The Mercedes-Benz Mojave Runner concept was one of the
entrants into the 2006 Los Angeles Auto show's 'LA Adventure'
design competition. A competition in which the participants
chose an activity available in the southern California
area, and then designed a vehicle for that purpose.
Designed at Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design of North America,
the highly advanced Mojave Runner is a gas-electric hybrid
dune-buggy designed to survive in extreme weather conditions
and inhospitable terrain. Like the Mojave Desert of southern
Features of the Mojave Runner include night vision, a
sandstorm radar and GPS sensors. Equipped with a hydrogen
generator, the Mojave Runner is able to provide electrical
power for onboard tools and rescue equipment. The strong,
lightweight exoskeleton frame is a combination of carbon-fiber
and pressurized aluminum tubing that stores air for powering
pneumatic power tools.
The Mojave Runner also uses intelligent adaptive tires
which automatically adjust their tread depth to maximize
performance both on and off the road.
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