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LA Design: Smart 454 WWT. Image by Smart.

LA Design: Smart 454 WWT
Smart will employ grannies to knit its two-seater of the future out of carbon fibre.
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What is it?

Looks like a funky - and noticeably more spacious - Smart Fortwo of the future, doesn't it? At first we thought that the German company was living up to its sober stereotype by giving its concept a rather boring name. The 454 refer to the kilogram equivalent to 1,000lb (which is the weight target for the LA Design Challenge entrants) and WWT stands for Weight Watch Technologies. Yawn... But then there's mention of robots that knit like grannies. Read on.

What technology does it use?

I think it's best to let Smart's designers explain this one: "Manufactured by incredibly high-tech robots that look as friendly and cuddly as our grandmothers, the Tridion-frame is knit by our 'Smart Granny Robots' (otherwise know as SGRs) out of carbon fibre." I kid you not.

What current car would it replace?

The Smart Fortwo, obviously.

Click here for the full list of vehicles taking part in the 2010 LA Design Challenge.

Shane O' Donoghue - 22 Oct 2010


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2010 Smart 445 WWT concept. Image by Smart.2010 Smart 445 WWT concept. Image by Smart.2010 Smart 445 WWT concept. Image by Smart.    








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