Evolution is a key of progress. Only those who can beat their competitors are fit to survive in this world. Now, be it Google’s enhancing artist’s experience with 3-D paint brush or futuristic concept cars trying to escalate people’s driving experience, one is taking a step forward into the future. There is no better way to understand the innovation than through cars. Equipping all sorts to devices to make them driverless, the companies are leaving no stone unturned to change the future of driving. We bring you some amazing innovations companies incorporated in their GEN NEXT vehicles:
Camouflage with Setsuna
Toyota is planning to notch up its reliability quotient with a new concept car. Toyota Setsuna, a concept car by the brand is all set to woo people who love ‘timeless’ vehicle through its amazing features. This car will be made from Japanese Cedar and Birch wood to give it an authentic and at the same time, a vintage look. But what is most interesting about the vehicle is its ability to change its color according to the temperature and surrounding. With a 100-year age meter to keep the owner updated about the car’s age, Setsuna has a capacity of two people. It might not be a family vehicle but it’s still worth owning.
Volkswagen Hover Car
Car above ground! A fantasy for now, Volkswagen is trying to add some glamour on road with its new concept. Volkswagen Hover car is an idea that is for the people and by the people. The brand asked Chinese residents to give them an idea as to how would they like their future car to look like and hover car was one of the three designs selected out of hundreds and thousands of entries. The car will offer a safe drive to the owner but what more interesting is that it will get charged itself through the electromagnetic roads. With such a brilliant concept, the brand is all set to take a leap into the future.
BMW Vision Next 100
One company, four brands and ONE future! Yes, the German automaker dreams big with bigger ideas in mind and biggest reach in the world. The company has always focused on providing a personal and emotional connection between a BMW and its driver and till yet the marque has succeeded in doing so. The brand stands right as the epitome of Sheer Driving Pleasure, be it in the past, present or the next 100 years. Seeing the pace at which technology has reached, it will not be a surprise to assume what the world and machines around us would be; most of them robotic in nature. The same concept is what BMW is trying to present in its VISION NEXT 100 concept car that it unveiled on the occasion of its 100th anniversary in the industry.
The car will be more like the driver’s digital companion, assisting him intuitively and subtly. The presence of Alive Geometry in the vehicle will help in keeping the driver alert about the upcoming objects ahead or incidents. The concept car will have 2 driving modes – boost mode and ease mode. Where on one hand, the boost mode will increase the driving pleasure by making it more intense and thrilling; the ease mode on the other hand will take the command of all the driving tasks over the driver, giving the latter more personal touch by converting the interior into an individual comfort zone.
Audi Nanuk Quattro Concept Car
Bringing the sportiness in a completely new form, another German automaker, Audi, came out with its Nanuk Quattro Concept car, showcased at the 2013 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. The car is the simple yet powerful amalgamation of a high performance sports car and the Audi’s Quattro knowledge. And the iconic V10 TDI engine marks the presence of power and efficiency. The company took the assistance of the designers from Italdesign Giugiaro to bring into life a car that is made to cruise every terrain, be it a race track, a highway, a winding country road or an off road. The power-packed 5.0-liter V10 TDI motor can churn out a peak power of 544hp along with a maximum torque of 1,000Nm. The car can sprint from 0-100kmph in mere 3.8 seconds and can attain a top speed of 305Kmph.
The craze for Audi has increased so much in the market that it has become very convenient and easy to get hold of one but those who can’t afford this costly piece of luxury are buying the used Audi cars from the second hand car market to enjoy the ownership of the 4 RINGS.
Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Research Car
Again a German car manufacturer in the list, Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion Research car defines the immense user experience in an innovative perspective keeping in mind the future of mobility. To give the technologically advanced concept car a foundation, the interdisciplinary team of experts at Mercedes-Benz formulates a future scenario focusing majorly on the day-to-day mobility and its different aspects.
The Head of Mercedes-Benz cars and Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Dr. Dieter Zetsche, said, “Anyone who focuses solely on the technology has not yet grasped how autonomous driving will change our society,” and further he added, “The car is growing beyond its role as a mere means of transport and will ultimately become a mobile living space.”
These are just the excerpts of what the exotic world of cars holds in itself as you will find many premium brands like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, etc. participating in the race of inventing a car that excels in every department right from the performance to the quality interior and speed.
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