Compared with last year's CES and Detroit Auto Show, this year has seen a lot less odd concept vehicles and last mile design. One neat 2017 standout has been the mysterious but fun Ioniq scooter teased by Hyundai at CES. The company's line of Ioniq electric vehicles is plugging along
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Renfrew Group, in partnership with the NHS unveiled the innovative modular children’s wheelchair ‘Chair 4 Life’ system designed to address the unmet needs of disabled children and young adults at NHS Expo in April 2013. The Chair4Life (C4L) initiative was developed by the NHS National Innovation Centre (NIC) in response to clear statements of clinical need from users, carers and health experts.
How do you get to work each morning? According to the United Nations and World Bank, there's a 54% chance that you live in or near an urban center - and it follows that you likely work in that city as well. It's possible that your home is within walking
Mazda's CX-9 is the company's largest vehicle to date and embodies the Kodo (soul of motion) design philosophy. First showcased by the Shinari concept car in 2010 and since evolved by the Miata, CX-3 and CX-5 models, Kodo is about "creating cars that embody the dynamic beauty of life," according
Like BMW, Honda also feels that motorcycles of the future will be self-balancing. Here's a demonstration of their Riding Assist technology, which does a Segway one better: This is no gimmick, by the way; self-balancing motorcycles would be a boon to riders at low speeds and at the beginning
It's a little hard to believe at first sight, but Korea's Hankook Mirae Technology company has released video of their human piloted mech walking. It's called the Method-2, and the 13 foot 1.3 ton machine looks like something CG plucked out of a movie. Though untrue, this isn't terribly wrong,
Say hello to Uber Freight. Last summer, good old Uber acquired the company Otto, which planned to bring self-driving trucks to the hauling market. The concept tested reasonably well, delivering mega loads of beer and Christmas trees to San Francisco. Now, since the buy up, it looks like Uber is
We're now starting to see some of the incredible safety gains offered by sensor-equipped Teslas. An over-the-air software upgrade from September allowed first-generation Teslas to have something like X-ray vision; the radar waves can bounce around and underneath the car in front of you, providing the computer with information on
Once upon a time, fans of expensive fast cars in far off markets had towait and get the leftovers after the cars had been on the market in othercountries for years. Now, Ferrari has demonstrated that the way to do it is to cultivate agroup of fans in each country
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Back in May we pointed out the central design flaw in China's Transit Elevated Bus concept, which is meant to straddle two lanes of traffic like a catamaran. Nevertheless, we were amazed when they built a prototype in August and began running trials; it spoke of both the will to
Back in the '80s, spoilers were the thing. But now they look kind of crass and they spoil, for lack of a better word, the visual lines of the car. Aston Martin's design team has thus designed their DB11 with an "aeroblade" configuration: Air gets sucked into vents aft of
Early this morning, President-Elect Trump apparently nixed an order for the next generation Presidential aircraft—via Twitter. Boeing was apparently working on the next version of Air Force One, but Trump isn't having it: The next-gen version was planned to be a new 747-8, with a range 1,000 miles longer than
When Tesla announced that every car they produce is now coming out of the factory with full self-driving hardware, I was a little stunned. I figured the relatively easy highway stuff was one thing, but that navigating towns, cities and crosswalks would be another. Nevertheless, while it's true that they'll
The long-awaited successor to the original NSX, launched in 1990. An impossible act to follow for many, due to Ayrton Senna's involvement in the car's development and because the 1990 car was technically ground-breaking in so many respects.
We, like much of the world, have avoided learning to speak Dutch. To our own detriment. Not only do we only have secondhand access to clever Dutch problem-solving operations, but we can't quite gather what's going on in this commercial of a Netherlands-based tinkerer who has apparently created a drone-supported
Sketching a wheel in perspective can really make or break your car sketch. In this video, I explain the way I simply indicate a five-spoke wheel. Whether you love to draw cars or not, this is a great practice exercise for two reasons: First, you always need to practice eclipses.
BMW recently rolled out the Motorrad Vision Next 100, an aggressively futuristic concept motorcycle that aims to "digitize", "simplify" and "totally free" us from the traditional riding experience. The design's biggest claim to fame isn't its high efficiency electric power, self-balancing gyros, or even the wacky Tron uniframe. Its creators
Ubers may not move any faster than taxis, but the company overall is moving a lot faster than its competition. In addition to launching self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, they've now successfully performed a test run of a self-driving tractor trailer loaded up with beer. Back in August Uber acquired Otto,
In addition to the Marc Newson plane, I found another opposite-of-coach flying experience, and this one's a doozy: A company called Kestrel Aviation Management was hired to transform a freaking Boeing 787 Dreamliner into a private jet. "This 2,400 sq.ft., 40-seat corporate aircraft," the company writes, "has a nearly 9,800
En route to cover Autodesk University, I did JFK-to-McCarran in a cramped Airbus A320 where my seatback screen's controls were located on top of a shared armrest. Because the enormous gentleman next to me fell asleep with his arm atop the rest, changing the channel and adjusting the volume required
Pulse Performance Products was looking to add an authentic-looking electric chopper to their line that gives beginners an authentic riding experience. We diligently researched full-sized chopper motorcycles and sought to make the the Chopster E-Motorcycle as genuine as possible, from the radically modified steering angles and lengthened forks, to the high handlebars and sissy bar. To stay true to the chopper styling, we gave the the Chopster E-Motorcycle a sleek, custom look that distinctly diff
This is one of the more fun transportation designs we've seen in a while. Here's the Motochimp, a tiny electric scooter manufactured by Singapore's Vanda Electrics: Looks like something a child drew, doesn't it? That's because it actually is. "In designing Motochimp, our original concept was inspired by a sketch
I figured that if Elon Musk's Hyperloop system ever became reality, it would essentially be a super-fast train system. Meaning we'd enter at a Hyperloop station in L.A. and exit at a Hyperloop station in San Francisco. But the forthcoming Hyperloop One system in Dubai, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group,
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If there's a vehicle style that might've gone extinct by now, you'd think it'd be the pick-up truck. While the open-bed form factor is a boon to contractors hauling lumber, ranchers unloading fence posts and repairpersons craning machine tools into the bed, Mike Mueller, author of 1999's The American Pickup
When Nissan showed off their "self-parking office chair" earlier this year, it seemed it was a gag. But now the company is actively pursuing self-driving furniture, with an initial application so quirky it could only come from Japan. Their ProPILOT Chair, as they call it, is intended to ease queue-waiting
Simon Williamson is an ID professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. The fact that has chosen to educate the next generation of designers when, with his skillset, he could easily be doing entertainment design in Hollywood a la Daniel Simon or concept design for a major automaker, is laudable.
Talk about winning the creative gene jackpot. Giovanni Bugatti, born in 1823, was an artisan and stonemason. His son Carlo, a jewelry and furniture designer. Carlo's youngest son, Rembrandt, was a sculptor. Carlo's eldest son, Ettore, was a designer and engineer who formed the car company that we know today
I've been getting a lot of requests to do a sketch demo of a boat. Specifically on how to get the overall hull shape in perspective. Personally, I love drawing boats. I don't know much about them, and I rarely go on them, but I love the elegant forms of
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