polished with a dedicated HUD along the dashboard that will exhibit real-time rear camera feeds captured in 3D, and a retractable steering wheel that folds like a butterfly when not in use.

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Lastly, the engineers from Mercedes’ Advanced Design Studio have also touched upon the oft-ignored but crucial factor of user comfort. In that regard, the snugly-crafted seats will have built-in heating and cooling mechanisms, along with health-monitoring and massage functions. And, if that was not enough – the Mercedes Vision G-Code will additionally vaunt its state-of-the-art air conditioning system that has ‘self-cleaning’ advantages.

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Check the video below to watch the Mercedes Vision G-Code in action –

Via: Autoblog

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