The Future of... Tractors?

The Future of… Tractors?

You been Yanko-readin’ long? If ye have, you know that we don’t get very many farm-machinery-related projects just poppin up on the regular here around the Yanko offices. But lo! Here one doth roll! It’s a future tractor. Made to not just look futuristic but to ACT like it too, this lovely bit of corn harvesting metal and wheels is a progressive little number!

0 Designer: Vipin George

Pony Riding The Blazing Orange Ela

Pony Riding The Blazing Orange Ela

Peugeot ELA is a concept car for the future. It’s green, mean and a blazing glory of fireball orange! Lemme explain, the vehicle is a hybrid of electro magnet and solar energy and runs on a thin surface of air. It’s not the first time that a designer has predicted that the future road surfaces will conform to the electro magnet tech used in trains. Anyways, the solar cells on the roof of the car provide the extra zing. I love the flashy bright color of this two-seater, do you?

0 Designer: Mohammad Ghezel

Virtual Life in Megatropolises

Virtual Life in Megatropolises

Virtual reality was once the holy grail of computer science and interactivity. It promised to free us from the limits of our bodies and allow our minds to roam free in a universe completely within our control. It was touted as the future entertainment medium with applications in science and medicine but designer Vagarsh Saakyan thinks it could be our whole way of life.

0 Designer: Vagarsh Saakyan

By The Power Of Grayskull

By The Power Of Grayskull

He-Man or not, pedaling up a steep slope can knock the wind out the healthiest of us all. That’s why we need hybrid bikes like the Wind-Solar Energy Bike. Bikes like this harness wind energy, solar energy, shock energy and muscle power, only to be used at those tough climbs or when you turn lazy! The spoiler of this bike is covered with solar panels and is fixed below the handles of the bike to produce lifting force for lightening the weight of the bike.

0 Designer: Chen Chun Tung

Electric Motorcycle Route 66

Electric Motorcycle Route 66

What’s got two bald tires, runs on electricity, and is red and black all over? ZEVS! An elegant futuristic electric motorbike by three fellows, one of whom we’ve had up on Yanko before: Bernhard Ranner. Look and see, see and judge weather this bike performs to your aesthetic and atta-glance logistics standards if you dare.

0 Designer: Bernhard Ranner, Anders August Kittilsen, and Rudolf Stefanich

Agreed, IKEA Is Totally Inspiring

Agreed, IKEA Is Totally Inspiring

From its stylish furniture to this totally awesome concept vehicle, we all have to agree that IKEA is an inspirational brand! An identity that stands for sustainable, quality and stylized pieces at affordable prices and cannot be better reflected. This electric battery driven vehicle is very spacious and has a flexible interior. Meaning you can re-arrange the seating options to suit you. The head lights are bright OLED panels that can host changeable graphics, making it totally disco dynamite!

0 Designer: Robert Larsson

Fictional Fantasy Is A Globule

Fictional Fantasy Is A Globule

Peugeot Globule is concept vehicle that is made up of four separate spheres that move together in a globule shape. Each sphere accommodates a single passenger and is individually powered by an electric motor. The four spherical parts are connected to a central battery and are contained within a very flexible polymer covering. The car has been designed on a self-assemble basis and can move in different arrangements. Like it can file the four spheres into a single line, to cross a narrow lane.

0 Designer: Ahmad Filiz

I Got Steam

I Got Steam

Steam999 is a conceptual exhibition recognizing the by gone era of trains with approbatory glee. Before planes and cars, the locomotive dream was fulfilled by steam trains. They quickly evolved from their industrial workhorse roots to pieces of marvelous mechanical engineering. The exhibition calls for a real working train built in an ecological way servicing an exceptional geographic site. The twin stack machine is elegant and represents the pinnacle of  steam engine train design.

0 Designer: Loic Lautredou

The Airplane Seat

The Airplane Seat

The everlasting enigma. How do you satisfy hundreds and thousands of plane passengers who are very, very unsatisfiable. These people travel back, and forth, and back, and forth! And then there’s the people who ride first class! We won’t worry about them. This seat is for the everyperson. This seat is adjustable and comfortable and it looks truly simple.

0 Designer: Netta Shalgi

BMW Blue Dynamics

BMW Blue Dynamics

Richard Jenkins and his Greenbird currently holds the world land speed record for a wind powered vehicle with a speed of 126.1 mph (202.9 km/h). If BMW were to get serious about the Blue Dynamics Land Yacht, I have no doubts that it would probably smash the record. With the killer combination of BMW’s “efficient dynamics” and “active hybrid” greener emmision programs; it’s hard for Blue Dynamics not to succeed.

0 Designer: Stefan Radev

Sporty Bike

Sporty Bike

I told you there was this bike conspiracy going on amongst the designers, add the Furious Sports Bike to the list. Dishy in its current avatar; the bike boasts of an aerodynamic design coupled with user-friendly ergonomics. What I really like is the ample display nestled between the handlebars. You get details like the route-map, current bike gear, temperature, time and speed displayed on it. The seat however looks tad uncomfy for me.

0 Designer: Nenad Kostadinov

 Reinvention Of The Wheel?

Reinvention Of The Wheel?

Perhaps, but who am I to argue with designers. I get this uncanny feeling that there is a deluge of cycle concepts floating around, so if you get bombarded by one too many concepts, please bear with us. And what have we here; an urban cycle that can be toned down to save space when not in use. Why? Urbanites don’t have spacious homes, and those who do…they don’t need bikes, they use shiny cars. The design consists of 2 systems: Wheel folding system & Bike Structure System.

0 Designer: Victor Aleman

Community Cycles Are For Sharing

Community Cycles Are For Sharing

Samsung Freecycle is a good lesson in community living; a system that teaches sharing is caring…. In this system you got a base unit mounted on a cycle, a device that you carry with you and a generator; all hooked to each other wirelessly. A bike sharing service is implemented and the twist is that users themselves got to manage the effective working of it.

0 Designers: Cristiano Giuggioli, Stefano Marchetto, Alessandro Brunello & Massimo Brugnera