Traveling Alone In The Metro

Traveling Alone In The Metro

Daisy’s bicycle was built for two, but somehow the future foresees her traveling alone in metropolitan Los Angeles in the year 2015. I’m specific to the date thanks to the Metro Cell Vehicle Concept which is designed specifically for Metro Los Angeles. The infrastructure is thus: Single person semi-private vehicle system called PDD (pickup-drive-drop) will be implemented. With the PDD system, a driver finds a “cellular-mobile stack”, engages a car and uses it within that limited area.

0 Designer: Eric Seung Hun Beak

Plywoodie: The Car

Plywoodie: The Car

Jonathon Henshall’s got quite the upgrade for the woodie! Perhaps you’d like to first take a look at a Woodie Gallery. Ok so you’ve got an idea of what’s going on. Here’s the future. Light plywood structure with degradable impregnated fabric coverings. Also rubber wheels and a few metals on the bottom. Perhaps you’d also like to avoid hitting anything ever! In this future there’s no crashes!

0 Designer: Jonathon Henshall

Speed Away On Speedway

Speed Away On Speedway

You wait till you’re legit enuf to drive and then you wish you didn’t have to! Truth is traffic snarls, parking woes, speedster and drunk drivers are out there to get you. So how about a future where cars no longer line the streets, they move magnetically, come in two modes and give you freedom from traffic jams. How about a future with the Speedway Concept Car? A future where we revolutionize the infrastructure facility by embedding the highways and streets with linear motors.

0 Designer: Christian Förg

Tenting Up A Kayak

Tenting Up A Kayak

Next trip to the lake, don’t carry a tent to pitch, instead hire out an ingenious Kahuna. This is an open top outrigger kayak that converts into a tent with ease. It features a Mirage Drive pedal/crank mechanism designed by Hobie Kayaks, plus an ordinary paddle to assist in maneuvering the boat. Detachable, folding seats make way for spacious comfy interiors, when pitched as a tent. The all-in-one takes away the bother of carrying extra loads.

0 Designer: Mario Weiss

Electric Wheel on a Stick

Electric Wheel on a Stick

It is an electrically powered wheel on a stick. That’s what it is. It’s called the “speedBat.” But it is so much more. You ever been inline-skating and just got totally tired of pumping but really basically just wanted to continue to go fast forward? See what’s going on here yet? Yeah? Yeah. Auto-skate time is now.

0 Designer: Shay Shafranek

Is BMW Pixie A Fairy?

Is BMW Pixie A Fairy?

Monster, speedster, trailblazer, mean-machine; these are the general adjectives that accompany an automotive post on YD. Rarely do we get treated to a feminist outlook on a industry that is predominantly male. Maybe this is why I won’t be as candid as AJ was in this post, but honestly, if designers spin a yarn for their designs and back them up with strong renders/sketches; the equation just doesn’t sit well with the public. All I get from this BMW Pixie is that will look good in the next Midsummer’s Night Dream Production!

0 Designer: Magdalena Schmid

Electric Bike + Laptop + Phone

Electric Bike + Laptop + Phone

The Amur Leopard. Ryan McGinley’s solution to all of the modern Beijing resident’s electric bicycle needs. So you ride an electric bike all the time, right? You know it’s kinda basically difficult to transport anything other than yourself. What this little thang has is a spot for your laptop case under the seat. Not only that, it’s got a built-in navigational/communication device for you drive n text n crashers.

0 Designer: Ryan McGinley

Better than Skates or Skateboards; It’s Even Got Brakes

Better than Skates or Skateboards; It’s Even Got Brakes

It’s not a half-baked attempt to tout a new Segway and neither is it replacing the rollerblades; StepGlider is in a league of its own. Using the natural swagger of us humans as its inspiration, this new kind of travel mode guarantees stability as it causes a linear locomotion which gives us a sense of safety. As Thomas describes it, “The momentum is caused by the correlation between walking and a force among the hands and a gearbox, through which an accelerated movement is obtained.”

0 Designer: Thomas Van Halewyck

Lean Back Electropositive

Lean Back Electropositive

Ah lean back, lean back. Two seater three wheeler electric cruiser. It’s the Electropositive. It’s a tilter. It’s got an electric brushless motor in each wheel. Carbon fiber “exoskeleton”, photovoltaic transparent polycarbonate body panels. And it’s got a lean. It’s got the mad craziest lean you’ve ever seen.

0 Designer: Ionut Predescu

Short Distance Solar Powered Rental Bikes

Short Distance Solar Powered Rental Bikes

Just what the title says! It’s made for you to go to the station and pop in a little cash to take it for a spin! The carrying case in the middle comes standard, with folding out sides (but just a bit!) so you can fit your stuffs in there. Lithium-based accumulator batteries store energy which are charged by plugging in to a standard socket, the energy provided ideally 100% by a solar-panel laden station roof. Ride on!

0 Designer: Tobias Bexten

Ten Unusual And Creative Bicycle Designs

Ten Unusual And Creative Bicycle Designs

Researching for this article I was surprised to learn that although a refined version of the cycle was available by early 1800s, it wasn’t till late 19th century that designers thought of coming up with a version suitable for women. Anyways, let’s not get into the battle of the sexes and enjoy ten amazing designs for cycles that can revolutionize the industry. After all, more than one billion worldwide use this mode of transport daily!

0 Designers: Various

Bottle Topping Biking Clipping

Bottle Topping Biking Clipping

You know what I like? Things that can be made cheaply with just a little bit of space where the sponsor of the product can be printed or stuck. They’re perfect. They stay popular for a season or two, fade out, and meanwhile the designer has cashed in on a moment of brilliance. What we’ve got here is a bike clip for standard bottled drinks. It’s easy to clip on and off, simple to use in multiples. When used with booze, safety not guaranteed.

0 Designer: Matthias Ries

Nissan Concept Car Goes Flowery

Nissan Concept Car Goes Flowery

Imagine yourself in a FernGully-like leaf vehicle, chairs enough for you, your betrothed, and a single animal friend. This is almost exactly what you’ve got here in the Nissan NUVU concept car. … I mean if you close your eyes and imagine, of course. In reality, the outsides of this car, along with the insides to much greater extent, are uniquely elemental to a degree that will make you think you drove right out of elvendom on Earth.

0 Designer: Creative Box