Team AutoColumn gives you a compilation of 5 most futuristic cars in development from various manufacturers. This is really interesting to know and understand the development direction when it comes to car industry.
Mercedes Benz Biome
This car, which was first revealed in LA design challenge is a completely unique idea that sees a car rather than being manufactured completely on a production like, could instead be grown. Featuring natural materials, Mercedes Benz sees the BIOME as a possible future for the motor industry, utilizing the resources given off by nature conjunction with the latest technology. The biggest feature is a specially grown material called BioFivre that is incredibly light but also super strong.
Many Car companies exploring personal mobility vehicles as the potential future of the car. They are essentially small vehicles which are able to carry just one or two people and are designed specially for the tight urban streets of major cities. Toyota’s own project based on the concept is the iRoad. 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 allow people to park much more easily than they could in a traditional car. Engineers from Toyota are also confident that the iRoad is far safer than a motorcycle, thanks to its strong outer shell and warning systems in place to help drivers avoid problems.
The BMW Gina is a car that the German company has been developing since 2001. Various models have been shown at auto shows and it has grabbed the attention because of unique material it is made out of. Unlike other sports car that uses lightweight metals or strong polymers such a aluminium or carbon fiber, the Gina uses a super strong fabric that stretches over the chassis. The seamless fabric can even change shape, allowing things like spoilers to emerge from the car.
Google 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. Using a number of different sensors, including a LIDAR systems that sits on top of the car, as well as detailed maps pre-loaded into the software, the vehicle is able to navigate on the roads. The future that Google envisions for these cars is that it hopes they would solve a large number of problems by allowing anyone to get in the vehicle. It means those who cannot drive still travel longer distances, alleviate the issue of drunk driving and even reduce the number of road accidents significantly.
F015 Luxury in Motion
The autonomous does not require a driver, instead allowing its passengers to relax in an interior that looks more like a comfortable room you would expect to find in a building rather than a car. Its body would be made of plastic reinforced with carbon fiber, along with aluminium to ensure it is as light as possible. Each door also opens a full 90 degree angle to allow easy access and have special inflatable structures that acts as air bags in the case of road traffic accident.
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