Cars are treasures, and when they come in unique makes they give life a new and different definition. Each new day brings with it new models of cars and innovations, and almost everyone loves to get any kind of tech when it is still in vogue. For those who enjoy showing off, it is best done when it came out new, while those that value durability get it at the first instance mainly because it has been proven that the very first products are always the best and most long-lasting.
New car inventions and modifications are still on and newest technology is doing wonders in this aspect such that you won’t believe your senses in what will be made available to the car market soon.
Here are 10 future concept cars you can’t help but keep exclaiming as you take a look at them – they’re really awesome!
1. Mercedes-Benz Biome
This is amazing and somewhat unbelievable! Could you have ever imagined that technology will advance to the extent that a car is grown instead of manufactured? No need to continue exclaiming, let’s get down to the details: The Mercedes-Benz Biome is an electric concept car created by Mercedes-Benz. This car is unique in that it is grown in a laboratory rather than at a factory line.
The Biome isn’t built the same way normal cars are. Instead, its bodywork is grown from two seeds – one for the interior, one for the exterior. The interior of the BIOME grows from the DNA in the Mercedes star on the front of the vehicle, while the exterior grows from the star on the rear. To accommodate specific customer requirements, the Mercedes star is genetically engineered in each case, and the vehicle grows when the genetic code is combined with the seed capsule. The wheels are grown from four separate seeds that produce an ultralight ‘BioFibre’, which is then harvested and knitted together to form the car. This may mean you have to wait 18 years for your car to grow up and become road-legal!
Sounds like a fairy tale, huh? Hear this too: Biome is powered by a futuristic fuel called BioNectar4534, which isn’t stored in a tank. Instead, BioNectar4534 is stored in the BioFibre material of the chassis, interior and wheels. Mercedes-Benz says it’s developed a technology to equip trees with special ‘receptors’ that can collect excess solar energy and turn it into BioNectar4534. Finally, Mercedes says the Biome’s only emissions are pure oxygen!
2. Nissan BladeGlider
Here we’ve got another model of wonder cars that’ll drive guys crazy once they hit the market! The Nissan BladeGlider is both a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle (EV) development and an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle from the world’s leading EV manufacturer. If the revolutionary Nissan-powered (and later Nissan-copied) DeltaWingrace car got you excited, then Nissan’s latest concept car might send you over the edge. That’s because the BladeGlider you see here, co-opts the same oddball-but-effective design concepts that made the DeltaWing so unique and mixes them with an electric power-train and a possible production future.
Described as an “anti-establishment three-seat electric sports car” and championed on its reveal by then Nissan boss Andy Palmer, who now runs Aston Martin, BladeGlider was expected to go on sale by 2017 priced at around £30,000.
3. Mercedes Benz’ F 015 Luxury in Motion
I call this wow!!! The F 015 Luxury in Motion is an incomparable leisure car which has grown beyond its role as a mere means of transport and has become a mobile living space. The car is the product of a visionary research which raises comfort and luxury to a new level by offering a maximum of space and a lounge character on the inside. There you´ll find four rotating seats that allow face-to-face configuration, as well as six display screens harmoniously built into the front, rear and side panels.
The ‘autonomous’ does not require a driver, instead it allows its passengers to relax in an interior that looks more like a comfortable room you’d expect to find in a building rather than a car. It´s a digital arena that allows passengers to interact with the vehicle through gestures, eye tracking and high-res touch-screens. The F 015 Luxury in Motion is fashioned in such a way that it communicates with its surroundings both visually and acoustically. Large LED displays at the front and rear as well as a laser projection system directed toward the front are responsible for the visual part, while the acoustic communication repertoire includes both sounds and specific spoken instructions.
If you are having problem with having enough time to get some papers ready for a series of meetings and conferences, here is the dream car for you as you can now relax on your way to do the final finishing touches while the vehicle takes you safely to your destination.
