Urban2+ Cargo Bike Is Especially Designed for Tall People to Move Fast with Plenty of Cargo

Urban2+ Cargo Bike is one of Johansen3 urban bike range. It’s a 3 wheels bike that offers a stable platform with front sitting system that allows your body movement acts as the tilting system. This model features stable electric folding bike which is especially designed for tall people who need to move swiftly with plenty of cargo, it is able to reach a speed up to 45km/h or 28mph. The maximum payload is 220kg or 485lb.

The tilting system is functioned with your feet, you need to position the weight of your body to one side or other, depending which direction you want to take. Even when you slide through the corner, this bike would move smoothly, it would require a lot of effort to get one of the rear wheels off the ground. The seat design allows you to sit or stand while riding this vehicle, doesn’t matter what you wear, you will be able to ride this bike with maximum comfort and flexibility.

Designer : Johanson3

Urban2+ Cargo Bike by Johanson3

Urban2+ Cargo Bike by Johanson3

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Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners

Golden Pin Design Award has announced its best design winners for 2014, below are some great designs we would like to share with you in random order.

1. Cardiac Rehabilitation Monitor System
Taiwan Textile Research Institute In-house Design
Nova Design Co. Ltd
Taiwan

This CRM System combines elastic fabric electrodes and comfortable knit fabric to provide sternum support and monitor heart rate variability (HRV). The minimalist design of this functional monitor allows it to be comfortably and discreetly concealed under the clothes of the wearer. The system uses Bluetooth to transmit signals to an app, which allows users to independently manage their health. This CRM System has passed the required bio-compatibility (ISO10993-5, -10) and electrical safety (EN606061-1) tests, and has been granted CE safety certification.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Cardiac Rehabilitation Monitor System

Dr. Hung-Hsiang Wang – Jury Member
“The cost to make medical equipment is high because a large amount of money needs to be invested in buying patents, but once the necessary patents have been acquired, the retail prices and profits of this type of equipment are high, too. This industry is developing rapidly in Taiwan.”–

2. Espresso Urban Bike
Gearlab Co. Ltd
Taiwan

Espresso Urban Bike is designed specifically for urban living in Asian cities. The frame geometry of Gearlab’s Espresso caters to East Asian proportions, ensuring a comfortable and confident ride for Asian owners. The choice of smaller wheels with 20-inch rims means the bike accelerates faster, an essential function in the stop-and-go traffic systems typical in Asian cities. These small wheels also make the bike easier to carry in and out of tight living spaces. The bike is comfortable and has a place for bags and personal belongings, a simple locking solution, and stunning aesthetics.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Espresso Urban Bike

Dr. Hung-Hsiang Wang – Jury Member
“This bicycle is designed specifically for city dwellers and it’s the details that make the design, from the basket in the front to the small-sized wheels for convenient navigation on congested city roads. Given the high rate of bicycle theft in cities, Espresso comes with a specially designed lock as standard. This is a high-quality product with thoughtful design.”

3. FO-1103-P
Wow Energy Saving Lighting Ltd
Taiwan

Modern office lighting consumes far more energy than is actually necessary. A well designed office lighting system can provide an efficient light source for a working environment. All lights in the FO-1103 Office Series are made from aluminum, are adjustable, and are minimalist in design. The angle of the light and the color temperature can be adjusted by remote control. The FO-1103-P is a dexterous pendant light: the body of the lamp can rotate upwards to 180 degrees and downwards to 15 degrees. The lighting mode is flexible and can be adjusted to suit the usage needs of any given space. Available modes include down lighting, centralized lighting, two-directional lighting, and indirect lighting.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - FO-1103-P Energy Saving Light

Dr. Hung-Hsiang Wang – Jury Member
“The light style, luminosity, and angle of this light can be adjusted using a remote control. The FO-1103-P is a true product of the future; to install this fixture, a designer needs to work with a lighting specialist who will link it up to all the other electronic devices common in today’s home. It is a concept that fits perfectly with the IOT (Internet of Things) methodology.”

