Skoda Kite was a school project to come up with an electric vehicle that represents the characteristic of ecological and agile driving system. The car should be iconic yet easy to recognize as part of Skoda brand, therefore, it features some characteristics of Skoda.
The main design was inspired by the effectiveness and dynamic aesthetics of sport kite. It has unique trunk opening system while the durable textile along with flexible construction provides practical partial opening as well as trunk space expansion possibility.
Team members: Matej Dubiš – exterior design
Soňa Otiepková – logo, color&trim
Stanislav Sabo – interior design
Miro Hrdý – seat design
Pavel Vaško – tablet holder
Juraj Lehocký – kite
Lenka Obuchová – bicycle
Martin Domjen, Dalibor Kopál – engineering
Mentor : Prof. akad. soch. Peter Paliatka
Consultant : Ing. Peter Olah, ArtD.
Project Coordinator : Mgr. art. Michala Lipková
Tuvie has received “koda Kite Electric Car” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.
The new bicycle design by Torkel Dohmers has recently won the ‘commuter bike for masses’ design competition. The bicycle named “ThisWay” has been designed keeping in mind the safety and security of the rider from all sorts of situation. Care has been taken by designer to ensure that the rider is safe from weather as the concept has covered top thereby giving the concept an automobile like feel. Also the material used is light weight with the front and rear lights being operated by solar cell placed above the roof, space has been provided on the back for keeping luggage and other stuff. Quite a practical concept as the vehicle will be cost effective as the running cost is still lesser than that of the car.
We start this year by featuring a new concept from Oscar Viñals, which we’re pretty sure you would already guess, yes, it’s about Future space tourism. You can read further about this project from Oscar description below.
A few years ago to talk about -Space Tourism- was part of Science Fiction. The possibility to “reach” the border between Earth and Space for merely “Adventurers” who are looking for new sensations, people who are not strictly professionals Astronauts; is now, because they have a feasible possibility to do it, thanks to private Space Projects. The new technologies and development of new materials -for example-, make this possible with greater efficiency and reducing expenses.
XLDron “M” Gravity This is a concept of future’s Space Tourism Crafts, thought and designed so that, in a not too distant future, potentials “Space Tourists” will see their dream fulfilled: to “reach” the “outer space” in an awesome trip.
The XLDron “M” Gravity, would consist of two independent vehicles; an unmanned aircraft named XLDron (like a “shuttle”), that carries a rocket-plane docked, named “M” Gravity (The “M” Gravity could carry 4 crew members and 10 Space Tourists).
The XLDron unmanned aircraft, would be like a “Sky Surfboard”, equipped with three turbojet engines and a structure of resistant composite materials of ultra-low density, capable of carrying up with the “M” Gravity or “Space Surfer” at an altitude of 65,000 ft. and reaching a speed of Mach 1,2; in this phase the two vehicles are detached, the “M” Gravity ignites its rocket’s engine until reaches an altitude of 100km. (Micro-g environment), remaining a few minutes experimenting Zero-G sensations, and then… returning to base in a glider flight.
Designer : Oscar Viñals
Tuvie has received “XLDron M Gravity Space Tourism” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.