Valmet Automotive is a Finnish company that builds cars for other people. The company is assembling Karmas for Fisker, for example. It's fairly easy to see why this is the case: left to their own devices, Valmet engineers came up with this bizarre "Dawn" concept car that even they can't explain.
Last year's Evolo Skyscraper competition brought us such crazy conceptual buildings as the Ferris Wheel recycling center and the lightning bolt harvesting Hydra tower, and the 2012 competition has taken that nuttiness, cracked it open, and injected a gigantic extra helping of nuts right in the center.
D'you realize how much energy you're wasting right now, just sitting there breathing? Yeah, stop killing the environment, you jerk! Just put on thisy here AIRE mask, and all of that tedious in-and-out will turn into power for your cellphone.
Rockets are a lousy way of getting stuff into space, because most of what they lift is their own fuel. We're still using rockets because we don't have a space elevator yet, but an innovative interim solution could be a maglev vacuum tube that launches cargo up the side of a mountain and straight into low Earth orbit for cheap.
The designer of this concept says that he was inspired by a moving shark, but to us, it looks more like a flying sperm. Or maybe a stingray. Heck, let's just call it a spermray.
Waiting for the iPad 3? Hold that train of thought for just a second. Imagine if a MacBook Pro had a baby with an iPad. It's poppycock, but that's exactly what Jules Moretti's MacPad Pro concept is, if Apple did make something so insane.
Cars that run exclusively on solar power make no claims about being the most comfortable vehicles out there, but they're unquestionably some of the coolest looking, and this concept from designer Omer Sagiv is up there with the best of them.
Sure, we scoff at the idea of triangular gadgets, but in an alternate universe, every iPhone, Xbox, PlayStation and Android would have three primary corners. This concept design for a Dreamcast 2 looks stunning as a triangle!
Remember that transparent OLED TV from CES 2012? Well, here's another application of that technology: as a multi-functional sunroof for a car. Better yet, it's one you'd never have to open or close, because it's way smarter than that.
As you read this, the DVICE crew has spread out onto trains, planes and automobiles for our ports of call. Here we say farewell to the nights huddling in hotel hallway corners hunting down the barest Wi-Fi signal, eating only once a day and digging up the craziest and most impressive concepts we physically could. We'll have more thoughts on the show soon — and probably a few more concepts that are hiding out in the depths of our hard drives — but for now here's this sweet gallery while my in-flight Wi-Fi is behaving.