Cocoon on Wheels

The name of this project is the “Hyundai Aebulle” concept car, and it’s designed by Shane Baxley. The word Aubulle, when translated directly from Korean, means “cocoon.” When you are in the cocoon, you are definitely cocooned. A sort of lay-down seating situation with the vehicle wrapped all around you. Cruising through the streets on a luge of Aubulle. The mobility and speed of a motorcycle with a cocoon-like safety for the body of the driver. Plus super fabulous light strips.

The Aubulle is 105.7 inches long, approximately the same size as the 2010 Corvette. Suspension similar to a dodge tomahawk. Front wheels on separate independent swing arms, allowing for extreme turning.

The driver of this amazing machine will be safe due to a magnesium frame which wraps around them, plus aluminum oxynitride glass for the front cockpit area. This glass is embedded with E-ink that allows for radical button controls including radio, gps, etcetera.

The center steering column for the machine lifts upward along with the glass cockpit cover so the driver can hop on in. The entire system is powered with lithium batteries stored in the boards in the floor of the vehicle which power small electric motors inside each wheel.

And you know I wouldn’t go a whole article without mentioning how it relates back to TRON, right? Check this bike out. It’s singly manned, black, top opening, and has lovely strips of lighted colors all around it. Lightbike!

Designer: Shane Baxley

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Hyundai Aebulle Concept by Shane Baxley

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20 Comments

  • I just #LOVEit [;)]

  • Nicolas says:

    how would this vehicle make a 90° turn when turning on a crossroad? It doesn’t look like any of the wheels actually can turn that much?

    • Ryoku says:

      Chances are, with limited actual turning ability, it could lift the front inside turning wheel in a design similar to the Uno while also turning slightly. That's all I can think of anyway, but I don't really care. It's a beautiful concept.

    • Ryoku says:

      Chances are, with limited actual turning ability, it could lift the front inside turning wheel in a design similar to the Uno while also turning slightly. That's all I can think of anyway, but I don't really care. It's a beautiful concept.

  • Renan says:

    Amazing look.
    The designs is so futuristic. Can i have one? 😛

  • faye67 says:

    渲染很棒。概念和建模都很一般。

  • mif991 says:

    Well done, nice presentation.

  • midnightrider27 says:

    It kinda reminds me of the GM Lean Machine off of the movie Demolition Man. That was a cool car, but I this one a WHOLE lot better!

  • Kim says:

    How does it turn?

  • username says:

    “105.7 inches long, approximately the same size as the 2010 Corvette”

    What? Corvette, as in the car? Made by Chevrolet? That’s almost 6 feet longer, at ~175 inches. It should be obvious just by looking at it that they’re nowhere close in size.

    If you need a comparison, this concept is roughly the length of the current-gen Smart Fortwo.

  • Logos says:

    The fact that its reminds me of tron makes it cool.

  • Stephen Russell says:

    This Id love to ride, need 2 seater & cargo module in rear for nice Country drives.
    Nice for worldwide use.
    Hey Honda, make this.

  • thomas lewis says:

    its a concept,but it would have to incorporate a tilt front suspension to turn in a normal manner,other wise you would need the entire road to turn around.

  • thomas lewis says:

    This is one of the few designs to use a enclosed aerodynamic body,which is a good thing.Drag is the enemy and motorcycle designers are more content with the big power to weight gains motorcycle’s have.A Suzuki Hayabusa is drag limited to about 200 mph and it takes about 160 plus horsepower to get there.Wrap a aerodynamic body around it and it will go 200 with about half the horsepower.Well the same holds true with mileage,take a small 125 cc Honda,with its 100 plus mpg’s wrap a body around it and it can double that figure to 200 plus,despite the added weight of the body.We need to move forward and this is where we need to be going,enclosed motorcycles and narrow 3 and 4 wheeled tilting vehicles with aerodynamically low drag bodies.

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