Want to seem like you're into cars, without having to actually give a damn about cars?* Ally Financial debuted some conceptual "New Car Smell" scent options at this year's NAIAS that might be able to help you out. Their fine line of auto-themed scents first showed up
Did you know that the Presidential limousine travels with two pints of the POTUS's blood type? Over the years, the Secret Service has had to do the grim math of what procedures to have in place should there be an attack on the Presidential motorcade. This has led to a
In southwestern France is a company called Beauer, which manufactures extendable caravans. You've probably seen "slide-outs" on RVs before, but in this case the slide-out triples the square footage: My French isn't great, but in the first part of the video he's saying this is the new generation of
I'm absolutely thrilled that Ralph Gilles was chosen as the subject for the auto design episode of "Abstract: The Art of Design." Partially because I knew so little about Gilles beyond his work and his reputation, and partially because he's that rarest of designers—a business-savvy one. (Gilles got an MBA
Chevrolet recently invited Core77 up to their Winter Drive program in Lime Rock, Connecticut, whereby they put journalists behind the wheel of a Chevy on a snow course accompanied by expert driving instructors. The idea is to teach you how to better navigate poor driving conditions in everyday, non-specialty vehicles.
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The Digilens reference design is a fully integrated display element and computer system with wireless networking, accelerometers and sensors working together to optimize the motorcycle riding experience. It will provide a completely immersive, mixed reality experience using augmented reality (AR) to layer vital information with an enhanced field of vision without disrupting concentration on the road.
This is pretty wicked: Czech inventor Petr Gross, frustrated by the difficulties of getting snow chains onto tires, has invented a far easier solution. His pop-on hubcap design automatically deploys snow-biting spiked arms, and can even deploy them when the car is in motion:
Vanguard Moto Inc. is a combination of two fellows: Motorcycle designer Edward Jacobs (whom I briefly overlapped with at Pratt's Industrial Design program) and entrepreneur and supply chain expert Francois-Xavier Terny. Together the two have devised a unique vehicle: The Vanguard Roadster, a frameless, modular motorcycle that targets the premium
The interface design of automobiles hasn't changed much over the decades. And when auto designers or engineers start mucking around with established conventions, care must be taken; in several cases, people have been killed by unconventionally-designed shifters*, for instance. But now new technology is prompting a new design problem, which
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
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