September 3rd, 2014
Mercedes introduced this concept car in 2010, in answer to a challenge from the Los Angeles Auto Show to design a car that was lightweight, but could carry four people safely and comfortably. The company took things a bit further: the BIOME is grown in a lab, not manufactured by traditional means. The organic material, BioFibre, is spawned, not made, and makes up most of the car. DNA is the BioFibre spurs growth of the material, starting from the hood ornament through the rest of the ear. And when it’s life is over, it’s compostable. It gets its energy mostly from solar power, too. It is not, however, ready for production.
Source: YouTube, Gizmag