Chinese startup Byton has debuted its first concept car – an all-electric, self-driving SUV it describes as as the “next generation smart device”. Read more
A new convertible sports car is joining BMW’s range of hybrid electric vehicles. Read more
Lamborghini has collaborated with a group of researchers from MIT to create a conceptual electric sports car, which has a carbon fibre shell that is able to repair any cracks or damages by itself. Read more
Honda has unveiled a series of AI devices and transport concepts at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, including a sports car that communicates with its driver, and a robot that can turn into an “impromptu cafe”. Read more
Germany’s first self-driving public bus has made its maiden journey on the roads of a rural town in Bavaria, taking locals from the train station to the town centre. Read more
Transport designer Jonny Culkin has outlined an optimistic vision for future urban mobility in London, which would see a driverless “mini Routemaster” offer commuters a more visually engaging journey. Read more
Towers for charging electric cars replace roadside petrol stations in this concept developed by Ennead Architects in response to emerging transportation technologies. Read more
German car manufacturer Volkswagen has imagined a friendly new shape for cars of the future based on emerging electric and driverless technologies. Read more
Chinese electric car startup NextEV has launched a vehicle it claims is the fastest electric car in the world. Read more
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled plans for a delivery “van of the future” that features fully automated cargo loading and drones that drop off packages (+ slideshow). (more…)
A Tesla Model X has safely driven its owner to a hospital, after he activated the car’s auto-pilot function following a potentially fatal blood clot. (more…)
The driver of an electric Tesla car has been killed in a road accident after its Autopilot mode failed to recognise an oncoming lorry. (more…)
Chinese startup Techrules has unveiled a track-focused concept vehicle that can be recharged on the move via an on-board turbine at the 86th Geneva Motor Show. (more…)
Foster + Partners and Nissan unveil vision for self-charging driverless cars that can power the home
Architecture firm Foster + Partners and auto brand Nissan have combined technologies including wireless charging, autonomous driving and battery storage to present a proposal for the future of vehicles and citie…
Water is the only bi-product expelled from the exhaust of UK manufacturer Riversimple’s hydrogen-powered electric vehicle. (more…)
even at only 48 volts, a combination of nanoflowcell technology, a buffer system and four electric motors each creating 80kW of power gives the ‘quantino’ a range of over 1,000 kilometers.
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with the compact ‘neo’ concept, icona looked to analysis software, virtual reality and simulation processes as powerful tools to improve transportation in tight, urban areas.
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CES 2016: new electric car company Faraday Future has entered the automotive industry with a high-tech supercar, which runs on a modular battery that can be easily resized for its upcoming vehicle designs (+ mov…
the nostalgia-induced vehicle is the first model based on an equally new and progressive modular platform for electric vehicles with a range of up to 533 kilometers.
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the company’s first ever concept includes a modular engineering system optimized for electric motors, on which all future production vehicles will be based.
designboom outlines the year’s most talked about projects with a list of the most captivating electric vehicles of 2015.
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the spacious interior of the LEXUS ‘LF FC’ has been designed to wrap its passengers in a comfortable yet futuristic environment, while delivering the driver a highly dynamic cockpit.
versatile and intelligently connected, the ‘vision tokyo’ concept vehicle is an urban transporter that reflects the futuristic design idiom focused on captivating the young and progressive.
presented by CEO carlos ghosn, the car integrates advanced vehicle control and safety technologies with the latest artificial intelligence.
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Chinese-owned auto manufacturer The London Taxi Company has unveiled the glass-roofed hybrid TX5 prototype that is set to be used as the UK capital’s latest black cab. (more…)
the new ‘rapidE’ concept has been developed in collaboration with formula one company williams advanced engineering at its facility in grove, oxfordshire.
Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of electric car brand Tesla, has belittled Apple’s reported plan to create an electric car and described the tech giant as a “Tesla graveyard” of engineering talent. (more…)
Electric car brand Tesla has unveiled what it describes as the safest sports utility vehicle (SUV) ever made, which includes a “bio-weapon defence mode”. (more…)
Porsche has unveiled its first all-electric sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show, becoming the latest brand to incorporate rechargeable battery technology into its vehicles (+ slideshow). (more…)
the ‘mission e’ concept car is a 800 volt drive system, based on the latest lithium ion technology, that pushes porsche’s performance to a more forward thinking practicality.
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toyota has totally refurbished the lineup which builds on the strengths and achievements of its predecessors and is set to establish higher benchmarks in fuel economy, emissions and efficiency.
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the modern cabin is 80 percent constructed from 3D printed components, and was influenced by materials that absorb sounds, similar to textures found in record studios and theatre halls.
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