10 Personal Transport Vehicles Shaping the Future of Transportation

– [Narrator] Hey everyone, I’m always up for new ways
of getting to my destination. This is Reacher with Minds Eye Design bringing you ten cool vehicles shaping the future of transportation. (upbeat music) (Dramatic music) Number ten This Wotif from Toyota was designed to be a testing ground specifically for those confined to a wheelchair. Though its named I RIDE, it’s meant to be driven
and offers an alternative to shared mobility such
as buses and taxis. The driver gains entrance
to the car through either of the go in doors. The seats slides left or right and can raise or lower
to enable easier entry. The wheelchair is then
lifted using a power door and stored in the back area of the car. The driver’s seat is positioned
in the center of the car while still allowing room
for a second seat if needed. Control is maintained
through the use of a joystick on the arm rest which replaces the usual pedals and steering wheel. Toyota’s UEAI is incorporated
into the vehicle, interacting with the driver
as well as monitering the car’s functions. The fully electric car
has a range of up to 93 miles on a single
charge making it great for use in urban environments
where short trips are the norm. Number nine Electron tested their led
prototype over 2500 miles for two years in all the conditions
the real world has to offer. A 28 inch wide fiberglass
and carbon fiber body sits atop an aluminum
frame while incorporating mostly off the shelf bicycle components. The rider sits in a reclined
position while pedaling with the vertical handle on
each side for steering control. There’s even a storage space
for cargo that can be modified to carry a small passenger if needed. The generator drive X is
an automatic transmission allowing the rider to
pedal at a constant speed without having to shift gears. The energy from pedaling
goes to the generator and back will via change drive. This allows for a top
speed of 34 miles per hour. The pedaling and regenerative
braking help supplement the battery to extend the 50 mile range. The company is currently
planning a production date of mid 2018 with an estimated
price of six to $8,000. Number eight The car’s official name is the green for you pay nose racing GT EV. That’s a whole lot of words, so we’ll just stick with GT EV. This concept is an all electric race car with the performance level similar to existing long distance race cars. It’s offset cockpit allows
for the battery pack to be placed on the passenger side for quick and easy
swapping during a pit stop. The range is estimated it up to 110 miles with regenerative braking. An electric motor on each
axle produces a total output of 600 horsepower for a top
speed of 180 miles per hour. There’s even talk of a street
legal version of the GT EV that seats two people in a
jet fighter style compartment. The company plans to
bring their car to the 24 hours of Le Man’s endurance race. Can you envision a Le
Man’s where a fleet of cars flies by without the roar of engines? Number seven. It goes without saying
that this foldable car was inspired by the transformers. It’s called Earth One
and it may very well be the future of what a convertible will be. The idea behind it was
for vehicles of the future to make better use of the limited space in metropolitan areas. Manufacturer, 4link Systems
had to develop special motors and components from scratch
to achieve this concept. While the car is driven via
conventional steering wheel, the chassis folds up using
a joystick allowing it to shape shift on the go. The cockpit is accessed by
lifting the front of the car like a back gate on an SUV. But the vehicle’s limited
space is a tight fit even for two people. The company says that more than 30 orders have already been made
at about $70,000 each. Number six. Uber has partnered with
Jump Bikes in San Francisco to offer electric bike sharing the same way you get a car ride. It’s called Uber bike and it’s streamlined into the existing Uber app. After signing up, the app shows you a list
of all the nearby bikes. You can then choose a bike
and follow the prompts to unlock it. The integrated lock has a storage spot when the bike is in use, and the basket on the front is big enough for any personal items the rider may have. Although it’s not required, riders do have to use their own helmet. After the ride is completed the
user simply relocks the bike and ends the ride using the app. The ability to leave the bike
anywhere adds a flexibility which could make that last bit of walking on your daily commute a thing of the past. Okay everyone, before you get caught up in
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all the latest videos from Mines Eye Design. Number five. The exterior of this concept
SUV from Chinese company Byton isn’t going to turn heads. it’s what’s on the inside it’s
going to make you look twice. A 49 inch interactive display stretches the link to the dashboard. Through a combination of voice commands, gestures and facial recognition, users can set up the display orientation for maximum driving comfort. An eight inch tablet is integrated into the center of the steering wheel which remains in a fixed position even while the wheel is turning. This tablet also enables
the driver in controlling functions of the vehicle. There are also screens on the backside of the headrest for passengers. And just like the front display, these can be used for such things as video chatting and entertainment. The base model will get you an estimated 250 miles on a single charge while the dual motor
version offers 325 miles. Byton expects production
of vehicle to begin in 2019 with the starting price of $45,000. Number four. Even though it looks like someone just attached eight wheels to a box, this concept is the next generation of next generation vehicles. Toyota created the E-Palette
for a range of uses including mass transit, delivery services
and even mobile businesses. The fully automated vehicle
has no steering wheel, gearshift or pedals, which
also means no driver. The low floor interior is empty so it can be modified
as needed by the user. The company will offer three
different vehicle sizes ranging in length from 13 to 23 feet allowing for a mobile
solution that is not just needs specific but right sized as well. Number three. French company Essence
Motorcycles is making a statement with this limited edition e-bike. They’ve created a minimalist
design wrapped around an eco friendly product
they call it E-RAW. The part that catches your eye first is the laminated wood
seat which fills the space where the fuel tank would normally be. The curve design is made
for comfort while adding ingenuity to an already
distinctive feature. The electric engine
produces over 100 horsepower for a maximum speed of 93 miles per hour. The 10.1 kilowatt hour
battery provides a range of up to 115 miles on one charged with a recharge time of just 30 minutes. The bike weighs in at 368
pounds and can go from zero to 62 miles per hour
and just 3.5 seconds. The company plans to produce
10 units in the near future with each one being built to order at a price of around $60,000 each. Number two. DeLorean Aerospace has
designed a two person Vitol aircraft called the DR-7. And if you’re wondering, it’s not a flying car. The composite monocoque fuselage
is made to be compact with tandem seating allowing for up
to two passengers at a time. It measures in at 19 and
a half feet in legnth with the wings span of 18 and a half feet. It has two sets of wings, one in front and one in back which fold to a width
of seven and a half feet allowing it to fit in
a standard home garage. The all electric powertrain powers a center line twin vectoring
propulsion system that produces a top speed
of 240 miles per hour with the maximum range of 120 miles. One third scale model has been tested but so far there’s no information on a production date or cost
for the final product. Our number one pick is next. After the video, let
us know in the comments what you decided on for
your future mode of travel. Number one. it’s called the Airfish-8. It has the engine of a race car, the look of a sleek seaplane and it’s classified as a merchant ship. It’s designed for a crew of two with capacity for six to eight passengers. The fuselage is 56 and a half feet long with a wingspan of just over 49 feet. The power comes from a
standard 500 horsepower V8 gasoline engine. This can give it a maximum
speed of 122 miles per hour with a range of 345 miles. It flies at about 20 feet above the water without the need for a runway since it takes off and lands on water. Singapore based Widget
Works hopes to revolutionize the way people travel and transform the high speed maritime
transport industry. This could make island
exploration all the more easier as it can reach areas where
ferries and boats can’t. – Hey guys, this is Cassie. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments
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