4. Here I Am Sticky Note
Miccudo
Taiwan

Here I Am turns a 2D post-it note into a 3D note through folding. The space saved in the folding process creates more writing areas and enhances the efficiency of the product. The triangle shapes are sticky on all sides, and no matter where they are used, they are easy to find. Here I Am was developed to improve working and noting efficiency.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Here I Am Sticky Note

Apex Lin, Pang-Soong – Jury Member
“This label sticker set, with its multitude of three-dimensional designs, is an updated version of the label stickers currently available on the market. It is encouraging to see that with just a little creativity and a different perspective a designer can create a new product from an old concept and successfully sell it in the marketplace.”

5. Modelshop Wooden ARToy- Panda
Evergreen International Corp.
Keith Newstead
Taiwan

The wooden model, Panda, is engaging from the moment the package is opened until the final pieces are fitted together. The toy combines humor, ingenuity, and art to bring pleasure to the senses while at the same time rewarding the maker with a feeling of accomplishment. Through innovative design practices and making use of mechanical principles, the finished Panda springs into life when a crank is turned. The automata is made from precision-cut, environmentally friendly materials and can be assembled without having to use glue or sharp tools. The latest technology is used to manufacture the curved parts from reconstituted wood. The model can be assembled by people of all ages: the process of building Panda by hand encourages patience and focus.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Modelshop Wooden ARToy- Panda

Dr. Brandon Gien – Jury Member
“These sorts of projects are just fantastic. I’m a big fan of anything that encourages children to use their creativity and their dexterity to build something, and then experience what happens after they’ve built it. The fact that it’s made from environmentally friendly materials such as wood and not plastic is nice as well. In a world where toys are traditionally made of plastic, it’s important that children get to touch and feel products like this.”

6. Smart Projector
Quanta Computer Inc.
Quanta Innovation Center
Taiwan

In a society in which “sharing on the go” has become the norm, the intelligent micro-projector is a must-have for those in the business community. The WG1P Smart Projector features wireless data transmission and can be quickly linked to mobile devices, smartphones, and tablet PCs. This pocket-sized, super lightweight, “Intelligent” micro-projector also features a high-definition projection screen complemented by a high quality built-in 2.1-channel speaker that makes for effective presentations, compelling media playing, and simple document sharing. The sleek black exterior design features delicate speaker holes and a touchpad that allows you to quickly and easily access presentation or video files.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Smart Projector

Dr. Brandon Gien – Jury Member
“We all have smartphones. We’re all recording large amounts of video and photos on our phones. To have a device that then allows us to view those images and those videos in a format that is outside of our screen is really in demand. They’ve managed to squeeze a lot of technology into a very small footprint. It’s a very intuitive little product as well. I could pick it up, switch it on, and within seconds I was operating it. There was no instruction book and the interface was in Chinese, but it was intuitive enough that I could still use it and to me that’s a sign of good design.”

7. SYL958 Loader
Sany Heavy Machinery Limited
China

The SYL958 Loader features an edgeless door cab design; a built-in, integral Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS) and Falling Object Protective Structures (FOPS) design; a visualization central electrical box; and a Parker fingertip operating system. The cab is sealed against the intrusion of dust to protect the health of the operator, and noise is reduced to a level 6 dB lower than other machines in China. A two-stage damper system with four-point suspended installation guarantees a comfortable operating experience. Daily service and maintenance points can be easily reached from the ground. The service life of key components is improved with the inclusion of an advanced technology DANA rotor type gearbox, a drive axle for heavy mining machines, and a reinforced heavy-duty vehicle body structure. An efficient fixed-variable confluence high-pressure system results in energy reductions of over 10 percent. The internally-pressurized oil tank stays cleaner for longer, resulting in a longer service life and less frequent oil changes. Recyclable materials and lead-less paint are incorporated across the machine.

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - SYL958 Loader

Cai Jun – Jury Member
“Large equipment manufacturing–producing industrial products like high-speed trains and heavy-duty loading equipment–is one of the most important industries in China. China has made steady advancements in this area in recent years. Sany Heavy Machinery Limited is one of the leading manufacturers in this field. They focus on user-friendly design. The overall look and design of the product projects the unified spirit of the brand, and is an outstanding.”

