Toyota unveiled Toyota Fun-Vii concept car, “a smartphone on four wheels” as Akio Toyoda said during the presentation.
Swiss automotive visionary Frank M. Rinderknecht presents the Rinspeed iChange, the world’s first car whose body adapts to the number of passengers on board. The streamlined, lightweight zero-emission concept car is powered by a 150kW electric engine, capable of propelling the car to a top speed of 220 km/h. The energy for the electric motor comes from lithium-ion batteries that are available in two different stack configurations for short- and long-distance driving.
Rinspeed will present sQuba, the worlds first diving car, at the Geneva Motor Show (March 6-16). The car is not only able to drive on roads autonomously with a push of a button (thus without a driver, passenger or further assistance), but can also transform into an amphibious vehicle which can be submerged in water up to 10 meters (33 feet).
An electric motor with powerful torque drives the rear wheels, while the propulsion on the water is ensured by two propellers in the stern and two powerful jet drives in the bow propelling the vehicle under water while diving. When underwater, the driver and passenger are enclosed in the vehicle thanks to light weight body components made of futuristic Carbon Nano Tubes and are supplied with fresh breathing air by the self-contained on-board system.
CEBIT is for cars fans also, not only for computers fans. This year, CeBIT 2008 (4 – 9 March) will focus on the latest developments in automotive electronics and networking. Hot topics will be driver assistance systems, DVB-T receivers, 3D roadmaps, navigation via WLAN as opposed to GPS and – last but not least – mobile phones with built-in navigation capabilities. These and many other high-tech offerings will be on show at “Telematics & Navigation, Automotive Solutions, Transport & Logistics” in Halls 14 and 15.
Virtual Cable is a display for a car navigation system. The driver sees the Virtual Cable image through the windshield. It appears as if suspended over the road, similar to a trolley cable. The image is in true 3D and appears to be a natural part of the landscape. The driver uses only peripheral vision to follow the Virtual Cable.
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“GG Bailey custom car mats are a creative gift this holiday season that everyone needs,” says Ginger Cannon Bailey, founder of GG Bailey and CEO of Racemark. “Your car will look like new with custom car mats; this is a gift that everyone will continue to enjoy everyday.”
Hyundai unveiled its Concept Genesis Coupe at the Los Angeles International Auto Show.
The concept car heralds the introduction of an all-new, rear-wheel drive 2 + 2 sports coupe scheduled to join the Hyundai lineup in the spring of 2009. Following the introduction earlier this year of the Concept Genesis sedan, Concept Genesis Coupe signals Hyundai’s second step in broadening its appeal to driving enthusiasts. The Concept Genesis Coupe is powered by 300+ horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 engine.
Random good stuff name this car “bubble gum art”. I want to name it “useless tuning car”.
The artist, Heidi Hesse tell about this project:
This life-sized gum-ball covered HumVee comments on pop culture and reminds us of soldiers handing candy to children in far-flung countries at war with us.