Stack futuristic car is one of Michelin Challenge Design Finalists where this year theme is to design a car for the year of 2046 that features art, life and ingenuity. Based on these automotive designers analysis, they concluded that by the time we reach 2046, India would be the second largest economy after China. This country would have very significant growth of its economy especially in Mumbai which is the financial capital of India. This economic growth also affects the population growth rate to pretty impressive numbers that in the end creates several space issues.
Stack futuristic car has been designed to answer these challenges by providing a unique user experience of commuting. In the future, our world energy supply would mainly come from sun, wind and water. Nano technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) would be used in many applications, making Stack would be just one of them.
Designers : Tejas Purohit, Kunal Kulkarni, Divyanshu Mittal, Rushikesh Galande, Amruta Ghosalkar, and Nischint Gavate
School : DSK ISD International School Of Design
Just like its name, this car can be stacked when parked. Let’s say that if there were 2 cars parked, 50% of the length of this car would go inside the car in front of it. In this way, these 2 cars only take up as much as 1.5 car space when parked. These designers explained that Stack futuristic car design consists of two elements: shell and hammock. The shell is the rigid exterior structure (solar cells) that suspends the Hammock (flexible carbon nano fabric). Why hammock? It’s because hammock is flexible material that suitable to adapt to different users’ needs.
Checkout the door of Stack futuristic car, it’s been designed to resemble the poetic blooming of a lotus flower. The asymmetric roof design was inspired by ‘Saree’, the traditional Indian dress of women. The layers of the roof help the aerodynamics of the vehicle creating the golf ball effect. Stack is propelled by magnetic levitation technology and utilizes two magnets, one rotor magnet and one magnet connected to the wheel. To prevent any magnetic fields interruption, wheels of this car are covered with wheel caps. The gap between these two magnets acts as shock absorbing system for this vehicle. Powered by four batteries, the shell is responsible to generate energy from the sun to recharge these batteries.
The Mob is an extreme racing sports car proposal for Toyota by Jorge Martí Vidal, an automotive designer. This concept car is evolving into the Möbius strip. Two films that create the whole structure of the vehicle, external and internal, forming the seats and dashboard. In order to make the driver feel enraptured by the sensation of car racing, the central area of this car is made transparent where the driver can see the ground really close. The wheels imitate the shape of blooming flowers. Mob is made from “Liquid Wood”, organic materials that come from waste wood and can be molded into different shapes. The dimension of this vehicle is : 3643x1787x1063mm, each wheel is equipped with electric motor as its engine; thus making this vehicle an eco friendly racing car.
It’s quite difficult for disabled teachers to move freely when using overhead projector. That’s why Reinier Halbertsma and Sarah Hay came up with this overhead projector desk design. This was inspired by a disabled Professor who generously field-tested many prototypes. Users can switch easily between overhead slides, use the central grab rail for mobility, and it can be used in many configurations.
Designer : Reinier Halbertsma and Sarah Hay from Carleton University’s School of Industrial Design with Thomas Garvey as their advisor.