(Warning: Some of you may consider this footage a bit graphic.) The Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is investigating the self-driving Uber that struck a woman who later died from her injuries. Many of us following the autonomous space were very curious as to how it happened, but could only
I know we're supposed to let go of the past and move into the future, but one thing I'll never be able to give up are manual transmissions. I learned to drive on a stick. I've owned three cars in my life and all were manuals. I no longer own
Now that an autonomous car has killed a pedestrian, interested parties are waiting to see what the legal ramifications will be. In the meantime, skittish lawmakers may start looking at safer alternatives to autonomous cars. One such system is by a company called Arrivo, and they're scheduled to complete construction
The 2018 Autorama is a car show held in Detroit and dedicated to hot rods. The next best thing to attending wouldn't be to see a video of it; it would be to see a video of it shot by an industrial designer, because they're going to focus on and
It's been twenty long years since any car-lover in America was able to buy a brand-new Toyota Supra, as the company stopped selling them here in 1998. And in 2002, amidst declining sales, the Supra production line in Japan was shut down. But the car has retained a cult following.
The bikes on display at the 2018 North American Hand Made Bike Show, recently completed in Hartford, CT, are inspirational works of art, beautifully constructed and painted, ready to hit the road or trail. As a life-long biker, I've been to many rides and festivals that feature a few booths
Bet you didn't know this: Firefighters in the U.S. are trained to approach certain types of burning cars from a 45-degree angle, rather than head-on or straight from the rear, because non-crushable-type bumpers--which are designed to absorb shock and thus are effectively pressurized--can turn into projectiles as they heat up.
Last year, we were excited to write in detail about the Bollinger B1, the first of its kind off-road electric sport utility truck designed by Bollinger Motors. Since the all-wheel drive truck is electric, there was no need to accommodate for an engine or transmission. In lieu of these considerations,
The life of a long-haul trucker can be tough, even when they're not behind the wheel. When it's time to get some shuteye in the truck's cab, some of them have a scant 36" behind the seats in which to stuff a twin mattress, and there's barely enough room to turn around back there, let alone get dressed and undressed. And for the trucker who brings their spouse on the road—yes, husband-and-wife trucker teams exist—it's simply not enough space for two people to live out of.
In this week's video, Eric Strebel casts a series of concept car models and reminds us that industrial design often involves a lot of bodies. Here he shows you his part of the process, which also includes designer Brook Banham, modeler Claas Kuhnen and Joe Fournier's Millennium Mold & Tool.
The UK's Safehaven Marine makes specialty watercraft for SAR (search and rescue) and military applications, and their latest design is like something out of a spy movie: The XSV Thunder Child, kitted out with stealth technology that makes it nearly invisible on radar, night vision camera systems, HyperSpike acoustic devices
German caravan manufacturer Dethleffs unveiled this e.home at the most recent Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf: I saw it and thought, "Holy Cow. Imagine being able to cruise around the country and never have to pay for gas!" My misinformed reaction was further reinforced when I read what the GreenMatters blog
Earlier we showed you a sketch for an unusual pickup truck from Preston Tucker's archives, and asked you to complete the design. Here are the results, in alphabetical order by last name, with captions from those who provided them: By Michael DiTullo:"A quick side cab sketch to get this party
Steven M. Johnson's "Patent Depending" series of inventions range from social commentary to plain ol' bizarre, and they always give us a laugh. So we've contracted him to let us publish one every week.
