The Citroen Cactus M concept is a modern day version of the
funky, beach-ready Citroen Mehari from the 1970s. The Cactus
M is an open-air crossover capable of going off the black top
and onto slightly rougher ground. Just like its predecessor,
the Cactus M isn't a rugged off-roader, but it can cope with
uneven ground better than the average convertible.
The concept is intended to be a fun and versatile styling exercise,
but not exactly a mainstream vehicle for the masses. The upright
windscreen, raised body and large wheels underline its personality
as a leisure vehicle. This impression is reinforced by the sculpted
wheel arches and bright "Hawaii Blue" paintwork. Additional
elements of the Cactus M's styling were inspired by the earlier
Citroen Aircross concept. Continue
The Peugeot FRACTAL is a sporty little four-seat concept
car with an all-electric drivetrain and an advanced audio system.
Peugeot categorize the vehicle as an "urban coupe"
which is just a ridiculous statement considering A, It's a convertible,
and B, it could surely be used out of town too. Forgetting the
marketing BS language however, the FRACTAL is a pretty funky
looking machine with plenty of appeal.
Leaving aside the sharply sculpted body and two-tone coloring
(both influenced by the Onyx and EXALT concepts), the Peugeot
FRACTAL is packed with gadgets. It features an innovative '9.1.2'
sound system with tactile bass systems built into the back of
each seat. This system is linked to the hi-tech digital 'i-Cockpit'
and is designed to assist the driver by providing audio feedback
regarding the car's secondary systems. Continue
concept bike by Specialized
The reason why competitive racing bicycles look more or less
the same is due to an organization called the Union Cycliste
Internationale (UCI). Their rules on bicyle design are very
strict, meaning that the basic shape and form of the bicycle
is quite limited. Some say this helps level the playing field
by preventing some racers from having the technological advantange,
while others say it hinders the development of better bicycles.
Bicycle manufacturer Specialized's creative director, Robert
Egger, is clearly frustrated by the limits placed on his creativity.
But he's found a way to release that tension by creating a concept
bicycle called the fUCI. It's fairly clear what the 'f' stands