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Mitsubishi eX Concept brings augmented reality to the windshield

Mitsubishi eX Concept brings augmented reality to the windshield

Mitsubishi isn't waiting until the Tokyo Motor Show later this month to announce it newest crossover SUV concept, the eX. While it may feature a somewhat edgy, futuristic exterior design that will surely be reeled-in before ever hitting a consumer vehicle, it's actually the technology on the inside that Mitsubishi is showing off. Instead of using a heads-up display that we're seeing more often in cars these days, the eX Concept features a windshield enhanced with augmented reality (AR).

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Toyota unveils three concept cars including odd S-FR

Toyota unveils three concept cars including odd S-FR

Toyota is teasing a trio of new concept cars ahead of their official debut at the Tokyo motor show. All three of the cars are Toyota’s vision of the future of mobility and include the FCV Plus, KIKAI, and the S-FR. The latter is the yellow car in the image that looks like a cross between a Ford with the giant front grille and a BMW M coupe.

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Mitsubishi EMIRAI 3 xDAS concept can sense drivers’ condition

Mitsubishi EMIRAI 3 xDAS concept can sense drivers’ condition

Not all car makers have completely jumped aboard the self-driving train. Some have preferred to stay on the periphery, slowly adding features that make cars smarter while still putting the driver in complete control. Mitsubishi's latest concept car is one such example of the latter. Instead of putting in your own personal robotic driver, the EMIRAI 3 xDAS feels more like having a doctor always on call, ready to alert the driver, or maybe someone else, should it sense something wrong with his or her physical condition.

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Mercedes’ CES “digital drivestyle” concept could come to real cars in 2016

Mercedes’ CES “digital drivestyle” concept could come to real cars in 2016

As the digital world takes an increasingly omnipresent role in our lives, automakers are clawing to keep up. Apparently that gap will narrow a bit in just a few months, when Mercedes-Benz will introduce futuristic tech it originally discussed at the 2012 CES, next year.

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Lexus made a live-size IS sedan with laser-cut cardboard

Lexus made a live-size IS sedan with laser-cut cardboard

Following Lexus' Hoverboard concept, and the RC-F with glowing, heartbeat-projecting paint, the car maker's latest art/technology project involves cardboard. A lot of cardboard, in fact. Down to the last detail, Lexus has created an exact replica of its new IS sedan using 1,700 pieces of laser-cut cardboard. The model even goes so far as interior details like the seats, steering wheel, and dashboard. Oh, and did we mention that it actually works?

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Panoz unveils two-seat arrow-shaped DeltaWing GT concept

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

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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Mazda teases off new sports car concept, could be next RX-7

Mazda teases off new sports car concept, could be next RX-7

Mazda has announced that it will be unveiling a new sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. That show runs October 30 through November 8. The big draw will be that new sports car concept, but there will be 14 other models on display at the show. Other than the single teaser image, Mazda isn’t offering much in the way of details on the car.

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Rwandan ‘droneport’ concept is an airport for emergency drones

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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Bugatti’s PlayStation car is no toy [Interview]

Bugatti’s PlayStation car is no toy [Interview]

If the devil is in the details, then Bugatti's Vision Gran Turismo car is truly demonic. The eye-catching concept may have been built to mark its digital counterpart's arrival in the PlayStation game, but that didn't stop Bugatti's designers from getting serious about not only what the outlandish car looks like but how it would perform on the track - even in the case of an emergency.

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Hyundai unveils N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo in Frankfurt

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

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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