"West Coast fun and innovation meets German technology, design, and grannies' hand-knit socks.
"Manufactured by incredibly high-tech robots that look as friendly and cuddly as our grandmothers, the Tridion-frame (chassis) is knit by our 'Smart Granny Robots' (otherwise know as SGRs) out of carbon fiber. The knitting can create complex shapes and forms, enabling the geometry to be optimized in strength and weight.
"We use different materials for each individual part to give every piece of the car its own specific properties and look. Each part is manufactured with the exact material necessary for an optimal balance between weight and function. Windows, fenders, and bumpers are all made of recyclable plastics with ingrained colors. The roof is a thin, but highly durable recycled textile that comes with different prints and weavings.
"Construction of the WWT carbon fiber wheels with integrated suspension are very lightweight and make it also impossible to run a flat tire. Our unique SGR technology allows for truly unique-looking rims and the best lightweight technology in a rim.
"The modular 'lip-on' construction principal allows easy and endless customizing: a typical WWT of Sindelfingen and smart signature. The doors, roof, engine, and drivetrain are also very easy to remove or exchange, allowing for perfect functionality, looks, fun, and the best tuning for any occasion.
"Lightweight, fun, and clever: Smart, the WWT from Germany.
"Hand-knit socks and grannies have never been so much fun."
November 19, 2010 11:53 AM PST
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