The ASQ is a car, boat and submarine.
Audi ASQ concept is an advanced futuristic design created
by Hongik University Transport Design graduate Juyoung
Kim. The ASQ has been designed for the year 2040 and
a world where the worst-case global warming predictions
have materialized and the sea levels have risen dramatically
due to the melting of the polar ice caps.
The Audi ASQ concept is equipped to deal with the rise
in water levels due to its ability to travel both on
land and water. It even has submersible
capabilities. On land the ASQ uses an advanced form
of Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system which features
four independent electric motors, one for each wheel.
The front wheels are spherical in shape which helps
to increase maneuverability. Once in the water the ASQ
switches over to an aquatic version of the quattro drive
system which uses water jet propulsion - similar to
Water jets positioned in the front, rear and sides mean
the ASQ could move in any direction once underwater.
The interior of the Audi ASQ concept features three
seats - instead of a more conventional four seat layout
- in order to increase the overall space for the occupants.
The feeling of space is however further enhanced through
the use of a 100% transparent upper section of the cabin
which incorporates a single piece windscreen, roof,
and rear window and frameless side windows. The floor
of the ASQ also features transparent panels to allow
the occupants to see into the water below.
Powering the Audi ASQ is a hydrogen
fueled engine which acts as a electrical generator.
The electricity is used to supply power to batteries
which in turn provide power to the four electric motors.
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