Sunday, March 9, 2008

Honda Puyo - Concept Car

The Honda PUYO is a fuel cell vehicle which was designed based on out-of-box thinking to provide fun for both the vehicle owner and people around them as well. ' PUYO ' is a Japanese onomatopoeia that expresses the sensation of touching the vehicle's soft body. It is meant to convey a warm, friendly impression.

The development theme for the Honda PUYO exterior was to create a cornerless, 'Seamless Soft Box' form that is kind to both people and the environment. The goal was to create a personable design with the feel of an adorable pet, while taking advantage of the maximum spaciousness of the box-shaped design. Climb inside the PUYO via its trick scissors doors, and you are welcomed by a cloth dash that rises up when the vehicle is started. Drivers are also greeted by “luminous fluid meter displays.”

The PUYO has zero-radius four-wheel steering, using a joystick instead of a steering wheel. Honda says the joystick adds to the car’s “intuitive operation.” This car is extremely interesting since the vehicle's body feels like soft gel to one's fingers.


SheR. said...

I know this is a great car. But seriously I don't think anyone wants to be caught driving this cube on the road.. The overall design of it doesn't spell CAR.

Yoko said...

I think it's unique. I was wondering what the inventor get for his idea?

Serena said...

Looks like a toy rather than a working car. You have a nice blog here. Tech blogs are not easy to maintain. Keep up the good work. Thanks for visiting my blog and your cool advice. :D


Yoko said...

Thanks Serena