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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Microsoft's Concept of How 2019 Will Look Like - Official Video

Monday, February 13, 2012

What could be the Scania trucks of near future

The answer to this question is provided by the design company LTdesign, recently has shown sketches of prospective truck Scania R1000. By the way, last year, they have already represented its vision of the future Scania truck with his design project R800. The new truck, according to the index, should be equipped with a 1,000 hp powertrain! The exterior design of R1000 features a complex architecture of curved lines, aggressive front bumper and typical Scania grille. It is a pity that the Scania company has no relation with this design project. I would like all future long distance trucks to look that way.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Toyota crosses a smartphone with a runaround and reveals a car that can change its look at the touch of a button

If Toyota has its way, paint jobs could become a thing of the past, because it’s unveiled a car that can change its whole look in an instant.
The Fun-Vii, which stands for ‘vehicle interactive internet’, is a concept car with a bodyshell made of touch-screen panels that not only allow the driver to change the pattern on display but also connect the car to the dealership’s website for a check-up.

It even greets its driver with a message that flashes up on the door.
Toyota showed off the unique car ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show today, with company president Akio Toyoda saying: ‘A car must appeal to our emotions. If it’s not fun, it’s not a car.’

The car giant has no plans to put Fun-Vii into production just yet, but explained that it’s an example of the kinds of technologies that it could incorporate into designs in the future.
It said in a statement: ‘It heralds Toyota’s vision of a future where people, cars and society are linked.’
Two other electric Toyota concept cars have also been revealed.
The FT-EV III is a four-seater electric vehicle based on the Toyota iQ.
Equipped with a lithium-ion battery, it achieves an estimated cruising range of 65 miles on a fully charged battery.
Toyota is developing EV technology with the aim of launching a vehicle suitable for short-distance travel in 2012, when the plug-in market comes to the UK.
The FCV-R (Fuel Cell Vehicle – Reality & Revolution) concept, meanwhile, is a practical, family sized vehicle fuelled by hydrogen. 
This concept model represents the next step towards the commercial launch of a Toyota fuel cell vehicle by 2015.
This should be able to reach 430 miles on one charge.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Chevrolet Miray Concept

According to GM Korea President and CEO Mike Arcamone, “‘Miray’ is Korean for ‘future.’ As GM rolls out Chevrolet across Korea, the Miray concept offers an exploration of future possibilities for the brand. It strengthens the bond between car and driver, creating a fresh look at what sports cars of the future might be.” The Chevrolet Miray Concept was developed at the GM Advanced Design Studio in Seoul. Combining cutting-edge hybrid powertrain technology and advanced styling, it balances iconic Chevrolet design cues with a future design vision as Chevrolet celebrates its centennial in 2011.
Made of carbon fiber and CFRP (carbon fiber-reinforced plastic), the wedged body side is divided by an angled character line, with ambient lighting underneath. This accent creates a sweeping line of light when the car is in motion, bringing a warm glow to the sculptured body. Le Mans racer-style scissor doors open up and out of the way for dramatic access to the interior.
The powerful front end offers a reinterpretation of the Chevrolet face. The Chevrolet Miray Concept‘s dual port grille is flanked by LED headlamps with new signature daytime running lamps. The front and rear fenders evoke Chevrolet Corvettes of the past and express the concept’s sports car spirit. At the corners, carbon-fiber spoilers help control down force and airflow. The interior compartment is surrounded by a carbon fiber shell, which gives it a lightweight yet rigid structure. Its flowing, yet slightly tensioned, twin cockpit tightly wraps around the driver and passenger. The cockpit is driver focused, drawing inspiration from the iconic Chevrolet sports car. However, the passenger is also fully engaged in the driving experience.
Asymmetric seats flow from the door, forming a symmetric interior that gives the driver a feeling of being fully connected with the car. Ambient lighting, which starts from the upper instrument panel and flows into the seat back area, adds a sense of luxury. Seat cushions and headrests are connected by the lightweight carbon fiber shell and mounted on a single aluminum rail. The headrest area follows the exterior form, integrating with an air scarf for open-air driving.
The Chevrolet Miray Concept is propelled by two front-mounted 15-kW electric motors for quick acceleration and zero emissions in urban driving. The motors are powered by a 1.6-kWh lithium-ion battery that is charged through regenerative braking energy. The Miray has the capability of being switched from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive.
For performance driving, the Chevrolet Miray Concept‘s 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine combines with the electric motors, providing spirited torque control to both the left and right wheels as needed. The high-tech engine, mounted behind the cockpit, drives the rear wheels while seamlessly integrating electrification technology that defines a new standard in the compact roadster segment.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Futuristic Bike “Detonator” by Daniel Simon