8. Zenbook UX301
Asustek Computer INC.
Asus Design Center
Taiwan

The ZENBOOK™ UX301LA is a premium product in the ASUS Ultrabook™ range and combines great performance with elegant design. A unique, high performance CPU is encased in an ultra-thin, ultra-light laptop that features a Corning® Gorilla Glass Iid. The use of aluminum silicate Corning ® Gorilla Glass reduces body thickness by 14 percent, making this Zenbook lighter and thinner than its predecessors. A reduction in the use of metallic material enhances RF efficiency, and the use of fluoropolymer nanometer coating not only ensures excellent stain-resistance and anti-fingerprint capabilities, but also that surface dirt is easy to remove. ZENBOOK™ UX301LA represents the perfect combination of “mechanism, performance, and material.”

Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Winners - Zenbook UX301 Notebook

Apex Lin, Pang-Soong – Jury Member
“At a time when laptop technology in Taiwan has matured, ASUS continues to innovate. This laptop features an ultra thin glass screen and the logo produces a spiral light. This high-level design was awarded a Japanese Good Design Award this year.”

Ryno Motor Micro-cycle Is An Ideal Personal Vehicle for Urban Traffic

RYNO Motor is a micro-cycle that offers you a freedom while on the road. Yes, it’s a micro-cycle, you can easily slip between cracks of the rigid transportation system when you’re stuck or cruise the area when most people have to walk. It has some characteristics that standard motorcycle has, yet this vehicle only features one wheel, it’s not about owning the road here, it’s about sharing the pathways. Moving on the road is easy with this vehicle, it’s compact and easy to ride, reducing your footprint as well as your stress. It’s a vehicle that doesn’t limit you to roads or bike lanes, a nice urban transportation.

From : Ryno Motors

Ryno Motors Microcycle

Ryno Motors Microcycle

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Toyota FV2 Futuristic Vehicle Doesn’t Use Steering Wheel, Shift Your Body to Steer!

Toyota has released several concept vehicles during 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, one of them is Toyota FV2 futuristic vehicle, the show will run from Nov 20 to Dec 1. This concept vehicle represents Toyota’s slogan “Fund to Drive, Again”, this is Toyota’s vision of our future mobility where the society values the joy of driving like never before. This project symbolizes Toyota’s efforts to contribute to future mobility while creating better vehicle that exceed expectations.

In the future, we believe our vehicle technology would have greatly progressed which also means we would experience enhanced driving experience. FV2 tries to connect the driver physically and emotionally with the vehicle, the more you use it, the more fun to drive the vehicle.

From : Toyota

Toyota FV2 Futuristic Vehicle

Toyota FV2 Futuristic Vehicle

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3-Wheeled TerraCraft Motorcycle Concept by TerraCraft Motors

TerraCraft motorcycle concept combines the benefit of a car and a motorbike into one. It features tandem saddle just like 2 person motorcycle seat but it can be ridden with full protection when you run into bad weather. The ingenious design will attract a wide cross section of the age spectrum, we always look for practical alternative to a motorcycle yet it can be used as weekend entertainment for on-road recreation. This 3-wheeled vehicle combines different attributes from watercraft, spacecraft, aircraft to supercars, you can enjoy the great weather with full open configuration (top off, with or without doors) or simply reveal the concealed canopy top and doors to protect yourself. The advance leaning system allows the rider to control this vehicle just like any other 2 wheeler.

Designer : TerraCraft Motors

TerraCraft Motorcycle Concept by TerraCraft Motors

TerraCraft Motorcycle Concept by TerraCraft Motors

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Self Balancing Electric Unicycle Is Available for $2,700

Hammacher Schlemmer just got something new in its catalog, Self Balancing Electric Unicycle which you can actually buy. We’ve seen many concepts about unicycle but most of them are just concept or still at prototype stage, but if you are willing to spend $2,700, you can get a real one from Hammacher. It’s a cool briefcase-sized electric unicycle powered by 500-watt electric motor, perfect for 2 hours ride at 13 miles/hour after 3-hour battery charge (but it also depends on your weight). If you are not familiar with unicycle, it’s a vehicle that keeps the rider at perfect balanced at all times thanks to its gyroscopic sensors.

