Audi A 2.0 Concept Electric Car for Future Young Generation

Audi A 2.0 is a concept car that targets young generation from 18 to 30 years old. It’s the result of 15 months Master in Transportation and Automotive Design in Politecnico of Milan sponsored by Volkswagen and Audi. The main idea was to design an aesthetically pleasing and dynamic car for young adults, the designers started by analyzing the iconic brand characteristics as well as the target’s needs. The robotic technology also plays important part here as the team took inspiration from that, they wanted to play with the shape contrasts of Audi where the higher part is clean and smooth and the lower one is sharp cornered and refined. The interior of this electric car is focus more on smart technology and connectivity, it can accommodate up to 4 passengers even though the dimension of the car is actually reduced.

Designers : Giacomo Franceschi, Antonio Paglia, and Cem Kayserili

Audi A 2.0 Electric Car

Audi A 2.0 Electric Car

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Urban Skyfarm : Future Vertical Farm for Urban Areas

Based on recent studies, in the future, most world’s population will live in urban areas, and the total of world population will increase by about 3 billion people. Urban Skyfarm proposal was inspired by Dr. Dickson Despommier’s concept of vertical farm, it’s a possible solution to deal with our future problems of land shortage, deforestation, and of course, environmental pollution due to over population.

The idea here is to locate a vertical farm in downtown of Seoul, right adjacent to the Cheonggyecheon stream which is an ideal place to host local food production and distribution. This skyfarm takes advantage of hydroponic system as substitution to soil based agricultural extensions, yet it is able to produce the same food but more efficient and healthy thanks to controlled environment (heat, light, moisture). Urban Skyfarm will be a zero energy facility, it uses renewable energy produced by both solar and wind energy for the production process, including transportation and food distribution.

Designer : Steve Lee

Urban Skyfarm by Steve Lee of Aprili Design Studio

Urban Skyfarm by Steve Lee of Aprili Design Studio

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Google Self-Driving Car Could Be The Future of Our Mobility

Google has released some images related to its Self Driving car project, it looks like a toy though, cute and compact. The progress looks good so far, imagine that you can go downtown for lunch without having to deal with the burden of driving or wasting 20 minutes to find parking. If this project comes to reality, we can kiss good bye to drunk and distracted driving.

Currently, Google is building some prototypes to make sure the car operates safely and autonomously without any human intervention. Google Self-Driving car won’t have any steering wheel, accelerator/brake pedal, because you don’t need them. The power lies within the software and sensors that do all the hard work for passengers. Simply press the start button, this car would take you anywhere you want to go, this should be the future of our mobility.

Designer : Google

Google Self-Driving Car

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Architectural Vision of the Future : Aquapolitain by HWANG Tzy-Lung Stefan

Cities were first built at the water’s edge to benefit from its beneficence, but some are nowadays threatened by rising sea level and their lands will decrease while their growth always requires more space and the surrounding land no longer allow expansion. Building on the sea is more than conceivable, especially as technically feasible.

Several solutions exist today to build on the sea, the most common technique now is the landfill to create artificial land, however, the future rather belongs to floating architecture, less destructive to the seabed, but more flexible than land or landfill to allow mobility of facilities, where there are needs, no more destruction and reconstruction, place to relocation site.

New technologies are being developed to provide the foundation for these future large floating architectures, and the first achievements are in the ways of finalization. Ultimately, these floating architectures will be different from land architectures only by their foundations and their implementation. The way is open, but major preparatory projects are still needed to carry out cities on the water.

Designer : HWANG Tzy-Lung Stefan

Aquapolitain by Stefan Hwang Tzy Lung

Aquapolitain by Stefan Hwang Tzy Lung

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Future Personal Transportation System for India

With the challenges of global warming and rising fuel crisis, we need an alternative to fossil fuel-powered vehicles. Most Indians are still reluctant to change from fuel powered vehicles to electric one and this action has impacted the electric vehicle market. Future Personal Transportation System project has been designed to answer that challenge which hopefully can help the country in transition to more eco-friendly form of transportation.

