Vroom Vroom Beep Beep!

Vroom Vroom Beep Beep!

Who says I can’t play with my electronics! Move To The Radio shoves a radio inside a traditional wood block car toy. The volume is controlled by the wheels so if you want to turn it up, you gotta push the car along, purse your lips, and make the VROOM VROOM sound! Okay that last bit is optional but if you’re gonna play, go all the way.

0 Designer: Sang-Hoon Lee

Audi-O...get it?

Audi-O…get it?

Audi meets audio…who doesn’t love a good pun? Especially when it is as good looking as this iPod inspired Audi designed by Ondrej Jirec, a design student from the Czech Republic. His concept Audi design takes the great American past time of making your vehicle into one giant rolling boombox to new heights.

0 Designer: Ondrej Jirec

Nissan Mori Scooter. My First Car

Nissan Mori Scooter. My First “Car”

Our own little Shane Crozier may be a YD writer but he spends most of his time toiling away with ideas and concepts meant to make life easier and a little more fun. The Nissan Mori is an electric scooter inspired by a chest of draws featuring simple interfaces. It can adjust to suit the rider, and all mechanical and maintenance issues are handled by an on-board computer. Why would anyone want this? Hit the jump to read Shane’s scenario.

0 Designer: Shane Crozier

Yanko Design Goes Retro Future

Yanko Design Goes Retro Future

After World War II General Motors let their designers pretty much go hog wild with automotive concepts. They featured these futuristic designs in a series of eight auto shows called GM Motorama, punctuating the new feeling of prosperity and optimism sweeping through the USA at that time. The result was an absolutely mind blowing collection of some of the greatest and strangest concept vehicle designs ever created. Enjoy this peek into your grandparents future that never was.

The Nature of Caravaning

The Nature of Caravaning

I hate caravans. In all seriousness, the only good caravan is one that’s on fire. I hate driving behind them, I hate seeing pictures of them. I hate the smell of them, and I hate the cramped confines inside them. To sum up I find them offensive to pretty much all five senses and wouldn’t be caught dead in or around one. With one exception…

0 Designer: Kevin VanBraak

Highway to the Danger Zone!

Highway to the Danger Zone!

When you think of Military Air Bases, what do you think about? Over- budgeted super secret spy planes by Bruce Wayne? Maverick and Iceman in a pissing contest, high five-ing each other to bad 80s music? Well that was the question put forth in the latest design contest by auto design site Localmotors.com. They want the undiscovered Top Guns of automotive design to step up and show their true grit.

0 Designer: Popa Lucian

NICE is the new SMART

NICE is the new SMART

There is a fun and efficient NewCar hitting the British city streets very soon. It’s called “MyCar” and it can be YourCar for a mere $18,000 USD. Nice… that’s the name of the car company putting out this hip little all-electric city run about. Designed by legendary designers Giugiaro of Italdesign and made in Hong Kong.

Farmer Br00wn

Farmer Br00wn

Sci-fi screenplay writers will be cracking their knuckles if this latest concept by Armand Leconte becomes reality. He envisions vast fields of crops being harvested by autonomous, cold hearted, damn-dirty robots! Wait, sorry…just watched iRobot. Seriously though, feeding the world is becoming more and more difficult and finding new more efficient ways to grow and harvest crops is a huge priority around the globe.

0 Designer: Armand Leconte

Circle of thrust

Circle of thrust

Reinventing the wheel has never looked so uh… awkward? I will wait to pass judgement on the comfort aspects of this concept and whether or not my abdomen is ready for the onslaught of vibrations that are sure to come. I also don’t see Pamela Anderson or any other well endowed ladies hopping on this thing, but this design called “WheelU” by Tomer Zer Kavod is sure to get a lot of attention from the more Mountain Dew drinking types out there.

0 Designer: Tomer Zer Kavod

STALKER - Symbiotic exploration in the year XXII

STALKER – Symbiotic exploration in the year XXII

In the XXII century, the Earth has become a technogarden. Humanity is gathered in gigantic green megalopolises, in which technology is implemented everywhere for the inhabitants’ security. Great wild spaces still exist but are super-protected. In this technical and ultracivilised democracy, there is little place for adventure and change of scenery. This can only happen in highly respectful conditions.

0 Designer: Kevin Judlin

Put the Pedal to the Medical

Put the Pedal to the Medical

Ok, no Flintstones jokes please…this is serious business. Africans in rural areas often need ways to traverse vast distances to seek immediate medical attention. Most of the time a traditional ambulance or even any motorized vehicle is simply not available. Designer Benoît Angibaud addresses this issue with his “Jaambaaro” pedal car design.

0 Designer: Benoît Angibaud

FYI: The 411 on 2028 by VW

FYI: The 411 on 2028 by VW

Let’s see what we can look forward to in the year 2028. Britney’s kids will be readmitted to rehab for the 14th time after getting caught being average and functional. The US is bought by two Chinese business men as a place to keep all their stuff and my girlfriend will still think she looks fat in her 9,763rd pair of jeans. Oh and Volkwagen will be releasing some pretty “safe, comfortable and efficient..” vehicles. Sure, these cars still won’t fly, but they will interact with traffic lights, park automatically and change color with the press of a button.

Ferrari we give up, you do it...

Ferrari “we give up, you do it…”

Seems Italian car maker Ferrari has had just about enough of their whinny customers wanting custom this and custom that on their mid-life crisis. More than enough customers have waltzed into their Maranello headquarters with their own design ideas of the perfect Ferrari to convince executives at Ferrari to launch a “One Off” program.