It’s a small vehicle, ideally for urban commuting and suburban recreation. Simply stand on the 2 feet pads and the gyroscopic sensors will detect your feet movements. It can support rider up to 250-pounds, grip the handlebar and lean forward to move or lean backward to slow down the unicycle and eventually stop, yes, just like Segway. The main motor is housed inside a sturdy ABS case, it spins the cycle’s single 16-inch diameter wheel which extends only 4-inch from the main case, so even when you wear leg pants, it won’t snag.

From : Hammacher Schlemmer

Self Balancing Electric Unicycle from Hammacher Schlemmer

Self Balancing Electric Unicycle from Hammacher Schlemmer

Ortovox Mountainskyver Trail for Downhill Enthusiasts

Ortovox Mountainskyver Trail provides the ultimate comfort for mountain bikers. The thrill downhill on a mountain bike is priceless, however, getting your bike up there is quite challenging and exhausting. Using Mountainskyver Trail from Ortovox, a German gear company, it would be easier to carry the bike as it’s a folding downhill bike that you can carry in a custom backpack. When you get to the top, you can quickly assemble and ride it back down.

From : Ortovox

Ortovox Mountainskyver Trail

Ortovox Mountainskyver Trail

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Hyundai Aebulle : A Cocooned Motorcycle Designer For Los Angeles Commuters

This is a very interesting concept created especially for the Los Angeles region, where it would utilize commuter lanes and allow the passengers of the Aebulle to make a quick commute. The designer, Shane Baxley, has inspired from the European Peacock Butterfly cocoon, when he created the concept. Aebulle stands for cocoon in Korean. The idea was to design a motorcycle while offering the safety a cocoon offers a butterfly. The suspension acts in a similar manner to the Dodge Tomahawk as it leans in turns. The front wheels are on separate independent swing arms which allow this leaning to take place. The Aebulle is made up of a magnesium frame which wraps around the driver as well as an aluminium oxynitride glass that acts as the frontal cockpit area.

This glass has embedded an E-ink which offers a new way of allowing the user control over his/her radio, GPS and other similar functions. These controls can be modified by the user to fit their individual needs. Inside the Aebulle the seating position is fixed so the gas and brake pedals hang from the steering column and adjust to the drivers position. Upon entering and exiting the vehicle the center steering column lifts upward with the glass cockpit to provide the user room for entry. The concept is powered by lithium batteries stored in the floor board of the vehicle which power small electric motors inside each wheel. The Aebulle continues Hyundai’s strategy with the Genesis by not making their logo apparent on the exterior of the vehicle but present on the center of the steering wheel.

Designer : Shane Baxley

Hyundai aebulle concept1

Hyundai aebulle concept2

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Cute Case Is A Perfect Single-Person Futuristic Transportation That Everyone Would Love To Avail

Two things are quite certain that future transportations must be electric powered to keep the environment sustainable and it definitely needed to be compact and lightweight to suit in busy streets and narrow parking spaces. Now the question is, how compact and lightweight an efficient futuristic vehicle would be? Can it be driven like standing on a wheel? Can users drag it just like a trolley case? Even if you want, can you carry it like a suitcase? No?! Check out “Cute Case” to turn your answer into a huge YES.

Aside from incorporating an electric infrastructure that keeps the environment pollution free, it allows the vehicle to be charged even on buses or subway cabs to eliminate the common endurance miles problem of traditional UVs. No longer depending on your fate to get a place for park, your vehicle will go straight in your office with you. Avoiding busy traffic of the congested future roads will become a fun for the riders with cute case. To make it acceptable to all range of users, the design has been kept simple with the aim to simplify our life too.

