Rolling smoothly into the future

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The future is just around the corner, and car brands appear to be pumping out concept cars every second week. And with that, the advances in autonomous vehicles have brought some interesting perspectives for possible design languages across the motor space. One that stood out this year is not a household name (yet). Yu Technology has designed the MC^2 Self Driving Car, and it is the embodiment of intelligent Chinese transportation for the future.

The MC^2 represents the move towards a more spacious and comfortable experience in the wave of autonomous vehicles, and it appears as though UiSee (formed by Yu Technologies) have done so with this curvaceous and inviting vehicle. Albeit this car doesn’t look too appealing from the front or back, it does provide vast view spaces, maximizing the scenic journey for the passengers. It’s hard not to look in awe at this autonomous car, especially from the side – with the roof appearing to slope close to the front, and the small wheels giving off the appearance of weightlessness, the MC^2 Self Driving Car is something that looks safe, comfortable and premium in a day of high competition.

The MC^2 Self Driving Car is a winner of the Red Dot Design Concept Award for the year 2017.

Designer: UISEE

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‘Gran Turismo Sport’ brings back a classic solo racing mode

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A Lifesaving Train

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If you live in a congested urban area, you’re no stranger to firetrucks and ambulances screwing up traffic as they scramble to their destinations. It’s just not an efficient system! Designed as a modern addition to older cities without traffic infrastructure, this firefighting maglev system places emergency personnel and equipment high above the narrow, crowded streets in order to navigate to fire situations faster!

Forget what you know about traditional firefighting. With this rescue monorail, crew and equipment can be delivered in a fraction of the time it takes for traditional firetrucks to arrive at the scene. Smaller individual pods are released upon arrival and operated by firefighters during the last mile to deliver concentrated extinguishing power.

Best of all, it’s much quieter and less disturbing than giant firetrucks and sirens rumbling down the street!

Designers: Nikita Lebedev, Denis Gorohov

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Uber hid data breach that exposed info for 57 million users

Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has inherited yet another scandal from Travis Kalanick. The ridesharing firm has revealed to Bloomberg that it hid an extortion-oriented cyberattack which exposed the personal info for roughly 57 million customers an...