Is this what the Hyundai of the future will look like? This concept was designed by Shane Baxley from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. It is called Aebulle ("aebulle" means "cocoon" in Korean) and represents a futuristic three-wheeler vehicle with an electric powertrain and a magnesium frame.

"The main idea was to design a personal vehicle that delivers the mobility and speed of a motorcycle while offering the safety that a cocoon offers a butterfly. The Aebulle is targeted for the Los Angeles region where it would utilize the commuter lanes allowing its occupant a quick commute."

The concept was designed to be powered by compact in-wheel electric motors coupled with lithium batteries stored in the floor of the vehicle. It’s front wheels are connected to separate independent swing arms that allow the Aebulle to glide around corners. The body is made up of an aluminum frame and the "windshield" is made up of aluminum oxynitride glass. The whole top of the three-wheeler lifts up, taking with it the center console and allowing the passenger to make his exit.

Hit the jump to watch a short video portraying the nooks and crannies of this unique transportation device.

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34 comments:

  (383) posted on 02.29.2012

It looks like its interior is cluttered and suffocating. Judging its outer appearance though, it’s fierce and really reassuring of safety at the same time.

  (434) posted on 02.23.2012

Wow, this concept really amazing. The video that was included showing how futuristic it was. I’m never expecting it to have a production date, but it was an honor to watch this.

  (488) posted on 02.3.2012

This is an ambitious concept, but this is the best concept I’ve ever seen. It’s very futuristic yet stunning. It’s some kind of weird but cool.

  (714) posted on 01.27.2012

I like the concept of the car to offer a speed of motorcycle which provides more safety. It look’s like the new concept of tha car in the near future.

  (777) posted on 12.21.2011

Nice! I really like the concept of the Aebulle its kind of cool and perfectly awesome! I hope it would make it a way on the production. BTW, I think they should have made also a bubble car version for this one!

  (498) posted on 12.19.2011

It doesn’t look liked Murano at all. It looks like a CUV version of the ford fiesta. Which is not a bad thing at all.

  (224) posted on 11.9.2011

I wonder if I could still breathe inside this concept? smiley Anyway, this one is truly so unique and strange. I also noticed that it had a very impressive wheel, which only adds more appeal to it.

  (444) posted on 10.17.2011

I don’t think that Hyundai really had a plan to put this one on the market but sure it was very impressive on its unique platform and styling, it can surely captivates lots of attention and they would really love to have this but alas! they were hoping in nothing, I think.

  (372) posted on 10.13.2011

It really looks like you’re in a cocoon that once you get outside of it, you will turn into a butterfly! smiley hahahaha Anyway, I must say that I’m really impressed with the uniqueness of this concept, and I’m looking forward to seeing this soon.

  (333) posted on 09.30.2011

A very futuristic motorcycle! Well, I’m impressed on this concept, but surely Hyundai never had a plan to put this on market production. Nevertheless, I must say that it is really like cocoon.

  (798) posted on 09.13.2011

Looks like its in the part of the movie Tron concept. Very sleek and modern, with a car with a 3 wheel is very unique.

  (302) posted on 08.1.2011

It really looks like a cocoon and I’m impressed with it. It is so unique but I’m confused with the wheels thought it is still can catch the attention of anyone.

  (474) posted on 07.20.2011

It is a personal vehicle, so I think this only fits for one person. As we notice on the image, it looks like a cocoon. I definitely prefer this if ever. It will grab anybody’s’ attention.

  (580) posted on 06.6.2011

Maybe a two-seater will be in the conceptualization process. Who cares? I would prefer driving my own car.

  (714) posted on 06.2.2011

How would you fit inside? Does it have any specifications? What about others who would like to take their wife on a trip?

  (534) posted on 05.11.2011

I’m dreaming that this one will be feature in movies. So that we can imagine how it worked and if its really worth buying it.

  (274) posted on 05.10.2011

Oh yes! I really want to see a bubble version of this car for I find the detailing good! BTW, While looking this car it reminded me of the ConnectedDrive Concept of Hyundai.

  (815) posted on 05.10.2011

Electric are very fuel efficient and it really helps to the fuel crisis of our country. However, with its strange look I think everyone will be awkward to use that one. I prefer bubble cars compare to this one!

  (858) posted on 05.9.2011

A cocoon type vehicle in the future! Looks weird but I love how it was being conceptualized. I can image tons of cocoons motors running on the street.

  (541) posted on 05.6.2011

im speechless, the design is so cool I cant find any word to describe it. Was this a car or what? Really, really cool, I think im drooling. I just hope it can offer a better performance

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