 “The Detonator,” this bike of the future from Daniel Simon
 integrates science fiction style with all the abilities of modern technology.
The Cosmic Motors Detonator is an unique concept created by German automotive futurist Daniel Simon for his futuristic vehicle design company, “Cosmic Motors”. Simon calls this futuristic bike a “street cruiser bike built for humanoid droids.” Simon obtained his degree in vehicle design in 2001 at the University of Applied Science in Pforzheim, Germany. After completion, Simon went to Barcelona and designed concept cars for Bugatti and Lamborghini, followed by five years at the VW Group’s Advanced Studio where he is currently designing virtual vehicles for his brand Cosmic Motors. He has published a book, “Comic Motors” and continues to offer his services to premium carmakers while designing his own concepts.

Source: Beautiful Life

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Apple iBox is Both a New 7 Inch iPad and Set Top Box

Straight from ADR Studio, the crew that delivered many Apple concepts now comes the iBox.

The iBox acts as a set top box and a touch device, sporting a 7 inch display and serving as the remote and more for the HDTV you own. Siri allows you to command your TV through the iBox and you can also change channels, record a show, find a movie based on your mood and all of that while interacting with iTunes. iBox also connects to the iPad and iPhone, so you’re able to also place calls through it and even video calls from the TV are enabled via FaceTime.
There’s also the iMove app that teaches gesture commands and gets support from the TV, much like some sort of reworked Kinect. The TV experience controlled by a 7 inch set top box tablet, that unifies the iPhone, iPad and iMac sounds like a pretty good idea, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see if there will be an Apple iTV television set or not, in the end.

 [via ADR Studio]


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Arman 90m Explorer yacht concept

Arman, a newly established Belgian marine design studio, presents its new 90 meter superyacht concept, also known under the codename “Dune 90″. Arman Fissette, a founder of the studio and a creator of the unique Arman 90m Explorer motor yacht concept ‘Dune 90′, describes the process that transform his extraordinary ideas into this visually stimulating design.

To celebrate the creation of his own design studio “ARMAN”, former BMW designer and marine envisioneer Arman Fissette created an innovative and visionary design style with a more monolithic approach to superyacht design. The result is a truly charismatic yacht, Arman 90m Explorer yacht taking inspiration from stealth frigates and swerving dunes, boasting a crispness and leanness that is rare for a yacht of this size.
With 90 meter bow to stern, The DUNE 90 superyacht is a true explorer yacht, equipped for any type of trip, be it on water, land or in the air, in both high-latitude or low-latitude cruising grounds. There’s a helicopter hangar aboard, together with berths for a submarine, an amphibious aircraft, three large tenders, six waverunners and a garage containing four off-road vehicles. While 10 Guest cabins and an owner’s cabin provide enough space to sleep 22, there’s an additional 28 crew aboard to run the yacht and cater to the needs of those aboard.
The upper decks are covered by a large glass atrium with arabesque-type light filters to retain a sense of privacy while natural light is allowed in and heat is kept out.
The swimming pool on the foredeck is partially overhung by the owner’s salon which features a large glass facade, called the” visor”. This feature clearly marks the “Dune 90″ superyacht’s inclination towards exploration, as if it were looking out for new things on the horizon.
The team behind this yacht is currently designing a 75 meter yacht concept and going through a yard selection process for both projects.
Arman “Dune 90″ explorer yacht concept´s specification sheet
Concept and Design: Arman Fissette
Length overall (LOA): 90.00 m
Length water line (LWL): 85.00 m
Molded Beam: 15.00 m
Design Draft: 4.20 m
Displacement @ half load  2919 tons
Displacement @ full load  3180 tons
Gross Tonnage: 3182 GT
Max Speed: 17.00 knots
Cruise Speed: 14.00 knots
Range at Cruise Speed: 11000 n.miles
Main Generators :  2x CATERPILLAR 3516B @ 1800rpm, 1825 ekW
1x CATERPILLAR 3512B @ 1800rpm, 1360 ekW
Aux. Generators:  2x CATERPILLAR 3408C, 370 ekW three phase, 1x CATERPILLAR 3306B 145 ekW

