If you thought the Cybertruck was crazy, check out this futuristic rectangular bubble cockpit scooter

Ask anyone, even AI, to imagine a scooter and chances are you will NEVER come across something as cutting edge as this concept right here. Designed by Alexander Yamaev, this strangely eye-catching tricycle scooter concept features a rectangular side profile that cuts through the air the way a credit card swipes through a payment machine and a unique wheel configuration with a huge front wheel surrounding the scooter a transparent bubble-shaped cockpit and two rear wheels that separate at low speeds for stability and come together at high speeds for maneuverability. The ideas presented by Yamaev’s concept are certainly radical, with a design so innovative and unique that it makes the Cybertruck seem obsolete.

Designer: Alexander Yamaev

Broadly speaking, the concept can be broken down into its three most singular aspects: the shape, the wheels and the cabin. As far as the concept form is concerned, there is no such thing. It’s captivating in a way that feels hyper-modern, but I’ll be absolutely honest – I’m NOT SORRY. It looks fun, futuristic and like something I might see in an urban metropolis. Does it lack character due to its boxy design? If the streets were filled with hundreds of these scooters, I’d say they would look less attractive or individualistic…but then again, these scooters look like a public service rather than a personal vehicle. I guess this is the new rental bike that people can pick up and leave anywhere. That’s exactly how I feel.

The wheels have an interesting departure from the ordinary. While most scooters feature two equally sized wheels, Yamaev’s concept has no such limitation. The wheel layout of the scooter features a unique arrangement of three wheels: one larger one at the front and two smaller ones at the rear…almost like a tricycle version of a “penny farthing”. The larger wheel measures approximately 6 feet in diameter, fitting an entire enclosed cockpit inside, while the two smaller wheels at the rear separate at low speed or when the scooter is parked (so no stand is needed) and move closer together. as the scooter picks up speed to offer aerodynamics and easy handling.

The concept cockpit remains a feature I both love and hate. The enclosed bubble design looks inspired and solves a big problem with two-wheelers: bad weather. Sitting comfortably in a chair in an enclosed cockpit only makes the idea of ​​driving in the rain or a blizzard more comfortable. An enclosed space means that the scooter can also have its own air conditioning, for hot days. However, there are two rather important caveats here. First, a small, enclosed space is bound to make a significant proportion of people feel claustrophobic. There are no windows on the scooter, which exacerbates the problem. The second problem, and probably the most pressing, is the fact that the scooter’s design substantially obscures the rider’s front view. Sure, the bubble cockpit does indeed provide a panoramic view to the sides, but the design of the scooter (and that wheel) obstructs the rider’s forward view, making it very difficult to steer forward confidently. Granted, Yamaev obviously thought of this when designing his concept, including a large vertical display right in front of the rider that gives them a head-on view of everything in front of the scooter. I can think of many scenarios where this would be less than ideal. Seeing digital items on screen is not as nice as seeing them in real life. Screens have latency, sometimes distort colors, and most importantly, they are prone to failure. However, they are not entirely inconceivable. They work best in the dark, providing sharper views than your eyes can see.

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