The Metalback motorcycle designed by Jordan Meadows is a concept that combines alternative fuels and recycled materials in a missle-shaped machine.
The concept is powered by a v4 engine running on bio diesel. This increases the range and MPG well above conventional gasoline bikes while running on a fuel which is more environmentally-friendly. Its frame and skin are crafted from recycled aluminum. This has the advantage of saving weight to enhance performance while reclaiming pre-used material. In the manufacturing process, the alloy is treated to patina and age naturally without expensive and harmful paint applications. The net effect is a raw natural surface which suits the classic cafe racer and recalls the romance and power of vintage WW2 fighter planes.
Guests even have access to the fully-equipped cockpit at the front of the plane.The one-room suite includes three flat-screen televisions, a sauna, jacuzzi and a Blu-ray player.
Trexa is aiming to make electric car designing as easy as simply picking up parts and plugging them in your dream machine. The company has unveiled the world’s first fully electric vehicle development platform that lets users design the vehicle on their own.
The platform includes everything from a battery to power electronics. For starters, the standard platform has an acceleration of 0-60mph in 8 sec, a top speed of 100mph, a 105 mile range, and a charge time of 4 hours (based upon an efficiency of 200Wh per mile — comparable to a Prius in electric mode).The on-board batteries can be recharged in just four hours.
NYC-based Yuji Fujimura’s electric bike concept, which features a place to stow a laptop allowing the rider to have access to all the information they need at any moment. Sure to appeal to all workaholics as well as gadget junkies, this concept bike is definitely amazing.
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Keeping the needs of standard bike commuter Teague’s has designed pulse a new concept for an urban bike. It is featured with specialized caged bike pedals, and a luminescent frame that lights up whenever required and electric turn signals controlled from the handlebars. Its features include electric turn signals controlled from the handlebars and a luminescent frame that lights up when you need it. A rechargeable battery bundle is mounted in the hollow steer turn, removable for charging via cell phone micro USB.
Design firm Art Lebedev, intended to encourage safe driving, is a see-through tractor trailer. A camera on the front of the truck captures what’s going on ahead and projects it on a screen on the back of the trailer. It’s called “Transparentius.”
The effect of this is to render the truck figuratively transparent for the driver behind, who is enriched with a lot more information about what lies on the road ahead.
This fabulous yacht features three decks, a length of about 19m and a displacement of 28to. With her automotive inspired exterior design combined with a multi functional contemporary interior, SENTORI 58 R sets clearly new standards in todays yacht design.
The Halcyon concept car is designed by Ralph Tayler-Webb from Reflex Studio is an electric powered car that has an aerodynamic structure with covered wheels and a tapering teardrop cabin which reduces air drag.
With a structure made from porous aluminum foam, the Halcyon mimics the owl’s hollow bones and makes it surprisingly light for its generous volume. Aluminum foam also benefits from high impact and acoustic absorbency, keeping the occupants safe and (without) sound.
Most reviewers agree that among the three Detroit muscle cars, the 2010 Dodge Challenger plays the retro card to the highest degree. Automobile Magazine calls it a “head turner,” while Cars.com refers to its “Hot Wheels” styling.
I am not convinced by the outside appearance of this caravan, but the interior is very well studied. “Mehrzeller”, which means multicellular Caravan in English is the creation of Christian Freissling Kalteis and Theresa, two designers from Graz University of Technology in Austria.
The University of Michigan’s Solar Car Team pools academic disciplines, corporate backing and 3-D technology to engineer highly competitive electric vehicles. The Infinium is their tenth sun car in 20 years. In order to produce such a lean, clean and “green” machine, the 150 or so collaborators use CAD and Z Corp for efficient design, and mostly titanium and aluminium parts.
Strips of photovoltaic panels (the space-age, gallium-arsenide kind) absorb the sun’s energy along a sleek and light carbon-fibre shell, and a 16-hp electric motor in one of its three wheels propels the 600-lb coupe up to 90 miles per hour and 98 percent efficiency. Awesome aerodynamics and innovative innards apparently allow the Infinium a driving range of 200 to 300 miles without any sunlight at all.
Esslam Zahra from Egypt put a fifth wheel, mounted perpendicular to the other four, on the back of his car. The wheel can be raised or lowered, depending on if he is parking or driving. The purpose is so that he can get in and out of the very tightest parking spaces.
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The Micro Butterfly RC plane manufactured by Plantraco weighs just a fraction of its heavier counterparts used by RC plane hobbyists.
The biggest advantage to flying a tiny RC plane like the Micro Butterfly from Plantraco is that because they’re so light.
Thanks to a “body” made of durobatic foam and carbon fibre the batteries that go in the 4 channel fully proportional remote control are probably heavier.
The United States Air Force and Galpin Auto Sports teamed up to build a custom one-of-a-kind 2009 Dodge Challenger dubbed ‘Vapor’. The Challenger is 1 of 2 cars built along with a X-1 Mustang for the 2009 Super Car Tour, a tour that will travel cross country as part of a mobile marketing effort to educate young people on the mechanical and technical career opportunities available within the Air Force.
The Challenger ‘Vapor’ features some pretty kick ass stuff like biometric access (fingerprint) to open the vertical doors, custom stealth body kit utilizing a Classic Design Concepts wide body kit with jet-like enhancements and car fiber trim pieces. Other goodies featured on this one-of-a-kind vehicle include one-off carbon fiber wheels, custom stealth exhaust mode so the vehicle can run silent or run loud , shaker hood, radar-absorbing paint, proximity sensors and a 360-degree camera capable of up to a 1/4 mile range.
Yuneec is an entrant in the green aviation market with the E430 , the first commercial version of a fully electric aircraft.
The twin-seat, single engine, LSA class aircraft can be recharged from a domestic 230V power socket and can fly for two and a half hours on a single charge. The $89,000 aircraft is expected to go on sale this time next year. The plane made its maiden flight in Shanghai, China and is reportedly silent and lacks vibration.
Diseno-art.com designers have designed a sports car aimed towards the Lotus brand – The Lotus Electrive. The sports car is not designed as an everyday office vehicle, but has been tailored to meet the demands of all those who need a much powerful ride on their sunny weekend outings.