2046 Shanghai Sphere Vehicle Concept by Oliver May is a study of a futuristic, spherical vehicle for personal mobility in megacities like Shanghai. It has a lightweight titan structure combined with carbon fibre materials and ball-bearings-inspired elements and offers interior space for up to four passengers. The vehicle has a gyro-stabilized electric powertrain and moves on a special road infrastructure, with access points that can group multiple Spheres sharing the same destination. …Click here to read more
Amphi-X Amphibious Vehicle for Dubai 2030 Concept by Beichen Nan is futuristic concept amphibious vehicle, made for Dubai in 2030. This kind of project was inspired by articles that Beichen Nan, the designer, read on the Top Gear magazine. It discussed concerning amphibious vehicle designs and how we could really employ the alternative route regarding traveling instead of using busy congested roads especially in big cities. According to this article, Amphi-X has been designed to answer the challenge on designing a good amphibious vehicle that doesn’t use a large hull underneath its body or any water propeller sticking out from the back in the car. So, this kind of futuristic transportation design blends a boat and a car in to one aesthetically appealing amphibious vehicle.
Extremely Short Takeoff and Landing advanced vehicle concept based upon the coupling of the Lippisch Aerodyne and Custer Channel Wing. Designed to takeoff of at a speed of just 30 mph, with ground distances of less than 150 ft. The outer panels are freewings (able to freely pivot) so that the vehicle is less gust sensitive (which is a major ESTOL problem). Developed as part of the NASA Personal AIr Vehicle project under Mark Moore.