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500mph Hyperloop Travel Pods

500mph Hyperloop Travel Pods

Hyperloop travel seems to be a pipedream (bad joke) but the two competing companies are making strides in different directions. While Hyperloop One are focusing on a test track for the proposed 500mph transportation of people and cargo in the Nevada desert, the competition, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has decided to focus on the design of it’s transportation pods.
Perhaps this is an attempt to curry support from the potential travellers by taking the ‘passenger first approach’? We won’t see the first capsule until 2018 and HTT suggest that it will be the culmination of ‘over 3 years and thousands of hours of design’. The proposal will be looking to house 28-40 passengers and there are suggestions that the capsule could potentially reach speeds of 760mph!
It certainly seems like transport of the future and with the proposed speeds, could double the maglev technology currently in use in Japan.

New Creative Director at All4Design

New Creative Director at All4Design

Philip Power joins All4Design in the role of Creative Director. He rejoins the company with experience in consumer goods, lighting and retail design and will be overseeing the restructure and working with the team and our external partners. We welcome him to All4Design and look forward to many successful years together.

The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

BMW motored Vision 100

Autonomous and fully connected BMW motorrad VISION NEXT 100 motorcycle

Standing as the ultimate riding experience, the BMW Motorrad ‘VISION NEXT 100’ concept motorcycle completes the german automotive brand’s centenary celebrations. as a look into what the future may be, BMW has envisioned four vehicles; the BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce, and the Motorad, which was unveiled at an exclusive show in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. the presentation concluded the ‘iconic impluses’ tour, fittingly finalizing their 100 year festivities exactly how the company first started – with a motorbike.

‘normally, when we develop a motorcycle, we tend to think 5 to 10 years in advance. on this occasion, we looked much further ahead and found the experience especially exciting. there are some very attractive prospects. I firmly believe the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 sets out a coherent future scenario for the BMW Motorrad brand‘, explains Edgar Heinrich, head of design at BMW Motorrad.

Referencing their origins, the BMW Motorrad ‘VISION NEXT 100’ concept features a black frame triangle that was influenced by their ‘R32’ motorcycle, which was made in 1923. its design has been reinterpreted as more of a functional sculpture that links the front and rear wheels with a dynamic sweep. this single, flowing frame is a clean surface, without any visible bearings and joints, and helps create a naked bike form from its side view. named ‘flexframe’, the construction aids steering by allowing light changing of direction and high rigidity when at top speeds.

the concept introduces modern technologies with the analogue riding experience of motorcycles, creating a completely new result. autonomous elements are a key part of this, intelligently connecting the rider, bike and outside world in a combination that offers a unique sense of freedom matched with safety. its self-driving features, and its self-balancing system, anticipate what lies ahead and alerts the user when specific action is needed. as a result, they offer complete rider protection, removing the need for helmets and body protection.

‘the BMW motorrad VISION NEXT 100 embodies the BMW Group’s vision of biking in a connected world – an analogue experience in a digital age. motorcycling is about escaping from the everyday: the moment you straddle your bike, you are absolutely free. your bike is the great escape‘, says edgar heinrich.

an important part of the technology of the BMW motorrad ‘VISION NEXT 100’, is the ubiquitous and discreet digital companion. this links the driver and bike, providing active support and situational information, but only when essential. the visor headset is imperative to this as it shows relevant data on the glass – similar to that of a heads-up display (HUD). information is only projected onto the screen on request or as an alert for action. this is to ensure a freer and undistracted riding experience, and offer better safety and focus on the road.

‘the bike has the full range of connected data from its surroundings and a set of intelligent systems working in the background, so it knows exactly what lies ahead. by collating the data it has gathered, it can suggest ideal lines and banking angles, or warn riders of hazards ahead,‘ explains holger hampf, head of user experience at the BMW group.

summarized as ‘the great escape’, the BMW motorrad ‘VISION NEXT 100’ concept creates a pure and unbounded ride experience. this has been created through its vast and high-intelligent connectivity between rider, motorcycle and the environment. the interaction, together with its multiple assisting and autonomous driving features, ensures that user of all levels and abilities are perfectly safe. as the final part of the ‘iconic impulses’ tour,  the motorcycle fuses many elements from the BMW, MINI and rolls-royce concepts but joins them in a much more raw and, like its design, in a naked, free sense.

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Nissan Qashqai Black Edition: the world’s largest 3D pen sculpture

Nissan Qashqai Black Edition: the world’s largest 3D pen sculpture

Nissan Qashqai Black Edition: the world’s largest 3D pen sculpture

Nissan has commissioned the worlds largest 3D printed sculpture using 3D pens and a couple of highly skilled artists. The sculpture, which is a 2016 Nissan Qashqai Black Edition, took around 800 man-hours and used over 13.8km of plastic filament to build.

One of the creators Grace Du Prez, said on its unveiling to the public:

“I’ve been drawing with 3Doodler’s pens for a few years now, but this is by far and away my most ambitious commission to date. It demonstrates how far 3D printing technology has come and how it can be used by anyone.”

Each section of the car was completely hand drawn from detailed images and schematics too, meaning it really is a true to life replica. Watch the video to see how the sculpture was built.

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Bang & Olufsen’s 4K TV with Android is a minimalist masterpiece.

Bang & Olufsen’s 4K TV with Android is a minimalist masterpiece.

Bang & Olufsen’s 4k TV with android is a minimalist masterpiece.

Bang & Olufsen beovision 14: this 4k ultra HD LED TV features a world of connectivity options, integrated access to exciting apps and boasting a more immersive sound than most standalone speaker systems. the 4k ultra HDTV is influenced by scandinavian design and pays homage to the best of traditional craft tradition of bang & olufsen. it has a timeless elegance which combines exceptional audio, crisp imaging and advanced connectivity options. It features a minimalist design aesthetic and boasts a 4k ultra HD pixel resolution. ‘beovision 14′ communicates with the android tv platform and, therefore, has built-in google cast abilities, enabling the streaming of movies, photos, and music directly from a smartphone or tablet at the simple touch of a button. it is also capable of streaming new formats such as high efficiency video coding (HEVC), which allows the transmission of 4k content directly from online sources.

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Rolls-Royce 103EX

Rolls-Royce 103EX

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For over 100 years, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has been pushing the boundaries of luxury mobility. We have defied the impossible and engineered timeless works of art. Now, we are on the cusp of making history again.

Imagine a future where each Rolls-Royce is as unique as your own fingerprint. Dimensions, form, space and materials – the drawing board is limitless, and you are the architect.

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Introducing the visionary Rolls-Royce 103EX. Journey into the future of luxury travel, with our first ever autonomous motor car.

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