There were several “concept” cars for display at the Tokyo Motor Show 2011. However, Mitsubishi’s opinion of how automobile interfaces may look like in the next 10 years was a little more interesting. Called the EMIRAI automotive interface, the car featured a curved, touch-screen rear projection display.
‘Going green’ is an important topic across all large corporations. Wasting paper in offices is a big and sensitive issue for a lot of people. Just to make things a bit better, here’s a concept printer from designer Sharsha Lee from Liteon Technology Corp. The Eco Printer will use specialized ink consisting of photographic materials that will completely disappear when placed under UV radiation.
This interesting design for traffic lights from Thanva Tivawong is based on LEDs, but kinda looks and feels like a Sand Clock. “LED lights trickle down to make an obvious statement, regarding the time left for the lights to change.” Smart design coupled with simplicity, makes all the difference.
This interesting watch called the Fertilization Watch has been created by designer Andy Kurovets and features three hands represented by different-sized sperms. “Explain that the little sperm showing the minutes and hours is moving forth to fertilize the central ovule! And that’s how timely babies are born!“.
Once upon a time, the car you see above was only a concept. Well…it isn’t anymore. This plug-in hybrid vehicle can charge itself in just two and a half hours using a conventional power socket. Expect to see this awesome car on road in 2013. No word on pricing though.
This clever design of instant coffee-in-a-straw called Open It! comes from designer Youngdo Kim, that can be a huge time saver for a lot of people. I bet this would be a great hit if it commercialize/launches in the US. “You simply open up the top end of the coffee mixture pouch, pour the contents into water and use the same pouch as a straw for stirring & sipping the drink!”
“The Halo Intersceptor is a multi functional vehicle, based around one car that can couple with several vehicle attachments to form the basis of private air, sea and land travel.” A concept vehicle designed by Phil Pauley.