Hot Jet-Ski Action with No Environmental Reaction

Hot Jet-Ski Action with No Environmental Reaction

I can ski above the water with an electrically charged motor? Sign me up! The Foiljet MR1 provides a speedy water motorcycle experience while supposedly causing minimal wake in the water and relatively no noise when in operation. Mermaids better keep their heads down for this one.

0 Designer: Matt De Bellefeuille & Robert Vandenham

Not Your Average Party Boat

Not Your Average Party Boat

If by chance there is a scuba diving scene in the upcoming James Bond flick, then I can only imagine his government issued yacht would look something like this. With its lines and form inspired by orca whales, “Nav” feels like a breaching whale ready to fall back into the depths. The designer, Charles Kalpakian, likes to think of his work as dreams that inspire briefly but allow us to endure on. Considering the amount of good work that will never get to production, that’s probably a solid philosophy for a lot of the designers on YD.

0 Designer: Charles Kalpakian

A New Way to Bike

A New Way to Bike

That cushy padded seat on your bike is a fitness hinderance, preventing the toned legs Lance Armstrong would envy, and keeping your back unnaturally aligned. The TAURUS bike eschews the seat for a unique cab forward design. Designed specifically for children, you stand leaning forward enabling correct posture while making the largest muscles in your body work harder. The pedaling action is more akin to stair stepping. You’ll be fit and tone in no time.

0 Designer: Julia Meyer

Clear!

Clear!

Remember that whole fad when pagers, mobile phones, and even computers (cough -iMac) were transparent revealing their innards? What if we applied that idea to a car? The Gamma Concept takes advantage of new polycarbonate and composite materials to create lighter, stronger, and more fuel efficient cars. Sounds like the automotive holy grail. What gives?

0 Designer: Niels Grubak Iversen

If You're Really Into Butterflies. . .

If You’re Really Into Butterflies. . .

Then you’ll love this Nissan Teana concept circa 2023. Everything from the exterior sheet metal to the heavily overworked interior is supposed to invoke one of nature’s most beautiful insects. The sensibility isn’t for everyone but there’s something original about all the detailing. It’s ornate but in a modern way. Get past the design quirks and you’ll find a car full of tech wizardry like a heads up HUD display and auto-driver mode. So how about it, would you drive one?

0 Designer: Chen-Wei Chang & Hsuan-Ju Chia

3 is the new 4

3 is the new 4

Auto designers have been toying with the idea of three-wheeled transports for some time now and this latest concept by Higgins-Aubé called ENERGYA is pretty much another attempt at it. This side-by-side two seater is legally considered in most jurisdictions a “motorcycle”, eliminating most of the mandatory automobile systems and components that weigh down and increase the price of regular 4-wheeled automobiles.

0 Designer: Higgins-Aubé

Eco Bus

Eco Bus

I hate getting behind a bus in traffic! The nasty, smelling, diesel fuel exhaust smoking up the road in front of me. It stinks, and pollutes the air around me. No wonder we have so much pollution in bigger cities that are filled with these pollution machines. Yet, how can we live without them? Easy, just ask Volvo. Volvo has created the Volvo 7700, the first hybrid bus that is promising major green delivery. The 7700 promises to reduce fuel consumption by 30% – a perfect solution to the rising fuel prices.

Virtual French Insanity le zoom le zoom

Virtual French Insanity “le zoom le zoom”

Well the French have taken their love of video games to the next level. So strong was the response to the virtual racer dubbed “GTbyCITROËN” in the hit Playstation 3 game Gran Turismo 5, that one of France’s oldest auto manufacturers decided to explore the future of design and make the jump to reality. Reminiscent of Mazda’s “Nagare” design movement, this sleek concept features bold design initiatives.

You don't climb into a MMR25 to be a driver...

You don’t climb into a MMR25 to be a driver…

You do it because you’re completely hardcore. I will right here guarantee you that if cars like this begin to be driven in rallies, rally racing will be the new most popular race on television- nay, the new most popular sport in the world. Released at this years Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge; witness the tantalizingly futuristic Mitsubishi Motors MMR25 Rally Racer.

Oooo Barracuda!

Oooo Barracuda!

Hey you! I bet you like going really fast on water huh? Check out the KTM Barracuda – developed for circuit races. It’s the equivalent to the RC8 and the X-Bow on water. The combination of front wing flaps and the vector thrust from the propeller allows for enormous agility and maneuverability. Unlike conventional speedboats, the Barracuda keeps water-contact at all times. The self-stabilizing design doesn’t require special training and has a low learning curve to use.

0 Designer: Christoph Albiez & Thomas Perz

Duck Billed Helicopter Saves Lifes

Duck Billed Helicopter Saves Lifes

The H1 ‘Fugu’ by Matt Bassett is a purpose built helicopter targeted at disaster relief. It has been rationalized and rethought to optimize space with a minimal yet flexible package layout, thus allowing maximum efficiency and smaller required landing areas. To put it in perspective, it carries a similar sized load to a Chinook, and is 40 feet shorter, largely due to the coaxial rotor arrangement.

0 Designer: Matt Bassett

Airport Jitters

Airport Jitters

Airport navigation can be a trick, especially if you live in a large metropolitan area. With Gauri Sharma’s Ascend design, preparing to fly becomes more enjoyable than the flight! Vibrating stickers with flight information and modular touchscreen kiosks are the keys to this airport revolution…

0 Designer: Gauri Sharma

Bike for Power!

Bike for Power!

The OHM is a hand-held sized energy device for cyclists. As it’s explained below, this device uses magnets and a dynamo to collect energy which can in turn be used to power up your phone or other chargeable device. Now you too can declare yourself independent of power plugs and cigarette lighters forever!

0 Designer: Xavier Unwin