Hyundai 2020 Family City Car Project by Nicolas Stone

With brilliant features and an exceptional look, the final design of Hyundai 2020 City Car has already been exposed by Nicolas Stone. This car is designed to present a new idea of a compact car with a plug-in hybrid, based on the recent revolutionary technology developed by MIT. The exterior shell of this car is shown as latest transparent solar panels that will collect ambient light for generating electricity. This car is powered by a photosynthesis artificial system by utilizing the latest energy model. This super car needs sunlight and water only for its functionality, just like a plant needs.

hyundai 2020 city car project

hyundai 2020 city car project


Nicolas explanations:
Utilizing a new energy model, the vehicle uses the electricity to stimulate a central water tank, splitting the water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen gets stored in special reserve tanks, while the oxygen gets expelled into the air as exhaust. With this model, the vehicle functions like a plant, only needing the sun and water to create its own fuel. The sleek, mono-volume design allows for optimal interior space and utility. Special design features also include layered body panels, unique headlight/side mirror units, and offset seating to allow elbow room for all occupants.

Since the principle material used to construct the exterior functions by re-directing light to the edges, I wanted to accentuate this feature in the design. To do so, I designed the roof panel to act like a canopy, suspended over the roof pillars mimicking a shade or visor. The rear lights themselves are packed into the edge of the “glass sleeve” composing the exterior, to seem as if the brake lights are being emitted from the glass edges.

hyundai 2020 city car project

Using this technology, there were key issues that had to be solved in the revision stage. While the solar panels use highly saturated dyes, this color cannot be used on the entire exterior because it would disorient the driver. To solve this, I broke up the material into three different shades (clear/smoked/colored) and strategically placed them around the vehicle in order to maximize driver visibility

hyundai 2020 city car project

Technology aside, it was important that I attempt to break the stigma against small cars in North America. To do this, I used long lines that stretch across the form, visually elongating the vehicle and providing an athletic stance. In order to maximize the use of such a small package, I used a mono-volume approach to open-up the interior space as much as possible. Another important feature to small vehicles is character… so besides a traditional “happy face”, I designed the headlights and side mirrors to be integrated into one unit that extends out from the body like eyes.

hyundai 2020 city car project

hyundai 2020 city car project

hyundai 2020 city car project

Designer : Nicolas Stone




H2Pod Portable Water Tank Increases The Public’s Amenity Of The Park

CobaltNiche has designed an innovative portable water tank called H2Pod. It is specifically designed to drip-feed water to drought-stressed trees in parks and urban environments. Not only used as water tank, H2Pod can also be used as a seat. H2Pod has the perfect shape and height for people to sit comfortably yet discourage long term use such as people lying/sleeping on the unit, clever right? With its customizable ‘slot-in’ panels, the secondary purpose of this product is for use at events or for limited traffic management. It is more people friendly barrier instead of using existing one. You can read more about H2Pod in this page.

Designer : CobaltNiche

H2Pod Portable Water Tank

H2Pod Portable Water Tank

H2Pod Portable Water Tank

H2Pod Portable Water Tank

H2Pod Portable Water Tank

H2Pod Portable Water Tank

H2Pod Portable Water Tank




Manéa Multimedia-Based Training Device For Mental Training

I must admit, playing Sudoku can be addictive. It’s a great mental training for your brain. There are not many games can do that to you. Manéa is a multimedia-based training device containing a new haptic “keyboard” made of foam. Your daily mental training is about to be more interesting and effective. The whole family can use it, parents make memory exercises while children for the haptical plays. As we’re getting old, there’s gradual erosion in our physical ability as well as mental. It’s going to happen and nothing can stop it. What we can do is trying to slow down the process.

Manéa is able to connect senses like hearing, seeing and feeling by using new methods and contents. So, not only the motivation to train yourself is being activated but also the progress of the learning abilities is being increased. The brain’s effort can also be improved up to 20 percent. Just grab it with your both hands, concentrate, and try to solve the problems. Playing with Manéa is a healthy lifestyle for you and your family.

Designer : Luigi Trabucco

Manea Multimedia Training Device

Manea Multimedia Training Device

Manea Multimedia Training Device

Manea Multimedia Training Device






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