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Selim Benhabib

MA work

Wreck-less

I look at the technology that prevents cars from crashing as the next form-defining factor in automotive history and take the this opportunity to create a form that is distinguishably different from today’s passive safety-oriented cars. Instead of safety, Wreck-less is daring, instead of protective, Wreck-less is vulnerable, instead of weight, Wreck-less gives freedom.

Wreck-less offers the safety of autonomy and enhances the thrill of driving by striping the car down from features like pillars, crumble zones, air bags, bumpers and heavy structural materials. All that remains is a drive train and a cockpit. Wreck-less replaces the now needless features with smart software that implements connectivity and the ability to respond to the congested, fast-paced environment better than a person can. Wreck-less brings back the lightness, freedom and carelessness before the era of safety implementations. Combined with advancing manufacturing techniques as well as technology leading to autonomy, Wreck-less can enable a digital 'force field' around the car, exploring the future we are moving towards. 

The future is delicate, light, agile and fun.

Info

  • profile pic
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Vehicle Design, 2014

  • Degrees

  • BA Industrial design, Pratt Institute, New York, USA, 2011
  • Experience

  • Exterior design internship, Semcon/Volvo, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2013; Product/interaction designer, Ecco Design Inc, New York, USA, 2011-12
  • Awards

  • Grand Prize Team Winner, Visicon Design Award, 2013; Honorable Mention, Citroën Metro Van, 2013