While other scooters on the market are designed solely for personal use and, therefore, have a limited street life when ridden by hundreds of users a day, the Bird Two is designed to be durable enough for mass rentals while delivering both enhanced safety and a superior ride. The designers approached the design holistically with a focus on safety, rider comfort, and product longevity. The result is an ownable, recognizable iconic design that, along with its great build quality, establishes a signature for the brand that is recognizable in a crowded market of essentially identical competitors.
Designed by: Josh Morenstein, Nick Cronan, David Hyun, and Florent Alexandre of Branch Creative for Bird
Demand for rapid logistics has spiked globally. Traditional infrastructure like roads and airports are not scaling to meet global demand, traffic congestion is at an all-time high, and over 1 billion people live in communities outside the reach of reliable roadways. The Elroy Air Chaparral has the ability to improve the quality of life globally by increasing access to time-sensitive critical supplies. It is an autonomous air vehicle transport solution that leapfrogs traditional infrastructure. It delivers and retrieves cargo, up to 300 pounds over a 300-mile range, without human contact. Now hard-to-reach communities don’t have wait to receive critical goods, such as medicine and food. It can also be used in disaster relief situations to resupply critical goods for the military, and to deliver goods to extreme climates, such as rural Alaskan communities—all without risking pilot lives. The Chaparral is distinguished from military, general aviation, and consumer drones while still projecting a gravity appropriate to a high-powered piece of future logistics equipment.
Designed by: Colin Owen, Clint Cope, Terik Weekes, Isaiah Jones, and Sean Belardo for Elroy Air
The Hyundai 45 concept sets new standards for the upcoming electric vehicle era. It shifts the idea of a vehicle as an object for mobility to one that offers a comfortable room-like interior. All interior elements deviate from typical automotive interiors to create a living space consisting of furniture, blinds, and mood lighting. The roominess is achieved by placing the battery flat in the lower part of the vehicle. The exterior design is a departure also. Rather than a traditional square-shaped construction, all unnecessary elements were minimized and a diamond shape was used in which the glass and the door merge into a single surface.
Designed by: Hyundai Design Center for Hyundai Motor Company
Powersports (snowmobiles, personal watercraft, side-by-sides, ATVs, and motorbikes) have evolved a lot over the decades with one major barrier: there are very few reliable high-performance models that use anything other than combustion engines. It is one of the last industries to consider electrification because of the difficulty of recharging in remote areas, where these products are usually used. Although still in the early stages of exploration, the six EV Concepts were designed to provide a glimpse into what alternative energy sources could hold for the future of the powersports industry.
Designed by: BRP Design & Innovation Team
Urban is a compact two-seater electric vehicle that targets urban youngsters. It is affordable at only $8800 and is very compact and light, which increases the range.
Designed by: Yun-woo Jeong, Kyo-hwe Goo, Ga-eul Han, Cho-eun Park and Seung-hoon Lee of DisegnoT9, UNIST
Spacious and ergonomically engineered for ultimate comfort, the Prestige Suite provides a bed, business seat and direct aisle access for flyers. The sliding door combined with high walls allow for a private flying experience, and the bed is optimized for both legroom and foot clearance to provide an unobstructed sleeping experience. As the seating mechanism articulates, it also closely hugs the shell, maximizing the area in front of the seat for passenger ingress and egress.
Designed by: Tangerine and Collins Aerospace
The Elite Suite is the premier seating offering for Oman Air’s new fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft. It offers new levels of comfort and an elevated user experience. Passengers are seated four-abreast, giving each person direct aisle access, with privacy walls and doors surrounding each Suite. Passengers seated in the middle can use a privacy divider that, when lowered, allows conversation and interaction. Designed for long-haul flights, the Suite accommodates all activities during flight, including entertainment on a wide-screen monitor, lie-flat sleeping in a full bedu and gourmet dining with a travel companion.
Designed by: TEAGUE, Collins Aerospace and Oman Air