Mercedes-Benz, BMW and other automakers and designers seem to be planning optimistic futuristic concept car designs. Functioning flying cars, some seemingly far-out ideas are already on their way.
1. Passenger Drone
Soon passengers might be able to fly to the sky without a pilot on board. A Chinese startup called Ehang unveiled the world’s first passenger done. This drone can carry one person and a single backpack for about twenty minutes from one location to another, with the destination set via tablet before takeoff. If some malfunction occurs drone can still fly with a propeller out, and will land in the nearest possible area if anything goes wrong.
2. Self-Driving Chevrolet-FNR
This car has iris-recognition entry. The front seats rotate to face the rear, and the interior is packed full of touch-screens. The “dragonfly dual-wing doors” are so sharp, they look dangerous.
3. Mercedes-Benz F 015
Driverless Mercedes-Benz F 015 is already roaming on road of San Francisco. This sleek and shiny luxury car is part of Mercedes’ vision for a safer future in which all cars are unmanned, automatically stop to let pedestrians cross the road, and let all passengers read, text, surf the web or whatever.
4. Self-Driving IDEO
The first of three self-driving vehicle concepts by global design company IDEO interacts with your email, calendar and text messages to set your route and senses when you’re 200 feet away, firing up and preparing for your ride. As you head down the freeway, your car will link up with other cars moving in the same direction, joining a ‘platoon’ of tailgating vehicles for speed and safety.
5. Work On Wheels Commuting Workspace Pod
IDEO’s second concept is Work On Wheels. It is a transparent movable room like vehicle that can easily zooms around the city. With this time wastage while traveling reduces also, we can work in the area or scenic beauty, where we wish or feel comfortable.
6. Cody Self-Driving Delivery Truck
This is a delivery truck with vacuum-powered surface inside stabilizes packages, while a robotic arm sorts them. It lets you track its location in real time and request new destinations, like your office. Its security measures are very strong as it scan the face of receiver before delivery.
7. Faraday Future FFZERO1
It looks a bit like fighter jet; it’s got four electric motors delivering more than 1,000 horsepower and reaches a top speed of 200mph. But this isn’t a car that you’ll have to drop over $100K on to own – the idea is to make it available by subscription, so you can order the car to your door whenever you want it.
8. Aptera 2e
It is a lightweight and aerodynamic, this three-wheeled car gets a fuel economy of over 100mpg, and could end up being available in a gas version, too.
9. BMW GINA Light Visionary Model
BMW has planned GINA Light Visionary Model, with seamless fabric stretched over a moving metal frame. BMW has never tried to do its production, but its model is kept in museum of Munich. It is intended to plant a seed for visionary automotive designs that think way outside the current standards for building cars. It has combination of the stretchy water-resistant fabric skin and hydraulic aluminum frame enables the driver to change the exterior however they want, custom-shaping the body to their specifications.
10. LM2 Streamliner
The LM2 Streamliner by American manufacturer Lyons Motor Car Ltd looks at the FFZERO1’s 200mph limit and says, ‘Isn’t that cute.’ This weird-looking carbon fiber blade of a vehicle reaches 290mph with a 1,700 horsepower twin-turbo DOHC V8 engine, and all of its systems are programmable via mobile device.
11. Lexus RC F
It has coating in biometric paint that connects to the driver’s heart rate sensor, This results in a projection of the “heartbeat of the car,” reflecting how the experience of driving it at its full capabilities affects the person behind the wheel.
12. Terrafugia Driverless Flying Car
It is a fixed-wing, street-legal aircraft that you can store in your garage next to your earthbound car. The TF-X model can plug into electric car charging stations, auto-land at approved sites when the weather is rough, and navigate obstacles in the air. It carries four passengers and has a non-stop flight range of roughly 500 miles. Drive it like a car on the roads and then take off vertically from any level clearing measuring at least 100 feet in diameter.
13. Lane splitter Concept Car
Start your ride in a two-person car with a companion by your side, and then split off into your own closed-top motorcycle when you need to go your own way. The ‘Lanesplitter’ car concept by Mark Wilson features front wheels that collapse while in quad mode and expand when the units are solo, with an automated chassis lock securing the vehicles and releasing them with the push of a button.
Last modified: March 3, 2018