It is devided into the “red dot award: product design”, the “red dot award: communication design” and the “red dot award: design concept.”
This last section includes the "Mobility" category. Among its winners are:
- Pinifarina Sintesi
- Opel Flextreme
- MX-Libris Taxi
- MERM Concept
- Faurecia Premium Attitude
- Vectrix Electric Superbike by Robrady Design
For the complete list of winners visit www.red-dot.sg.
Sintesi, first introduced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, is a sports car with four doors and four seats that was developed with a highly innovative approach: it does not consider the car as a shape that covers the mechanicals, but one that gives a shape to the mechanicals around the passengers, starting from the latter.
This approach, which is known as “liquid” packaging, has overturned traditional volumetric balances, improving weight distribution and lowering the centre of gravity, which are important elements for driving dynamics.
The Flextreme was conceived at General Motors’ European Design Center and premiered in 2007 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt.
The car is a study of the future design of the monocab segment, incorporating alternative energy propulsion with fresh, bold styling.
The Flextreme uses the new design language introduced under the direction of British GME Design Vice President Mark Adams and was first brought to market this year with the Insignia.
Among the features are the extended-range electric vehicle technology system, the rear-hinged “Flex doors” that enable comfortable access to the interior, a large transparent roof and twin tailgate doors that open from the side and swing upward.
Designed by Alberto Villarreal for a Mexican design contest, MX-LIBRIS is a new kind of taxi vehicle for the Latin American region.
With zero-emissions and an iconic form, it aims for a friendly urban appeal.
The original exterior design – with an asymmetric and unique form – has been designed to intentionally become a forward-thinking icon of Latin America.
The interior design, also asymmetric, maximises the use of space and promotes interaction between passengers by placing the fourth one facing the other three as well as leaving a central hallway for access.
Additional images are available on CarDesign.ru.
MERM (Modular Electronic Retail Minivan)
Created by Zhang Zhongren, MERM targets the modern retail market with a transformable car body and various retail modules. The whole vehicle is powered by electricity while a solar panel on the roof provides power for all facilities on board.
Faurecia Premium Attitude
Uneveiled at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Premium Attitude showcases a number of design innovations integrated as feasible engineering solutions.
It was designed by Andreas Wlasak, Thorsten Suess, Robert Fitzpatrick, Philippe Aumont and Robert Huber.
For more information visit the concept microsite at Faurecia.com.
Vectrix Electric Superbike by Robrady Design
The Vectrix Superbike created by Robrady Design features a powertrain with an electric motor and batteries and celebrates its clean electric power by pushing aesthetic boundaries pertaining to “green” vehicle design.
For more information visit www.robrady.com.
(Source: Red Dot Design Awards)