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saab Aero X


http://tojiro.net/jp/blog/blog1/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/concept_Saab_AeroX_frontangle_mfr_430.jpg

cool. I cannot believe this is done by saab. just cool.

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BMW's futuristic roadster concept


This is interesting. I would like to take a look as soon as it is unveiled.

News from RSS. see below for the source.

BMW’s futuristic roadster concept

BMW has been producing amazing roadsters for more than 75 years (the Z4 being a notable example of this), so you’d expect it to know a thing or two when it comes to creating drop-top two-seaters. And despite its usual high standards, Beemer has truly surpassed itself with its latest roadster creation, the BMW Vision ConnectedDrive concept car. Groundbreaking is not the word!

This stunning concept car, which is set to be uncovered at the Geneva Motor Show, incorporates a layering principal in its design, claimed to “demonstrate the bond between the driver, passenger, vehicle and the surrounding environment”.

Alert! This is where it gets technical: the Vision ConnectedDrive’s interior is split into several layers. The first is safety-focused, with a red light that surrounds the driver and comes together in a cone shape on the bonnet. This is said to represent the “flow of safety-specific information and the driver’s focus on the road ahead”. Still with us? Then we shall proceed…

The second layer – outlined by a blue ribbon of light – envelops the safety layer and passenger area, promoting “active social exchangement between the driver and passenger”. “Exchangement”? Anyway. Meanwhile, the third and final layer, which is identified by a green light (seen in the picture above), focuses on the interaction of the Vision ConnectedDrive with the surrounding environment. Got all of that? Good!

To be honest, putting all of that technical jargon stuff to one side (and yes, it went over our heads as well), Beemer couldn’t go wrong if it decided to use the Vision ConnectedDrive as a blueprint for its next major roadster. With its Z1-inspired sliding doors, elongated bonnet and flowing lines, it’s a design study that leaves a permanent imprint on the memory banks.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at Beemer’s latest innovative concept car in the gallery below.

Article source: http://www.orange.co.uk/cars/picturegalleries/pics/8043_1.htm

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Insider reveals new details around BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo


The subject of a BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo came to life back in 2010 when first rumors around a 3 Series niche vehicle began to surface. Building on the successful, yet controversial 5 Series GT, the 3 Series GT will offer similar attributes and design ideas as the bigger GT, but with a more attractive and sleeker lines.

The core idea of a Gran Turismo vehicle remains, traveling in style and luxury, but without sacrificing performance. Even though not officially confirmed, we expect the 3 GT to be also a vehicle built from inside out, same as the first Gran Turismo penned by Christopher Weil.

BMW insider Scott27 says the 3 Series GT will offer a simple hatch function forgoing the twin trunk arrangement on the 5er GT. BMW intends to offer both turbocharged petrol and diesel four cylinder engines. For the high-end 3 Series GT, a choice of six cylinders and a hybrid drivetrain will be available. BMW’s all-wheel-drive platform, xDrive, will be optional as well.

The exterior design of the 3er GT will follow its bigger brother, 5er GT, by being totally independent from the 3 Series Sedan design. Some design cues will most likely be shared and elements from the current BMW design language will be present as well.

The 3er GT is much lower and sleeker than the 5er GT. Customers for the 3er GT are entirely different from the 5er GT, especially with the car being a 3 Series in which the customer expects the best premium entry-level Sports sedan.

We learned that internally the 3GT is referred as the “Progressive Activity Coupe” rather than the “Progressive Sports Coupe” naming convention reported by the insider.

We expect the 3 GT to hit the market in 2013, with a concept debut in 2012.

[Source: Scott27 GCF ]

Article source: http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/02/12/insider-reveals-new-details-around-bmw-3-series-gran-turismo/

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Bentley Aero Ace


Just Cool. btw, Bentley needs to make this kind of super sport car?

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prototype


I didn’t know the word “prototype” came from Greek. Thanks to Wikipedia.

prototype

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototyping

The word prototype derives from the Greek πρωτότυπον (prototypon), “primitive form”, neutral of πρωτότυπος (prototypos), “original, primitive”, from πρῶτος (protos), “first” and τύπος (typos), “impression”.

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Ferrari FF


Ferrari has released Ferrari FF on their website, ferrari.com. ferrari says “FF” means Four seats and Four wheel drive. it is 2 door and looks like hatchback car. but its design is extremely cool. I felt from its design that it’s  more friendly ferrari rather than “super sport car” as typical impression of ferrari. awesome work.

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BMW M1 Hommage


BMW M1 Hommage

I know this car was announced by BMW as hommage to original BMW M1 in 1978.  is this car publicly sold? or just concept car? this is so cool.

Watch this video on YouTube.

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Concept-Oriented Design (COD)


Concept-Oriented Design (COD)

my memo. text from wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concept-oriented_design

Concept-Oriented Design (COD) is a theory of design and development based upon the language and diagrams of practitioners. It has been implemented in a tool Chasm to build 3D user interfaces (3DUIs). Its name is borrowed from the generic programming idea of a software concept. It was created by Chadwick Wingrave under the direction of Doug A. Bowman while at Virginia Tech and detailed in his dissertation , an early peer-reviewed workshop paper  and a peer-reviewed paper in IEEE Virtual Reality, the premier conference in Virtual Reality.

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"concept" from wikipedia.


“concept”

my memo. text from wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concept

A concept (abstract term: conception) is a cognitive unit of meaning—an abstract idea or a mental symbol sometimes defined as a “unit of knowledge,” built from other units which act as a concept’s characteristics. A concept is typically associated with a corresponding representation in a language or symbology such as a single meaning of a term.

There are prevailing theories in contemporary philosophy which attempt to explain the nature of concepts. The representational theory of mind proposes that concepts are mental representations, while the semantic theory of concepts (originating with Frege’s distinction between concept and object) holds that they are abstract objects.[1] Ideas are taken to be concepts, although abstract concepts do not necessarily appear to the mind as images as some ideas do.[2] Many philosophers consider concepts to be a fundamental ontological category of being.

The meaning of “concept” is explored in mainstream cognitive science, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind. The term “concept” is traced back to 1554–60 (Latin conceptum – “something conceived”), but what is today termed “the classical theory of concepts” is the theory of Aristotle on the definition of terms.

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BICYCLE DI FANTASTICO


BICYCLE DI FANTASTICO

this incredible spoke-less bicycle is designed by Italian designer, lberto Del Biondi. although this seems to be conceptual prototype, I hope this becomes a real product anyone can purchase.

Alberto Del Biondi Industria Del Design

http://www.albertodelbiondi.com/

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