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NewCa.com: 2013 Canadian AutoShow: Toyota Fun-Vii Concept Canadian Premiere
The Toyota Fun-Vii concept vehicle made a debut in Canada for the first
time at the Canadian International Auto Show 2013. Designed to attract a
younger generation that is increasingly tech-savvy, the Toyota Fun-Vii (Vii
stands for Vehicle, Interactive, Internet) is a concept vehicle that
heralds a not-too-distant future when technology and automobiles will be
Cadillac Ciel Reveal Pebble Beach, California 2012
23-Aug-2011 Cadillac today unveiled the Ciel concept, an elegant, open-air
grand-touring car inspired by the natural beauty of the California coast.
The Ciel -- pronounced "C-L," the French translation for sky -- is a
four-seat convertible that opens a new chapter in Cadillac's design and
product ascent, pushing the brand's Art & Science philosophy into a new
stratum. Ciel is a new expression of Cadillac's historical grandeur, as
well as a celebration of open-air motoring.
Cadillac Escalade Concept Vehicle
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Nissan iV Design Concept
Nissan's entry in the 2010 LA Auto Show Design Challenge is a light-weight
track star from the future with love.
The all-new BMW i8 Full Review
With its fascinating holistic concept, the BMW i8 brings the vision of a
modern and sustainable sports car to life. The highly-emotional design
immediately makes it clear what qualities the BMW i8 has to offer. Dynamic
proportions show off its acceleration potential even when it's standing
still; and yet it doesn't rely on being a pure-blooded sports car. Its
aesthetics always follow a functional goal: for example, more aerodynamics
for maximum efficiency and absolute performance.
A Motorcycle that Can Change the Industry !
A San Francisco start-up has developed a car that could be a game changer
for the auto industry. Lit Motors' C-1 bridges the gap between a car and a
motorcycle, providing the safety of a car without the high ongoing costs of
ownership. Because the vehicle is electric, commuting costs are negligible:
"You can get to work and back for less than 50 cents a day,"
BMW GINA Concept
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Honda 3R-C Concept
This revolutionary three wheeled battery electric vehicle concept shows
what a future minimal urban transport vehicle for one person might look
like. The battery electric drivetrain is mounted low in the three wheeled
chassis, therefore keeping the centre of gravity low and thus improving
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10 Coolest Concept Cars 2012-2020
The most amazing new science discoveries; flying cars are finally here!
The list of THE 10 COOLEST CONCEPT CARS!
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Cars of the future (Peugeot)
It's 2012. And many of us no doubt imagined that flying cars would be all
the rage by now. While that hasn't happened yet, some major driving
innovations are on their way down the pipeline.
In a new TEDTalk, Chris Gerdes of the Center for Automotive Research at
Stanford (awesomely abbreviated as CARS) explains that he and his team are
busy at work developing the motor vehicles of the future. One of their
starting points? Studying the brainwaves of the best motorists in the world
— professional race car drivers. The idea is to combine computer
technology with human intuition and skill behind the wheel.
In honor of Gerdes' work, here is a look at five cars we may be seeing a
lot more of in the future. Sure, they don't fly. But, hey, many allow you
to sit back and enjoy the ride without having to do a thing.
Shelley, the autonomous race car
Nascar and Formula One racing are popular for a reason — professional
race car drivers are masters at estimating the friction between the tire
and the road, and instinctively being able to use the throttle and brakes
to steer. Gerdes and his team have created a race car that can do these
same things — without a driver. Nicknamed "Shelley," their race car can
drive itself at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident thanks to an
onboard computer. Shelley has taken high-speed spins around Thunderhill
Raceway Park and navigated the 153 turns of Pike's Peak hill climb route.
As Gerdes explained to CBS News, Shelley's algorithms could someday be in
your car, helping you avoid collisions.
Google's self-driving car
It's amazing to imagine a car that can make every split-second decision for
you, even delivering you home safely when you're too tired to drive.
Google's DARPA Challenge-winning self-driving car has attracted a lot of
attention. Developed by a team led by Google engineer Sebastian Thrun
(watch his moving TEDTalk here), these cars use intelligent driving
software, proximity sensors and extensive GPS data to figure out how to get
from one point to another. What happens if the driver actually wants to do
something? They can just tap the wheel or brakes and take back control. In
May, the state of Nevada granted Google the first license for a car that
drives itself, reports Time. Meaning that — head to Vegas, and you could
potentially see the car being tested on the roads.
GM's Electric Networked-Vehicle
This two-person vehicle looks something like a cross between a Mini and a
Segway. Why would someone create such a thing? According to GM, by the year
2030, urban areas will house 60 percent of the world's 8 million people —
and standard cars might no longer be an option. The balancing EN-V car
could help solve problems like traffic congestion and parking scarcity.
Bonus: they are electric, and could also Boost air quality while helping to lower oil
P1, the car that can't spin out
Developed by students in Gerdes' lab, this electric, steer-by-wire vehicle
allows for each wheel to be tuned independently, maximizing performance
while minimizing wear on tires. "We believe P1 to be the world's first
autonomously drifting car," says Gerdes, explaining that the vehicle helped
develop the racing algorithms used for Shelley. "It's a concept we call
'envelope control.' Under envelope control, the driver can do absolutely
anything, including drift — but cannot spin the car."
Nissan's PIVO 2 commuter car
A three-person commuter car, this Nissan concept looks like something
straight out of the Pokémon universe with its bubble-like body. The small
car uses a robotic interface, reminiscent of a video game, that both
interacts with the driver and scans the environment for information. But
the best part? This car spins and can drive sideways thanks to "by-wire"
technology rather than traditional mechanics.
