Lambo Logic

Lambo Logic

The Lamborghini design language seems to get wilder and wilder with each new release which is why it’s no surprise they attract party animals more often than businessmen (i.e. Justin Bieber). Some of us, however, are purists when it comes to the brand and think back fondly to the subtler days of the Diablo and Countach. For us, the Querderro is a reminder of why we started liking the Golden Bull to begin with.

0 Designer: Jan Bujnak

Car-igami!

Car-igami!

Designers Ludovico Campana & Seunghun Jeong’s submission for the 2014 Michelin Challenge Design competition tackles the issues of spacial consciousness and multi-functionality with a transformable design, inside and out. To save valuable space, the carriage folds flat and turns vertically, making it easy to park and store. But what about the interior? Automatic inflating seats that are completely configureable to the user’s requirements. See another hidden feature —>

0 Designers: Ludovico Campana & Seunghun Jeong

Split Up Truck

Split Up Truck

GelenK is an exploration in transformable trucks for both long-distance and urban transport. The vehicle features a “split driving mode” where the trailers are not towed, but turned into individual autonomous vehicles. The system makes it easier to navigate crowded urban areas and move through small streets and narrow corners.

0 Designer: Takbeom Heogh

Drive... or don't!

Drive… or don’t!

A winner of the 2014 Driven/Undriven Michelin Design Challenge, the AKA24 concept goes beyond the brief to design a vehicle that switches between user-control & autonomy; it reimagines the entire transportation system as we know it. Operating on a maglev-like system of tracks, the vehicle moves to the protected side walls vertically in “undriven” mode & back to the center lane for the user-controlled “driven” mode. Set your destination & kick back in the multi-position cabin or take the wheel to navigate your own way!

0 Designers: Chuang Dong, Zhen Qiu, Haowen Deng

A Cabbie-less Cab

A Cabbie-less Cab

Self-driving cars are now a reality with companies like Google finding success in their driverless programs. We often associate the idea with how it affects us and our personal vehicles, but the question remains as to what it means for public transportation. The BOT concept is one glimpse into how autonomous mass transit of the future might look… and it’s freakin’ adorable! Check out the vid to see why it took home 1st place in the 2014 Michelin Design Challenge!

0 Designer: Chris Luchowiec

EV for Equality

EV for Equality

For years, cars have been retrofit with systems that allow disabled individuals to drive, but never before has an entire car been adapted from the ground up for those with mobile disabilities. The first of its kind, the EQUAL concept extends the compact car experience to disabled individuals in an easy-to-use, stylish vehicle that blurs the lines between what is and isn’t possible. Check out the inspirational video after the jump!

0 Designer: Absolute Design

Best of Transportation Design in 2013

Best of Transportation Design in 2013

It’s that time of the year when we sit back, relax and reflect on the year gone by. 2014 is fast approaching and here is a quick recap of the Ten Most Amazing Designs in the field of Transportation. Interesting to note that cars didn’t quite make the cut, instead bikes, alternate modes and bicycles made a splash. Free market is such a fun space; you never know how people will react and what catches their fancy! Stay tuned for more creative insights tomorrow.

0 Designers: Various

Cycling With illume

Cycling With illume

The illume is a bicycle that combines a simple bike design with advanced technology. To overcome the problems of riding at night, the design merges the indicator, brake and headlights into the frame in a way that it affords a safer ride. A lithium-ion battery and an actuator that transforms kinetic energy to electrical energy power the lighting system that is integrated into the frame.

0 Designer: Nikhil Kapoor

Mouthwatering Maserati

Mouthwatering Maserati

Maserati is the quintessential Italian sports tourer legend, so trying to perfect what many believe is perfection seems like a daunting task. But that’s precisely what Alexander Imnadze seems to have done with his stab at the trident brand: the Bora. It’s forward thinking for today’s Maserati, but a realistic, if not recommended, step in the right direction for their future design language. We’re only getting a taste of the exterior here, but we already like it more than the GranTurismo!

0 Designer: Alexander Imnadze

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

While most vehicles operate on 2 or more wheels, the Infinitlar concept vehicle IS a wheel! The autonomous, hydrogen powered vehicle is an extraordinary vision of future personal transportation we could be using 30 years from now. It aims to provide users in densely populated urban areas the creature comforts of home while they travel. It’s more like a gyroscopically stabilized “room on wheels” that delivers you from point A to point B so you can focus on other things like work or relaxing!

0 Designer: Jex Chau

Love This Solar Bike!

Love This Solar Bike!

Ele is a solar bicycle with solar panels on its wheels that rotate 30 degrees on both sides, to face toward sun. This is to absorb as much sun-power that it can. This hybrid bike can be charged via electricity and the sun. It works in 3 modes though, muscle power, Semi- electric: electricity helps the user to ride easier and faster. Lastly, The Electric: here it functions completely like an electrical bicycle.

0 Designer: Mojtaba Raeisi

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water

As hydrogen is aggressively explored as a fuel for passenger vehicles, the need to create customer acceptance is equally as important as maximizing fuel cell performance. The Renault Moister concept vehicle focuses on both aspects with its unique form that takes inspiration from the very element that powers it! Water’s fluid quality is reflected in its hull, giving it natural aerodynamics and appeal.

0 Designer: Yang Min-seok

The Joy of Biking

The Joy of Biking

Flexi-Bike poses a challenge to design thinkers and engineers, but in a very good and creative way. Sporting an informative LED display, the bike is quite whimsical in its style and approach. I am not sure how feasible this design is, but for sure it is thought provoking and bound to bring about a healthy debate. So what are you waiting for… bring it on….let me know your thoughts; yay or nay?

0 Designer: Hoon Yoon