Mini Without the Hassle

Mini Without the Hassle

The smaller the car, the harder it is to get in and out of… right? Wrong! Product Tank’s latest design delivers the ease of loading up a large SUV in a super-compact city car that even the big boys will appreciate. To help facilitate spaciousness, the interior focuses on the thinness of each element. Everything from the seats to the steering wheel is just a fraction of the sizes you find in other cars! Hit the vid to see all the features!

0 Designer: Product Tank

A Car Without Compromise

A Car Without Compromise

This bizarre (and awesome!) concept car might look outlandish with its exaggerated proportions, odd stance, and overall indulgent aesthetic… but then again, I just described every other Mercedes too! But the Mercedes Giuseppe is dfferent- it’s an F1 racing machine that, over-the-top as it looks, was designed in every detail to minimize air resistance. With independent winged front arms that adjust width and a flexible body that changes with the track, this thing wants to do one thing… WIN.

0 Designer: Jaemin Park

Bolt Mining

Bolt Mining

Miners are under great risk when they undertake a procedure called bolting; a way of preventing rocks falling or ceiling collapse. The usual way is to use bolting rigs (bolting machines) that drill and screw in 3-meter long bolts in the mine tunnel. However while doing this, the miners also get exposed to unbolted (not reinforced) ceilings while executing manual tasks. The Boltec .04 is a bolting rig that adds an extra protection.

0 Designer: Dawid Dawod

Micro Taxi

Micro Taxi

With the footprint of our personal vehicles shrinking, it’s likely that taxi designs will quickly follow suit. With consideration to the fact that taxis generally carry just 1 or 2 passengers at a time, the Ago Taxi eliminates that useless front passenger seat, positioning the driver in the center and passengers in jump seats closer to the front. Saving all that space inside means the overall size of the exterior can also be made smaller. It’s sensible styling at its best.

0 Designers: Maxim Shershnev & Tigran Lalayan

Fence Parking

Fence Parking

Now here is a pretty clever idea that can actually be utilized. Most sidewalks have a neat metal fence, so how about integrating slots in such a way that they double up as a secure parking for cycles! Two-in-one solution that takes care of parking and fences; awesome!

0 Designers: Hyupsung University Students

Introducing, the disposable car!

Introducing, the disposable car!

The “carDboard” concept vehicle is a militantly minimal coupe with no door, no dashboard, no hard roof, & it only comes in one color (so you’d better like brown!). The chassis & body are composed of entirely of recycled cardboard & plastic, making it extremely lightweight & efficient with its small tri-hybrid gas/compressed-air/electric engine. Its projected top speed would reach somewhere around 70MPH, but it’s better suited for just a quick zip around town. Just try to avoid rain & puddles!

0 Designer: Thierry Dumaine

Electric Sport Utility

Electric Sport Utility

The Exploder II has a four wheel drive system where each wheel uses the Michelin Active Wheel technology and an individual electric motor that controls the vehicle direction linked to the steering wheel by a wireless system. The Michelin Active wheels toe-in to allow the vehicle to rotate about a pivot point that is located at the center of the vehicle. This in combination with its lightweight chassis make it an unstoppable ESUV.

0 Designer: Cristian Polanco

Bubble Trike

Bubble Trike

This is totally one of those concepts that hurts your heart because it doesn’t exist yet! Bemoove is a futuristic urban vehicle with a wild aesthetic that was dictated not by a desire for attention, but by experimenting with material & powertrain options ideal for the city. The ultra-lightweight frame of the trike’s base is carbon fiber, but the real innovation is the inflatable cab that offers safety, shock absorption, & total panoramic views to passengers. So, how does it move? Hit the jump for more! —>

0 Designer: Andrea Filogonio

Citroën Clean Tech

Citroën Clean Tech

The Citroën DS BiRotor is a hybrid concept that merges aerodynamic coupe styling with 4-door hatchback versatility to form the sportiest Citroën compact yet. It uses the latest in internal combustion and electric power for optimal fuel efficiency and immediate implementation to the current infrastructure. All that squeezed into a superlight carbon and aluminum modular chassis for optimal weight, rigidity and safety.

0 Designer: Jose Eduardo Sanchez

Transforming Moto Car

Transforming Moto Car

The Paraton-e concept merges motorcycle maneuverability with compact car practicality into a transformable urban commuter for the sensible thrill-seeker. The driver can choose between a configuration that leans and negotiates traffic like a motorcycle with a leaner profile, or a broader stance to deliver a stable and assisted driving experience with a reclined seating position suitable for higher speeds. Slim as a sidewalk, the variable width of the vehicle also makes parking a cinch.  

0 Designer: Frederik Dallmeyer

Human Hives of the Future

Human Hives of the Future

Design Yuhan Zhang imagines cities in 2030 being so congested they require multi-layered transportation systems that divide routes between pedestrian, commercial, and personal use. The system closely resembles a beehive, where individuals serving various tasks can use designated vehicles to get around and complete their missions. At the center of the hive, automated vehicles are dispatched directly to customers. For example, the Beetruck here is a programmable rental truck that’s perfect for transporting cargo.

0 Designer: Yuhan Zhang

Best Woody Bike

Best Woody Bike

The BKR is a concept bicycle that uses wood for its physical and natural proprieties of sustainability, malleability and elasticity. The mainframe skeleton is crafted from plywood with inert rubber gaskets sandwiched in for effect. The cycle features an innovative ‘Easy Saddle’ system that allows the rider to change the height of the seat by just pushing a button.

0 Designer: Pietro Russomanno

Past, Present, Future Car

Past, Present, Future Car

It’s a car, it’s a yacht, it’s a plane…it’s Poursuivreve!  A vehicle aimed at challenging our concept of how to get around both practically and aesthetically.  The Poursuivreve’s stylistic call back to old time race cars, combined with its modern cockpit-like frame make it a sight for all generations and its aerodynamic angles and lipo battery-powered system spell its environmental premise.  With the Poursuivreve you can ride in style while saving the planet.

0 Designer: Yutong Wu