Designer : Sanu K R

Future Personal Transportation System by Sanu K R

Future Personal Transportation System by Sanu K R

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BioThink Futuristic Vehicle for Future Mega-Cities

BioThink, a futuristic vehicle for future mega-cities where we need sufficient and sustainable transportation for personal mobility on the streets. BioThink has been designed with 2 models (type A and type B) which both are smart vehicle with AI for future mega-cities. Only the owner of the vehicle can access it because BioThink is equipped with DNA Security Key, therefore, each vehicle is completely custom made for the owner not for anyone else.

The type A is 2 passengers vehicle with bionic form and mechanism that provide speed, safety and comfort due to its nature’s design. It features Rotary-Crawling wheels that get its power from solar energy transformed into electricity and magnet for future roads. The type B features Gyroscopic wheels that utilize the same solar energy to power itself. The designer vision of future road, it’s equipped with intelligent traffic system that prevents any crash, you won’t be dealing with traffic jam or whatsoever.

Designer : Mohammad Ghezel

BioThink Futuristic Vehicle by Mohammad Ghezel

BioThink Futuristic Vehicle by Mohammad Ghezel

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Ecologic Aircraft Design Concept by Daphnis Fournier

Ecologic Aircraft Design concept is futuristic aircraft that spends less energy to travel. It’s been designed with photovoltaic cells on its large roof because this electric aircraft relies heavily on the sun’s energy. In order to minimize any energy loss, this aircraft is air inflated. When a plane takes off, it requires most energy it has, however since this future transportation is air inflated, it doesn’t consume any energy of fuel.

Designer : Daphnis Fournier

Ecologic Aircraft Design Concept by Daphnis Fournier

Ecologic Aircraft Design Concept by Daphnis Fournier

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The Pulse : Future Transportation System That Is Based On Cable Gliding Principle

This is the vision of our future transportation in megacity by Matej Dubis, The Pulse. It’s a concept that brings ecological and efficient transportation system by practicing the same principle as cable gliding. By utilizing this principle, vehicles don’t need to have powerful engines as they take advantage of gravity to gain acceleration, and any other energy needed will be supported by the lifting “knots”, crossroads of the system’s web. Vehicle runs in regular centralized waves that create the pulse, the rope utilizes a biomimetic technology (technology that mimics nature) of artificial muscles in order to support the gliding movement and provide necessary local interventions.

Since the design was based on purely experimenting and creating unconventional transportation system, therefore, it’s still at the stage of raw ideas, not compromised by technical or safety requirements. The Pulse can transport hundreds of passengers however, there’s another choice for passengers to enjoy private ride using only 4-person pod.

Designer : Matej Dubiš

The Pulse by Matej Dubis

The Pulse by Matej Dubis

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Floow by Flex – It’s Not a Car or Bicycle but It Could Be The Future of Our Transportation

It is not a car, it is not a bicycle. FLEX/the INNOVATION helped to develop FLOOW and designed it to be a unique and cool personal transportation vehicle. With the chain drive and bicycle pedals you get the necessary exercise when using FLOOW. The small electric motor helps you to develop a considerable speed and cover large distances with little effort. It is a cool way to go from A to B and offers a unique driving experience.

The ergonomic seat can be adjusted to accommodate different users. It offers great freedom of movement and is positioned in such a way that human energy is used in the most efficient way.

Designer : Flex

Floow Future of Transportation by Flex

Floow Future of Transportation by Flex

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Redesigning Commercial Aircraft by Shabtai Hirshberg Means A Greener Future For The Aviation Industry

Shabtai Hirshberg has recently graduated from Transportation Design MFA program at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, Michigan. His thesis “Redesigning Commercial Aircraft” was based on extensive research on the commercial aviation market, the result was innovative aircraft with revolutionary improvement, forward thinking design, future technology that were all incorporated into our future commercial aircraft design.

As we already know, commercial aviation is a rapid growing market and it’s been predicted that it will have at least 100% increase in number of flights by the time we reach 2030. The fact that fuel price keeps on increasing, we can tell that airlines business has become less profitable, and the result is most airlines will make major cutbacks such as reducing passengers comfort by reducing legroom.

