Jaguar/Land Rover Enters the Autonomous Era With Their Project Vector Cars

Announcing their Project Vector, Jaguar/Land Rover has unveiled plans for an autonomous, flexible vehicle that will usher in the next era of passenger transportation. 


A pretty neat futuristic mode of transit, looking to come to Tel Aviv and other cities in the near future. Via DesignBoom: Tel Aviv is set to become the world’s first city with the magnetically levitating skytran system of mass transit, described by its developers as ‘the Jetsons made into real life’. designed to reduceContinue reading “Skytran”

Making the Tesla Model S

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Tesla. I think their business model, products, and mission are spot-on. Elon Musk was wise to purchase a defunct Toyota assembly plant during the economic downturn, and revamped it into Tesla’s manufacturing and assembly superfloor. Wired Magazine takes a look at the car getting assembled usingContinue reading “Making the Tesla Model S”

Future Airports

Wired has a peak at several airport designs and design concepts. Aside from showcasing some of the most futuristic architecture anywhere on the planet, these next-generation airports will work harder and smarter than those that came before. Zagreb, Croatia Image: Zaha Hadid  Thames Estuary Airport Concept (Gensler) London Image: Vyonyx for Gensler Lisbon Airport Lisbon, Portugal Image: HOKContinue reading “Future Airports”

Clarity Bike

Via Dezeen: No, this bike is not made out of glass. The Clarity bike is the next project within the material focus of designaffairs’ studio projects which focus on using amazing materials of our library in new contexts. We believe that the Clarity Bike could be a giant leap forward in bicycle frame engineering andContinue reading “Clarity Bike”

Glow Road

© Studio Roosegaarde A look at roads of the future. Via Treehugger: Back in October we told you about how infrastructure designers in the Netherlands have decided that the country’s highways need a major high-tech makeover and now those ideas are becoming reality. The Netherlands will start experimenting with photoluminescent paint on roads that charges in sunlightContinue reading “Glow Road”

Riding the Bus Gets Sexy

This video has been out for a few days, but it’s hilarious enough to share again. Commissioned by the Danish government to encourage public transit, the ad brings a ride on the bus to a whole new dimension. Thanks, Midttrafik. I think you did the job smashingly.

Stockholm’s Subterranean Art

After spending several days in NYC, their impressive network of subways is an uncontested success, a triumph of engineering and transportation. Their ability to whisk people around far-flung parts of the city is phenomenal. But despite all of the function, their form can’t match the artistic whimsy and intrepidness of Stockholm Sweden. Wow. Via BuzzHuntUKContinue reading “Stockholm’s Subterranean Art”

Faraday Porteur

Hot on the heels of a story of a cardboard bike comes something a little more high tech, but similarly ingenious. Just two blocks from my office is a bicycle in a front window that won the 2011 Oregon Manifest award. The bicycle in question is called the Faraday, and it is a collaboration betweenContinue reading “Faraday Porteur”

Izhar Gafni’s Awesome Cardboard Bike

Izhar Gafni is definitely someone I’d like on my side if the Apocalypse ever hits. An engineer by training, this Israeli set out to prove that a cardboard bike isn’t just technically feasible-but that it can look cool at the same time. Via Cnet: Gafni ran his idea by some engineers who told him toContinue reading “Izhar Gafni’s Awesome Cardboard Bike”