Designed and produced in Belgium, B-And-Bee are honeycomb-style sleeping cells for festivals and other large outdoor gatherings. The cells are waterproof and have enough room for two people to sleep in.
The Virtual Windscreen Concept is a track-oriented heads up display. Similar to the interface in driving games, it can show data such as GPS, lap times and racing lines. It will even let you race against a “ghost” car.
The Design Prototype 100 (DP-100) is Aston Martin’s entry for Vision Gran Turismo in Gran Turismo 6. The concept car has a mid-mounted twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces up to 800hp. Check out its life-size model here.
As part of her I Want to Work for Nike portfolio, fashion designer Nerea Palacios modified some of the company’s soccer jerseys with a Game of Thrones theme. The Westeros Cup will probably require armor though.
The Concept 2020 is Nissan’s entry in Gran Turismo 6‘s Vision Gran Turismo and a peek at its future supercars. The car will be available for GT6 this July, but “Nissan believes that the real-world is ready” for the caras well.
The crazy Transformer Book V concept has an Android smartphone that docks into a Windows 8.1 tablet, which has a keyboard attachment. It can switch between Android and Windows while in tablet and laptop mode. More here.
From 5/21 to 9/7, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta will be hosting Dream Cars, an exhibit of various concept cars from 1932 up to the present, as well as related media. If you can’t make it there, you can check out the gallery.
Selma Durand’s Weighing Handle concept helps travelers see if their luggage is near or exceeds 20kg to 23kg, the usual range for baggage carry-on. The measurement is indicated when the bag is lifted using the handle.
Designed by formAxiom, this folding stainless steel grill has a unique cooking surface that resembles a sunflower, and a soft, mesh basket that holds its fire source. It’s still in the prototype phase, as they ensure it can be safely operated.
Peter Baeten’s portable chess set concept consists of flat pieces that slot onto the board. The pieces are laser cut and hand varnished and are stored in their own cutouts. A leather cover doubles as a play mat.
The best of the new Golfs might not even make it to showrooms. The R 400 concept has a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 395hp and 332lb.ft. of torque. It goes from 0 to 62mph in 3.9s and has a top speed of 174mph.
Currently in development at Quirky, Kevin Shay’s Swingling (aka the “UpSwing”) is a portable swing. It comes with a sturdy cable, a canvas seat and a carabiner and can be set up in under a minute. It rolls up neatly when not in use.
The Vision Future Luxury concept is dominated by carbon fiber, leather and wood. It also has a wide digital dashboard, a heads-up display, individual rear seats and a detachable tablet computer to control the rear displays.
Alex Cornell and Phil Mills’ semi-April Fools joke. Gofor is their concept for a drone rental service. They imagine drones could be summoned remotely to perform a variety of tasks, from cameraman to home security.
A 0.3mi stretch of the N329 road in Oss, Netherlands now has glow-in-the-dark markers. They absorb solar energy during the day and glow at night. It’s part of Studio Roosegarde’s vision for a smart highway.
Land Rover’s Transparent Bonnet concept is an augmented reality display that enables the driver to see through the vehicle’s hood, letting him or her see the terrain underneath as well as the placement of his front wheels.
Tarus is looking for investors for its all-terrain 2-wheel drive motorcycles. The Tarus 2 has a 2-cylinder engine and fat low-pressure tires. It has a dry weight of about 100 lb. and can be disassembled in less than five minutes.
Android Wear is Google’s upcoming operating system for smartwatches. It displays notifications based on time, location and your personal info. It also supports voice commands and third-party apps. More here.
A preview of Volvo’s future station wagons, the Concept Estate is what hatchbacks look like when they grow up. It has a sleek silhouette and a luxurious interior covered in wood, wool, leather and copper. More on 95Octane.
A flexible wall-mounted shelf system that adjusts to your needs and looks nice even when it’s “empty.” Made by students Tadej Podakar and Luka Fabjan, the REMLshelf is made of wooden beams that you can pull apart to store items.
Looking like it jumped out of an anime, the Civic Type R Concept has a 276hp 2L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, a massive rear spoiler, wide front and rear fenders and 20″ wheels. A production version is expected in 2015.