This fantastic Airboat is faster
than any other on hard ice. It runs smooth like a train. Perfect for rescue
Lotus Concept Ice Vehicle: Andrew Regan TransAntarctic
Engineered by Lotus the CIV will be taken to Antarctica on the Moon Regan
TransAntarctic Expedition to assist with research in the region.
The team will be lead by Andrew Regan a principle expedition member and an
experienced Polar Traveller.
Andrew Regan lead the 2005 Ice Challenger expedition in a world record
making trip to the South Pole.
Read more on the upcoming expedition here:
2011 Honda IH Concept
A new Honda concept.
At the 2011 LA Auto Show Design Challenge Honda will present the IH
(Intelligent Horse) Concept, a futuristic all-terrain vehicle for a
post-apocalyptic wild west-inspired world.
For the 2011 Edition of the Los Angeles Design Challenge, designers at
Honda Research and Development Center have imagined a dystopian scenario: a
distant future hundreds of years from now, in a world disrupted by the
impact of a gigantic comet.
Technology has been wiped out, but scientists have been capable of using
fragments of information to create an all-terrain vehicle to travel across
the hot, dry and dangerous environments.
The IH features a mix of futuristic technology and rétro-inspired
The wheels have been replaced by an array of horse hooves-inspired
components that allow to move across all kind of terrains, while the body
has an essential design, with no side doors and no glass windows.
The open, single seater cockpit has no instrument panel, as the vehicle can
be controlled using leather reins.
This, in conjunction with the horse saddle-inspired leather seat, visually
connects the IH Concept with the wild west world, used by designers as a
visual inspiration for the project presentation, and makes the concept fit
in the design challenge theme, which was to create a movie car for the
Hollywood industry: in this case, the hypothetical feature film is a
western titled "High Noon".
Mission to Snow
Spring snow wheeling of 2011. All of the roads that we ran were legal and
open for motorized vehicles. We were the first ones up there so it was
trailbreaking all day. The drifts were 10' rollers in spots, one right
after another. Running 0-2 psi on this trip. No powder, it was all
crusty, windblown drifted ridge running so staying on top was the challenge
of the day. Great time, thanks everyone.
First drive down to the parking after a year of working on her!
2011 TrakRok Concept
A new concept from TrakRok.
The TrakRok Concept is a design study of an all-terrain trike vehicle with
two front-wheels and a rear track system. The author is industrial designer
Taking inspiration by snowmobiles, the TrakRok is an unconventional ATV
that can be used not only as an off-roader but also on snowy and muddy
Each one of the two wheels at the front is driven by an individual electric
motor, while at the rear traction is provided by the independent track
system with segmented rubber plates.
At the core of the TrakRok is the chassis, composed of an exoskeleton in
hard anodized aluminum.
As Alexei Mikhailov explains, "The overall design mimics a shell-like rib
cage with hollowed out pattern sections, resulting into a lightweight
The powertrain uses hydrogen fuel cell technology, with the fuel cells
positioned in the center belly of the vehicle, thus lowering the center of
The fuel cell cluster is contained within a casing to protect from the
outer environment, and is liquid cooled by two large radiator intakes at
the front of the vehicle.
The vehicle is targeted to leisure and sport activities, as well as a
number of other professional fields, including military, farming and