Concept cars are automobile makers’ vision of car designs for the future. These cars are full of exciting features and innovations. Most of the features are extremely futuristic and is usually not seen within a year but takes quite some time to be available to the public. Other features are creative too and realistic and we usually get to see and use them. Check out these 8 concept cars which have already impressed us this year:
Toyota’s Concept-I has a perfect pod-shape with outrageous styling and gull wing doors. The Concept-i car’s designers have a vision of the car which makes safety a prerogative and change how people interact with their cars. The car uses a system called the Yui to interact with the human drivers. The AI appears on the central console when first starting the car and then moves around the interior at different integrated but subtly hidden surfaces, in an attempt to make the driver feel comfortable, and tries to suit the ambience of the car to the driver’s personality and mood.
Fiat Chrysler’s concept car is aimed at millennials. It’s not that eye-catching, being heavy looking and boxy but hopes to attract millennials with tech which they’re looking for. It’s an electric car which has 250 miles range and gets back over 50% of the charge back in less than 20 minutes, with a Fast Charger from DC. It is fitted with sensors and lidar for autonomous driving (level 3) i.e. it can drive itself but with human supervision.
Rinspeed’s Oasis car
The Oasis car from RInspeed has a complete garden, with radishes and Bonsai trees that is tucked away behind the car’s windshield. The massive touchscreen display has voice and gesture control. The car can also alert the driver of obstacles with a display on the windshield.
Volkswagen’s concept car is named the Hippiemobile, and is the hi-tech version of the company’s microbus. The electric car can do 270 miles on one charge, equipped with radar, lidar, ultrasonic sensors and cameras, which makes the car completely autonomous. The cars have other innovations like a tablet which can be removed from its console and be used outside.
The car can be opened by the driver using a smartphone.
Honda’s NeuV is a concept car from the company which is a self-driven electric car. There was not much detail available except that it was fitted with AI which is sensitive to human emotions and can thus improve driving experience.
Nissan’s Vmotion wowed everyone with its sharp geometrical styling and cool features. It has ProPilot technology which allows for self-driving in urban areas and freeways, at speeds to 62 mph. The doors have a sleek scissor design and boomerang headlamps. The Nissan emblem in the grille’s center glows in autonomous mode. The sound system has the latest in Bose speakers and can be restricted to non-entertainment signals only to the driver. There’s also a huge horizontal display inside the car.
BMW’s concept car
BMW’s latest offering is a concept car which displays the company’s vision for the interiors of the future. The idea behind the design is that with fully automated cars, the car interior can be homey and spacious. Booklover’s would like one feature in the car – a bookshelf. It also has a massive display screen which can be enjoyed when the car drives itself.
Infiniti’s QX50 concept car
This is a concept car which is an SUV with all the trappings of concept cars these days with semi-autonomous driving technology. The SUV looks much more muscular than the previous model. It seems to have more head-shoulder room and has more cargo capacity as well. The VC-Turbo sends power through an all-wheel driving system. The VC-Turbo design lets the SUV have a short hood, which lets the car have a “cabin-forward” design. The seats are sporty and wood and leather have been used to give a luxurious look.
Concept cars showcase automobile engineers’ creativity and let us have a look at the cars of the future. With advances in technology, many of the imaginative designs may soon be a reality.