Archive for the ‘Public Transport’ category

Eco-Friendly Bus Carrying Bikes to Help Tourists Explore Seoul

July 26th, 2011


Kukil Han, a talented designer from Seoul has recently posted his latest design of a solar-powered bus called Bike Guide. The vehicle will transport people around the capital of South Korea eco-friendly style.

The concept is very impressive and could really be brought to life and become rather useful in European cities as well.

The designer’s idea was that tourists visiting Seoul can sign up for a tour around the city at any kiosk mounted in the area. The stations include maps with stops along the route so passengers would be able to pre-pay for the service. The payment is made via a touchscreen device.

The eco-friendly bus with several bikes attached to it features solar panels mounted on the roof. At each stop the bus detaches bikes so people could explore the city on their own. After returning to the bus, passengers attach the bikes back and wait until the vehicle reaches the next location.

While riding the bus, people can watch a television that says about the next point that tourists may consider exploring. The same information is provided when people use the bicycles. A small display mounted on the handlebar of the bike provides data on the time of departure, GPS navigation, historical facts and more.

Watch the video below to get a clearer picture of the whole concept.

[via Treehugger]

CAT – Aquatic Vehicle from Cal Craven

July 4th, 2011

Designer Cal Craven has recently unveiled its latest concept – an aquatic car.

The vehicle is probably designed for a world where waterways replaced roads and people drive personal boats and not road cars.

The designer called his concept the CAT (short for City Aquatic Transportation).

In today’s world this vehicle can be used by people living in an urban setting by the seaside.

The CAT has a lot of windows so the travelers could observe the surrounding views.

[via Yanko Design]

El-Assist – Electric Car that Uses Overhead Network to Recharge

October 19th, 2010

Vladimir Abramov is an industrial designer who came up with a way of charging electric vehicle.

The new technology considerably increases the range of EVs due to the fact that with its help the cars can be refilled on the move.

In addition, the new concept has the goal of cutting the number of private cars by combining private driving and public transportation. » Read more: El-Assist – Electric Car that Uses Overhead Network to Recharge

Fast-Charging System that Powers Hybrid, Electric Buses

October 11th, 2010

Most buses today drive on diesel. Opbrid Transporte Sostenible, a company based in Spain, decided to focus on the eco-friendly part and presented its Busbaar charging system that powers buses with renewable energy, allowing them to travel around a city without burning diesel.

The system leverages the fast charge capability of lithium-titanate batteries and employs an end-of-route high-power charging (250 kW) system. This system works without plugging in. » Read more: Fast-Charging System that Powers Hybrid, Electric Buses

Eco-Friendly High-Speed Train Design Unveiled by British Firm

July 27th, 2010

A UK designer firm, called Pristmanngoode, came up with a design of a new-generation, luxurious eco-friendly high-speed bullet train, which might become the future of sustainable transport in Britain.

The train is entitled Mercury and its design pretty much resembles the Concord.

The double-decker train is 400 meters long and can reach a speed of 225mph. It also has one of the world’s longest nose sections. » Read more: Eco-Friendly High-Speed Train Design Unveiled by British Firm

Biway – All-Electric Transportation System that Mixes Bus and Train

June 10th, 2010

In a world where air pollution is one of the main issues, designers and engineers are continuously looking for alternatives that could make our planet greener.

Aleshina Ekaterina and Kamyshev Vitaly are two industrial designers that came up with an idea for an eco-friendly transportation system that represents a fusion of bus and train transport.

They called their creation Biway. The envisioned system includes all-electric busses that can travel on city streets, being powered by small onboard batteries. » Read more: Biway – All-Electric Transportation System that Mixes Bus and Train

Peugeot Velocite – Three-Wheel Electric Car Designed for 2020

May 31st, 2010

This eco-friendly vehicle was designed by Juan Carlos, who envisioned the car of 2020, when cities stuffed with vehicles will force people to switch to electric and hybrid cars.

This compact Peugeot Velocite is a three-wheel vehicle that features an electric engine.

The designer thought about creating a car that would boast sporty lines and a look that would appeal to young people. » Read more: Peugeot Velocite – Three-Wheel Electric Car Designed for 2020

Easy-to-Assemble, Low-Cost Green Vehicle

February 15th, 2010

lillies-vehicle-conceptDesigned by Marcos Costa, this vehicle can hardly be called a car, being composed of very few parts.

Costa decided to name his project “Anything Moves a Bucket of Lillies,” and its goal is to make more people aware of the wasted that occurs as a result of car-making process today.

To create the car there is no need to use welding and painting techniques that are being utilized nowadays. » Read more: Easy-to-Assemble, Low-Cost Green Vehicle

Mo-Du-Lo – Electrical Vehicle for a Whole Neighborhood

January 20th, 2010

mo-du-lo-electric-vehicle-duThis unusual concept was designed by a French designer Thierry Dumaine. The modular car was developed exclusively for the Michelin Challenge Design 2010 and its main goal is to provide a comfy and eco-friendly mean of transport for a person, couple or neighborhood.

The concept features three different types of vehicles. The first one is a pedal-powered monocycle designed for one person and is called Mo. The second one, dubbed Du, represents a four-wheel vehicle that has two monocycles and Lo is the third car that can combine several cars to create a train for the entire neighborhood. » Read more: Mo-Du-Lo – Electrical Vehicle for a Whole Neighborhood

Rent an Electric Taxi Car to Avoid Crowded Urban Environment

November 18th, 2009

electric-taxi-car-portugal-frontThe design of this concept was developed by David Vidal, a designer from Portugal, who was inspired by the trendy Eastern transports dubbed Rickshaw.

Vidal called his creation Electric Taxi Car. This electric public transport provides a safe and eco-friendly commutation to passengers who want to dodge crowded areas in the city. » Read more: Rent an Electric Taxi Car to Avoid Crowded Urban Environment