Posted by: Kate Torgovnick
In the technology world, the latest advancement is only as good as the next
thing coming down the line. The auto industry is constantly bringing us new
technologies, whether it be for safety, entertainment, usefulness or simply
for pure innovation.
Many new car technologies are either specifically built for safety or at
least have some sort of safety focus to them. Some of the latest car
innovations we've found are some truly exciting technologies that could
revolutionize not just the automotive industry but human transportation in
So what's in store for future cars? Well, we don't know for sure, but based
on what's currently being tested and what's on the road today, we have an
idea of some new technology that will most likely make it into production.
Some of it will help keep us safe, some will give us information like never
before and some will let us kick back and just enjoy the ride.
Read the next page to begin learning about five future car technologies
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2014 Toyota i-Road - World Premiere
WORLD PREMIERE FOR TOYOTA I-ROAD AT GENEVA MOTOR SHOW
.Toyota i-ROAD, a new form of transport, making its debut at Geneva
.Compact, all-electric, three-wheeled personal mobility vehicle (PMV) with
a comfortable, enclosed two-seater cabin
.New Toyota 'Active Lean' technology automatically balances the vehicle
when cornering or travelling over stepped surfaces
.850mm width is no greater than a conventional two-wheeler, making i-ROAD
as easy to manoeuvre as a scooter or motorcycle through urban traffic.
.Zero emissions, near-silent EV powertrain gives a range of up to 30 miles,
with recharging from a conventional power supply taking just three hours
Toyota's new i-ROAD personal mobility vehicle (PMV) makes its world debut
at the Geneva motor show, a new, flexible form of transport designed for
Seating two in tandem and under cover, i-ROAD is an electric vehicle with a
range of up to 30 miles (50km) on a single charge. Using 'Active Lean'
technology, it is safe, intuitive and enjoyable to drive, with no need for
driver or passenger to wear a helmet.
It's the latest concept to emerge from Toyota's 40 years of research and
development of vehicles that use less energy, place less of a burden on the
environment and are practical in meeting people's everyday transport needs.
i-ROAD takes the company closer to its goal of creating the ultimate range
of eco cars.
Toyota is paving the way for several types of eco car to co-exist in the
future, by adapting its Hybrid Synergy Drive technology for use in plug-in
hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), electric vehicles (EVs) and fuel cell
vehicles (FCVs). While hybrids, plug-in hybrids and FCVs are ideal for
mainstream use over medium to long distances, Toyota believes in the
feasibility of EVs to serve as a main mode of transport for short urban
journeys, and has 10 years' experience in the research and development of
People using this kind of vehicle want something that is more comfortable,
offers better weather protection and is safer than a two-wheeler such as a
scooter or motorcycle, but has similar benefits of low running costs, easy
parking and around-town manoeuvrability.
The ultra-compact, three-wheel i-ROAD measures 2,350mm long and 1,445mm
high and has a 1,700mm wheelbase. It's most significant dimension, though,
is its width: at only 850mm, it is no wider than a conventional
two-wheeler. Not only does this make for easy manoeuvring through congested
traffic, it also means four can be parked in a single parking bay.
The zero-emissions, all-electric powertrain uses a lithium-ion battery to
power two 2kW motors mounted in the front wheels, giving brisk acceleration
and near-silent running. Driving range is around 30 miles, after which the
battery can be fully recharged from a conventional domestic power supply in
Toyota's new and entirely intuitive Active Lean technology is the key to
i-ROAD's high levels of stability, safety, comfort and fun-to-drive
character. The system uses a lean actuator and gearing mounted above the
front suspension member, linked via a yoke to the left and right front
wheels. An ECU calculates the required degree of lean based on steering
angle, gyro-sensor and vehicle speed information, with the system
automatically moving the wheels up and down in opposite directions,
applying lean angle to counteract the centrifugal force of cornering.
The system also operates when the PMV is being driven in a straight line
over stepped surfaces, the actuator automatically compensating for changes
in the road to keep the body level. The minimum turning circle is just
No special skills are needed to pilot i-ROAD; the Active Lean system offers
a unique driving experience with the enjoyment of riding a two-wheeler, but
with no need for the driver to stabilise the vehicle when manoeuvring at
low speed, or when stationary.
As the driver doesn't have to put his or her feet on the road surface at
any time, i-ROAD can be fitted with a safer, weatherproof, closed body and
so can be driven without wearing a helmet. This design also allows for a
more car-like environment on board, with the potential for features such as
lighting, heating, audio and Bluetooth to be provided.
Toyota envisages its i-ROAD concept has the potential to play a significant
role in reducing urban traffic congestion and air pollution. Commuters can
use public transport or conventional private vehicles to travel to urban
perimeter transportation hubs where they will transfer to the Toyota i-ROAD
to complete their journeys into the city centre.
The new Toyota PMV's compact size, manoeuvrability, easy parking, rapid
charging and choice of an open or closed cabin make it an ideal urban
vehicle, designed to reduce congestion and CO2, NOx and particulate
emissions without compromising individual freedom of mobility.
Practical Motorhome Doubleback VW Camper review
Practical Motorhome's Jeremiah Mahadevan runs the rule over the stunning,
innovative Doubleback camper, based on the venerable long-wheel base VW T5.
UPDATE (13/05/2013): Danbury Motorcaravans has released a five-seater
Watch our video review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9DcuewWOLI
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