The metaverse is quickly becoming a reality, making its way into various aspects of our lives, including games, work, and social engagements. However, nowadays many view the metaverse only as a way in which we can enhance our physical reality by expanding the scope of what is possible. The resulting process takes a concept and passes it to the design to the prototype and the prototype to the metaverse; This is the linear path that many real-world elements take to enter the world of Web3.
However, few condone the reverse application. Keep in mind that concepts from the metaverse can also be extended to the real world. For example, users may have the opportunity to take digital assets, such as non-fungible tokens (NFTs), from virtual concepts to real-world prototypes and later on to a business model.
Turning this concept into reality for what is said to be the first ever project Y0 (pronounced “Y Zero”) NFTs. These NFTs were founded in 2022 by Matthew Cunningham, an industrial designer known for his expertise in advanced vehicle design. With this backdrop, Matthew is set to make science fiction meet reality with his NFT concept cars. The first phase of development, which includes a set of four limited-edition vehicles, will allow for game-changing driving experiences in the metaverse and a printable version that can be brought to life on a user’s home 3D printer.
The intent is that these concepts can be created now, and in the near future, with appropriate manufacturing and propulsion technology, and brought to life. In the meantime, these NFTs, unlike others, will retain user rights to build the concept indefinitely.
Put the pedal on the metal
The project is well-founded with Cunningham’s extensive experience in advanced design projects for world-renowned automobile brands such as Audi, BMW, Bentley, Toyota and Volkswagen. His background also includes similar experience with top motion picture studios such as Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures to conceptualize and design concept vehicles for films and shows such as Space Jam 2, Aquaman and Westworld.
When put into practice, Cunningham takes these experiences and applies them to the same processes currently used in the design of luxury cars and Hollywood blockbusters. Each Y0 NFT comes equipped with its own personality, story, design differences and feature set. Maintaining close attention to detail, the Y0 NFT cars were designed by Matthew Cunningham himself and feature 15 key features, including headlights, vents, adaptive high beams, wheels, greenhouse, tires and more.
Concept compounds embody a specific set of inherent ideas that make up a “theme” or, in Taoism, “De”. The word “De” stands for inherent character, inner strength and integrity. With this forward-thinking spirit, Y0 NFT will donate a significant portion of the proceeds from its projects to organizations aligned with the same concept as the vehicle.
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As a concept car, these products can’t be driven yet. Therefore, Y0 NFT cars solve this problem by providing all holders with a metaverse tool. With the Y0 NFT vehicle, also known as Digicar™, users are given a chance to drive them into the metaverse and park them in their virtual garage. This features in addition to the Y0 NFT Digicar™ packaged with its own glTF file and additional formats needed for 3D printing of the virtual design.
On the verge of worldwide adoption
With Web3 on the verge of worldwide adoption, Y0 NFT is positioning itself to become a trendsetter and to be the link between NFTs, car enthusiasts and Hollywood motion pictures by providing the world with ingeniously designed 3D NFT vehicles and enabling a game-changing driving experience.
Going forward, Y0 Group is looking to expand its offering with three additional 3D vehicle NFTs. The Y0 Group will create this bridge between the metaverse and real life through ongoing releases.