Photo credit: Ponti Design Studio
We have seen the future of post-COVID19 transportation, and it includes Island by Andrea Ponti. This double-decker driverless tram was designed for use in Hong Kong, and its name refers to the island-like circular benches that facilitate social distancing, while passengers are seated facing outwards in a radial pattern.
GM Defense won a $214.3-million contract to build, field and sustain the US Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). Based on the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 midsize truck, the ISV aims to provide rapid ground mobility and is essentially a light as well as agile all-terrain troop carrier. It can be sling loaded from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter and is even compact enough to fit inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
Photo credit: Jordan Gendler
First introduced in 1998, the Audi TT is a 2-door sports car now in its third generation. The takes TT name comes from the successful motor racing tradition of NSU in the British Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) motorcycle race. With that said, what if the automaker were to create a futuristic up-sized, four-door concept based on this platform? Meet the Audi GT concept by designer Jordan Gendler. In addition to the four-door model, he also envisions a race car variant.
The fourth-generation (A80) Toyota Supra MK4 built upon its predecessors and wanted to classify itself as a high-performance car. It was offered with two engines: the 2JZ-GE producing 220 hp and 210 lb⋅ft of torque as well as a twin turbocharged 2JZ-GTE variant boasting 321 hp and 315 lb⋅ft of torque. One auto enthusiast from the Netherlands decided to take things to a whole new level.
Photo credit: Art Lebedev Studio
Art Lebedev Studio unveils the Gruzovikus, a fully-autonomous electric semi truck that does not require a human driver, nor is there room for one in the cabin. Instead of a normal front end, it sports a streamlined screen designed to separate the oncoming air flows while also protecting the sides from dirt as well as loading the front axle. All of this means added stability in case of a heavy load.