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."
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.
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.
(Image Courtesy: Shane Baxley)