Conceived by designers Michal Vlcek and Klavir, the “Photosynthesis Car” is a revolutionary vehicle that is powered by nothing but pipe dreams and plants. The Photosynthesis Car would integrates a special kind of solar panels, generating energy from the natural photosynthetic process. For the vehicle concept grows its own turf and plants that not only produces sustainable energy for the car but also seat passengers in a natural environment. Running on an electric engine, the futuristic vehicle features nano plastic body and joystick controls, allowing a safe and easy driving. The design element of the car does seem great, but the technological aspects have mostly been untouched. Though photosynthesis can be used to produce sugars and later biofuel, but how will that biofuel power the vehicle is unclear.
How to live in microsized quarters? This question is at the heart of Lehman B’s performance art Supertramp he showcased at the Rough Luxe Hotel in London. The project attempts to promote and inspire livable life forms.
The bullet train is moving all the time. If there are 30 stations between Beijing and Guangzhou , just stopping and accelerating again at each station will waste both energy and time.
A mere 5 min stop per station will result in a total loss of 5 min x 30 stations or 2.5 hours of train journey time!
Russian Roman Abramovich is a billionaire. That means he gets to buy ridiculously luxuries, from fast cars to posh estates and $52,000 lunches. He owns a Boeing 767 called “The Bandit,” and now he owns a 557-foot mega-yacht, the “Eclipse,” which cost him anywhere between $400 million and $1.2 billion.
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Infrared lasers detect the electronic light sensors in nearby cameras, known as charge-coupled devices. When the system detects such a device, it fires a focused beam of light at the camera, disrupting its ability to record a digital image.
The beams can also be activated manually by security guards if they spot a photographer loitering.
Designers at the Royal College of Art were challenged to create a digital design for a Bentley coupe that embraces aerodynamics and reduced energy consumption while maintaining a 21st aesthetic that suits the brand. Here are the finalists plus additional submissions and sketches.
“Explore a new Aerodynamic lead design direction for Bentley, develop a digital design for a Bentley coupe that speaks to lean mid 21st century tastes, and that truly embraces aerodynamics to both reduce energy consumption and form part of a future Bentley design aesthetic.”
Travellers will love this outstanding idea. The Moving Mini House by Stephanie Bellanger is a 252° living area that fans out of its trailer. It offers a bathroom, living room, bedroom, kitchen and an office. One person is enough to pull the area out of to its external shelf. The support feet will spread automatically as the floor is opened.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.