Yes, it’s definitely intriguing. But unfortunately for anyone wishing topark one in their own driveway, theMercedes Ener-G-Force concept ($TBA) is about as concept-y as a vehicle can get. Created for the Los Angeles Design Challenge 2012, the Ener-G-Force was designed as a highway patrol car for 2025, it boasts such outlandish features as a tank on the roof to storewaterthat’s transferred to the “hydro-tech converter” where it’s converted into hydrogen for running the fuel cells and a 360-degree topography scanner on the roof. Source:Mercedes Ener-G-Force Concept
Last time we saw the LF-LC Concept, it was red, and details were scant. The Lexus LF-LC Blue Concept ($TBA) is the next step forwards for this radical four-seat coupe, as we can now tell you that it’s powered by an Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive that pairs an Atkinson cycle combustion engine with a high-energy battery pack for 500 hp — and plenty of speed — and that the interior boasts twin 12.3-inch LCD screens for info and navigationdisplay that are operated by a touch screencontrol board. Unfortunately, as with its predecessor, you can expect to see it in a garage near you approximately never.
For example, the pint-size Shimi utilizes facial recognition through the front-facing camera of an Android phone to position its speakers toward the listener for optimalsound. A summary of the device from Georgia Tech mentions a unique song selection method: “If the user taps or claps a beat, Shimi analyzes it, scans the phone’s musical library and immediately plays the song that best matches the suggestion.”
Other compelling features coming to Shimi include gesture recognition for playback/volume control and the ability to recommend music based on the active song.
Nandini Maheshwari:Taj Mahal, the widely recognized “Seven wonders of the world” in Agra, India is notable for its architectural beauty. Commissioned by Shah Jahan, one of the distinguished Mughal emperors in the memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the monument has always inspired the Designand architectural world. But the Belgian design firm studio Job has taken its inspiration to another level with the classic Taj Mahal tablethat it has unveiled at the Art Basel Miami 2012. The upside down TajMahal table is an exemplary work of art with innovation and tradition going hand in hand. The iconic bronze Taj Mahal Table boasts flashy gilt domes and is reportedly based on the same architectural principles except few changes in the design to make it upside down. Design-wise, it’s made of bronze unlike the white marble in Taj Mahal. Available in a limited edition of eight, this table is priced at €36,000 ($45,455).
The Taj Mahal table
The design house is known for its collector’s furniture cast in bronze. Back in 2007, the design studio has earned accolades for its limited edition suite of five pieces unveiled at Art Basel Miami, which got sold off to a private collector called Robber Baron for a whopping $700,000 within the first hour of the show.
The other highlights at the Art Basel Miami includes, Israel designer Ron Gilad’s contemporary Glass Tube Bench for Dilmos.
Gilded wall installation
The highlights at the fair includes a six-foot-wide wall installation called “Burgeon” by Hudson Valley artist Jennifer Trask, which is composed of 18th and 19th century gilt picture frames and it sports an extraordinary price true to its gilt make at $175,000.
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Based on last year’s i8, thenewBMW i8 Spyder concept ($TBA) takes the company’s experimental hybrid line to new heights with a two-section folding roof, upward-opening doors, and slightly updated — and improved — looks. Other features include a 131 hp electricmotor to drive the front wheels, a 223 hp turbocharged gas three-cylinder powering the rear wheels — a setup that allows for front-wheel, rear-wheel, or all-wheel drive, as well as 78 mpg fuel economy — 50:50 weight distribution, a 0-62 mph sprint of five seconds, a top speed of 155 mph, and copious use of lightweight materials. Did we mention that it also sports two electric scooters under the rear glass panel? Like we said, it’s a concept. Source:BMW i8 Spyder Concept
Although it is set to make its official debut atthe Geneva Motor Show in less than two weeks, photos of the Infiniti Emerge-E have hit the internet—and we like what we see.
The pictures we found at Carscoop.com show a dramatic supercar with plenty of Infiniti styling cues to go around. The company has revealed the Emerge-E will be powered by a mid-mounted range-extending drivetrain, but not a whole lot else about the technical details of the car.
We’ve been wondering what Infiniti’s electric supercar would actually look like ever since the company started teasing the car last year, but we’d be lying if we said we expected a car that looks as good as this one. We’ll have to wait until the car is officially unveiled in Geneva to find out exactly what the Emerge-E is hiding underneath its sleek exterior.
A new Lambo SUV? that’s right. theLamborghini Urus Concept ($TBA) promises to be both the most powerful — roughly 600 hp — and the least polluting production SUV on the market when it finally hits the streets in 2015. As you might be able to tell from the launch date, details of the beast are pretty scarce right now, but rest assured that it’ll pack plenty of room for four passengers, and will likely cost somewhere around $200K — although if you’re seriously considering buying one, you probably already knew that.
Like every other automaker, Bentley has decided it’s timetobuild an SUV. Designed to be a beauty both on andoff-road, theBentley EXP 9 F is an all-wheel drive luxury SUV conceptthat offers all of the company’s hand-crafted detailing and high performance get-go. powered be a 6.0 liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine, the Bentley SUV features a spacious wood-leather-metal interior with “commanding driving position” and a host of rich people niceties, including a panoramic glass panel roof Design, touchscreen interfaces, 3Dnavigation, and a rear seat business mode with fold-down keyboard and internet connectivity, powered footrest and infotainment moviescreen. Of course, you can’t overlook the cooled compartment for champagne and glassesunder the rear armrest, which you will enjoy on the two-piece tailgate which doubles as a picnic table. Bentley says this is more than a publicity stunt, telling us there’s strong potential for the EXP 9 F to become the third Bentley model-line alongside the Mulsanne and Continental ranges.
Evolution of the SUBWING, told by the inventor, Simon Sivertsen
It all started in the beginning of the summer of 2011, back then I was 18 years old. My brother, father and I were going to attempt a circumnavigation around the globe. We had bought a sailboat in Turkey and started our journey from there.
When sailing through the Greek islands, I was astounded by the clarity of the water, it almost felt like flying when diving, just missing the speed and thrill. The firstideas of an underwater wing, towed behind a boat, started emerging deep in the right hemisphere of my brain.
A piece of driftwood was perfectly suited for a first simple test of the concept. A waterski rope was attached to the plank and pulled by our small RIB. The idea worked and I was able to control the up/downward moment without too much effort. But it was far from perfect and felt somewhat static, like a 2D videogame, it was missing a third dimension.
After sailing for some weeks we arrived in Italy, and a new idea had evolved on paper. A simple, but clever solution which involved two separate fins (or wings which we like call it) connected together with a twistable joint. We went to the local supermarket and hardwarestore and bought two chopping boards, some gardening hose connector links and some fiberglass. After a lot of mess and with limited access to proper tools, the very first SUBWING was created at sea.
After discovering the incredible dynamic handling one could achieve underwater with this contraption, it was no doubt this was a great idea which possibly could evolve into a whole new watersport if made available for the public.
The dream of navigating the globe was set on hold and we sailed home to Norway.
Since then, many prototypes have been developed, and a lot of testing has been done. Not even the cold winter of Norway could stop us from jumping in the sea to perform essential testing. Even if it meant we had to wrap our head with duct tape, to prevent icy water entering the wetsuit.