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Turtle is a MPV vehicle with flexible interior, based on a fuel cell platform with 4 wheel steering controlled by a Drive by Wire system.
the nose and the tail of the vehicle can shift toward the middle of the van.
When a collision occurs, a matrix of sensors placed under the front panel of the cabin analyses the force and the area of the impact: this data is used to control the stiffness of the dumpers that slow down the nose of the vehicle, absorbing a part of the kinematic energy.
The volume contained in the central part is completely utilizable, since the furniture here placed are foldable and disappear in the floor and in the walls.
Politecnico di Milano
RUBANO (PADOVA), Italy