• Jan 26, 2011
BMW Suits that Transport Concepts – Click above for image gallery

BMW has teamed up with students of automotive design and fashion at the European Institute of Design in Barcelona to come up with some ideas on what the future of urban transportation may bring. And the results are... ahem, interesting.

And by interesting, what we really mean is strange.

Take, for instance, the Comme des Voitures, which features a pair of boots that feature soles clad with ball bearings and a helmet of sorts that beams relevant information to the "rider." And then there's the City-Skiing concept that is exactly what it sounds like, except that the skis are tall and short, and the corresponding suit looks like it was originally meant for a moon landing.

Slightly – and we do mean slightly – more rational is Flymag, which pairs a cape-like suit with a human-powered scooter that looks like a stroller. Combine the two and you've got a wee little automobile. We also have the Svala, again featuring a suit that controls a... wheeled thing that's supposedly electric.

And then we get crazy again with the B-Motion, an insane hoverboard and backpack combo that makes absolutely zero sense to us. Anyway, do check them out in the image gallery below.



[Source: European Institute of Design in Barcelona via Engadget]


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 11 Comments
      • 3 Years Ago
      Im a designer and i find this well....interesting. Somethings should just be left in the sketch book thats all i have to say.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I really have no doubt there will be an explosion of items like personal mobility devices that seem more like electric walking than anything else. I walk or ride my bike every single day to do all of my chores and errands, I've only driven my car about 500 miles in 3 years. 99.0% of what I do could be accomplished on something like these, lol.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nurburgring time?
      • 3 Years Ago
      ...So BMW is betting on a global ice age cross country skiing instead of global warming? Well, I guess we'll wait for the M version.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like BMW a lot, but sometimes they jsut seems stupid. BMW M1 weighs (more than) a ton, different models strewn all over the world, and now this?!
      • 3 Years Ago
      bmw should make the wearable transportion create its own resistance so fat people could get some exercise. at the end of the day i prefer driving a sports car. f hybrids.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should care less about these things and put the new M5 in production faster.
      • 3 Years Ago
      At least there's no Bangle butt on any of these.
      CheckTheseOut
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope that suit comes with an air conditioning option...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why do all of these look flamboyantly gay? I know bmw design is in a big hole right now but there is no excuse for any of these.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I assume the BMW designer was a huge fan of DEVO.