Photo credit: Emre Husmen
Tesla is set to reveal its first ever all-electric pickup truck later this year, but automotive designer Emre Husmen couldn’t wait for the press event. So, the “Tesla Model P” concept ensued. Sleek and stylish, this Blade Runner-inspired vehicle features thin LED headlights up front, a windshield that stretches as far forward as the front axle of the truck, a massive wheelbase as well as a four door design. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Industrial designer and motorcycle enthusiast Tom Hylton wanted those who have lost a limb to enjoy one of his passions. So, he designed a bionic arm system for trans-humeral and trans-radial amputees. The prosthetic arm is attached to the shoulder and then plugs directly into the superbike’s handlebar. Best of all, it features a brain computer interface that sends based on the rider’s intentions. Read more for additional pictures and information.
China’s Autohome has leaked the Infiniti Qs Inspiration all-electric sports sedan concept ahead of its official reveal at the 2019 Auto Shanghai trade show on Tuesday, April 16. No technical specifications have been announced, but Infiniti says it offers “elevated driving position and high-performance electrified all-wheel drive (e-AWD) power.” Read more for additional pictures – one interior shot included – and information.
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LG Electronics published a USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) patent on April 9, 2019, with the title ‘Mobile Terminal’. This device appears to be a foldable smartphone that sports a flexible transparent display. It appears to be all-screen, as the flexible display can be used on both the front / back and the inside, while a simple movement turns it into a tablet. The phone also features a near bezel-less design that may use a different transparent material. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The Tesla Roadster is set for launch in 2020, but it may be a while until the company decides to build an electric hypercar. To whet your appetite, automotive designer Jeroen Claus has created the Tesla Olympus Max, which features a sleek carbon fiber body inspired by the Aston Martin Valkyrie, aerodynamic body panels, and what appear to be larger versions of the Model 3’s aero wheels. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Envisioned by automotive designer Artyom Trofimenko, the Renault EZ-Tournee is a supercar concept unlike any other that you’ve seen before. Featuring a front / rear equipped with luminescent panels, four large wheels with electric motors in each one, and full autonomy. According to the designer, this electric supercar is targeted at 30-45 year old males, mainly due to the lack of space as well as having only a single passenger seat. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Lenovo registered a patent back in September with the Global Design Database of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office) that consists of 11 sketches of a foldable smartphone with a flexible hinge. When unfolded, the elongated, near bezel-less screen can be used as normal, and there’s a in the upper middle area. Unlike other folding devices, this one has a second rear display when can be used when the device is folded up. Read more for the patent filing, additional pictures and information.
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Laptop and tablet hybrids are nothing new, but DuoFlip is one of the first devices we’ve seen that can also be used in book mode. Simply put, a side hinge, complete with an integrated stylus, enables you to quickly transform it into a sketch tablet, making it perfect for those who still need access to a keyboard for Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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When Batmobile meets an off-road machine, this stealthy beast by EPTA-Design is the result. Called the “Desert Storm Trophy Truck,” this 4 x 4 concept is finished in matte-black and boasts massive ground clearance, a rugged suspension system, roll cage, an open bed that carries two huge spare all-terrain tires and a minimalist interior. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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How about an all-in-one device that can be used as a laptop, desktop or digital picture frame? Meet FRAME. If you’re not familiar with this technology, OLED displays can be manufactured on flexible plastic substrates, which leads to the possibility of fabrication of flexible organic light-emitting diodes for other new applications, such as roll-up displays embedded in fabrics or clothing. If a substrate like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is used, they may be produced inexpensively, while still maintaining their durability, as plastic substrates are shatter-resistant, unlike the glass displays used in LCD devices. Read more for additional pictures and information.