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If a car was designed with voronoi partitioning small dents would be indistinguishable from the overall exterior look. The dents might even be designed to pop along the partition boundaries, just like a popper toy, making fixes easier. This is crumple zones taken to extreme on body panels.
voronoi patterning was small enough there might even be a 'Myth Busters' dimpled fuel saving and dent absorption could ripple back and forth over the panel in a mesmerizing wave until energy dissipated.
These panels only take small to moderate dents so don't speed. The radar deflection capabilities haven't been investigated yet.
Probably only a small group with this tessellation taste. [wjt, May 20 2017]
Dynamic voronoi script
A bit of fun. Place your red dent anywhere. [wjt, May 20 2017]
||Like the hide of a golf ball but a bit more random ? Do cars go fast enough for the dimpling to improve the aerodynamics ? Maybe on airplanes ?
||This would be useful if you lived in an area where
extremely heavy hail was common.
||Wait; if I understand the wiki article correctly, the real texture of the car body would be the same as for any other car, not dimpled - right?
||If this were done correctly, your car could be become a 23-octave steel drum.
||[pertinax] As I imagine it, no. A metal structure
nanoscopically maybe crystalline voronoi but this idea tries
to make those crystalline lines, scaled up, places to absorb
energy and move it around like a good looking musical