This entry is why I'm psyched that Core77's readership contains actual working industrial designers who know how to draw. So here we go: Although Preston Tucker is often described as a car designer, he really wasn't; he was a car-obsessed entrepreneur who hired prominent designers of the 1940s, like Alex
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Three people hit by bikes, two of them fatally, over a five-year-span might not sound like much. But any death that would have been preventable with better design is a tragedy. At Ipley Cross in the UK, the intersection of Beaulieu Road and Dibden Bottom has yielded surprisingly consistent car-bicycle
That's the CoBi, or Conference Bicycle, a three-wheeler that can accommodate seven riders. Artist Eric Staller invented it some years ago, and Google has nine of them on their campus, which they use for team-building exercises and group jaunts: Apparently some
This bicycle shackled to a signpost on Crosby Street seems to be owned by a creative cyclist. It has been brutally cold lately here in NYC, and the rider has fashioned insulated hand-shields for the handlebars. It's not uncommon to see local delivery people hack something like this up, but
Bandit9 is a bespoke motorcycle design/build firm that makes no bones about where their inspiration comes from: "Sci-fi films and comics," the company writes. Take a look at their latest creation, the Odyssey: Bandit9 brings you to the edge of motorcycle design. By bending time, space and reality. To explore
Mobility as a service is a great idea. The problem is that a lot of people think it's a great idea. What I mean is, let's say I ride a Citibike over to the supermarket and park it in a dock, where there are a bunch of other bikes. It's
Auto design is one of those fields where we can learn just as much looking backwards through time as we can looking forward to the future. Here are our favorite auto design stories from 2017 with a retro-tastic twist: We got to see a wicked animated visualization of the Porsche
This year we saw a lot of fantastic auto design work, in at least two categories: Brand-new stuff, and retro-tastic. Let's start with the new. BMW unveiled a sexy roadster version of their i8: Toyota pulled the wraps off of this toolbox-based truck design: The designers from Jaguar's Special Vehicle
It's every car-designer's dream—to design and build a supercar from scratch, with no constraints. Talking with Carlos Salaff, ex-Mazda exterior designer, I realize he is living that dream—he's the master of his own creation. And what a creation: Project Caden is a supercar with voluptuous surfaces formed by hand, flowing together to create the ultimate visceral driving experience.
2017 has without a doubt been an important year for all transportation industries. From out of this world concept cars seen at the Tokyo Motor Show to IKEA's flat-pack, modular bike, here are our ten favorite transportation stories of the year:
It's happened to every cyclist: You're minding your own business, cycling down public roads, when someone swerves way too close to you, maybe gives you some lip. What would you like to do to them? This Italian cyclist knew exactly what he'd like to do to them, and equipped his
The automotive version of an iPhone case. Because auto designers and manufacturers do not take parallel parking and paint-trading into consideration, motorists wishing to avoid scuffmarks must purchase these absurd, ugly things. It totally mars the lines of the car. What is the point of designing something beautiful, if it
Ford produced just 500 of their GT supercar for 2017/2018, but received 6,500 applications. Those deemed worthy of buying the car had to undergo a thorough vetting process that, according to the Detroit News, "included previous GT ownership, activity on social media, and signing a legal document stating they wouldn't
General Motors has begun rolling out Marketplace, a software update to their 2017 models that enables drivers to shop from their cars. And I think this is one of those things that might've made some sense on paper, at least from a business standpoint, but that the real world is
This week at the L.A. Auto Show, BMW unveiled the Roadster version of their already-impossibly-sexy i8. Strikingly, since the original i8's gullwing doors hinge at the A-pillars, BMW's designers were able to port the doors over to the convertible. Okay, get ready for some serious eye candy. First, top up:
A fast, easy method of stealing cars is on the rise in the UK. Here's footage released by the West Midlands Police, of two hi-tech thieves helping themselves to a Mercedes: The video is reportedly the first time this type of theft has been caught on camera, and the WMP
The amazing thing about the Porsche 911 is that it's essentially had the same form for over 50 years. At least, in broad strokes. With this animation from Donut Media, you can see that what we think of as subtle design changes were actually rather significant, spread over time. It's
Probably not what the designers intended, aesthetically speaking. But here's a cheap, easy way to keep kicked-up debris from flying into the grill of your delivery truck. Or heck, maybe they're trying to reduce airflow.
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