If you thought the Cybertruck looked crazy, check out this futuristic rectangular scooter with a bubble cockpit

Ask anyone, even AI, to imagine a scooter and chances are you’ll NEVER come across something as cutting-edge as this concept here. Designed by Alexander Yamaev, this oddly eye-catching tricycle scooter concept features a rectangular side profile that slices through the air like a credit card swipes through a payment machine, and a unique wheel setup with a massive front wheel that surrounds the transparent scooter. bubble-shaped cockpit and two rear wheels that separate at low speeds for stability and unite at high speeds for maneuverability. The ideas presented by Yamaev’s concept are certainly radical, with a design so revolutionary that it will make the Cybertruck obsolete.

Creator: Alexander Yamaev

Basically, the concept can be broken down into its three most unique aspects – the shape, the wheels and the cockpit. As for the form of the concept, there is nothing like it. It’s eye-catching in a way that feels hyper-modern, but I’ll be absolutely blunt – I don’t hate it. It looks fun, futuristic, and like something I might see in an urban metropolis. Does it lack character because of its boxy design? If the streets were filled with hundreds of them, I’d say they would look less appealing or individualistic…but again, these scooters look more like a utility than a personal vehicle. I imagine this is the new rental bike that people can pick up and drop off anywhere. It’s just how I feel.

The wheels present an interesting deviation from the ordinary. While most scooters come with two wheels of equal size, Yamaev’s concept has no such limitation. The wheel layout of the scooter features a unique arrangement of three wheels – one larger at the front and two smaller at the rear…almost like a tricycle version of a penny farthing. The larger wheel is approximately 6 feet in diameter, accommodating a fully enclosed cockpit inside, while the two smaller wheels at the rear separate at slow speeds or when the scooter is parked (you don’t so you don’t need support) and get closer together as the scooter picks up speed to provide aerodynamics and easy handling.

The concept’s cockpit remains a feature that I both love and hate. The closed bubble design is inspired and solves a major problem with two-wheelers – bad weather. Sitting in the comfort of a chair in an enclosed cockpit makes the idea of ​​riding in the rain or a blizzard more comfortable. An enclosed space means the scooter can also have its own air conditioning, for those hot days. However, there are two pretty important caveats here. First of all, a small and enclosed space is likely to give claustrophobia to a significant number of people. There are no windows on the scooter, which compounds the problem. The second, and arguably most pressing, issue is the fact that the scooter’s design essentially obscures the rider’s front view. Sure, the bubble cockpit really does provide a panoramic view to the sides, but the design of the scooter (and that wheel) obstructs the rider’s front view, making it very difficult to ride forward with certainty. Of course Yamaev obviously thought of this when designing his concept, he included a large portrait screen right in front of the driver which gives them a front view of everything in front of the scooter. I can think of a lot of scenarios where that would be less than ideal. Seeing digital items on screen isn’t really as good as seeing them in real life. The screens have latency, sometimes distort colors and, more importantly, are prone to crashes. However, they are not totally inconceivable. They work best in the dark, providing clearer views than your eyes can see.

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