This project was a entry for the 'BMW Urban Driving Experience Challenge' contest.
Local Motors (Now Launch Forth) is a company that crowdsources designers, engineers and fabricators to build vehicles such as the Local Motors Rally Fighter. BMW, the auto manufacturer hosted a contest with Local Motors for unique innovative ideas.
I thought about how most cars in emergency situations are useless, but do they have to? Even if they can't be driven, they still contain materials that can be used by people caught in the unfortunate situation of being in a natural disaster.