The Dassault Falcon S applies supersonic fighter aircraft philosophies to the executive jet, combining long range transatlantic capability and speed to the comfort of a wide body, high altitude aircraft. Marked by impeccable, angular symmetries, the overall aesthetic is at once futuristic, refined and discreet. I'll take mine in chrome, please.
F119 Afterburning Turbofan Engine
Designer: Samir Sadikhov
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
The latest in a trend of "aesthetic flexibility," the Winora Urban E-Bike taps into a wider range of consumers by using customizable body covers and skins that are easily changed. The adaptability is made possible by a super-simple structure that maintains a variety of sitting positions for users of different sizes. The more E-Bikes on the road… the cleaner, quieter and more friendly cities will be!
Designer: Mahdi Momeni
Thursday, September 20, 2012
This cutting edge sports bike uses cutting edge materials and technology to enhance safety and power. Hybrid technologies include specialized film and paint to harness solar energy and a kinetic energy recovery system as a secondary source of power. Coolest of all is a genius system of high-precision optic lenses and sensors that wirelessly connect to the rider's HUD helmet to display everything from speed to object distance so the rider never has to look down.
Designers: Luis Quinones, Jonathon Stahl, & David Stamatis
One of futuristic bike collection from Stealth Electric Bikes is The Bomber. A very cool e-bike that produces 4.5kW electrical output while the direct brushless DC motor only features one moving part resulting in reliability and efficiency with no emission. Do you think Batman would ride the Bomber?
The frame body is constructed from CrMo alloys (aircraft certified), its advanced battery technology allows fast battery changeover in under 90-seconds. This e-bike has exceptional performance with its hill climbing ability in literally any terrain, thank you to its Duro Razorback tires which are great for all condition. The 9-speed sequential gearbox transmits pedal power while the stopping is taken care by 6 or 8 pot hydraulic disc brakes. Therefore, changing gear would be as simple as twisting your wrist. CrMo swing arm blends perfectly with the overall structure, ultra light weight yet very stiff, it incorporates built-in torque arms and adjustable wheelbase.
The Bomber offers smooth and quiet ride from beginning to end, its heavy duty long travel suspension ensures high speed stability, making this e-bike sets new standard in its class.
From : Stealth Electric Bikes
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
μcar (read : mjukar) is an electric vehicle typology for the city as part of this automotive designer PhD research. The μcar is a feasible alternative to car within cities (reducing typical problems linked to pollution, pedestrian safety and traffic congestion).
The main goal of the μcar is maximizing adaptability for different urban scenarios and individuals, while improving the feasibility of existing electric powertrain technologies. This double goal translates into an exposed vehicle architecture that is both modular and lightweight. Moreover, this city car would be road legal too (quadricycle, categories L6e and L7e), with a body structure that would equal the levels of protection offered in conventional cars.
Designer : Dr Lino Vital García-Verdugo
In terms of design, the μcar typology introduces a new design strategy that uses technical minimalism as a resource to reinforce urban performance and user acceptance. This design strategy combines vehicle engineering with product semantics to integrate design and engineering from the conceptual stages. The design also considers the integration of future technologies such as driver-less control or augmented reality.
The result is a new family of vehicles that redefines urban mobility, introducing a qualitative improvement in terms of efficiency over cars, and a unique design language. The pictures illustrate the design included in the PhD thesis.
Some of the technical specifications are listed below:
- Hub-motors, Max. Power 20 HP
- 9kWh Li-ion battery, providing a range of 80 km under real-world driving
- 1+1 staggered seating layout. Seating position higher than in
- Conventional hatchbacks and sedans.
- Length-width-height: 2.2 m / 1.4 m / 1.5 m
- 3.1 meters turning radius
- Body structure: Safety cell plus front, rear and lateral crumple zones
- Weight: 370 kg (approx)
The stunning Cannondale CERV bike is a radical chainless, forkless design that features a dynamically adjustable headset that moves both fore/aft & up/down, putting the rider in an optimal position based on terrain. The headset translates forward & down for a clean, low-drag position when descending. When climbing, it moves up & back, creating an upright position for maximum leverage on the crank. It's all made possible by an ingenious single-sided swing arm in place of a traditional fork.
Designer: Priority Designs
Monday, September 10, 2012
Posted: 10 Sep 2012 02:29 AM PDT
It is not a car, it is not a bicycle. FLEX/the INNOVATION helped to develop FLOOW and designed it to be a unique and cool personal transportation vehicle. With the chain drive and bicycle pedals you get the necessary exercise when using FLOOW. The small electric motor helps you to develop a considerable speed and cover large distances with little effort. It is a cool way to go from A to B and offers a unique driving experience.
The ergonomic seat can be adjusted to accommodate different users. It offers great freedom of movement and is positioned in such a way that human energy is used in the most efficient way.
Designer : Flex
Depending on the physical abilities of users the engine can be deliver just the right amount of power in order to make people feel comfortable on FLOOW. A continuous gear system offers excellent control over acceleration and speed. A unique sensation is taking curves when FLOOW is helping you find the right balance. The steering mechanism offers direct and very accurate control over the path you want to take. FLOOW is a sports vehicle but also people with limited physical abilities will find it a very convenient means of transportation.