Bike Powered Bus Rides!

Bike Powered Bus Rides!

You heard that right! What do we want? Power. How do we get it? Dynamos! What we’ve got here is a public-rental bicycle concept that uses a pretty simple dynamo in the wheel combined with some circuitry in the bike that generates a generous amount of power that’s then saved on the bike until it’s parked. Once the bike is returned to its rental spot, parked, hooked up, it provides power to the nearby hybrid bus system!

0 Designer: Chiyu Chen

Electronic Bionic Insect Bus

Electronic Bionic Insect Bus

So you fancy yourself a strange vehicle fanatic, do you? Do you? Well you should, because strange vehicle fanatics are the best. They go wild for the weird. Here’s something weird for ye. It’s an electric-powered bus, entered in a contest incorporated with Michelin Tires. You may have to guess some info, because most of the details are still top-secret. This post is basically an authorized leak of bus-faced-magic!

0 Designer: Mohammad Ghezel

Recyclable Head Protection

Recyclable Head Protection

Holy bajeesus did you know that there’s legislation that will be in place by 2015 in the European Union that says 95% of any vehicle produced needs to be recyclable? It’s called the EU ELV (End of Life Vehicle). In reaction to this as well as the last census of whiplash victims (2007 at 430,000 in the UK along) – this headrest has been designed! It has been designed to save us all! It is made to automatically adjust to your head at the same time as it adjusts to the environment!

0 Designer: Julia Johnson

Design Submissions 101: More is Good

Design Submissions 101: More is Good

We here at YD receive countless designer submitted concepts on a daily basis. The vast majority of them are relatively self explanatory and/or come with a detailed concept breakdown including such delectable little tid-bits like “purpose”, “functionality”, “materials in use” and a number of useful insights for a proposed design.

0 Designer: Jukka Rautiainen

Love Affair With London And Lego

Love Affair With London And Lego

Clearly the Volkswagen Conerto Concept Car is inspired by London’s rustic charm and the sustainability of Lego. While I won’t get into the personal journey of London retro-modern muse, I’ll explain to you how Lego is involved in the scenario. Take a piece of Lego block from any era, and you will see that it fits the current version like a glove. Using this idea as a base, the construction of the Conerto is such that it allows you to fit pieces of the car in a similar fashion.

0 Designer: Hong Yeo

Solar Powered Sunflower Jaguar

Solar Powered Sunflower Jaguar

Welcome to the future – where plants take us by surprise and seal our fates as the dear or dying species on this planet! Our only defense is the “Jaguar Mark XXI.” Designer Christopher Pollard has made this nature defense vehicle. It drives like a mother. Then when parked, the black panels activate. These panels are photovoltaic, lift from the car automatically, and face the sun, like the sunflower. Scary, right?

0 Designer: Christopher Pollard

Tip Your Hats Gentlemen and Start Your Engines

Tip Your Hats Gentlemen and Start Your Engines

Peep here and set your eyeballs on a pretty darn good rendering designer, Mikael Lugnegard. This man who works as Lugnegard Design calls himself an artist, and with pictures so nice I’d frame em up at my abode, I’d call him one too. Today we’re presenting nothing less than the “Gentleman’s Racer” – an exercise in rendering that utilizes a triad of software tools that I’d bet an industrial designer like you would recognize.

0 Designer: Mikael Lugnegard of Lugnegard Design

The Angels At Firewall

The Angels At Firewall

Forest fires are essential for the ecology but when uncontained can cause a lot of damage. The four major causes lightning, volcanic eruption, sparks from rockfalls, and spontaneous combustion are further supported with human activities like accidents and arson. One of the ways to contain wildfires is starting controlled burn operations that minimize the risk of major wildfire events. The Thirst.D Helicopter is proposed to be a part of the first privatized wildfire fighting force.

0 Designer: Sameer-Andrew Rayyan

Futuristic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Futuristic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Designer Adam vows that he never looked to any specific design while conceptualizing the City Vehicle, but I think if we were to re-do the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car for the future urbanites then this would be it. Hosting all eco factors like solar technology on the surface of the roof, regenerative braking, electric motor and capabilities of harnessing wind power as well, this concept car is meant only for city commute. To keep the vehicle light and easy all high-tech gadgetry has been ditched and only the bare essentials incorporated.

0 Designer: Adam Palethorpe

Super Green, Super Dangerous, Super Bike

Super Green, Super Dangerous, Super Bike

So you’d like to have a tiny motorcycle. So you’d like to have a fast motorcycle. So you’d like to have a safe motorcycle. I am sorry you cannot have all three! What you’ve got here is a very fast, very dangerous vehicle. It’s called the Halbo, and it’s got a BMW stamp on it. It’s tiny and it’s got a front wheel motor combined with a sphere form rear wheel.

0 Designer: Pierre Yohanes Lubis

Zen Audi

Zen Audi

When I first learned to ride a horse, I was told that I needed to move with the horse, as if of one mind. I was bucked off twice before I finally let go and learned to let go and move with “Davis” the horse, as opposed to trying to force her to bend to my will. That lesson seems to be apparent in Designer Andrea Mocellin’s latest “EXO- AUDI” concept. Andrea feels that the best way to drive is to be at one with your machine.

0 Designer: Andrea Mocellin

Car of Magnetic Proportions

Car of Magnetic Proportions

You’ve got the need for the speed in the streets. You’ve got to go faster than your crappy metal-on-metal jalopy can take you. Faster, harder, stronger! Check out the Nissan-Motivity 400C concept by Tryi Yeh. The 400C has the Maglev engine system in each tire, making it quite floaty and speedy. The 400C has a wild, new triangle shape that reduces drag, while the driver seat controls retain their classic build (although, as you’ll see, you still might have a time getting used to the seat!)

0 Designer: Tryi Yeh

Car On The Railway Tracks

Car On The Railway Tracks

Many of us park our cars at the railway station and then catch the local train to work or wherever it is that we have to go. Building on this theory is the Paracité, a single person commuter car that plans on putting the car itself on the rail tracks. Generally there is a 5 miles free space between two trains on a regular railway track. This free space and time can be utilized by these commuter cars to get people going on to their destinations.

0 Designer: Matthias Pugin