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BMW Kite, METROPOLIT and Isetta 2020 Concept cars at IAA Frankfurt 2005 - Kite

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BMW Kite, METROPOLIT and Isetta 2020 Concept cars at IAA Frankfurt 2005
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BMW Kite: extrovert, dynamic, tensing, esthetic
The Kite has been designed by Georg Haslinger and Claudia Messner who are both students at the JH Joanneum in Graz, Austria.
The sign of the Kite reads:
"The design is based on a formal aesthetic concept inspired by bones and skin.
Textile is partly stretched over the hard frame structure of the car which gives the active shape component.
The textile enables details which would not be possible in metal e.g. the doorhandle which is not visible."

If the Kite would ever go into production it would have a fuel cell which would be powered by hydrogen (based on the GM showcar "Skateboard").
The Kite has a compact size for inner city as well as country side, and has seperate storage space in the front.
The textile which forms the body of the car is called a "metal rubber", which is highly ductile, electroconductive, has a high capacity and is tear- and sliceproof.
Normally this "metal rubber" is used for artificial muscles, functional wear or aerolastic wings. (see www.nanosonic.com for more information on this textile).

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BMW Kite: front view

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BMW Kite: ghost view

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2005 13:25  

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