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Future Racing

2025 Mercedes Formula Zero Sail Car at LA Design Challenge

— October 24, 2008 — Autos
The Mercedes-Benz design center for North America entered the Formula Zero in the LA Design Challenge. It’s racing for 2025, called Formula Zero.

The concept brings together "the thrill of Formula One, the track dynamics of the bobsled or luge, and the grace and efficiency of yacht racing," as eMercesBenz.com described it.

Formula Zero would place the order of finish of the race by the efficiency of the entries as well as speed. Each team gets the same amount of stored energy.
Trend Themes
1. Formula Zero Racing - Disruptive innovation opportunities include developing more efficient and sustainable energy storage systems for racing cars.
2. Track Dynamics - Disruptive innovation opportunities include exploring new materials and technologies to enhance the track dynamics of racing cars, inspired by bobsled and luge.
3. Yacht-inspired Efficiency - Disruptive innovation opportunities include leveraging the principles of yacht racing to improve the grace and efficiency of racing cars.
Industry Implications
1. Automotive - Disruptive innovation opportunities exist in the automotive industry to create more sustainable and efficient racing vehicles.
2. Energy Storage - Disruptive innovation opportunities exist in the energy storage industry to develop advanced systems for racing cars that provide high performance and efficiency.
3. Materials and Technologies - Disruptive innovation opportunities exist in the materials and technologies industry to create novel solutions for enhancing the track dynamics of racing cars.
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