Nissan unveils GTR-X concept for the transport exoskeleton of the future

Nissan's design department has revealed a full-size model of the futuristic GTR-X personal vehicle, which is slated for production in 2050. The author of the concept is talented designer Jebom Choi, who completed an internship at Nissan Design America. There he was helped to finalize his graduation project to a more or less realistic version, taking into account the specifics of the company's activities in the B2V field.

GTR-X cannot be built in a conditional "tomorrow", but it is an excellent visualization of how young professionals see the future, and what technologies need to be developed to implement it. The car itself, as conceived by the designer, is an exoskeleton designed to move a person along public roads. This is not a car or a transport platform, but something like a spacesuit, which was turned into a horizontal position and equipped with wheels. By the way, they are spherical, with the ability to move 360 ​​degrees in all directions.

The pilot of the GTR-X lies in the exoskeleton facing forward, which allows for a very low profile of the car, reduces drag and provides very fast acceleration. There is no windshield and windows, in principle, all information from cameras and sensors goes to the pilot's virtual reality helmet. There are no controls either, it is carried out mentally, due to direct commands of the brain. This improves the speed of reaction to the traffic situation and brings the pilot closer to his exoskeleton, they become, as it were, a single whole.

The power plant is represented by a plasma core with a potentially infinite resource of work. It is not very clear how to control it, and how to create a pilot's protection from high temperatures with the length of the vehicle's body only 3 m.But that's what the concept is, to omit such details and inspire engineers and designers to create for the sake of progress.