For their final projects, the transportation design MA students at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava were assigned an individual brief, each linked to a different brand and theme.
Opel Aura Concept by Martin Kostovčík
With the Opel Aura self-driving car the author intended to combine the Opel brand’s heritage with new technologies.
The design aims at expressing sportiness, emotions, a “sculptural character” while conveying a sense of safety.
The Aura combines an autonomous mode for traveing on highways and a manual mode that makes it a sporty fun vehicle perfect for driving during the weekends.
Among the technical highlights is the “living glass”, which allows to change the driving experience and the character of the car.
The project was sponsored by Opel and supervised by Frank Starz. The final design was built in a 1:3 scale model.
Mercedes-Benz Wind power concept by Slavo Ozaník
The project is based on three main ideas. the first one was to create a wind powered vehicle, for its complete eco-sustainability and the natural feeling it delivers to the driver.
The second goal was to impress the viewer in order to raise a strong reaction and an interest in this kind of vehicels.
The third brief was to design a vehicle, which would be realistically producible usingcurrent technologies and materials.
Developed in collaboration with supervisor Vojtěch Stránský (Mercedes-Benz), the concept was finalized into a 1:4 scale model.
BMW electric urban scooter by Adam Puškáš
Adam’s goal was to develop a compact electric scooter with a low weight and a dynamic design, with the target of presenting “a real product designed for the market.”
Supervised by Klemens Rossnagel (Audi), he designed a concept that would fit into BMW Motorrad’s current line-up and finalized it into a 1:2 scale model.
The design theme is based on an interpretation of electromobilty and sporty look.
Land Rover Luxury Superyacht Concept by Peter Chovanec
The goal of the project was to introduce new technologies such as 3D printing – into the luxury yacht industry in order to revolutionize the look as well as the manufacturing processes traditionally used by boatmakers and stand out from the crowd.
Author Peter Chovanec explains: “My design proposal should embody luxury,uniqueness and recognizability and distinguish from the competition. It’s a study on shifting boundaries of ordinary and delivering an object that speaks for itself.”
The project was developed under the supervision of Michal Kačmár (Hyundai) and finalized into a 1:87 scale model.
(Part 2 coming soon…)
(Image Courtesy: Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava for Car Body Design)