Urb-E : Portable Electric Scooter for Congested Urban Environment

URB-E has arrived as one of great commuter companions for you in 2014. It’s compact and portable electric scooter, an ideal transportation for highly congested urban environment. This vehicle is available in 2 models: URB-E Commuter and URB-E GP. URB-E Commuter is an ideal vehicle to navigate pedestrian traffic with its 3-wheel trike design that provides stability and great lower speed maneuverability. Those 2 rear wheels also serve as a stable way when you carry around this vehicle in folded mode, just like pulling a piece of luggage. URB-E GP offers a lot of fun, it has the same power specification as its brother but it features short wheel base to give the agility of a race car. It brings you back the excitement you felt when you first learned how to ride a bike. Commuter is more suitable for slower speed turn, while GP is not practical to be used in slow speed, it certainly gives you the thrill of racing.

From : URB-e

Urb-E Portable Electric Scooter

Urb-E Portable Electric Scooter

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ZOOX Level 4 Mobility Company Features Bi-Directionality Driving System

Eventually autonomous technology is going to replace our conventional car. Driverless car might be said a new technology to us, but you can read in the news, currently giant auto manufacturers are developing their autonomous technology, pushing technology forward to reduce road accidents with self-driving cars.

Zoox Level 4 Mobility Company is an autonomous vehicle for the next generation. The unique Level 4 name is taken from a policy statement of US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it explains a spectrum of mobility systems from fully manual Level 0 to fully autonomous Level 4. The brilliant and creative designers of Zoox realize a great product is usually born when great design meets great engineering, take a look at Ferrari-Pininfarina or Wozniak-Jobs. So, instead of asking “how to integrate autonomous technology into a car?”, they ask themselves “what does autonomous technology allow the car to become?”.

From : Zoox

ZOOX Level 4 Mobility Company

ZOOX Level 4 Mobility Company

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nThree Electric Vehicle Offers The Comfort of A Car with The Cost of An E-Bike

nThree electric vehicle aims to provide you with affordable, personal vehicle that features the comfort of a car yet with the cost of an e-bike. It sounds pretty ambitious and interesting, doesn’t it? Let’s read what these designers have to say about the project.

Following the recent electric revolution of lightweight vehicles around the world, the nThree is a new design, following the very successful nCycle e-bike concept. With the irreversible process of global economies turning towards renewable energy, the way we see and use the city has already changed and is set to do so dramatically in the next few years.

With our increased awareness and sensitivity towards energy consumption, courtesy among others of the most recent economic crisis, in the last 4-5 years, personal transportation has begun a slow but steady drift away from the model we have come to know in the past century. The 10s and hundreds of new e-bikes and electric cars like the Renault Twizy or Toyota i-Road have shown the way to a more personal and conscious approach. Our new concept builds on the characteristics and refines the strengths of these vehicles to bring electric power even closer to the mass market.

Small electric cars, tricycles and quadricycles all suffer from the same inherent drawback; they are meant to be cheap and affordable but they end up being expensive like real cars because they are BUILT like real cars. The mission on the nThree was to address these conceptual and design shortcomings and design an affordable, single-seat electric vehicle that would offer all (or most) of the comforts of an electric car at the cost of an e-bike.

To achieve the objectives, the nThree electric vehicle was built with a simplistic approach reminiscent on the nCycle. In first place, the vehicle was reduced to the most essential stable geometry of three wheels to reduce cost. Even though the latest small electrics are a great way to move around the urban areas, there is something about these offerings that does not look great at all: Price. Starting from about 7000 Euros and above these 1-2 seaters cost almost as much as a cheap standard car and more than many used ones in good condition.

Designers : Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu

nThree Electric Vehicle by Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu

nThree Electric Vehicle by Hussain Almossawi and Marin Myftiu

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Tri-Go Scooter by Tobias Windsor-Wayland

The Tri-GO scooter features a top speed of 28mph with a range of up to 31 miles equivalent to a 50cc engine. The compact trike scooter comes with a removable 48V 10Ah lithium-ion battery that takes 2 hours to charge from any standard socket from your home or office. The Tri-GO is very compact and light, ideal to squeeze in and out everywhere.

