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Panoz unveils two-seat arrow-shaped DeltaWing GT concept

Your dreams of a real-world road-trekking Batmobile might soon be reality in a few years, courtesy of car maker Panoz. Following through the patents it filed last April, the boutique automobile manufacturer has now unveiled the first actually implementation of those ideas. Dubbed the DeltaWing GT, it is Panoz's take on taking the rather eccentric arrow-shaped design usually found in race cars and putting it on the road. Yes, eventually the DeltaWing will be cruising public highways, which will undoubtedly be quite the road spectacle.

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How Iron Man tech is helping Mercedes build better dashboards

The 21st century dashboard is about more than just a speedo and fuel gage, and Mercedes is looking to blockbuster movie tech to fend off CarPlay and Android Auto. I caught up with the latest in infotainment at the Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America center with the team responsible for recent concepts like the autonomous F 015 and the shape-shifting Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, to find out why a supercomputer-on-wheels is the future of transportation.

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Rwandan ‘droneport’ concept is an airport for emergency drones

Airports are one of the most important places to avoid when you're flying your drone. A droneport, though? Such a concept was recently presented by Foster, which plans to construct the facility (it is essentially an airport for drones) in Rwanda. The reason revolves around emergency medical supplies. Drones are an excellent way to shuttle much-needed gear into remote areas, but the logistics of doing so are still being worked out.

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Hyundai unveils N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo in Frankfurt

Bugatti isn't the only car manufacturer showing off their Vision Gran Turismo concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, as Hyundai has just unveiled its impressive contribution. Dubbed the N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo, the Korean car company has cast aside its image as a maker of small, affordable vehicles when coming up with this 872-horsepower supercar. And it looks like Hyundai might be trying to permanently shed that image, as concept is also serving as a launch of their N high-performance division, which will produce cars for the real world and not just video games.

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Porsche Mission E delivers 800 volt shock to Tesla

Tesla may have had the luxury all-electric sedan space effectively to itself for some time, but Porsche has a striking wake-up call for Elon Musk. The German marque revealed its take on the segment, the Porsche Mission E, at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, currently a concept but undoubtedly previewing just what the company has in mind for its next electrification steps.

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Audi’s 496HP e-tron quattro concept previews 2018’s all-electric SUV

Audi has taken the wraps off its vision of the perfect electric SUV, the Audi e-tron quattro concept, delivering more than 310 miles of range along with autonomous driving. Shown off for the first time at the Frankfurt Motor Show today, the concept previews Audi's production luxury electric SUV currently pencilled in for early 2018, with a slippery but meaty design and a trio of motors.

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Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Makes World Debut in Frankfurt, Signals Next Bugatti

The Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo may be a stunning virtual racing concept designed for PlayStation’s Gran Turismo, but it makes its very real in-the-carbon-fiber-flesh debut this week at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. Our images show Bugatti’s stunner racing at Le Mans in Gran Turismo, but the ultra-exclusive French performance and luxury automaker tells us there’s a clear resemblance to Bugatti’s next hyper-car, the follow up to the Bugatti Veyron 16.4.

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You can bend AUO’s flexible phone to navigate apps

While we're now well into the era of curved screen smartphones, thanks to hits like Samsung's Galaxy Edge devices, Taiwanese manufacturer AUO has raised the bar with its new flexible phone concept. Unveiled at Touch Taiwan 2015 this week, the screen isn't just bendable for the sake of showing how strong it is, it's actually used as a form of input. Corners or sides of the phone can be bent with up to six degrees getting recognized as inputs similar to a stylus or pinch-to-zoom gestures.

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Audi e-tron quattro concept teases 2018’s all-electric SUV

Audi will bring its luxury electric crossover concept to the Frankfurt Auto Show next month, previewing a Tesla-challenging e-tron SUV for 2018. The car, dubbed the Audi e-tron quattro concept, is the German marque's clearest design indication for its all-electric SUV plans so far, following on from the Prologue Allroad concept from earlier in the year. However, while the sheet metal is interesting, the most excitement happens underneath.

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