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2002 Autonomy Concept
Debut Series First Editions
Produced 2003 - 2008
Designer Mark Jones
Number 56377
2002 Autonomy Concept car


Description

The 2002 Autonomy Concept is a Hot Wheels casting based on General Motors concept car, Autonomy Concept, debuting in the 2003 First Editions. This die cast has a removable body and reveals a clean interior: without seats, steering, instrument panel, etc.

Autonomy is the first vehicle designed from the ground up around a fuel cell propulsion system and the first to combine fuel cells with drive-by-wire technology, which allows steering, braking and other vehicle systems to be controlled electronically rather than mechanically, the result is an entirely new vehicle architecture that is far greater than the sum of its innovative parts. With autonomy, an almost endless variety of affordable, all-wheel-drive vehicles could be built from a limited number of common chassis, possibly as few as two or three, emitting only water from the tailpipe.

Since a fuel cell propulsion system is about twice as efficient at an internal combustion engine, a fuel cell vehicle could provide twice the fuel efficiency of a comparably sized conventional vehicle, and an optimized fuel cell vehicle like Autonomy would be even more efficient. Inside the vehicle, a driver doesn’t have to be seated within a comfortable reach of the pedals, because there aren’t any. A hand-operated steering guide replaces the traditional foot pedals, instrument panel and steering column, modeling, in some ways, how planes, motorcycles and snowmobiles operate. Now, the driver can sit anywhere in the vehicle.


Versions

The 2002 Autonomy Concept has come out in the following versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
047 2003 First Editions
35/42
Silver blue/white HW logo candy blue Blue tint none SK5 56377 Malaysia Detachable base 2002 Autonomy Concept Silv
5pk 2004 Cyborg Assault Silver Red & Black tampos on side, Silver Cyborg Face Black metal Red none Red SK5 B3619 China 2002autonomyconcept
110 2005 White Heat
5/5
White Silver outlined flames, white reverse flames on top. Unpainted Metal Purple Tint none Light Purple tint SK5 G6837 Malaysia 2005-110a
110 2005 White Heat
5/5
White Silver outlined flames, white reverse flames on top. Unpainted Metal Magenta Tint none Magenta tint SK5 G6837 Malaysia 2005-110b
110 2005 White Heat
5/5
White Silver outlined flames, white reverse flames on top. Unpainted Metal Magenta Tint none Magenta PR5 G6837 Malaysia 2005-110c
2007 Walmart 20 pack Silver Red & Black tampos on side, Gold Cyborg Face Black metal Red none Chrome SK5 K7371 China Image Not Available
5pk 2008 Hybrid Racers Black Green and Gray tampos with "Fuel Cell Propulsion" Unpainted Metal Green none SK5 L9968 Thailand Concept 2

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