Designers : Shi Shuchi and Bai Wanjun

cute case

cute case

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Exocar for Future Personal Transportation : Run, Walk, Roll, or Just Drive

Exocar is a concept transportation unit that enhances the user’s capability to travel through his or her environment in a more flexible and natural way as opposed to traditional means of transport. Whether you want to run, walk, roll or drive, this transportation unit will let you to move the mode you want to move. The vehicle has four wheels and, can fit and adapt the body of the rider easily in an effective way. When the user decides to drive it vertically, it will stand on its rear wheels and can run keeping you standing. The vehicle features a removable windshield for the driver to protect from wind and rain.

exocar personal flexible transport vehicle

exocar personal flexible transport vehicle

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ATNMBL Concept Car for The Freedom of A Ride

The recent car business is focusing more on style and speed, whereas, a car that can go 120 mph is being used in an area where it is mostly running at a moderate speed of around 60-70 mph and is waiting in traffic. In this situation, ATNMBL, a brilliantly designed concept car, can be an alternative that has been designed aiming to redefine the term ‘performance’.

This concept has been driven from the need for zero-pollution, efficient and affordable cars for the future community and enjoying the freedom of a ride. The ATNMBL is designed as a self-driving car with artificial intelligence which arrive to you with just a phone call. The standing-height entrance has an electric sliding glass door and upon entering, you will be asked for your desired destination. The comprehensive and innovative voice recognition system of this vehicle along with a touch screen remote and slide up display, it can offer a wide range of tour planning, detailed performance setting and enjoyable ride sharing.

atnmbl concept vehicle

atnmbl concept vehicle

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STEM Lightweight and Small Electric Concept Vehicle for Urban Environment

STEM is a lightweight and small vehicle concept aimed for urban use which is ideal for short distance rides like commuter traffic, shopping-tours or the way to work. This three wheeled city-vehicle is a perfect alternative of the traditional cars that are being used in the city area. This vehicle has a modular case located in the front side of the vehicle which can be used as a storage unit for small and light loads, moreover, you can remove this if you want. STEM is envisioned to be publicly used and therefore, an additional rental station infrastructure has also been developed where people will be able to rent this vehicle for short period of time from all over the city. When you will reach your destination, you can return it to another rental station that is nearest from where you are.

stem vehicle

stem vehicle

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Multi Mode Vehicle : You Can Turn Your Motorbike to Aircraft

Multi Mode Vehicles or MMVs are an effort of Samson Motorworks to overcome the car’s inability to fly, and considering the aerodynamic and weight related issues of 4-wheel vehicles, they have embarked on an assignment to develop a flying 3-wheel motorcycle. Two models of duel-use MMVs are under development, first one is Skybike with a patent telescoping wing and the other one is the Switchblade that utilizes a scissors wing design and can retract the wings when you are riding in the freeway.

Although both the MMVs are light and small, they can attain a maximum altitude of around 10,000 foot above sea level. The overall size and strong structure around the riders ensures passenger safety and can be spotted easily by other vehicles in traffic. The front shock absorber, a side door protection and ballistic shaft recovery system are few safety features of these three-wheelers. Both models include air conditioning and heating, rear view video monitor, automatic vehicle leaning, dual lighting system for ground and air, and stereo MP3 input CD player.

skybike

skybike

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Nissan Nuvu City Car Concept with Futuristic Dashboard

Nissan Nuvu is a concept designed to offer next generation car from Nissan with rear-mounted electric motor and lithium ion battery pack. The design of this concept car is quite unusual and small. For city use, the Nuvu’s performance is more than adequate. Across the all-glass roof are a dozen of small solar panels. Basically, natural, organic and recycled materials are used to make its cabin. The steering of the car is very direct for quickness and maneuverability in the city. No one will have any problem in crowded roads and limited parking slots with this tomorrow’s city car.

nissan nuvu

nissan nuvu

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Renault Ondelios Futuristic Car Concept With Butterfly-Type Side Doors

Renault Ondelios is a concept car especially designed for long distance travel and will be displayed at 2008 Paris Motor Show. This style of the car is enthused partly by an aircraft. Its slippery and low drag body and a canopy-style will surely catch your attention. You cannot ignore its boomerang shaped tail lights which add to the style and overall look of Renault Ondelios. The butterfly-type side doors are extremely amazing giving it a shape of aircraft. This car can accommodate 6 people and individual seats are arranged in 3 rows of paired seats. Passengers will be having their own Samsung interactive portable multimedia devices for sharing data or playing multiplayer games. So, overall Renault is a luxurious car for those who can afford it.

renault ondelios futurisitic car concept

renault ondelios futurisitic car concept

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