Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its futuristic Vision AVTR concept car at CES, which is inspired by the movie Avatar.
The movie’s director, James Cameron, helped design the car, which features 33 multi-directionally movable “surface elements” that look like scales and allow gestural communication to the car.
The scales also help power the vehicle, which stores energy in the graphene-based organic battery cell, making the vehicle rare earth and metal-free. The vehicle also uses other earth-friendly materials like environmentally sustainable microfiber for the seats and ecologically stable Karuun wood for the floors. The AVTR is not headed to production in its current form, but will be exploring and possibly implementing more ecologically sustainable materials, including graphene-based battery technology, into their future vehicles.