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08 December 2014

The TOROS advanced truck concept

The TOROS advanced truck concept is a design statement carried out by Technicon Design USA.
This design concept is a conclusion of latest manufacturing methods, drive train technologies and autonomous driving systems. We anticipate a widespread of these technologies within the next decade and therefore a fundamental change in the way on-the-road transport will occur in the USA of the future.

One key question regarding autonomous driving systems is how future drivers will spend their time while on the road.  Companies will have to look for new ways to maximise the productivity of these drivers. Our concept promotes the idea of the driver taking on new organisational responsibilities and the truck as a mobile office.

Drivetrain/Construction

Carbon-composite monocoque chassis sitting on a composite ladder frame.
200 kw Micro turbine power plant powers 6 “in-wheel” electric motors.(700 ft.lb torque each)
Estimated fuel efficiency is 35mpg (Conventional trucks average 6mpg)
Low profile drivetrain configuration, allows for greater interior volume while maintaining the footprint of a conventional truck.

Interior live/work space

The TOROS concept also uses modular components to expand interior volume.  The additional space allows for a mobile office living environment.  Designed for livability; this space has all the comforts of home, with kitchen, lavatory, infotainment centre sleeping loft and spacious live/work area.

Computer controlled system optimisation

Under body active aerodynamics reduces drag for fuel efficiency or manages down force when needed for stability. Network connected “apps” extrapolate from road conditions, route, weather and truck performance to compute for optimum delivery times. Smart glass display system gives driver an unhindered, but augmented view of the road ahead.  The driver can view navigation and other essential information overlaid what he can see out the window; creating a “virtual view” of the road.


13 May 2014

Technicon Design France win International Design Award

The Technicon Design France team received an award at the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 ceremony in London last week.


Their IXION windowless jet concept was the winner in the private aviation Exterior Design Concept category.



A film of this concept can be viewed on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/78458486


Original press release and images

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07 April 2014

International Yacht And Aviation Awards 2014

Vote for our IXION Windowless Jet Concept in the

Interior design Concept and Exterior Design Concept categories

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View our concept film on Vimeo


19 March 2014

The new Evo MK3 interior - A challenging task

Technicon Design was asked by Autodesk to create a complete car interior with a design language that meets the functional and aesthetical requirements of a contemporary vehicle.


In just four weeks, the team of Designers and Modellers had to develop detailed components that would integrate seamlessly into the completed exterior of the Evo MK3 super sports car.

Three of the four digital modellers and designers working on this project have been located in the Cologne studio. The Munich Studio supported the team remotely to complete this complex task in time.

The previously created carbon fibre space frame was the solid foundation of a design that respects the engineering criteria as well as the styling philosophy of the existing exterior.


The client requested an interior with high quality surfaces to evaluate and showcase their engineering and design software and workflow in a realistic way. The limited time and resources that have been available for this project required a process that combined the most efficient and fastest tools to establish excellent design along with high quality surfaces in a very targeted and focused way.

Alias was the central tool for the creation of all hard surfaces. Maya was used for organic parts like seat cushions and stitches while VRED was the perfect choice to define and check material and colour combinations realistically and analyse the entire interior within a realistic environment and lighting situation.


The experience and results gained through this project will also drive the knowledge and extend the data base for upcoming Automotive Modelling and Visualization classes of the Technicon Design Acadamy.




30 January 2014

Technicon Design France Shortlisted for the IY&A Awards 2014

Award nominated windowless supersonic jet


Technicon Design France have been nominated for this year’s International Yacht and Aviation Awards in the Private Aviation Exterior Design Concept category, for their IXION private jet concept.
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Features parallax barrier technology
The Awards will be held in London in May 2014

http://thedesignsoc.com/technicon-france-exterior/


IXION Windowless Jet Concept from Technicon Design - France



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Windowless Jet Concept Outside View


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