June 27, 2005 An innovative concept for an Antarctic Exploration vehicle was unveiled this week at the Royal College of Art’s final year show. Working closely with experts from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), award-winning designer James Moon has come up with a lightweight, compact eco-friendly vehicle for use in one of the Earth’s most extreme environments. The vehicle, called “Ninety Degrees South”, uses novel technology to keep its occupants safe, warm and protected from the high levels of UV exposure that occur under the Antarctic ozone hole. The machine also uses pathfinder technology which travels on a GPS controlled route some 30 metres ahead of the vehicle using ground-penetrating radar to assess the safety of the ground to be travelled.
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