The aim of the concept was to provide a new method of transport for people who live and work in cities that travel many short distances. The Tri-GO will prevent people using petrol engine cars as this is a cheaper and more convenient way of transport to use, reducing their carbon footprint.

Designer : Tobias Windsor-Wayland

Tri-Go Scooter by Tobias Windsor-Wayland

Tri-Go Scooter by Tobias Windsor-Wayland

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Lamborghini Egoista Concept Car to Celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th Anniversary

Spectacular supercar called Lamborghini Egoista has been designed by Walter De Silva, the Head of Design for Volkswagen Group, to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. As Italian, De Silva feels pretty attached to Italian brand, therefore, he wanted to pay homage to and highlight the fact that Lamborghini cars have always been made with pure passion. If you take a look at Egoista, you’ll notice a jaw dropping car which is forged from a passion for innovation and solution, the same principle used that set Lamborghini apart from other automakers.

Be selfish and enjoy this sophisticated vehicle alone, this car has only one seat, so you don’t have to share with other people. De Silva explained that this car was made for one person only, so that they can have fun and express their own personality to the maximum. Dedicated for hyper-sophisticated people who constantly looking for extreme and special things in the world, it’s the next level of hedonism , a car without compromise because it’s so selfish (egoista).

The debut of this concept supercar was pretty spectacular, cinematic entry combined with 9 big screens in the room. Powered by 5.2-liter V10 engine, the car roared and shaked the 20-meter tensioned event structure. The cockpit features futuristic appearance, and once again inspired by the world of aviation, it can be ejected in an emergency situation.

Designer : Walter da Silva

Lamborghini Egoista Concept Car HOMAGE FOR LAMBORGHINI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The upper part of the vehicle does not have aerodynamic appendages, but rather flaps integrated in the bodywork profile which acts automatically depending on the driving conditions. Two rear flaps activate automatically at high speeds to increase stability, while a series of air intakes on the back of the engine hood provides the cooling air flow to the powerful V10 power plant. While the front of the vehicle has a profile intended to increase downforce, the rear is fully open with the mechanics in view, reducing weight but also with the result of creating a more aggressive look.

Lamborghini Egoista Concept Car HOMAGE FOR LAMBORGHINI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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Novague Eco Car Concept Is Inspired by Vintage Laurin & Klement Cars

Novague eco car concept is an environmentally friendly vehicle based on the characteristics of old Czech Laurin & Klement, a pre-war car manufacturer. As you can see here the retro design of Novague Eco car highlights the characteristics of this pioneering brand, a green car that emerges out of the elements of pre-war cars.

This car boats innovative and high-tech system where individual parts such as tube car frame, narrow wheels, half-hood body, or exterior construction are all constructed by keeping our environment in mind. The main goal is to create the most ecological vehicle for modern lifestyle.

Designer : Novague

Novague Eco Car Concept

Novague Eco Car Concept

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Three-Wheeled Car for Handicapped People or Senior Citizen with Limited Mobility

This project is about a three-wheeled car for handicapped people or senior citizen with limited mobility. The basic dimensions of the vehicle are 1793mm (W) x 3612mm (L) x 1800mm (H), the main frame is constructed of steel while the body uses fiberglass. This concept vehicle has been designed to accommodate 2 passengers and one of them on a wheelchair.

This electric vehicle is able to travel up to 50mph with maximum speed of 65mph, the electric motor is located between the front wheels, while the batteries are placed inside the undercarriage. A remote control can be used to open the doors and luggage space, the hydraulic system allows the car to elevate from 3.5-inch to 7-inch above the ground.

Designers : Filip Mirbauer and Jiří Krejčiřík

Three-Wheeled Car for Handicapped People by Filip Mirbauer and Jiri Krejcirik

Three-Wheeled Car for Handicapped People by Filip Mirbauer and Jiri Krejcirik

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Accurro Baby Stroller by Ciprian Andrus

Accurro Baby Stroller has been designed especially to be used while doing sporting activities such as jogging and cycling. This concept brings new elements in stroller design with its multi-functionality, ergonomics, safety and relaxation methods for both parents and children. This stroller is ideal for people who love outdoor activity and adventure.

