Years ago we showed you this concept for an elevated, tunnel-like bus that would not interfere with ordinary road traffic: Conceived of in China by engineer Song Youzhou, the concept was unveiled in 2010 and scuttled thereafter for being unworkable. But now Song is attempting to resuscitate the project, and
Years ago my neighbors had a baby boy. Shortly after he learned to talk, he repeatedly said something that terrified his parents: "My hands are bothering me." His hands were obviously causing him some distress or physical pain, so his folks took him to doctors for tests but they could
American cars have at times been the fastest and flashiest, but rarely have they been the strangest. In my opinion, the French are truly the masters of bizarre cars. Sure, every major car maker has made an oddity or two, but it seems the French made it a point of
The Bluetooth-enabled LINKA bike lock will recognize you through your smartphone and automatically unlock as you approach. The aesthetic and form factor were designed to make cyclists excited to put a lock on their prized bikes. The round, streamlined design highlights the lock’s enhanced functionality.
The two-wheeled "hoverboard" trend appears to be over, at least in NYC. Last year they were a common sight on sidewalks here, but the whole spontaneously-bursting-into-flames thing appears to have hurt sales, and I haven't seen one in months. Perhaps the MovPak will be the next trend in alternative personal
The Ultra Electric Bus concept showcases TATA MOTORS' design vision of a fully electric bus that is the symbol of a modern, resurgent India. Tata sees the Ultra Electric as a fundamental part of India's future SMART city initiative. Below, we interview Tata's global Head of Design Pratap Bose to
I'm going to keep calling Colin Furze "Britain's blue-collar Tony Stark" until the name sticks. Nut-job Furze, a self-described man with "no engineering qualifications and no experience of flying," has nevertheless created a DIY flying hoverbike: Here's who sponsored the project and where Furze sourced the motors from: Furze's design
While some GIFs get boring, this one doesn't cease to fascinate. With each repetition you can focus on a different person in the crew to see what they're doing: Once upon a time Formula One pit stops were closer to 10 seconds. But in 2010 refueling was banned, and without
Seeking designers with 3-5 years experience that can concept, create sketches, models, renders, and full-size mock-ups. They'll conduct product research, 2D/3D data, computer graphic illustrations, and interpret and confirm styling trends. Must have thorough understanding of how engineering and manufacturing impact styling, consumer preferences, product market goals and technical requirements.
In our previous two posts, we looked at some of America's pioneering women of midcentury automotive design. This week, we travel to Europe to explore the story behind an unlikely figure whose early exploits helped shape the automobile for centuries to come. Portrait of Bertha Benz as a young
Nimble Scooters is a California based startup that specializes in people-powered cargo transportation. The first sketches and prototypes came out in 2011 when the founders, a group of friends who met in the Industrial Design program at California State University Long Beach, were looking for an easy way to get
For more than a year, design engineer Mikael Kjellman has been commuting to work in his self-created vehicle. We use the word "commuting" because we're not sure if he's "driving" or "riding;" in an effort to beat Swedish winter weather, Kjellman has created an enclosed, electrically-assisted four-wheel vehicle that's something
We've all faced this problem: Having to fire the captain of your yacht. Maybe he got too uppity, or brought you a little closer to the Bermuda Triangle than you'd like, or couldn't seem to keep the boat steady during that storm and you broke another Faberge egg. Whatever the
Designers will take an active role in the development and validation of various recreational vehicle concept projects. A Bachelor’s in industrial, transportation or automotive design and 7-10 years experience in the design/development of recreational vehicles, motorcycles and/or complex products is required. Strong sketching, 2D and 3D software skills a must!
