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.
Photo credit: Antoine Crobe
The Ford GT90, which was unveiled at the 1995 Detroit Auto Show, was built as a secret project by a small engineering team over six months, sharing many components from the Jaguar XJ220. Why? Ford owned Jaguar at the time, so it made sense to develop a supercar based on the iconic XJ220. What if they developed an all-electric or hybrid successor to the GT90? It might look something like the Dystopia by industrial designer Antoine Crobe. Read more for a video and additional pictures.
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Smartphone cameras come in all shapes and sizes these days, but Vivo could be working on something you’ve never seen before. The company applied for a patent with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) for a ‘Camera module, electronic device and camera module control method’, and with this comes a 23-page document that shows a super telephoto zoom pop-up smartphone camera. Read more for the patent sketches and additional pictures.
France-based DAB Motors has just unveiled their Concept-E electric motorcycle that was developed from the ground up at their headquarters in Bayonne. It’s powered by a 10kW motor fed by a 51.8V Li-ion battery, which makes it the road legal equivalent to a 125cc bike. Even if you’ve never ridden a motorcycle before, just a few hours of training is enough to master the highly intuitive Concept-E. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.