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Posts Tagged ‘ Truck ’

Have You Ever Seen A Low Poly Truck?


Designed with an aesthetic that’s instantly memorable, the Karlmann King SUV is a “Ground Stealth Fighter” with a design that one could characteristically and literally describe as edgy. It ditches the organic, aerodynamic design that most cars go for, and opts for something polygonal and frankly, beastly.

Created by a worldwide team of nearly 2000 designers, developers, and engineers, the Karlmann King SUV is based on the Ford F-550 chassis and packs a 6.8-Liter V10 gasoline engine. Each automobile is hand-made, requiring 30,000 painstaking man hours to piece together. Made to look like an absolute monster, the exterior is crafted from carbon fiber and sheet steel, with an optional bulletproof coating. With that sort of armor and aesthetic, the Karlmann King is the kind of vehicle you’ll look at with feelings of awe coupled with a hint of fear. The price of that feeling?? Close to $4 million.

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Transparent Trucks Of The Future?


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Art Lebedev might not be a household name in the U.S., but it’s one of the leading design studios in Russia, and it has been known to turn out some pretty interesting ideas. The latest is a system of cameras and screens that lets the traffic behind a semi-truck see what’s on the other side.  By putting a camera on the front and a set of projection screens on the rear doors, the traffic behind can see what’s coming–even around bends. That could be a huge help when attempting to pass a semi on a narrow two-lane road, where even following at proper distances it’s hard to see what’s ahead.  The design is, for now at least, prohibitively expensive as it requires the car approaching from behind to have a wireless projector capable of displaying the transmission from the truck’s front-mounted camera in order to project the image onto the rear of the truck.

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The design negates the need for large, bright screens on the rear of every cargo trailer in existence, but at a cost.  Such a projector would have to be incredibly bright to be seen in daylight and also robust to withstand the conditions experienced by the average automobile, but it does show where the future of road safety could be headed. After all, who would have thought ten or twenty years ago that we’d have heads-up tunr-by-turn GPS displays and pedestrian-recognition night-vision cameras in production cars by 2010?  Art Lebedev Studio director and designer Artemy Lebedev calls this rolling display concept “Transparentius” and offers it purely as a conceptual take on future road safety.

 

McMobile McDonald’s by TCH/Access Agency.


McDonalds is a world-wide franchise and the TCH/Access Agency has a brand new idea for getting the name in new places… The streets.

In the friendly tradition of ice-cream trucks and pop-corn carts, the highly visible McMobile brightens up the day at large sporting events, concerts, street festivals and any other events where large crowds are present — and hungry.

For people waiting in long line-ups to get into such events or to buy tickets, the McMobile would be not only a welcome and entertaining distraction, but a chance to get something to eat that they would probably eat anyway when they get into the event.

Depending on the location and specific requirements, the McMobile could take the shape of just the one main car or it could become an entire fun train with various components of a meal depicted in each car.  To make most of the fun of this fun meal-on-wheels, the concept would be further enhanced by specific music, mascots, staff and entertainers interacting with the crowds — all part of the experience of encountering the McMobile.

With its bright colors and cute appearance, McMobile will be photographed and broadcast in social networks by consumers where-ever it shows up. McDonald’s could even run a “Spot McMobile” contest online to increase the visibility.  McMobile is a concept created by Access Agency which will be sold as a franchise model and also used as a branded marketing experience.

 

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