According to the designer, Accurro Baby Stroller project is a revolutionary concept that will bring stroller design to a whole new level. The shape boasts simplicity, fluidity, safety as well as attractive design, it is very easy to assemble. Available baby strollers in the market are not far from traditional construction line, therefore, the production of Accurro is expected to create significant impact. New features implemented on the strollers are usually for adding new accessories instead of upgrading the stroller functionality itself. That’s why we need to come up with something different, something that breaks the pattern and very well defined over the years.

Designer : Ciprian Andrus

Accurro Baby Stroller by Ciprian Andrus

Accurro Baby Stroller by Ciprian Andrus

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Dispatch Utility Vehicle for Underground Mine Environment

In the underground mining industry, few good solutions exist for personnel transport and service utility vehicles, and even fewer for ambulances. Dispatch utility vehicle fulfills the current need for a specialized solution that addresses the needs of personnel transport, emergency ambulance, and service utility vehicle for the underground mine environment; all in one vehicle, maximizing use of the vehicle and freeing up space in the mine.

Dispatch Utility Vehicle does not have a designated front end, allowing it to drive right up to an emergency site or tight work space and not have to back out or turn around; the driver switches the driver console to the other end of the vehicle. The mobile driver console can be attached at either end of the vehicle and used remotely when needed, and also operates the overhead crane – integrated into the roof structure.

Designer : William van Beek

Dispatch Utility Vehicle by William van Beek

Dispatch Utility Vehicle by William van Beek

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Independent Wheelchair Assist (IWA) : Motorized Add-on for Wheelchair by Oscar Fernandez

For wheelchair bound people, it would be great to be able to travel freely to destination outside their home independently. Independent Wheelchair Assist (IWA) is more like a motorized add-on, a temporary power assist device for manual wheelchair users in developed countries. Simply attach IWA from the rear using a small bracket to user’s wheelchair, this bracket slides into the mechanism located at the back of the device. So as the user moves forward, this system lifts the two front castor wheels above the ground then the bracket locks and secures the chair, distributing weight evenly across the four large wheels from IWA and user’s wheelchair. In this way, wheelchair user can easily travel outside his or her house and faster. Simply disconnect IWA when the destination is reached.

Designer : Oscar Fernandez

IWA - Independent Wheelchair Assist by Oscar Fernandez

IWA - Independent Wheelchair Assist by Oscar Fernandez

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Neue Klasse Concept Car Boasts Luxurious Interior to Enhance Social Interaction Between Passengers

Do you love enjoying the warmth of the sun while driving? Well, you would love Neue Klasse concept car that boasts semi-transparent roof and body. Designed by Ying Hern Pow, Singaporean industrial designer, this concept car features unique characteristics and radical proportions by combining elements of a coupe and shooting brake. The main objective from this radical design is not only to suggest a new concept of cabin setup but also a new segment concept that can be adopted by a wide variety of car body styles such as a premium sedan or a city car to enhance your driving experience.

Neue Klasse concept car has less than 1.6-meters height but offers generous length and width of 5.14-meter and 2-meter respectively. The wheelbase is 3.9-meter long and in order to balance the proportion and minimize the horizontality of the car, the designer has fitted big wheels like those used by Rolls Royce Phantom. Combined together with thick A-pillar in silver satin, this creates a better vertical visual flow to the side profile.

Designer : Ying Hern Pow

Neue Klasse Concept Car by Ying Hern Pow

Neue Klasse Concept Car by Ying Hern Pow

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Inumflis Car with Pulse by Calin Giubega

The automobile is a closed environment and throughout the history, constant efforts were made to increase comfort and speed. Outside our natural context, inside the automobile we have to rely mostly on our vision sense and with the increasing speeds, we reached and even exceeded its limits. Thus in some cases we are not able to correctly perceive and relate distance and speeds of other objects, having possible dramatic consequences.