Designer : Shabtai Hirshberg

Redesigning Commercial Aircraft by Shabtai Hirshberg

Redesigning Commercial Aircraft by Shabtai Hirshberg

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Smart eScooter for Urban Mobility in The Future

In 2014, you’ll be able to enjoy riding Smart eScooter because according to Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing of Mercedes-Benz Cars, this electric vehicle will be ready. This transportation is part of Smart mobility concept for urban mobility in the future, you probably already heard about Smart fortwo and Smart ebike back in 2010. At that time those vehicles were just concept, but thankfully this automotive company is now consistently turning those concepts to reality. You can get smart fortwo electric drive in summer 2012 and soon Smart ebike.

Smart eScooter is currently at the stage of being developed and refined further, the final product will have stylish design with many innovative features and genuinely smart. All vehicle series from Smart are zero-emission vehicles that provide fun electric travel, they answer the need of individual urban mobility.

Smart eScooter

Smart eScooter

XLDron Versatile Earth Window (EW) : The Vision of Future Space Tourism by Oscar Vinals

How many people have dreamed of being astronauts and do a space trip? Having unforgettable adventures surrounded by infinite space realizing that we become one with the immensity of the Universe.

The future development of space travel and make it more accessible to a lot of people could be the first step in order to offer breath taking experience like that. Now the exploration of the Universe depends less on geo-strategic plans than in front of the business interests that will place the aerospace industry in one of very important positions in the global economy.

Today it is actually possible to do space travel for special people (special as in rich people), thanks to Space Tourism program. The possibility to change this amazing journey into longer in time and a greater distance from the earth starts now. Soon, we could see the possibility of building all infrastructures for a Space Hotel to a Space Resort or even Space Stations.

XLDron Versatile Earth Window (EW) from this talented industrial designer tries to give you a vision of our future space tourism.

Designer : Oscar Viñals

XLDron Versatile Earth Window (EW) for Space Hotel by Oscar Vinal

XLDron Versatile Earth Window (EW) for Space Hotel by Oscar Vinal

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Himalaya Water Tower Saves Water for Future Generations

Himalaya Water Tower concept is the winner 2012 Skyscraper competition held by eVolo Magazine. Situated in the high Himalayan mountain range, this skyscraper is responsible to store water and help regulate its distribution to the land below as the mountains natural supplies dry up. Based on Wikipedia, The Himalayan range encompasses about 15,000 glaciers, which store about 12,000 km3 of world’s freshwater. Due to climate change, these massive ice sheets are melting faster than ever that put villages and cities even the continent of Asia at risk of flooding.

Himalaya Water Tower structure has been designed to enable mass production or replication. It will collect water in the rainy season, purify it, freeze it into ice and store it for future use. This tower can also schedule its water distribution to meet the needs of residents below while at the same time save water for our future generations.

Designers : Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song

Himalaya Water Tower by Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song

Himalaya Water Tower by Zhi Zheng, Hongchuan Zhao, Dongbai Song

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Submit your design to A’Design Award and Competitions!

Do you think that you have what it takes to be a successful designer? If you know (not just think) that you have a great product design, would like to have the opportunity to gain more exposure and recognition of your talent? I bet you would like that, just remember, to have a great future in this industry, people need to recognize your talent. You need to get to know as many people as possible, because somebody you’ve met could move you toward the future opportunity of growth and business.

By entering A’Design Award and Competitions, we can assure you that you’ll get more exposure of your design. This company aims to feature best designs and concepts and create huge publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities for award winners. We need to highlight that this organization actually helps you, innovative designers to meet with business people to bring your product ideas to the market or to reach hungry buyers that feel your product would fill their needs. All winning designs are showcased at Salone del Designer where the best designs will be picked up by the Museum of Design.

A' Design Award and Competition 2012

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Futuristic Flying Transportation Concept by Anoop M

Anoop M has shared his latest futuristic flying transportation concept with us. Designed for two people, this vehicle looks like a flying kite to us with its unique tail although according to the designer, it was inspired by a “moving shark”. The tail of this flying machine can move upward and act as propeller when flying, it moves downward in order to use the wheel for the landing purpose, just like an aircraft.

However, we’re not really sure if the tail is strong enough to sustain the main structure of this vehicle and how to keep this futuristic flying transportation in balanced with only one wheel. The main body has been designed with careful consideration to aerodynamics.

Designer : Anoop M

Futuristic Flying Transportation Concept by Anoop M

Futuristic Flying Transportation Concept by Anoop M

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