4. CHEVROLET EN-V
You may be surprised that we call this a car, but sure, it is one! It appears quite toyish and funny but it comes with amazing features only advanced technology can guarantee in cars. The updated pod-like EN-V is a two-seat, electric urban mobility concept that includes features such as climate control, personal storage space and all-weather and road condition operation while preserving key elements of the original EN-V, such as the small footprint and maneuverability. It will also retain its battery electric propulsion, connectivity and autonomous driving capabilities.
5. TOYOTA IROAD
Looking like the tricycle commonly called “keke napep”, the Toyota i-Road comes in much more refined and advanced body and features. The i-Road is an all-electric, three-wheeled, rear-steering personal mobility vehicle. It is small and lightweight, almost like a cross between a motorcycle and a car. This makes it ideal for commuting in busy traffic and would allow people to park much more easily than they could with traditional cars.
It uses a remarkable turning steering mechanism that not only makes you feel like a pro MotoGP rider, but also seemed very safe, as it counteracted the inertial forces that would have pulled this electric trike over on its side. The i-Road uses a gyroscope and inertial sensors, combined with data on speed and steering angle, to determine how far to lean the i-Road.
6. KOENIGSEGG AGERA R
While the name may not sound familiar to some, this Swedish car is made with power in mind. The specifications of this beast are intimidating. It has 1140 horsepower, capable of reaching the speed of 273 MPH. It will be the fastest car in the world. Those lucky enough to own this beauty will have to spend $1.5 million, but it’ll be worth the investment.
When it comes to design, the unique shape and color scheme is reminiscent of race cars. It has an aerodynamic shape and carbon fiber wheels to increase its speed and agility. It runs on E85 biofuel. This implementation of green technology is a step in the right direction. Drivers will be saving the world without sacrificing any power.
7. KIA POP
The Kia POP is an electric concept car presented by Kia Motors. Kia demonstrated their answer to electric cars with the Kia Pop. With a distinctive design that would look more at home in a science-fiction movie, it features a lightweight design so that the vehicle can be more efficient. This allows the electric motor to travel almost 100 miles per charge, making it ideal for travelling in urban areas. The Kia Pop looks more like the Toyota i-Road, only that it has two wheels behind and one in front while the i-Road is the opposite.
8. TERRAFUGIA TF-X – Flying Car
Terrafugia have been researching the possibility of vehicles that are capable of being driven on roads and flown in the sky for several years. They have created several crude prototypes, but their TF-X model is their most advanced project so far. It would feature high-powered propellers that allow for vertical takeoffs, have a range of up to 500 miles and would be able to reach speeds of at least 200 miles per hour.
9. BMW GINA
BMW has come up with something as strange as it is innovative — a shape-shifting car covered with fabric. The BMW GINA is a car that the German company has been developing since 2001. GINA stands for “Geometry and functions In ‘N’ Adaptations”. It was designed by a team led by BMW’s head of design, Chris Bangle, who says GINA allowed his team to “challenge existing principles and conventional processes.”
The skeleton of the car is controlled by electro-hydraulic devices and can actually move and change shape beneath the fabric skin. For instance, the headlights of the concept can be exposed or hidden by the car’s skin just like blinking eyes, and the hood opens from the center as the fabric parts to expose the engine. The car is very much a concept, meant more to inspire BMW’s own designers, engineers and the general public.
10. GOOGLE SELF-DRIVING CAR
This sounds interesting, doesn’t it? A self-driving car! The Google Self-Driving Car is perhaps the most famous example of an autonomous car that can travel on the road without the need of any input from a driver. This means that those who cannot drive can still travel longer distances, get rid of the issue of drunk driving and even reduce the number of road traffic accidents significantly!!
They have sensors designed to detect objects as far as two football fields away in all directions, including pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles—or even fluttering plastic shopping bags and rogue birds. The software processes all the information to help the car safely navigate the road without getting tired or distracted. Legislation has been passed in four U.S. states and Washington, D.C. allowing driverless cars, so carry go!!!.