Safety behind the steering wheel depends on our behavior, having many elements inside of a car which can be distracting, but it also depends on weather conditions, where fog, heavy rain or even a very bright day can significantly reduce visibility. As the automobile augments the human body when traveling, Inumflis augments the sense of touch, offering the user the new ability of perceiving intangible distant objects, their speed and position, through the sense of touch, complementing the sense of sight. Thereby, Inumflis wants to reduce cognitive load by distributing information to the two senses giving a more accurate perception of a moving object.

The goal is to create a discrete but effective communication, on a time scale large enough to prevent warnings and automatic behaviors of cars in the first place, encouraging drivers towards a safer driving behavior by creating awareness and not by imposing limitations.

Inumflis uses pulse as being a mental model we all have even before we were born, a notion that is continuously perceived throughout our lives. By using pulse, Inumflis wants to establish emotional bonds with the vehicle, creating awareness of the environment to the driver and also a more natural, precise and easy to perceive communication system.

Designer : Calin Giubega

Inumflis Car with Pulse by Calin Giubega

Current detection technologies, some already in production and some in development, although different from a technological point of view, use more or less the same communication methods. Communication is made through the sense of vision, being either with an LED, display and more recently HUD`s. Although communication is achieved, efficiency is arguable. As an example, communication for mid-range detection of blind spot objects is made through an LED integrated in the mirror, relying on the driver to check the mirror. But what happens if he/she doesn`t? Furthermore, considering displays, a constant add of visual elements will only accelerate the reach of vision sense limits with an increase in cognitive load.

Inumflis Car with Pulse by Calin Giubega

Inumflis is design to work with existing detection technologies, systems that are using Global Positioning System, Radar and Ultrasounds to detect vehicles all around. Thus, the pump and inner layer with patterned air cushions in the steering wheel will receive information from the sensors which will cause the small air cushions to inflate.

The patterned layer is divided in two main areas which in turn are divided in other two regions, representing left and right sides.

The main area that is corresponding with the fingers (highlighted in blue) is placed in the back of the steering wheel and communicates objects/vehicles in front of the installed car, while the main area (highlighted in red) that corresponds with the palm and thumbs is placed on the front region, communicating objects in the back of the vehicle. The other two regions of the main areas are representing the left and right sides.

Communication to the user is achieved by inflating the air cushions in a certain rhythm and intensity, corresponding with the speed and distance of an approaching vehicle. Thus as a distant object is detected, the pulse will start with a low rate and intensity, both increasing gradually as the object is approaching.

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Urban Vehicle Project by Rudolf Mihu

This Urban Vehicle Project was a final project of Rudolf Mihu for his Bachelor’s degree in product design. The reason why he chose to design this vehicle was because Rudolf is a fan of transportation design, but not in the area of engine powers, performances and cutting edge stylish design, but rather in its mobility related to our future needs. This project has been designed for congested urban areas such as Hong Kong, China, New York and so on.

After extensive researches, this Urban Vehicle project tries to answer many challenges which are given by our future society. It has to be sustainable, uses non-conventional energy source, lightweight, universal (safe for children, elderly people, physically impaired people, etc.), iconic, interactive, save parking space, adjustable and affordable.

Designer : Rudolf Mihu

Concept Urban Vehicle Project by Rudolf Mihu

Concept Urban Vehicle Project by Rudolf Mihu

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Comb Multifolding Wheelchair : Fully Adjustable Concept Wheelchair by Rudolf Mihu

The main inspiration of Comb Multifolding Wheelchair came from the limitation of space which will be unavoidable in the future. This concept wheelchair features innovative folding mechanism that enables its user to easily store when not in use or when traveling by car. This industrial designer plans to use ultra light yet very durable materials (such as aluminum, carbon fiber or titanium) to construct this wheelchair. If you take a look at its seat structure, you’ll understand where the “Comb” name came from.

Comb Multifolding Wheelchair design applies ground-breaking approaches which enables its user to fully adjust this wheelchair for ultimate comfort and convenience of sitting. It is possible to adjust almost everything, from front seat height, rear seat height, front caster angle, back rest angle, backrest height to foot rest length.

Designer : Rudolf Mihu

Comb Multifolding Wheelchair by Rudolf Mihu

Comb Multifolding Wheelchair by Rudolf Mihu

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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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