THE BEST Concepts

Mercedes-Benz F 015 Concept

Mercedes-Benz F 015 Concept

Similar to the Rinspeed XchangE, Mercedes-Benz’ F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car is a mobile lounge. It has autonomous driving, an interior clad in wood and leather and has rotating lounge chairs. More on 95octane.

Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Infiniti’s contribution to Gran Turismo 6’s growing collection of concept cars. The Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo is a hybrid with a naturally aspirated V8 and a mean, viper-like design. Available for download this week.

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Land Rover Urban Windscreen

Land Rover Urban Windscreen

Jaguar Land Rover’s augmented reality concept includes vehicle pillars that show what’s directly behind them, a ghost car for navigation and various heads up displays such as traffic light timers and parking locators.

US Dollar Bills Concepts

US Dollar Bills Concepts

Travis Purrington’s concept for new US banknotes each have a monochrome illustration of a building block on one side and a colored illustration of the building block’s manifestation on the other side. Also, triangles.

Chevy Chaparral 2X Concept

Chevy Chaparral 2X Concept

Unlike previously unveiled Gran Turismo 6 concept cars, the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT is as fictional as it gets. It’s powered by a non-existent laser-based engine and is worn like a wingsuit, with the driver lying on his belly.

Audi Prologue Concept

Audi Prologue Concept

The Audi Prologue serves as the blueprint to the carmaker’s near future models. This hulking block of sculpted steel has a 4L TFSI engine that produces up to 605hp and 553.2 lb-ft of torque and is filled with passive 3D displays inside.

Lexus LF-C2 Concept

Lexus LF-C2 Concept

The Lexus LF-C2 Concept is a luxury 2+2 roadster. Its mix of curves and sharp lines and edges is no doubt polarizing but will be familiar to Lexus fans. The car’s leather interior is lit by its LEDs and touchscreen monitors.

Husqvarna 401 Concepts

Husqvarna 401 Concepts

Inspired by the Silver Arrow, these street bikes both have a 43hp 400cc water-cooled engine and weigh only 297lb. The White Arrow is designed to be clean and simple, while the Black Arrow can handle off-road use as well. More here.

Evil Vinyl Figure Concepts

Evil Vinyl Figure Concepts

Animation studio A Large Evil Corporation has designed an ongoing series of vinyl toy mockups based on pop culture characters. Since they’ve gone viral, the studio is seriously considering turning them into actual figures.

WriteBoard

WriteBoard

A concept for an electronic whiteboard. The WriteBoard is a 27″ 1080p LCD touchscreen that comes with a marker-sized stylus. Anything you write on it will be sent to other WriteBoards as well as to connected mobile devices.

Ultrasound Gesture Recognition

Ultrasound Gesture Recognition

A couple of years from now, you won’t need to touch or talk to your phone to interact with it, thanks to Elliptic Labs. The company came up with a technology that uses ultrasound to detect gestures made around a device.

Evo Utility Bicycle

Evo Utility Bicycle

The Evo bicycle lost to the Denny in the 2014 Bike Design Project, but it’s a great concept as well. It has mounts at the front and rear for a variety of cargo accessories. It also has a built-in lock, headlight and brake light.

Spira Wireless Charger and Clock

Spira Wireless Charger and Clock

This concept by ÉCAL design student Alice Robbiani, is comprised of a magnetic smartphone charging case with a wall-mounted charging base. What makes it truly special is the interactivity, offering charging feedback and a clock display.

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Adobe x Microsoft: The Future

Adobe x Microsoft: The Future

Adobe’s concept video shows what it thinks will be the future of its applications in a world filled with touchscreens and mobile devices. The apps shown have convenient multitouch shortcuts and wireless interaction between devices.

Volkswagen XL Sport Concept

Volkswagen XL Sport Concept

The XL Sport has the same 1199cc V-Twin engine that’s in the Ducati 1199 Superleggera. That means it only has 197hp and 99 lb.-ft. of torque to work with, but the concept car makes up for it with its low drag coefficient and weight.

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera

Nixie is a concept for a small and flexible camera-equipped quadcopter. The idea is that you’ll wear it as a bracelet, then when you want it to take a picture it’ll fly off your wrist, snap a shot and then come back to you.

The Suitsy

The Suitsy

Jesse Herzog must think that April Fools is in September. He’s on Betabrand gathering votes for his idea – a business suit onesie – a zip-up shirt with a jacket and a pair of pants stitched to it. Even his dog can’t decide how it feels about this.

The Dancing Traffic Light

The Dancing Traffic Light

For many pedestrians, the don’t walk sign is merely a suggestion. Carmaker Smart found a way to make people stop. It set up motion capture booths where people danced, and turned them into eye-catching signs. Making of here.

Google Project Wing

Google Project Wing

Like Amazon’s Prime Air, Project Wing is a concept for a drone delivery service. The current prototype features a small tail-sitter that automatically flies to the delivery zone and lowers its package using a winch. More here.

Carpet Drawing

Carpet Drawing

Have you ever tried doodling on carpets and other furry surfaces? Professor Yuta Sugiura and his colleagues tried harder. They came up with three devices that let you draw, stamp or automatically print on furry surfaces.

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IXION Windowless Jet Concept

IXION Windowless Jet Concept

Technicon Design’s concept luxury jetliner that replaces windows with panoramic projection surfaces which relay what’s outside the aircraft using video cameras. It’s a cool idea, but we can only imagine the glare on our laptop screens.

Miilo Children’s Bike Concept

Miilo Children’s Bike Concept

Made by Andreas Bhend, Miilo is an extendable children’s bicycle. It starts out as a trainer bike, but you can upgrade it to a fixed gear bicycle using most of its existing parts to adapt to a child’s growth.

Denny Bicycle

Denny Bicycle

Winner of Oregon Manifest’s 2014 Bike Design Project, the Denny bicycle has a handlebar that doubles as a bike lock, a front carrying shelf, and a removable battery for its assistive motor, brake light, front light and turn signals.

Coffeemaker Clock

Coffeemaker Clock

The Barisieur is Joshua Renouf’s concept for a coffee lover’s alarm clock. When the alarm goes off, an electric heater and stainless steel balls boil the water, which will then drip onto coffee grounds. Why does this not exist already?

B-And-Bee

B-And-Bee

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.

Jaguar Virtual Windscreen

Jaguar Virtual Windscreen

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.

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