Sunday, July 29, 2012

Electric McLaren Concept

Lightness and aerodynamic efficiency are refined to perfection in this single seater concept, the McLaren JetSet. Iconic McLaren styling in the front meets a futuristic backside fit with drag-reducing draped fenders and all. Because there's no rear seat, the body can taper narrower and lower to further enhance aerodynamics, while ultralight carbon fiber composites in the chassis, body, suspension and wheels keep the 100%-electric car's weight to a minimum.

Designer: Marianna Merenmies

Horse-Drawn Carriage Design

As the race for developing ultra-efficient vehicles continues, it's easy to lose sight of the importance of making advances in more old-fashion mobility. The H2X horse-drawn hitch design applies modern materials to a straightforward, contemporary form that together give a glimpse into the future of leisure riding.

Designer: Hall Design

Scooter Concept

This commuter scooter can transform to a helpful shopping cart via some simple folding steps. Details that include a cradle for storing your phone .

SRV.h is a 2012 iF Design Talents entry.

Designer: Chiu-YenKai

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fuel Cell Scooter

Until the electric car is perfected, here's a design that might be a bit more practical for city-goers. Powered by modern hydrogen fuel cell technology, the H2Scoot provides a clean and easy way of getting around urban spaces. Only slightly bigger than a Razor scooter, the compact design features rear steering for increased maneuverability, a lightweight monocoque carbon fiber body and customizable telescopic steering.

Designer: Konstantin Ziman

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pure Light Mercedes Concept

The Pure Light is a concept vehicle for the elite in China, especially aimed for cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, where people can appreciate luxury. Inspired by Taoism, this 4-seater car uses superconducting magnetic levitation technology. The levitating feel and fluid form deceive you into thinking that you are gliding in space. It also uses light as a calming element and hologram technology. Simply elegant!

Designer: Lena Knab

Sunday, July 1, 2012

CUBIE Multitasking Vehicle

The idea of the CUBIE car stems from the fact that people waste a lot of time en route to their work place, stuck in traffic jams. Capitalizing on the future system of shared transportation, the vehicle cabin offers an environment that is conducive to multi tasking. The interior design facilitates in-car activities like holding a meeting or getting work done using the laptop. Like Qi describes it, "CUBIE performs as a low-paced moving public or private space in the street. It creates a new on-road lifestyle, helping people get out of the busy time of a day."

Designer: Haitao Qi