View Full Version : Rinspeed Senso Concept

12-22-2004, 12:01 AM
Specialised automaker from Swiss is making another concept this time with plastics supplier Bayer MaterialScience for making this concept about senses for 2005 Geneva motor show, it's called Senso.<p>Here's an article from theautochannel.com:<p>The automotive sector can look forward to a world premiere on March 1, 2005 when the renowned Swiss car designer and solution specialist Rinspeed and Bayer MaterialScience, one of the largest producers of plastic in the world, will be presenting their ideas and visions for the next generation of cars with the "Senso" concept car. <br>Lateral thinking, looking at things from a new angle, thinking out of the box and feeding the senses  sight, touch, feel, smell and hearing  these are major elements of the development work that has gone into the "Rinspeed Senso". Its name reflects what it actually does. The "Senso" "senses" the driver and adjusts to him/her. This is especially important as the risk of an accident is significantly reduced if the person behind the wheel is relaxed and wide awake.<p>This project also involves a sophisticated system of sensors developed by the Universities of Zurich and Innsbruck. Smart Surface Technology, a new 3D-formable electroluminescent film from Bayer MaterialScience and the Swiss electronics specialist Lumitec, uses biometric data and other information to create an appropriate level of light for the driver, thereby having a positive effect on him/her. <p>The environmentally friendly "Senso", which runs on CO2-reducing natural gas, puts the central focus on the driver as an individual and appeals to the emotions thanks to its unusual design. It also features an innovative outer skin coating.<p>"Senso" is sure to polarize opinions. And that is precisely what it is designed to do.<p>The following partners are also involved in the "Senso":<p>- Aerotechnik AG - <A HREF="http://www.aerotechnik.ch" TARGET="_blank">http://www.aerotechnik.ch</A><br>- Continental AG - <A HREF="http://www.conti.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.conti.de</A><br>- CWS/HTS Suisse SA - <A HREF="http://www.cws.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cws.com</A><br>- Esoro AG - <A HREF="http://www.esoro.ch" TARGET="_blank">http://www.esoro.ch</A><br>- Foliatec Bhm GmbH - <A HREF="http://www.foliatec.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.foliatec.de</A><br>- in.pro. Herstellungs- und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH - <A HREF="http://www.in-pro.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.in-pro.de</A><br>- Gasmobil AG - <A HREF="http://www.erdgasfahren.ch" TARGET="_blank">http://www.erdgasfahren.ch</A><br>- Microsoft AG - <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.ch" TARGET="_blank">http://www.microsoft.ch</A><br>- MP Design - <A HREF="http://www.mp-design.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mp-design.com</A><br>- Recaro GmbH - <A HREF="http://www.recaro.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.recaro.com</A><br>- Remus Innovations GmbH - <A HREF="http://www.remus.at" TARGET="_blank">http://www.remus.at</A><br>- KW automotive GmbH - <A HREF="http://www.kw-gmbh.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.kw-gmbh.de</A><br>- Protoscar SA - <A HREF="http://www.protoscar.ch" TARGET="_blank">http://www.protoscar.ch</A><br>- X-Mobil GmbH - <A HREF="http://www.xmobil.de" TARGET="_blank">http://www.xmobil.de</A> <p><IMG SRC="http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/images/pho_senso_1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/images/pho_senso_2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Jalopnik<p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gian05 at 2:29 AM 12/22/2004</i>

12-22-2004, 02:01 AM
The rendering is definatly an improvement over the Chopster, but as for the car, its pretty boring.<p>Are the rear lights off the SRX?

12-22-2004, 03:34 AM
mmm..... maybe but we'll see what happens when this concept comes out in metal next year. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

02-15-2005, 07:53 PM
Official pictures here from Auto-motor-sport.de<p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin1_450.79761.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin2_450.79763.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin3_450.79765.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin4_450.79767.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin5_450.79769.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin6_450.79771.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin7_450.79773.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin8_450.79775.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin9_450.79777.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin10_450.79779.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.auto-motor-und-sport.de/sixcms/media.php/23/rin11_450.79781.jpg" BORDER="0">

02-16-2005, 01:50 AM
Love the colour changing seats. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">

Top Secret
02-16-2005, 03:24 AM
That is so ridiculousy wacky it's not funny.

02-16-2005, 03:50 AM
Yeah that's really mad indeed, but that will be alot nicer when it's driving in dark. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Gian05 at 9:31 PM 2/16/2005</i>

02-16-2005, 07:44 AM
what is this, you call that a car!?!? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/pukeface.gif" BORDER="0">

02-16-2005, 10:21 AM
Still looks like it has SRX lights too...

02-16-2005, 06:41 PM
WELCOME TO THE 80s, RINSPEED! Way to carry on the tradition of useless and godawful eyesores. This technology is superfluous, nothing but novelty. And the design, if you can call it that, is archaic, bloated, and thoughtless. And why does everyone always have to wear dorky helmets in open air concept cars?<p>Looks like the Italdesign Aztec, but 15 years too late.<p><IMG SRC="http://www.supercars.net/PicFetch?pic=1988_italdesign_aztec-1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>

02-16-2005, 06:43 PM
scratch that... the Italdesign is way better looking.

02-17-2005, 02:56 PM
A bit too bulbous to be sleek, but not too bad. The people look rediculous with those helments though. Leave the clever little color changing cockpit, scratch the rest. Nice try though. Very clever idea, just badly executed. If they could put these into use in a car and get rid of the finger sensor, it could turn out pretty good.

02-18-2005, 12:38 AM
I dont get it...what am I looking at exactly?

02-21-2005, 07:23 AM
this is Rinspeed in its purest form. I love the Swiss concepts.