Sure, the all-new 2022 Lexus LX 600 may have taken the limelight at the company’s press conference earlier this week, but its futuristic Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Concept is definitely worth a second look. Why? It’s powered by a hydrogen combustion engine that produces only water as a byproduct, and can tackle just about any terrain, including swamps as well as muddy trails. Read more for to see it in-action and additional information.
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The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 may be the perfect size for most smartphone users, but some require the extra screen real estate as well as the use of an digitized pen. Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Note, which boasts an wrap-around display that spans the entire handset, all the way to the back. Thanks to the larger-sized handset, Samsung can integrated an S Pen stylus dock directly into the design. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Russia-based industrial designer Andrew Fabishevskiy came up with a two-wheeled lunar rover in 2020, or motorcycle if you will, and now, Hookie Co. has made it a reality. It’s based around an all-electric CAKE (Swedish electric bike company) drivetrain, was built in Dresden, Germany, and can be seen at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles through March, 2022. Making the actual bike took 9-months from start to finish, with backing from Puraglobe Syntainics. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
SAIC Design unveils the R-RYZR, a futuristic electric vehicle concept that explores how a user could connect and interact without the need for a key or even physical contact. It features the RYZR Smart-JKT, which connects to the car simply through the motion of sitting in the seat, giving the user control and access to an exclusive mobility club. Think of the R-RYZR as a wearable electric motorcycle meets car. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
MG Motors partnered with SAIC Design to come up with a futuristic electric vehicle concept with a video game-inspired design. The gaming vibes not only flow through aesthetically, but also into the cabin and the real-life driving experience. The British automaker wants passengers to feel as if they are players in a real world treasure hunt of digital art in their cities, complete with a couch / sofa, controller and a screen. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Hyundai Motor Group shared its vision for hydrogen energy and a global hydrogen society at the Hydrogen Wave global online forum earlier this week. Their plans showcased how the company would popularize hydrogen by 2040 through the introduction of new technologies as well as mobility solutions in transportation and other industrial sectors. This included fuel cell technology in high-performance vehicle applications. Read more for a first look at their hydrogen-powered sports car.
Unlike other electric vehicles, the BMW i Vision Circular achieves 100% use of recycled materials as well as 100% recyclability. How so? It makes use of materials that have already completed a product life cycle, alongside certified bio-based raw materials, including the all-solid-state battery. This means it has a much higher energy density with significantly reduced use of valuable resources. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
The Audi Grandsphere Concept was unveiled today at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) 2021 show in Frankfurt, and it’s touted as a “private jet for the road”. This all-electric 2+2 sedan features Level 4 autonomy, which means that it’s capable of driving fully autonomously, without any human input since it’s programmed to stop itself in the event of system failure. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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General Motors Design Studio wants to minimize distractions for drivers, and that’s why their latest steering wheel concept adds a Nintendo Switch-like tablet in the center. Simply put, you’ll be able to switch between different screens, whether it be how fast you’re going to navigation. One partnership that GM should consider is with Google for their Street View technology, as it would work perfect with this steering wheel. Read more for another picture.
It’s not uncommon for students to design vehicles for companies, but rarely do they get made into full-sized concepts, like the Lincoln “Anniversary”. This four-passenger vehicle leverages its digital technology to enable its passengers to connect the present as well as the past. In a short film featuring the vehicle, Julianne and Greg set out to revisit some favorite spots from their youth for their 30th anniversary from their youth. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.