Starting around 1987 I became fascinated by the idea that future vehicles would become soft and flexible with self healing material that changed shape depending on conditions. ‘Form Follows Action’ was my term to describe this. The books Engines of Creation and Nanosystems by the brilliant Eric Drexler of MIT had a huge influence on how I saw the future of vehicle design, performance and manufacturing. Movies like Terminator 2 also confirmed this vision with the T-1000 liquid metal robot. I still believe that the eventual evolution of materials will lead to this type of result where high tech stuff will more resemble living systems than the rigid and brittle materials of present time.