A Bridge Between Private and Public Transport

A Bridge Between Private and Public Transport

It’s the DOT: Direct On-demand Transport. It’s aimed foremost at London. It’s a small non-poluting vehicle that not only works on a giant organized system that reduces traffic and travel time to a minimum, it’s made to encourage car-pooling as well. Each unit can combine with another unit to create a larger unit. And boy are you gonna enjoy the way the vehicle works.

0 Designer: Varun Niti Singh

Alternate Reality Time Machine

Alternate Reality Time Machine

Let me first say that I love pie-in-the-sky designs. Those design inspirations that have absolutely zero chance of ever being manufactured in any way, shape or form. These types of concepts serve as a great launching point for our imaginations, allowing everyone to rethink our preconceived notions of known, actual designs. Part Dick Tracy, part Minority Report and all bad-ass, this latest design exercise by Bruno Delussu is not only “inspired by Bugatti’s” Type 57, it is also vaguely inspired by actual automobiles.

0 Designer: Bruno Delussu

The Futuristic Automotive Top 10

The Futuristic Automotive Top 10

Honestly, this is probably only the first of a few top 10s dealing with the automotive category from YD; we be driving. Today’s list is the future. From wild wheels to perfect seats to flying cars, this is the way we’ll be crashing into each other when tomorrow rolls around. Are you ready for that?! Are you ready to do some amazing flips, twists, and the all important barrel roll? Drop the back on in!

0 Designer: Mechanic Superstars Galore

Savior In Deep Waters

Savior In Deep Waters

Generally the focus is always on rapid action response kinda systems that help provide relief during disasters. The flat-pack recovery Rescue Boat seen here is not for rapid response but for post-disaster scenarios. The focus is on a systematic, reliable vessel that will help recover cargo and victims. It is stored and transported in its stackable 9″-deep form, with pontoon tubes detached; till its services are required.

0 Designer: Matthew Spencer

The Car That Hangs Outta Your Window

The Car That Hangs Outta Your Window

Picture this: you walk into this hub hanging outta your high-rise apartment and then it gently glides down to the ground level. Touch ground and it transforms into this ultimate car that looks and feels SEXY! This IS the Peugeot Metromorph and it transports you thru the city with ease. I dunno about your hometown, but where I live, I got to pay premium rent for parking my car in my apartment building. This kinda concept looks at eliminating parking woes. Hit the jump to see how this beauty soars.

0 Designer: Roman Mistiuk

 Giant Trucks Are No Longer Scary

Giant Trucks Are No Longer Scary

The noisy, polluting, gas guzzling giants are being tamed to look more demure and sophisticated, and how! The Scania Concept that we see here is a pure reflection of this new theory and is a bid to change the perception that trucks are the big bullies of the highway. It is designed to be eco-friendly and economical by using a diesel-electric hybrid engine. The innovative part comes on the wheel-hub design that sports indicative color-coded LEDs that point out speeding and other rules broken.

0 Designer: Adam Palethorpe

An Audi for your Wet Dreams

An Audi for your Wet Dreams

In my opinion, Audi exemplifies the essence of German minimalist elegance. Never known for pretentious or over the top designs, the Ingolstadt, Germany company has stuck to their “Vorsprung durch Technik” or “Advantage through Technology” philosophy since day one. Designer Markus Klug used Audi’s minimalist approach to automotive design to create this cross-over water yacht concept.

0 Designer: Markus Klug

Swarna IDC Degree Show 2009

Swarna IDC Degree Show 2009

Besides hosting the usual buffet of seminars and workshops for their Swarna 2009 Degree Show, folks at Industrial Design Centre IIT Mumbai had a spectacular exhibition for their graduating class. Although I got to sift through the Industrial Design, Animation Design, Visual Communication and Interaction Design faculties, I naturally gravitated towards the ID section. Follow me to see the some of the innovative gems I discovered at the show.

0 Exhibition: Industrial Design Centre IIT Mumbai

DARTH HAUL or ROCK! & ROLL

DARTH HAUL or ROCK! & ROLL

Okay kiddies, this is a tough one. Very little is known about this mystery machine, but here is what we can figure out so far. It’s a personal transport vehicle called “ROCK!” by Designer: Alberico J. Camacho. That’s it! Actually we here at Yanko Design also suspect it has some ability to play music in some fun, unique way, but that has not been 100% confirmed.

0 Designer: Alberico J. Camacho

Magnificent Men And Their Flying Ferrari

Magnificent Men And Their Flying Ferrari

While designer Iman Maghsoudi gave us a Ferrari that was akin to operating a PC touching speeds of 200 km/h; designer Vincent Montreuil has a different vision for the speedster. Adding a third dimension to the pulsating sport, he envisions race tracks in the air, demarcated with levitating lines (or ropes; u get the drift); and a Flying Ferrari X-Racer in the forefront. Call him crazy or over-ambitious, but it’s not hard to imagine his concept taking shape…say 50 years from now!

0 Designer: Vincent Montreuil

HIGH SEAS HYBRID LUXURY

HIGH SEAS HYBRID LUXURY

This is one lean, mean and green floating machine. Part stealth fighter, part 007 fantasy, this 47 foot “CODE X” Yacht by Swiss Yacht builder CODE X, is a catamaran style power yacht that is not only ubber-luxurious but a technological wet dream. Packed with the latest in LED touchscreen control panels that delivers complete automated control over such things like the solar/hybrid power system to the GPS-controlled ‘virtual anchor’ system that utilises the electric motors to maintain a stationary position regardless of wind or currents.

0 Design: Code-X

Petite Cargo Pickup Plays Transformer

Petite Cargo Pickup Plays Transformer

Here’s the deal about this fantastic Cargo Pick-up concept: Traffic’s bad, it’s only gonna get worse with time. To tackle inner city deliveries, is this innovative battery powered vehicle that boasts of variable track, wheelbase and load carrying configurations. It features a Compact Mode, Narrow Mode (with banking corner action) and Pick-up Truck Mode.

0 Designer: Adam Schacter

French People, This is Your Car Circa 2037

French People, This is Your Car Circa 2037

If you think urban density is bad now, wait until 2037. 70% of the French population will inhabit urban metropolises. That’s a whole ‘lotta people so one future automotive trend are vehicles that provide a sense of escapism; to find one’s zen by momentarily moving away from the hustle and bustle of city living. The Nervastella concept looks like it’s coming and going at the same time. Just you in the cockpit enjoying life with just enough space behind you for luggage.

0 Designer: Adil Benwadih