The next generation of concept artists is paying tribute to the master, Syd Mead, who reinvented cars and city living in his work on Blade Runner, Tron and other films. Here are our favorite entries from CGSociety’s Syd Mead contest.
The KAMAZ Flex Futurum by designers Elena Petrova and Konstantin Fedorov is a zero-emission truck concept that has been designed to behave like a train on the road. Designed for the year 2040, the Flex Futurum features systems that allow the vehicle to increase its size from 7.5m to 20m depending on the load.
CarGo is a unique concept vehicle with variable wheelbase, track and load carrying designs aiming to overcome the increasing urban traffic congestion problem which affects numerous delivery companies everyday. Primarily, the battery powered CarGo is designed in a compact mode for inner city deliveries which allows the driver to adapt the vehicle quickly to suit both busy traffic conditions and load volume/type. This one seater concept car has three standard configurations, compact mode for busy city use, constricted mode with banking corner action and pick-up mode for carrying larger volume supplies in more efficient way.
Out of the darkness you see it. Illuminated by high intensity headlights and a strangely familiar neon-lit grille motif. Beneath the towering yet slender cab the engine hums like a German washing machine, quiet, purposeful….
Beaches have always been a premier location for vacation, attracting visitors from all around the world to experience the clean and natural environment of seashores. However, contaminated beaches due to the huge influx of visitors have become a matter of concern that requires immediate attention. Providing a solution, German designer Alexander Muller has devised a beach protector called the “Shore” that features “tweel” technology and allows beach cleaning — protecting and filtering — with a 360 degree view. Providing an added tool-container for double work power per hour, the beach protector can be operated by remote control, so the driver could have better interaction with people.