Awesome Concepts

The Reincarnated DeLorean DMC-12

The Reincarnated DeLorean DMC-12

One of the most legendary sports cars of all time will soon take a trip back to the future. The DeLorean Motor Company is gearing up to reintroduce the iconic DMC-12, the legendary stainless steel, gull-winged coupe that captivated the ‘80s. This time, it will be all-electric with a 300-mile driving range.

Cadillac InnerSpace Concept

Cadillac InnerSpace Concept

Autonomous luxury with zero emissions and zero crashes sums up Cadillac’s third Halo Concept vehicle. The slick, two-passenger EV sports a range of self-driving and connected tech. The use of biometric input, AI machine learning, and GM’s Ultifi software redefines how passengers cruise in its serene cabin.

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Airstream eStream Concept Travel Trailer

Airstream eStream Concept Travel Trailer

The fully-electric eStream Concept Travel Trailer boasts lots of features we’d like to see reach production someday: a solar panel roof and a high-voltage chassis featuring a battery-powered electric drivetrain for improved driving range. A remote control feature lets you move the trailer’s position after it’s unhitched.

Razer Project Sophia Desk

Razer Project Sophia Desk

Razer is showing off a concept design for the ultimate computer desk. It has hot-swappable, magnetic modules for a PC and touchscreen displays that act as input devices for gaming, streaming, and creative work. It also has modules for wireless charging and mug warming, and pairs with a 65″ or 77″ OLED display.

BMW iX Flow Concept

BMW iX Flow Concept

BMW turned up at CES 2022 with a uniquely eyecatching version of its all-electric iX crossover wrapped in E Ink panels, the same display material used in e-readers. The technology allows the vehicle to change from black to white and shades of grey as it transitions. The video explains how they created it.

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX

Mercedes-Benz’s EQXX concept electric sedan aims to do away with range anxiety. The sleek and luxurious car has a target driving range of 620 mi or 1000 km thanks to reduced battery weight and aerodynamic efficiency. Other highlights include a solar roof for accessory charging and an ultra-wide digital dashboard.

LG Curved OLED Concepts

LG Curved OLED Concepts

LG Display is heading to CES 2022 with a set of concepts that take advantage of the flexibility of OLED displays. Among them is a personal media chair with an immersive 55″ screen and “Virtual Ride” which pairs a workout bike with displays that wrap vertically above the rider.

Moppe Apparatus TD-MP1 Moped

Moppe Apparatus TD-MP1 Moped

Doehmers Research Lab created this concept electric moped with an awesome retro-futuristic look. Its racer shape is optimized for aerodynamics and a whisper-quiet ride. Designer Torkel Dohmers says he took inspiration from the Honda SS50, melded with synthesizer aesthetics. We would love to see this go into production.

BMW Concept XM

BMW Concept XM

If you can get past the massive grille, the Concept XM looks pretty damned awesome on paper. This plug-in hybrid crossover combines a V8 with electric motors, producing 750 hp and 737 lb-ft. of torque. Its angular, origami design language offers a glimpse into the future of BMW styling. A production version is due by late 2022.

Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron

Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron
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Insight Editions offers a glimpse inside the mind of filmmaker and adventurer James Cameron. The 392-page coffee table book is packed with exclusive images from Cameron’s personal archives, revealing concepts that led to classics like The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, and Avatar, plus other films that were never produced.

Effective Crosswalk Concepts

Effective Crosswalk Concepts

You’d think that a simple Walk/Don’t Walk sign would be enough to keep people from crossing against traffic, but it’s not. VFXHD came up with some creative methods for keeping pedestrians from getting run over. While the boxing gloves and hammer setups are silly, the water curtain and pop-up barriers aren’t bad ideas.

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY Concept

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY Concept

BMW Motorrad predicts that the future of urban mobility sits between e-bikes and motorbikes. The Vision AMBY is a concept vehicle debuting at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich. AMBY stands for “adaptive mobility,” an electric two-wheeler with three speed levels set automatically by geofencing tech for different road types.

Audi Skysphere Concept

Audi Skysphere Concept

Audi’s bold concept car showcases the brand’s future design direction and emphasis on electric drivetrains. The elongated roadster combines luxury, performance, and modern technology including the ability to shape shift and extend its wheelbase by 10″. View the full reveal on Audi’s YouTube channel.

