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The last time we reported on the German car engineer EDAG, they were turn it intoing the Light Cocoon concept vehicle, a bionically-optimized vehicle with algorithmically turn it intod 3D printed parts. Now, EDAG is collaborating with Bosch to turn it into the “Soulmate”, a new 3D printed concept vehicle that aims to revolutionize the connection between driver and car. Officially launching at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, that takes place the March in Switzerland, EDAG and Bosch have turn it intod a 3D printed concept car that has a sleekly attractive outside and highly intelligent interior.

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Much like their previous 3D printed concept vehicles, that started with the Genesis concept back in 2013, the Soulmate is generatively turn it intod to turn it into topologically optimized structures. This features the vast next for next lightweight car create, as the algorithmic create empowers EDAG to decrease structure down to the bare necessities. The exterior body of the Soulmate represents a bionically-inspired skeleton structure, that assists to donate the lightweight and stable-bodied body an impression of sleek create, as well. On the other hand the exterior is certain to catch your eye, it’s what is within the Soulmate that truly makes it a unique concept.

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Using the process turn it intoed by Bosch, the driver can be completely integrated into the ‘Internet of Things’. The interior is equipped with touch screen displays that surround the driver, that can assist the driver do anything of navigate through traffic to remind them of their daily to-do-list. With only a touch or easy gesture, the driver can be able-bodied to communicate with and be guided by the smart car. The Soulmate can in addition allow full access to online services and smartphone apps, transforming the traditional thought of a vehicle into a thing that is fully immersed into your life.

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The 3D printed bionic, fabric-covered structure empowers the Soulmate to visually communicate with both the driver the rest of the road as well. For example, the luminous outer skin can alert other drivers of next road hazards or traffic jams, or actually let the driver understand when someone is in their blind spot by having the interior flash red. In an increasingly digital-dependent world, EDAG and Bosch are hinting at a next where our smartphones extend out and fully immerse our vehicles and the outside world. Mixing an intelligent process with with an computer-generated create, these two German companies are forcing us to face a next where our vehicles can be actually additional intelligent and capable-bodied of interaction as we are.

Tyler Koslow

About The Author

Tyler Koslow is a Brooklyn-based writer for 3D Printing Industry, and has in addition generated content for publications and companies such as Dell, Brooklyn Magazine, and Equity Arcade. His content is focused on a wide range of topics which include tech, gaming, and music . Tyler is in addition a habitual instrument player, a writer of fiction, and generally all around fun haver. Tyler attained a Bachelor’s degree studying English-Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida in 2008.