Ikea has announced they'll be selling an item whose name you can not only pronounce, but that you can ride. The furniture giant is releasing a unisex bicycle "designed to fit an urban lifestyle" called the Sladda. Gokiso wheels, Shimano shifters? Not exactly. Ikea seems to have recognized that bike-lovers
This week we bring you our pressing topic of the moment straight from our reader-driven discussion boards! Some Core77 readers got excited about the announcement of Tesla's new Model 3 recently being revealed and wanted to see what our community of auto-heads had to say about it. Coffee87 asks:
The OMATA One is a cycling computer without a screen, and with more OG style than the Schwinn Varsity in your parents' basement. With a modern GPS interior and seriously simple mechanical dials, it does a lot more than reproduce the (awful) bike speedometers of yore. Because bikes
Milan Design Week is almost here and a few projects have already caught our eye(s). One noteworthy collection is Più di Pegoretti, the outcome of a partnership between the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design and certified-legendary bike builder Dario Pegoretti. Working together for weeks, Pegoretti lent his
Last week, we looked at the story behind GM's famous Damsels of Design, a group of ten women brought on board by the automaker in the mid-1950s in an attempt to better reach newly powerful female consumers. Unfortunately, America's first all-female design team was short-lived; most of the designers departed
Candidates are expected to collaborate, conceptualize, and implement all needed criteria to transform and interpret complex design sketches, tapes and plans into virtual/computer 3D models, using 3D digital/computer modeling packages (Alias, Solidworks, CREO). Must have 5-7 years experience and Bachelor of Fine Arts or Vocational/Specialized Training in Digital Design Sculpting.
We usually write about cars, photos, and the history and machines behind those two things. We thought there might be a way for us, despite haling from different disciplines, to combine our talents into one blogging force. The
Much of society's infrastructure is kept humming by guys who drive vans. You make a phone call, cut a check and these dudes pull up in front of your building to build, install, repair, maintain or haul away. To do these things they need a van full of tools and
The right candidate for this position will produce accurate, high quality prototypes, models and mockups for the development of commercial aircraft segment seating and seating environment. Applicants will need 3 years of prototype or model making experience and should have an expertise in surface and detail part finishing and painting.
Something almost magically bad happens when an ardent amateur bike rider designs bike gear. Chalk it up to beginner's audacity, or thinking unclouded by industry norms, but the outcome is often a strikingly simple solution to a much more complicated issue. And it almost always causes more problems in the
Mininch wants to tidy up the bulky tools in your life. To do it they've made the WrenchIt: a bucket worth of wrenches crammed into a super slim multi-tool. You get at least five sizes of tools for bike or household use, in one cool stacking package reminiscent of utility
When the Johammer J1 electric motorcycle first blazed a hot trail across the blogosphere we missed an opportunity to hop on here at Core77, which is a real shame because there is obviously a lot of fun to be had with it. Recent news has blessedly afforded us a second
Spend any time researching pioneering female designers and you'll likely run across General Motors' so-called Damsels of Design, a group of ten women brought on board by the automaker in the mid-1950s, and the first prominent all-female design team in American history. But not a lot of people know the full story of the Damsels, which is not quite the tale of female empowerment you would hope for.
Ever worried about the safety of your wheels or seat when your bike is out of sight? Hexlox is a miniscule new solution to easily stolen bike accessories that's getting pretty big on Kickstarter. The system is based around the ever-present Allen head bolts found all over all kinds of
There isn't much to say about this vehicle that the pictures don't already convey—it is a rare thing. This well-pedigreed mongrel, possessing a classic and familiar shape yet visibly strange disposition, bears testament to the many hands and hours required to forge such a beast. But these few pics are
If you live somewhere flat, salty and chill Kickstarter might have an interesting bike for you. Priority Cycles has already launched a couple successful small-run bike projects, and their new Priority Coast is a classic beach cruiser that might put up a better fight against coastal conditions. Let
Remember that guy laying down the road markings in Italy at hyperspeed? I'd wondered if the contraption he was driving was stock or hacked, but I couldn't decipher the logo on it to look up the model: However, two sharp-eyed Core77 readers could, and tied the logo to the correct
Bamboo Bicycle Club's own Autumn Yard Design Collective is hoping to pioneer the "Bike of the Future" with it's live 3D printing demonstration taking place at Design Museum London. Brought together by their shared passion for sustainable design, technology and education, the Autumn Yard Collective's goal is to pioneer an
Later this week Jeep celebrates two anniversaries: Their 75th, as well as the 50th anniversary of their annual Easter Jeep Safari. The latter is a nine-day event whereby Jeep enthusiasts converge on Moab, Utah, to put their vehicles to the test on some 40 different trails. This event is where
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