Zen Audi

When I first learned to ride a horse, I was told that I needed to move with the horse, as if of one mind. I was bucked off twice before I finally let go and learned to let go and move with “Davis” the horse, as opposed to trying to force her to bend to my will. That lesson seems to be apparent in Designer Andrea Mocellin’s latest “EXO- AUDI” concept. Andrea feels that the best way to drive is to be at one with your machine.

By “Taking advantage of the exoskeleton  and nanotechnology evolution, we can create a potential energy source and produce a new generation of human powered vehicles: faster and stronger.” Inspired by sports equipment, footwear design and human instinct, this design uses the owners own kinetic energy to power your way down the street. Though it is not quite clear if Andrea is talking about pedal power or full body motion, this design not only re-imagines power train options but also makes us look deeper into the obvious inefficiency of modern human conveyance systems. No wonder GM is having a hard time finding a buyer for HUMMER.

Designer: Andrea Mocellin










  • Eric Foor says:

    It’s a slick design, cool motivation, but still no detailed explanation on how it works. It also seems way too big to be a one person transportation vehicle. I’ll just stick to biking for my “human-to-machine” power.

  • Henrique Staino says:

    Well, It looks nice, but without knowing how it works, all I can say is it’s got “too big” written all over it.

  • confucius says:

    Very nice. Reading between the lines, I think it runs on the human-battery-matrix principle.

  • Andy C says:

    Beats the hell out of a Sinclair C5!

  • DaLk says:

    I wrote something about a car that just seemed to be designed out a mouse, not a very long time ago. so, how many DPI for this one 😛 ?

  • Jeremiah says:

    Why does it remind me of my holder for my razor? Slick though, but no info… But seriously, it looks like an over sized razor holder. Just sayin’, not hatin’.

  • Kay Warner says:

    Its a really nice model – not very good concept though.

    How did you get the metallic effect on the model? is it a polymer or some kind of spray coating?

  • stephen russell says:

    Love 2 rent this/
    Way 2 cool.
    Only for summer since Open cockpit mode.
    Great for HI.

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  • rich brown says:

    this is a rip off of the model action figure batmobile of the Batman: Legends of the Batman series by Kenner 1998 minus rear wings POSSIBLY maybe not but what is a vision with no reality, claiming a use of exoskeletons and nano-technology requires knowledge of those two things and a way to derive your theoretical human kinetic energy drive… the lack of further information in this article does not deny possibility of the artists scientific research, but i am inclined to say stick with the art and sculpture work seriously keep pursuing it your design has value

  • Lucyus says:

    I’m not convinced that Audi would buy that but Nike, in the other hand, for sure would go for it.

  • MouseExpert says:

    Where’s the scroll wheel 🙂

  • Sam, Wisconsin says:

    Where is the door knob?

    On second thought, Where is the door?

  • Mandeep says:

    i was there, i saw that when i went on a college trip, looks amazing

  • Dion Moult says:

    “Computer Mouse” is what went through my head. Very good nonetheless though.

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