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Toyota S-FR tipped to pack 1.5L 128hp four

Toyota S-FR tipped to pack 1.5L 128hp four

A few days back Toyota unveiled three new concept cars that will be on display at the Tokyo motor show. Among those cars was the slightly odd looking S-FR sports car. A forum set up specifically for that car now claims to have the specifications for the concept car, how exactly why got them is unclear so salt is needed.

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Just how likely are cars with helper-drones?

Just how likely are cars with helper-drones?

As arch-creator of concept car follies, Rinspeed is no stranger to outlandish designs, but just how practical is the drone-equipped Etos? The self-driving concept can deploy a similarly self-flying unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from a bay at the back, with a variety of potential uses that include delivering forgotten items or filming particularly interesting stretches of road.

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Rinspeed Etos driverless concept car features a drone landing pad

Rinspeed Etos driverless concept car features a drone landing pad

It's the season for major auto shows and new concept cars are debuting all around the world in the coming months. Rinspeed is waiting until January to show off its latest concept car and rather than doing it at a major auto show, Rinspeed has chosen to debut its car at CES 2016. CES is increasingly becoming a place for high-tech cars to be shown off and unveiled.

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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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