The secrets behind Mercedes-Benz’s active aero concept


Tiny robots developed by EPFL spin-off, Foldaway Haptics, have given the Mercedes-Benz AVTR concept some very special active aerodynamic features. The 33 ‘bionic flaps’ respond to driver inputs, providing optimal downforce. The development team at Foldaway Haptics share the secrets behind the technology

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Adam divides his time as an editor between the worlds of aviation and motoring. These worlds may seem a little diverse today, but autonomous technology and future urban mobility is bringing them ever-closer. Adam is also chairman of the Vehicle Dynamics International Awards.

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