Automotive & Transportation

Sealant Tire Concept

Kumho’s Sealant Tire concept puts safety at the top of the list when you hit the road. The new tire would have a special material inside that prevents air from leaking from the tire, even when it’s punctured by a sharp object. This would give the tire a longer life—and give drivers a safer journey.

Designed by: 

Contact: Hae Rim Jung

Ninebot A1-Upgradable Smart Single Wheel Self-Balancing Vehicle

Ninebot A1-Upgradable is a smart, single-wheeled, self-balancing, electric mover that covers short distances. Ride the compact Ninebot A1 by moving your body's center of gravity to control the vehicle's forward and backward motions. LED lights display the charge status. There's room to upgrade the battery to increase speed and mileage. Ninebot A1 can be connected to a mobile device app that offers features such as gauging the condition of the product and finding other Ninebot users. Ninebot A1 is compatible with a variety of accessories, such as a parking bracket, which are sold separately.

Designed by: Xiao ying Liu and Lei Liu of Ninebot, Inc.

Contact: Xiao y. Liu


Ninebot mini is the smallest, lightest, two-wheeled, self-balancing scooter, Riding on this this is four times faster than walking. It can also handle more types of terrain than a bicycle or a car. Ninebot mini can be connected to a mobile device app for remote control. It's compact enough to store indoors or in a car trunk. Even stairs don't stand in the way of a Ninebot mini; simply lift the lightweight product for portability.

Designed by:  Lei Liu of Ninebot, Inc.

Contact: Lei Liu

2017 Hyundai Elantra

The all-new, 2017 Hyundai Elantra features a bold aerodynamic design; a comprehensive suite of safety features; modern interior styling with class-above features; and user-friendly technologies. It continues to be one of Hyundai’s all-time, best-selling models, known for its significant value advantage in a highly competitive compact car segment. The new Elantra is priced $100 less than the award-winning model it replaces and offers two, new, efficient powertrains for enhanced fuel economy, better ride quality and improved noise insulation.

Designed by: Hyundai

Contact: John Krsteski, IDSA

VARD Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV) Concept

VARD is a major global designer and builder of specialized vessels in the offshore oil and gas exploration industries, as well as production and oil services. Montaag was commissioned to conceptualize and design, from the inside out, the next generation Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV): a 180-meter long ship that houses up to 150 people. The concept’s two overarching goals—a significantly more economical and efficient ship that results in a wider operational window, and an elevation of onboard quality-of-life to attract future captains and crew to their new "home away from home."

Designed by: Per Ivar Selvaag, Han Huynh, Kevin Capo, Andrew Smith and Adriana Monk of Montaag LLC; and Torkild Skjong, Kjell Morten Urke and Ove Bjorneseth of VARD, a Fincantieri company

Contact: Anthony Pond

Rolls-Royce Dawn

The Rolls Royce Dawn is the world´s only true, modern, four-seater, super-luxury drophead—and is as beautiful with its roof up as it is with the roof down. Studying the open-top motor car sector, and specifically its high-value luxury niche, it became apparent to Rolls-Royce that customers were being short-changed. The myopic focus on one specific configuration—the 2+2 setup—was, in the view of Rolls-Royce, too much of a compromise. In creating Dawn, Rolls Royce has accepted no compromise to the comfort and luxury of four adults who want to travel together in the pinnacle of style.

Designed by: BMW Group

Contact: Lisa Petelk

HUBB Lifetime Oil Filter

HUBB is a lifetime reusable oil filter for use on any car or truck. The all stainless steel filter captures five times more contaminants and drastically reduces oil flow back pressure to increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Conventional oil filters use paper pulp material that clogs quickly, becoming useless and putting a drag on the engine; 400 million oil filters in the United States alone are thrown away annually. Every 10,000 miles HUBB is removed, disassembled, bathed in biodegradable soap and put back in the car. HUBB’s lifespan is more than 50 years!

Designed by: Bob Riccomini and Marco Berkhout of Whipsaw, Inc and Christopher Hubbard of HUBB Filters, Inc

Contact: Sieglinde VanDamme

MINI Clubman

Completely redesigned and engineered from the ground up, the new MINI Clubman features premium quality and craftsmanship in every detail—creating a mature and sophisticated interpretation of the brand’s iconic style. Among the changes—fully-fledged doors enhance the versatility and the hallmark split-rear doors are thoughtfully engineered for convenient access in tight spaces or while loading bulky objects; the rear doors can be opened when one’s hands are full, with an optional foot-activated sensor; and the alarm system has now been integrated into a LED fin antenna on the roof.

Designed by: BMW Group

Contact: Lisa Petelko


Rugged in substance and sporty in soul, the BMW X1 brings the spirit of freedom of leisure activities into everyday life. The owners’ versatile sports and outdoor interests are accommodated perfectly by its remarkable spaciousness and smart variability. xDrive combines all-season confidence with year-round driving pleasure. Its athletic presence, sturdiness and command position with the sense of safety makes it a refreshing escape from the ordinary. Together with the Head-Up Display, premium interior and unrivaled efficiency—the BMW X1 is the only authentic Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) in its class and the first BMW X model in the compact segment.

Designed by: BMW Group

Contact: Lisa Petelko

Evinrude E-TEC G2

The Evinrude E-TEC G2 is an outboard engine that redefines the industry. Consumers have never had access to an outboard engine so well integrated with their boats. It produces up to 75 percent fewer total regulated emissions, with 15 percent better fuel efficiency and 20 percent more torque than leading four-stroke engines. Evinrude E-TEC G2 customization allows the user to match engine coloration and graphics to their boat—regardless of the brand. The engine will run for 500 hours with no dealer-scheduled maintenance.

Designed by: BRP Design & Innovation Team for BRP inc.

Contact: Denys Lapointe, IDSA