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Saudis Set to Build Kingdom Tower, Soon to be The World's Tallest Building

Kingdom Tower Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture

Saudi Arabia knows how to keep up with the Joneses. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai has officially been the world’s tallest building since its opening early last year, but by 2016-ish Saudi Arabia plans to let the UAE know exactly who the big brother is on the Arabian Peninsula.
 The Saudis have inked a deal between the Kingdom’s holdings company and a certain Bin Laden Group to build the world’s tallest building, an elegant yet extreme tower that will rise 3,281 feet above the streets of Jeddah.For reference, the Burj peaks at just above 2,700 feet. The tallest tower in the U.S., the Willis Tower in Chicago (formerly the Sears Tower), will be less than half as tall as the Saudis’ appropriately-named Kingdom Tower. Designed by Chicago-based Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (Sm
ith also designed the Burj), its three-petal shape is inspired by that of local desert flora, a visual metaphor for growth in the desert.That’s romantic and all, but we’re far more blown away by the jaw-dropping 5.38 million square feet of interior space and the main draw: an observation deck on the 157th floor. Total cost: $1.23 billion. Just another drop in the bucket for the oil-rich Saudi government/family, which will plunge a total of $20 billion into the development in Jeddah where the Kingdom Tower will take center stage.
With new contracts come new images; click through above to see what the Burj-beating Kingdom Tower will look like.  

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Future of Internet Search: Mobile version

This is what I wish the internet search will be able to do with a mobile device in the NEAR future. Touch screen, built in camera, scanner, WiFi, google map (hopefully google earth), google search, image search… all in one device. Like this way, when you can see a building through it, it gives you the image search result right on the spot.

Choose a building and touch a floor and it tells you more details of the building.
Well, it doesn’t have to be a building, but it can be any object you see. You can use it when you want to know a car model, an insect name, what kind of food is served at a restaurant and how much, who built a bridge, etc. etc. But as a designer myself, I hope it’s able to tell me a name of a font of the type I see, the size, color (in RGB), and so on.

It’s got a scanner built in, so you can use it this way when you want to check the meaning of a word in the newspaper, book, magazine, etc.

It would be much easier to read a real book. You can use the dictionary, wikipedia, thesaurus and anything else available on the web. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gorenje Futuristic Kitchen by Ora Ito

Gorenje Futuristic Kitchen by Ora Ito

Designer kitchen is the order of the day. Exclusive kitchen and customized solutions is something every one wants to see. With houses and buildings being extension of ourselves, we all want that our living spaces speak volumes about our personality. Be it our living room or our kitchen. Also anticipating the gadgets keeping in mind the lifestyle to be lived, how about a question to ponder as to how will our living spaces be in future? What will be modular kitchen of the future? French Designer Ora-Ito comes with Gorenje, a concept or idea of his version of kitchen of the future.
Clear and simple lines, it is a prototype of design with the cube and the rounded angles. Purified and elegant, but such an ultra space technological. For the Gorenje mark this kitchen tendency is also a technological window. The kitchen of the future Gorenje was nominated in early January 2008 to compete at a price of the best design products that have marked the previous year organized by the magazine Wallpaper.
One finds the last innovations of the mark in term of electric household appliances like the cooking surface to induction tactile along with the refrigerating, furnace and mural hood design. In short, thanks to Ora-ïto’s design, the kitchen of tomorrow is already there. Well with this design seems like Gorenje already has a winner at hand.