As a new start up company, Guapa tries to bring refreshing approach to our existing bike by developing a sustainable bike with better balance, performance, and sustainability. Designed in England, Urban One Bamboo Bike uses a mix of T700 aerospace grade bi-axial carbon fiber and bamboo fiber configuration, it’s been designed to survive maximal forces when you’re riding in the city, thanks to its stiff structure that maintains a high performance machine. The bamboo material as frame offers unique vibration dampening qualities.
Simply beautiful, Urban One offers gorgeous aesthetics as the design company believes great design results in a great looking product. You can clearly see the approach taken here is minimizing any complexity to allow you to feel the organic design of your bike. Rear brakes have been mounted underneath to keep operation concise and leave nothing but frame natural curves undeterred.
I’ve been enjoying driving from the moment I learned how to drive a car. I used to enjoy my daily morning drive to work when I was still an employee. Fresh air in the morning, not so crowded street, listening to soft music from the radio, a perfect 20 minutes alone. Due to rapid population growth, driving in the future might create more frustration than joy, especially in overcrowded cities. People will either use high-tech vehicles or public transport. The feeling of individual mobility, however, contributes a lot to the impression of freedom enjoyed by many motorists.
Created in cooperation with Audi AG, the Audi RH Concept carries Audi’s brand values. RH promotes enjoyable driving experience, a compact and lightweight transportation for the year of 2015. This car has been designed to carry only 2 passengers in a very narrow space (3.2 meters long). The interior features minimalist design. The driver seat is located in the middle of the vehicle and the second seat for the passenger is located behind. This increases the feeling of narrowness, which strongly contributes to the driving experience. As you can see the overall design was inspired by a lightweight aeroplane in both styling and construction.
Out of so many releases by Mercedes Benz, this has been the most unseen model of racing car. This car is named as Formula Zero, thereby featuring a new concept in the world of motor sports racing. Unlike a normal racing car, it is fitted with an elevation so as to provide an extra thrust to the wind consequently making it more difficult for the drivers to maintain the efficiency of the car. Hence, energy efficiency will be the integral part of sports with this Formula zero racing Car. Entire new concept of racing has been evolved, combining the thrill of formula one and the theory of track dynamics.
[Press Release] Mercedes-Benz Formula Zero Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center of North America
Luxury racing arrives in the Formula Zero Racer by incorporating the thrill of Formula One, the track dynamics of the bobsled or luge, and the grace and efficiency of yacht racing.
Reminiscent of the Mercedes Benz racing heritage of the 1930’s, the Formula Zero Racer is loaded with technology designed to extract the maximum thrust from the electric hub motors, aero-efficient solar skin and high-tech rigid sail.
Each team is allocated the same amount of stored energy and it is left to the teams and drivers to manage the variables to win the race. The winner is determined by total elapsed time combined with the energy efficiency factor.
Spectators at the Mercedes Benz Formula Zero racing Series are treated to a new dimension of racing as the transparent track is visible from all perspectives – even from below!
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Designer : Alan Barrington, George Yoo, Kevin Verduyn via IGreenSpot