Hyundai Aebulle Concept

in: New Designers 12 May 2010
Hyundai Aebulle Concept

The Hyundai Aebulle is a design study of a futuristic three-wheeler vehicle with an electric powertrain and a magnesium frame. The author is design student Shane Baxley from the Art Centr College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

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Hyundai Aebulle ConceptThe Concept Aebulle ("aebulle" means "cocoon" in Korean) was inspired by the European Peacock Butterfly cocoon.

This concept was designed by Shane Baxley for his exterior project at Art Center College of design during the summer of 2009. He later built the alias model during the fall 2009 semester.

As h explains, "The main idea was to design a personal vehicle that delivers the mobility and speed of a motorcycle while offering the safety that a cocoon offers a butterfly."

"The Aebulle is targeted for the Los Angeles region where it would utilize the commuter lanes allowing its occupant a quick commute."

Aebulle Cocoon Concept Hyundai Aebulle Concept RenderingThe front wheels are on separate independent swing arms which allow the vehicle to lean when cornering, in a similar manner to the Dodge Tomahawk.

Hyundai Aebulle Concept Ideation SketchesThe concept structure adopts a magnesium frame which wraps around the driver as well as an aluminum oxynitride glass that acts as the frontal cockpit area.

Hyundai Aebulle Concept Render Hyundai Aebulle Concept CAD Screenshot

This glass integrates the user controls such as vehicle information, GPS system, radio etc., displayed using the e-ink technology. The controls can be customized by the user to fit their individual needs.

Inside the Aebulle the seating position is fixed: the gas and brake pedals are mounted on the steering column which can be adjusted to the drivers position.

Upon entering and exiting the vehicle, the center steering column lifts upward with the glass cockpit.

The Aebulle concept is powered by compact in-wheel electric motors coupled with lithium batteries stored in the floor of the vehicle.

Hyundai Aebulle Concept Sketch Hyundai Aebulle Concept Interior Design"The Aebulle continues Hyundai’s strategy with the Genesis by not making their logo apparent on the exterior of the vehicle but present it on the center of the steering wheel."

About the Designer

Shane Baxley is a student at theArt Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. He will start hist 4th term in late May 2010.

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(Image Courtesy: Shane Baxley)

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