Honda has announced its new concept automobiles for the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 and one of them is Honda Micro Commuter concept. This vehicle is a micro-sized futuristic electric city commuter to provide high accessible form of mobility in the future. Honda booth at this motor show will boast the concept of “What makes people feel good?”. Through their phenomenal transportation designs, they’ll propose an exciting and fun personal mobility life to people all around the world.
Honda Micro Commuter has been designed to offer the joy of driving and communication between people and mobility. The exterior is equipped with advanced technology to enable each user to enjoy customizing more casually by changing the body panels of this car with cool variety of graphics and colors.
For the interior, say goodbye to steering wheel as Honda replaces the conventional steering wheel with two joysticks. The aquamarine blue light theme provides bright and futuristic atmosphere inside this green vehicle. What we love the most about Honda Micro Commuter concept is the compatibility to load Motor Compo, a two-wheel electric scooter, in the space between the driver’s seat and the side door. Thank you to a great collaboration between Honda’s motorcycle and automobile R&D centers. The detachable battery of this compact scooter can also be used as a power-source for USB-powered gadget.
X2 concept car is designed by Yeon-woo Seong, a Korean industrial designer with 4 years experience in automotive industry. This car has been designed with symmetric structure to offer some advantages especially when you are trapped in traffic congestion. Due to symmetric front and rear structure, it is possible for the driver to drive in any direction, anytime.
X2 concept car has been visualized for Shanghai in the future where due to its population growth that affects the traffic growth as well. Parking space will become limited and we have to think creatively to manipulate any available space to accommodate more cars. Therefore, the wheels are designed to enable X2 to rotate 360-degree in just one area. Inspired by 1958 Zundapp Janus, this electric car has been designed with 2 driver’s seat, front and rear, it allows the driver to run this car in any wanted direction. It feels like having 2 cars.
Can you ignore the possibility of using privately owned vehicles within metropolitan areas getting prohibited all over the world by 2032? An industrial designer, Jacky Wu envisioned that scenario when car would be parked outside and the only accessible vehicle into the city would be personal bicycles. That’s why he designed the innovative Volkswagen Mimio vehicle with most of the interior containing storage space for folding bicycles. The shape of this small 3 meter long two-seater is an outcome of his extensive research. To ensure better stability, the rear wheels of the car are clipped in slots and contain two engines to get maximum performance. This two engine construction ensures power distribution only when needed. The rear part of the vehicle contains a dynamo that generates power through the rear drag wheels to ensure prolonged battery life.