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Nike GO FlyEase Hands-Free Sneakers

Nike GO FlyEase Hands-Free Sneakers

Nike’s GO FlyEase let you put on your shoes and take them off without using your hands. They feature a cleverly engineered hinged body that flips open when you push down on its heel and pops closed when you press your foot down. Nike plans on putting them into production soon.

Work/Sleep Balance Desk

Work/Sleep Balance Desk

Designer Kerstin Phleger’s concept design is for a desk that can transform into a bed when needed. It has an accordion-style fold-out frame that supports a roll-up foam mattress with enough room for two. No more snoozing under your desk like George on Seinfeld!

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD Concept

Opel Manta GSe ElektroMOD Concept

German automaker Opel is showing off a sweet restomodded version of its 1970 Manta coupe. In place of the diminutive inline-4 engine, the concept is propelled by an electric motor that sends 145 bhp and 188 lb-ft. of torque to the rear wheels, about double the original car’s power.

RGB Slider Marker Concept

RGB Slider Marker Concept

Like many illustrators and designers, Berkay Gursoy has quite the collection of Copic markers for coloring his images. But we love his concept design for a single marker that could be adjusted to any color simply by moving its three color sliders. Of course, if you’re being a stickler it should have been a CMYK marker.

Jeepster Beach Concept

Jeepster Beach Concept

Among the Jeeps headed to the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari is this sweet restomodded 1968 Jeepster Commando. The beautiful orange beachcomber has an open-top, a chrome roll bar, and low-back bucket seats. The 4×4 is powered by a 2.0L turbo-4 that makes 340 hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque, and rides on chunky 35″ tires.

NEC LaVie Mini Computer

NEC LaVie Mini Computer

Made by Lenovo’s NEC division, this mini PC features an 8″ full HD touchscreen that can fold into tablet mode, and is powered by a high-efficiency Intel Core i7 CPU with Iris Xe graphics. An add-on controller module and TV dock turn the system into a Switch-like gaming system. It’s currently just a concept but likely to go into production.

Nissan Office Pod Concept

Nissan Office Pod Concept

For the 2021 virtual Tokyo Auto Salon, Nissan showed off its concept for a sweet office on wheels. Based on their NV350 Caravan, the Office Pod features a desk module that can extend outside its rear, providing fresh air and a view of the world while you sit and work. It also has a see-through floor and a rooftop relaxation area.

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Razer Project Brooklyn Chair

Razer Project Brooklyn Chair

During the virtual CES 2021, Razer showed off their concept design for a truly immersive gaming system. It combines a haptic-feedback gaming chair with a wrap-around 60″ OLED display that can roll up and stow behind the seat when not in use. The distance between the gamer and the screen seems a bit close for us though.

Volkswagen EV Charging Robot

Volkswagen EV Charging Robot

One challenge for electric vehicles is the limited availability of chargers. Volkswagen is showing off a robot that can drive around a parking lot, connect to a vehicle, and charge it no matter what space it’s parked in. It can also leave a charging pack next to a car and fetch another to charge multiple vehicles at once.

Bugatti Bolide

Bugatti Bolide

Bugatti set their engineers and designers loose to create the most extreme track car concept. The result is this quad-turbo W16 lightweight monster that makes 1824 hp and weighs 2733 lb. Its top speed is “well above” 310 mph. In simulations, it does 0 to 124 mph in just 4.36 sec., 0 to 186 in 7.37 sec., and hits top speed in 33.62 sec.

2021 Ford Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig Concept

2021 Ford Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig Concept

To honor first responders who have relied on Broncos for decades, Ford and Filson created a special Bronco Badlands SUV. It’s painted in U.S. Forest Service colors, and packs a rescue skid, fire hose, water tank, and pump. Its seats are made from Filson jacket leather, while its top and cargo divider are made of fireproof ripstop nylon.

Lexus J201 Concept

Lexus J201 Concept

Lexus teamed up with Expedition Overland to create this luxury off-road monster. The LX-based SUV packs a 550 hp supercharged V8, a lifted suspension, an air snorkel, LED trail lighting, and more. The J201 will make its debut at the punishing Rebelle Rally on 10.8.20 with defending champs Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley behind the wheel.

Hyundai RM20e EV Prototype

Hyundai RM20e EV Prototype

Developed by the Hyundai N performance division, this pure-electric, rear-wheel drive sports car kicks out an insane 810 horsepower and 708 lb-ft. of torque, and can zoom from 0 to 124 mph in just 9.88 seconds. The motorsport-inspired Veloster N on steroids was designed as a testbed for N’s future vehicle technology.

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