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VW Solar Powered Supercar Concept by Peter Wilkins
Addressing the sustainability and environmental problems, this concept is designed to demonstrate that eco friendly design can be aesthetically pleasing.
It also shows an emotion-driven aspect of the Volkswagen brand by giving its occupants an adrenalinic experience. The concept is powered by external photovoltaic cells that power a mid-mounted hydrogen fuel cell stack.
Sustainable Super Car by Simon Haynes
The Mercedes-Benz SSC (sustainable super car) focuses on the responsibilities that designers have and implementing it in a modest design ethic. and uses a holistic design process that combines sustainability and emotional attachment.
Among the features is the adoption of new technologies, including a hemp composite body and tub chassis, and a hybrid system.
The Velantic by Harry Wood
The Velantic is a design study of a futuristic yacht that combines a fluid sculptural design with a hybrid sail/bio diesel engines system .
Amphibious Rescue Vehicle (ARV) by David Morgan
The Land Rover (ARV) was conceived as a collaboration between Land Rover and Gibbs Technologies, which have developed the High Speed Amphibian (HSA) technology.
The task was to design an Amphibious off-road vehicle for use by the RNLI and Search and Rescue teams around the globe. It has a modular design focused on robustness and durability.
Caterpillar ANT-150 by Tom Sutton
The Caterpillar ART-150 is an Antarctic exploration vehicle designed to deal with one of the harshest environment and the toughest terrain on the planet. Its design allows it to be transported on cargo ships easily, using a modular construction allows it to be worked on with a limited engineering infrastructure.
Powered by the hydrogen CAT ACERT power unit it has zero carbon emissions. The glass canopy provides the required visibility, allowing the driver to see below the vehicle, thus improving maneuverability and productivity.
Aircraft Aisle Chair by Matthew Hewitt
Sky Chair is a radically designed aisle chair provided for non ambulatory passengers boarding an aircraft, helping them to reach their to their seat.
The main inspiration for the design came from the clean, contemporary and professional image of the British Airways brand. The chair is fully foldable and lightweight, maximising space efficiency and reducing overall in-flight weight.
(Source: Swansea Metropolitan University)