ATV Awesomeness

ATV Awesomeness

We usually consider ATV’s to be testosterone-fueled tuff stuff, and this quad is no exception, but you might find its aesthetic inspiration surprisingly soft! The Shiva was designed with… wait for it… seriously, take a breath… DANCING in mind! And not just any dancing, but ribbon dancing. Before you start giggling, check out its fierce fairings, aggressive aerodynamic shape and sporty paint job. It might come from a tender place, but the result is a mean-looking modern machine. 

0 Designer: Hu Po Chun

Out of This World Fixie

Out of This World Fixie

As you might have guessed from the name, the Space Roam fixed gear bike looks to the universe for inspiration to break away from predictable design. Like liquid metal, the ultra-streamlined frame achieves an almost monocoque aesthetic with the only visible break being that of the front wheel. Built for speed, it’s so lightweight you’ll feel like you’re riding the moon!

0 Designer: Chen Hsin Lin

Ultra-lux Powerboat

Ultra-lux Powerboat

This sporty yet sophisticated luxury powerboat concept takes inspiration from its land-bound cousin, the super sports car. Aside from its flared fender-like frame, the highlight of the auto-inspired design is a cockpit fit with racing-style bucket seats, a center console, proper dash and creature comforts like climate control. Though the interior is more akin to a Fisker Karma than a fishing boat, the design is contrasted with classic nautical features like its beautiful slatted, wraparound deck. DO WANT!

0 Designer: Pietro Russomanno

A Sub for the Masses

A Sub for the Masses

We’ve gone to the moon and even sent probes to Mars, but it’s mind boggling to think that we’ve only managed to explore 10% of our own vast oceans! This is in part because the deep sea has been limited to scientists and research groups. The Manatee submersible concept vehicle was designed to give the rest of us a chance to do a little exploring of our own. More about recreation than scientific discovery, the interior is roomy and comfortable for a relaxing experience. A simple user interface, joystick controls and touch screen controls ensure anyone can get the hang of it.

0 Designer: Eduardo Galvani

Superhero-inspired Airship

Superhero-inspired Airship

The Sting R12 looks like something straight out of a sic-fi movie, and that’s because it was widely inspired by Marvel-Shield’s Quinjet aircraft. The vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) craft was designed for both military and civilian uses ranging from reconnaissance to short-range transit. At the heart of the design are horizontal stabilizers found on either side of the wings. These, in combination with static dual jet engines, make it highly maneuverable and able to go anywhere a chopper goes.

0 Designer: Ramees Muhammed

One Bike for All

One Bike for All

The Universal Bike is versatile urban mobility at its best! The proprietary design allows for an easy change of geometry, making it possible for one bicycle to fit 99% of the population. With three basic measurements of the rider’s body and riding preference, the app calculates the right setting ensuring a perfect fit. Set it not only to your size, but change your riding style from road bike to beach cruiser and more in seconds. See it in action after the jump!

0 Designer: BrooklynessCycles

The Gentle Giant of the Skies

The Gentle Giant of the Skies

Oscar Viñals’ AWWA-VA “GIGAbay” concept takes green tech to the skies in the form of a giant cargo plane. Its unique oversized, front-loading holding bay is adaptable to a variety of goods including bulk packages and even other aircraft. Its powered by four hybrid engines with supplemental power from superconductive technologies, a fuel cell stack, wind generators and solar energy, making it the eco-friendliest way to fly. Big structure, little impact!

0 Designer: Oscar Viñals

Sailing on Ice

Sailing on Ice

The Kaira ice boat is a system of functional frames joined together to work like a sailboat, only it relies on wind-power only to skate along the ice. A steel stave runs the length of the boat and supports the mast and a runner-plank on which it rests at right angles to form a kite-shape for stretching the canvas. It runs on three steel skates attached at the edges. A single driver manipulates the canvas with a rope netting to increase or decrease speed between an amazing 30 and 100 mph!

0 Designer: Khitrova Anna

More than a Bike Bell

More than a Bike Bell

We’ve all forgotten where we parked the car at some point, but if you’ve ever forgotten where you’ve locked up your bike then you know it can be an even worse nightmare trying to find it! No alarm to trigger. Hard to spot amongst other bikes. Not fun! Until now… the 24h FROLIC: Bluetooth Bike Bell + App is an ingenious addition to your bicycle that’s actually a GPS locator in disguise. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy tech to pair with your phone. Once the signal has been broken it pins your bike’s location on a map. Just pull up the app to locate!

0 Designer: Andrew Spitz & Ruben van der Vleuten

A Different Kind of Drone

A Different Kind of Drone

Drones are all over the news, but not often for good reasons. It’s a bad wrap! But the UARV (Unmanned Aerial Rescue Vehicle) is a perfect example of how these technologically advanced drones can provide a positive impact by saving lives. Designed to operate within mountainous terrain, the pilotless chopper aids in search and rescue operations by tracking missing individuals, delivering rescue equipment and goods, and illuminating search areas for rescue teams all while keeping them out of harms way.

0 Designer: Szymański Sylwester

A bike worthy of the name Bison

A bike worthy of the name Bison

With its hybrid design language that allows users to transition between on and off-road modes, the Bison bicycle is the last and only bike you need. The good: robust yet lightweight composite frame, hybrid handlebars, 29″ rims, convenient one-click storage box. The bad: there’s only one example… but maybe not for long (including an electric version to come). Watch it come to life —>

0 Designer: Sam Antiqechian

Burly Bike for the Big City

Burly Bike for the Big City

While most urban areas have smooth paved streets, others can be just as treacherous as off-road terrain. For these perilous paths, there’s the Summit “T” Bike. It’s lightweight and minimal like a classic street bicycle, but features a sturdier, heavy-duty frame and motocross-inspired rear suspension. Perfect for tackling everything from potholes to mud on your morning commute!

0 Designer: Antonio Serrano

Future Urban Citycopter

Future Urban Citycopter

As soon as our personal transportation takes to the skies, this is what I want to be zipping around in! It’s called the Fly Citycopter- a futuristic urban aerial vehicle concept for when cars are a thing of the past. Harnessing solar energy, it’s more efficient and economical than common helicopters. Its tri-rotor design also makes it maneuverable and quieter with a smoother ride while features like auto-pilot and obstacle detection make it easier and safer to control. Aesthetically, t’s a little steampunk and a lot cool!

0 Designer: Eduardo Galvani

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