X2 by Yeon-Wu Seong, South Korea

2012: City 2046. Art, Life & Ingenuity.


Yeon-woo Seong (27, South Korea, Seoul ) is an major in industrial design educated at Konkuk University with four years experience in product and automotive industry. Along the way, He has experienced in various fields of design including landscape lighting design, product design, 3D animation, and visualization.
His scope of experience includes : development and implementation project of future transportation design, implementation of scale models with 3D render animation and concept art.

  • in 2011, Experienced on projects for Kia display exhibition.
  • in 2010, His team win a prize in Red dot awards – best of the best.
  • in 2009, Experienced on landscape lighting projects for Shanghai, Abu dhabi, Seoul.

Design Brief

There will be several advantages since it was manufactured because of its symmetric structure.

Also in using, it can more easily control cars in the complicated city by relieving directivity, and several accidents and traffic congestions will decrease very much. It will be a car for those who find convenience of operating, who find 2 cars, ad who wish for a specially balance shape.

How does your design answer the anticipated preferences, lifestyles and transportation needs for the people in your country or region?

Shanghai is still famous for its large floating population and complicated traffic. Rather than moving many loads, they have more purpose in moving themselves and there is difficulty in manipulating cars such as parking due to many big cars.

What makes your design unique?

The future car for Shanghai was composed with the new concept of 1958` Zunndapp Janus (Nuremberg, Germany) as a homage. The directivity of the front of rear and designing 2 driver’s seats, it gives the feeling of owning 2 cars. Inside the symmetry of form on all sides is asymmetric graphic factors and there is no other front or rear of the car. The driver can operate to any wanted direction.

What technologies, innovations, lifestyle needs and concepts have you incorporated into your design? How?

Electric motor, battery technology is optimize,; minimized and wireless charging which is being used today will be very generalized. Like one huge electronic product, the user can login the driver’s seat by the wanted direction to operate the car and the outside camera spins by the operated direction to show the rear. 4 hubless wheels are an electric motor module which has independent steering ability and the car can rotate in place.