There are several key graduate shows for vehicle and transport design
around the World but it is often the RCA that generates the most
international attention. In 2004, as with most, the bulk of the work is
four-wheeled but there are one or two exceptions.
Trans FX fluid blue concept car
In this feature, images of work are paired with students' own
descriptions of the aims and intentions of their projects.
"ONE AIM is a tribute to the Japanese supercar
tradition. Japanese design heritage is interpreted with a
'Samurai helmet' look, creating a clear dominating message,
combined with the advanced seating concept of Formula One cars.
ONE AIM is based upon the dimensions and proportions of Toyota's
Formula One TF-103."
"Flow is a rental vehicle designed to be available to
the cultural tourist that travels to Portugal with the intent of
experiencing the country at a deeper cultural and social level..
..With plenty of open areas and easy egress design, this vehicle
would provide a unique holiday experience."
Panos Karras: CitroŽn Anesis
"The idea is to bring functionality into sports cars that are
traditionally perceived as highly selfish and irrational in their concept.
"..The environment of the passenger cabin along with the position
of the engine define the exterior design of the vehicle. The seating
position is close to the riding position of a bike. "The exterior design reflects the philosophy that CitroŽn wants
to achieve for its cars. It introduces a new language that is a
combination of geometric shapes with more emotional lines."
is a need for a provocative and rebellious concept, a rebel
against the blank car, aiming to strengthen the interactive
relationship between man and car, to show a new direction on and
off the road. A car with a personal 'face' which strives to fulfil
the user's yearning for individuality."
Sexuality & Interconnection of Car & Driver
car is simultaneously designed as both a mechanical physical
extension of the body and also as an object of fashion and
jewellery worn to visually enhance the human body. The goal is to
blur or erase the line between sensuality, sexuality and the
technical aspects of the car. To make the motion, emotion and
riding sensation, due to exposed bodywork, extreme leaning
characteristics, three-wheel layout and seating position only
inches from the ground ensures a thrilling ride.
is a sustainable, low-emission, hybrid vehicle, powered by a small
combustion engine with an integrated electric engine in every
need heritage to demonstrate progression. Presenting a
'retro-futuristic' vehicle provides a modern reinterpretation of
this era of technological expressiveness. Prometheus embodies the
spirit of the art of 'motionless speed' with classical elegance
and ultra-modern technology."
Rodriguez Ramiro: Open
mass produced automobile has its roots in the 'people cars' that
appeared in Europe in the mid 20th Century as an attempt to make
mobile a society in which the nuclear family was the dominant
social structure.. ..However, there have been in recent decades
deep sociological changes that have affected the household
composition of Western societies. "My
project is intended as an exploration of the trend towards new
family types and the patterns of use in these alternative
del Campo Barcena: Message
first glance a car is an instantly recognisable object but it also
needs to be 'read' in order to distinguish one car from another.
The depth of this process normally depends upon the intelligence
and training of the reader. "The language of vehicle
design is a very specific one. Often it is not fully enjoyed by
the general public.. ..The aim of this project is to find a
contemporary language for vehicles which is more expressive and
therefore more accessible to people."
FUTURE VEHICLE LINKS: all-new and
redesigned models scheduled to hit showrooms in the next 12 to 18 months
SPIGA concept car
fest future cars
The Blueplanet Ecostar is long and low. It features battery cartridge
driver sits at the rear dragster fashion, the battery cartridge is in
the way to the nose cone. Check out the battery cartridge exchange
or phone UK:
Intelligent Battery Support System
BLUE BIRDS OF HAPPINESS
your land speed record car cannot refuel itself like this, you
are at a huge disadvantage. Blueplanet is around 66% the weight
of a car that does not have cartridge exchange refueling for the
has inbuilt battery loaders. It does not need a
service station to refuel itself in under 2 minutes.