Inspired by the European Peacock Butterfly cocoon, designer Shane Baxley, a design student at the Art Center College of Design, CA, has developed a vehicle concept for Hyundai named the “Aebulle” that runs on an electric engine to provide a sustainable drive to the rider. Keeping the rider safe like a butterfly in a cocoon, the three-wheeler can deliver the mobility and speed of a motorcycle. Resting the front wheels on an independent swing arm to lean while cornering, the futurist vehicle features a frame finished in magnesium to protect the rider, together with the frontal cockpit area made in aluminum oxynitride glass. The cockpit glass employs e-ink technology to become a GPS system, radio and information display to guide the driver. Powered by in-wheel electric motors and a set of lithium-ion batteries, the Hyundai Aebulle offers a fixed seating position and places the gas and brake pedals on the steering column that the rider can adjust for a comfortable ride. Go past the break to see the video.
Via: Car Body Design