iPhone Controlled Car: Rinspeed iChange Concept
The Rinspeed ‘iChange,’ is the world’s first car whose body adapts to the number of passengers on board. The car can transform at the push of a button from a single-seater sports car to a vehicle that accommodates three people. The extra seats are contained under rear end of the teardrop-shaped panel which pops up, creating more room.
The basic idea behind the ‘iChange:’: The energy demand of a vehicle depends mostly on its weight, the type of engine it uses, and its aerodynamic properties. The engineering-services company Esoro that traditionally builds Rinspeed concept cars has built an extremely lightweight car weighing in at only 2,314 pounds. To power the car, the Swiss specialists chose an electric motor. The idea of the pop-up rear end was conceived to account for the size-able effect aerodynamics play in fuel consumption.