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Chevrolet FNR rides into Shanghai straight from the future

Chevrolet FNR rides into Shanghai straight from the future

When car makers today talk of and flaunt their concept of the car of the future, they are mostly referring to the technologies found inside the car, some of which can even remove the need for a human driver. Most of the time, however, the body of the car itself remains rooted in the present, or sometimes even in the past. Not so for Chevrolet. At the Shanghai Auto Show, it has unveiled the FNR concept, a car of the future that not only boasts of technology of the future, it actually looks futuristic as well.

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BMW apollo streamliner motorcycle concept

BMW apollo streamliner motorcycle concept

A new concept motorcycle has debuted from a designer named Mehmet Doruk Erdem. The concept is called the BMW apollo streamliner concept and one glimpse at it and you can tell it's more for top speed than daily riding to and from work. The concept looks like something that would be running the salt flats.

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Audi Prologue allroad previews wireless hybrid charging

Audi Prologue allroad previews wireless hybrid charging

Audi has added a third model to its Prologue line of luxury concepts, the Prologue allroad, a plug-in hybrid intended for adventure away from the tarmac. Borrowing the dominant grille design of the previous Prologue and Prologue Avant, as well as the long hood, the allroad opts for meatier wheel arches and sizable 22-inch wheels inside them, while driver and passengers get pre-emptive luxury with an onboard computer that not only recognizes who's getting in, but adjusts the seats and climate control to their preconfigured preferences.

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90s Oldsmobile almost had a car with an embedded NES

90s Oldsmobile almost had a car with an embedded NES

There is an old phrase that goes something like "boys and their toys", and what would better qualify as "toys" than games and cars. Back in the 90s, those games would be from the consoles of that generation, particular the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES, also known as the Family Computer or Famicom in some regions. Around that time as well, a now defunct car maker almost put out a car that would have been a gamer's game come true, one that had the gaming console built right into it.

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This is why Citroen’s Aircross isn’t your typical crossover

This is why Citroen’s Aircross isn’t your typical crossover

Citroen has a new crossover concept, and it isn't your typical offering. The model -- which isn't guaranteed for production, at this point -- takes all the trimmings you'd expect in a modern vehicle and rehashes them in ways you mightn't think of, or builds upon them with additional technology atypical in your average crossover. It's a sort of intelligent comfort, with comfort getting a big focus without compromising the concept's technological edge. One of the included 12-inch televisions, for example, moves around to make sure all the passengers can see it.

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Mini’s new concept AR glasses give you X-Ray vision

Mini’s new concept AR glasses give you X-Ray vision

BMW's Mini division just revealed its latest concept gadget, a pair of augmented reality glasses, at the Auto Shanghai show. Mini Augmented Vision is a new pairing of AR technology and driving. The design looks like a cross between aviator specs and actual aviation goggles and is capable of providing a variety of information in un-obstructive, see-through displays. The AR glasses are the result of a collaboration between BMW's DesignworksUSA and Qualcomm.

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Honda S660 concept roadster to enter production

Honda S660 concept roadster to enter production

At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda introduced a car style that we seldom see from the auto maker: a nifty little two-seat roadster. It was a concept and there was no guarantee that it would ever enter production, but fast forward more than a year and Honda has decided to make the concept a reality, at least in Japan where the little roadster will be hitting showrooms at some point, and will be joined by a special edition in limited quantities.

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Honda’s Civic Concept previews Type-R madness

Honda’s Civic Concept previews Type-R madness

The 2016 Honda Civic is coming and, if we're really, really lucky, it might look a little bit like this. Honda may not be quite ready to whip the sheets off the 10th-gen Civic, but that hasn't stopped its designers from going a little crazy and cooking up this striking Civic Concept to preview some of the aesthetics we can expect this fall.

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