Despite various takes on the perfect mode of eco-friendly city transport, the truth is that the ultimate green machine will not only be human-powered, but will be made of recycled materials like the Frii prototype plastic bike.
Three things come to mind when you think of the brand Ferrari: red, fast and expensive. Maybe, even Italian. Ferrari wrapped up its 2011 World Design Contest that pitted designs students from over 50 schools from around the world to design a "hypercar whose design reflects social changes and technical innovation without sacrificing the brand's performance and iconic appearance." Three South Korean design students took first place with their Ferrari Eternity concept car — the future of Ferrari. Excuse us, while we wipe the drool off our chins.
Our phones and cars are evolving, so there's no reason why simple things like our bicycles shouldn't become appropriately futurized as well....
Even in the age of neon-laced Tron revivals, it's clear that the art of steampunk is here to stay, and may even begin to find its way into real world products.
Attention steampunk pirates! The C.S. Tere (needs a more steampunk-ish name) needs your help to complete it. The big draw-in for this hand-built steel and wood pirate ship car? That 10-foot diameter hub-less front wheel.
Are you looking for a vehicle with the convenience of the bike and the ridiculousness of a unicycle? Well, say hello to the YikeBike!
If you haven't ever seen the show Top Gear, you might want to check out this hilarious British series about cars. One particular "road" test we enjoyed involved a ten-ton military vehicle worth roughly half a million dollars and lions.
Back in May, we showed you the winner of DARPA's XC2V crowd-sourced military vehicle competition, which supposedly was going to get turned into a fully functional prototype by June. Well, it's June, and in a remarkably non-governmental display of punctuality, they've actually gone and built the thing.
How many cars can say they get over 1,300 miles per gallon of diesel fuel? How many concept cars are tested by 11-year-olds like Kitty Foster? This car designed by the Cambridge Design Partnership can make both those claims.
It may look sort of like a lawnmower, but this aircraft from an Austrian research company uses rapidly spinning cylinders with airfoils inside to hover and maneuver just like a helicopter.