Sunday, 23 April 2017

11 incredible concept cars to be unveiled in 2017


 The ongoing Geneva Motor Show showcased a host of new, wild concept cars.

Concept cars allow automakers to experiment with new designs without worrying about sales and, often, practicality. It's a way for companies to experiment with the future of mobility and figure out which features to incorporate in production cars of the future.

Scroll down to see the wildest concepts cars to be  unveiled in 2017:


Airbus Pop.Up

For a change Airbus started making flying cars. This electric two-seater can be airlifted by a drone. Called the Pop.Up System, the car has a range of 100 kilometers. The Pop.Up can easily unhook from its chassis for a drone can pick it up with ease. The autonomous drone is powered by 8 rotors.

Volkswagen Sedric

Volkswagen unveiled a self-driving concept car that's more of a personal robotic assistant at the Geneva Motor Show this week. Called Sedric, the car's artificial intelligence will allow it to find its own parking spot, drop kids off at an extracurricular activity, and pick up packages.

Sedric has a high-tech windshield with giant OLED eyes, black swing doors, and no driver controls. It comes with an external button so owners can hail it at a whim.

Toyota i-TRIL

Toyota's i-TRIL concept made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The two-seater is meant as an alternative to motorcycles and public transit for those looking to zip around in something smaller.

The concept features Toyota's Active Lean technology that adjusts the vehicle's wheels automatically to improve maneuverability. It has an aspiring range of 200 kilometers.

Chrysler Portal

Fiat Chrysler unveiled a concept car geared for high-tech millennials at CES this year. The car isn't all that eye-catching purely from an aesthetic perspective.

It also comes with lidar and sensors to handle Level 3 autonomous driving, meaning it can handle urban environments, but still requires human oversight. It's electric with 250 miles of range and gets just over 50% of its charge back in under 20 minutes with a DC Fast Charger.

Rinspeed Oasis

As for an even crazier concept car, Rinspeed showed off its Oasis car at CES. The vehicle has an actual garden, complete with Bonsai trees and radishes.

Inside, the car has a massive touchscreen display from Harman that comes with voice and gesture control. The concept can also alert you of upcoming obstacles with a heads-up display on the windshield. Rinspeed envisions the vehicle being used on a ride-sharing setting, where a person can select which passenger to ride with through a Tinder-like app.

Honda MEU-V

Honda first showed teaser images of its MEU-V concept car in December, but it officially made its debut at CES. Honda said the car is self-driving and electric, but didn't share any detail specifications on those fronts.

The concept comes with artificial intelligence that can "read human emotions" to improve the driving experience.

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz

Volkswagen unveiled a high-tech version of its classic microbus. The electric, revamped Hippiemobile can drive 435 kilometers on a single charge. Volkswagen said the vehicle is equipped with lidar, radar, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors, making it fully autonomous.

The concept also comes with other innovative features, like a tablet you can remove from the console and use outside. The driver can also open the car by approaching it with his or her smartphone.

Toyota Concept-i

Toyota showed off a concept car at CES that wants to be your best friend (sort of like Honda's NeuV). The vehicle has an AI assistant named Yui that's designed to engage you in tasks, like conversation, so you stay aware while driving.

The concept doesn't have any touchscreens, but comes with a heads-up display. It also comes with other fun touches, like scissor doors and headlights that can wink at you.

BMW i Inside Future

BMW's latest concept car is solely meant to display the automaker's vision for car interiors of the future. The idea is with fully self-driving cars, you can have spacious and homey interiors. There's even room for a bookshelf.

The concept also comes with a massive display for sitting back and relaxing when your car drives for you.

Citroen C-Aircross

Citroen unveiled its C-Aircross concept SUV earlier in February. Citroen said it purposefully went for a "modern" body style with curved lines and strong splashes of colour.

It comes with a full-color heads-up display and a single spoke steering wheel. Cameras replace the two sideview mirrors to stream surrounding views directly on the rearview mirror. The concept also comes with a panoramic sunroof.

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