Designer: Eduardo Galvani
Designer: Eduardo Galvani
The desired result was to create a concept that maintains clues from the history of the Cadillac brand and introduces a futuristic and fresh vision. The history clues were a fuselage suspended between two long body sides – a good example is the 1970 Cadillac Eldorado. Taking this pure form study, stripping down from all details, and taking it as a building theme for the whole concept, those were the main inspiration for the development of this concept.
The project was designed to respect these three rules:
The interior layout is built around the driver experience. The passenger seat is pushed slightly back so the driver can reach the feeling of being in a true race car, inspired by the Cadillac Le Mans heritage.
Designer : Ondrej Jirec
What makes the design interesting is that it grows aesthetically as well. The wheels grow from size 20" to 24" and the front and rear wheel-set are changeable with quick release. The drive and brake mounted on the frame and the three-part Ultramid injection mold frame is lightweight.
Specs include: monolink fork and back swing, small pack size, integrated steering system, slide-able seatpost, implemented computer and lights.
Designer: Matthias Kolb – pulse design
The company claims that this bike is the world's first smart carbon fiber bike built especially for commuters with safety, comfort, and connectivity in mind. You can connect the bike to iOs, Android, and Pebble via Bluetooth technology to track your riding statistics in real time, this means, including route, distance, speed, and time. The handlebar is equipped with LED indicators that act as GPS navigation, it provides you with turn-by-turn directions, you don't need to check your smartphone screen. Aside from GPS navigation, Valour bike is also equipped with sensors to detect blind spot, it alerts rider of any object in the blind spot through haptic feedback in the handle of bar grips.
The onboard sensors of Valour updates data in real time, it syncs with the Vanhawks app. All route data gathered are used to let riders know the safest routest are, each bike is connected to each other through mesh network and is alerted when one of them goes missing to aid in its recovery. Sohaib Zahid explains that riding bike to commute around the town has become popular in this generation, with Valour, they want to combine great transportation of the past with great innovation of our time, smart phones. This combination makes Valour bike an easy, safe, and green transportation.
The design of this bike focuses on human ergonomics, it's been designed to relieve pressure on back muscles, spine, and buttocks. The carbon fiber frame is strong enough to handle roughest roads of a city and it weighs for just about 16 pounds, light enough to be carried up flight of stairs.