Infiniti is involved with one of the most successful racing teams on the Formula 1 landscape. If you aren't familiar with F1 racing, it has some of the best drivers and fastest cars in the automotive world. Infiniti has announced that it will be unveiling a new concept car at the Detroit International Auto Show next month that is inspired by F1 racing.
Cadillac appears close to green-lighting a production version of the striking Elmiraj concept, the monster touring coupe pitched right at BMW's 6-Series, with GM president Mark Reuss saying it's "the car Cadillac needs." Elmiraj, first previewed back in August and then brought out to a broadly positive reception at a number of car shows, was initially seen as a styling exercise at most, given GM's luxury arm was seen as next building a flagship sedan to best challenge the high-end. However, the greater potential for a hyper-luxe coupe to grab mindshare seems to be giving GM execs second thoughts.
Honda has promised a new fuel-cell powered car for 2015, previewing the potential styling of the eco-friendly car with its FCEV Concept. Improving on power, efficiency, passenger space, and design over the Honda FCX Clarity, the FCEV Concept develops over 100kW from its fuel-cell stack, cladding it in an aerodynamically creased body shell and promising 300 miles of range.
Ford officially unveiled a new concept car at the LA Auto show this week called the Ford Edge Concept. Ford says that the new concept car offers "strong hints" at the technology and dynamic design that will go into the company's future utility vehicles for global sale. The Edge Concept doesn’t look much like a concept car, it looks very much ready for showrooms.
We've got a look at more than a few cars today at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, among them being another Lexus offering, the RC coupe. Also introduced by the luxury auto maker was the Lexus LF-NX Turbo, a new version of the LF-NX HV concept that made an appearance back at the Frankfurt Motor Show. With the Turbo comes an outstanding eye-catching exterior and what Lexus says is an urban-centric compact premium crossover design.
Smog is a concern for all big cities, with some being plagued with it on a continual basis, both decreasing the quality of life for residents and posing a health risk. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has decided to tackle this program and designed an "electronic vacuum cleaner" that eliminates the pollution. Presently, the designer is in talks with Beijing government to have the technology installed in a city park.
Airplanes aren't known for being the most roomy vessels one can travel in, and dealing with matters concerning personal space and passenger size has been a touchy -- and sometimes heated -- topic. Various solutions have been proposed, such as having static seats available in different sizes, but the latest is perhaps the most unique -- Morph, an adjustable airplane seat concept that adjusts to different passenger sizes.
The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will be showing off its EMIRAI 2 concept car at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. The car is a continuation of the MEC's original EMIRAI first exhibited in December of 2011; it was notable for its extremely customizable dashboard display, biometrics capabilities, and sensor array. Two years later, it will likely include most of the same elements plus whatever else the company's been cooking up.