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Toyota ME.WE concept clads EV in chunky plastic

Toyota ME.WE concept clads EV in chunky plastic

Toyota has revealed a new EV concept that prioritizes flexibility, eco-concern, and easy damage repair, the ME.WE, cladding a simple aluminum sub-frame with easily interchanged polypropylene body panels. The electric car concept, designed in association with French firm Jean-Marie Massaud, can flip instantly between two- or four-wheel drive, thanks to an individual motor in each wheel, while the doors, bonnet, bumpers, wings, and other components can be switched out to suit different use-cases or to swiftly repair damage.

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Obake stretchy touchscreen concept lets you pinch, prod and pummel data

Obake stretchy touchscreen concept lets you pinch, prod and pummel data

A 3D touchscreen display prototype that can be pinched, pulled, and pushed around might represent the future of digital interaction, allowing immersive data to be physically manipulated. The concept, Obake, is named after Japanese shapeshifting folklore and the handiwork of an MIT Media Lab team led by Dhairya Dand, combining a flexible rubber surface, a Kinect sensor for motion tracking, and a projector for creating a dynamic image your fingers can dig into.

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Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover concept leaked ahead of Auto China 2013

Mercedes-Benz GLA compact crossover concept leaked ahead of Auto China 2013

We're three days away from China's Auto China 2013 car show to be held in Shanghai this weekend, but that didn't stop someone from leaking a roster full of images across the Internet. Over a dozen photos of Mercedes-Benz's GLA compact crossover concept vehicle have hit the Web showing off the car from nearly every angle. And while the SUV itself is a sight to behold, it is the interior shots that are truly outstanding.

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Renault unveils black light loving Twin’Z concept

Renault unveils black light loving Twin’Z concept

Renault has unveiled a new concept car called the Twin'Z. The car reminds me more than a little of the Fiat 500 from some angles. However, the Renault concept car has lots of glow-in-the-dark touches and an interesting set of backdoors. The concept car is a work by Renault with British designer Ross Lovegrove.

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BMW unveils Concept X4 Sports Activity Coupe design

BMW unveils Concept X4 Sports Activity Coupe design

BMW has unveiled the Concept X4, a sports activity coupe touted as being "the future of the BMW X family." This snazzy-looking car is boasted as being a mixture of high performance/driving dynamics and eye-catching, with highly detailed design that is a mixture of sophisticated and beastly. Prduction is slated to start in early 2014, although no definite date was provided.

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Researchers develop world’s thinnest invisibility cloak

Researchers develop world’s thinnest invisibility cloak

Researchers have created what some are dubbing the real-world equivalent of Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, which measures in at just 0.15mm thin, a far cry from the bulky invisibility devices that have been created in the past. In addition, rather than using metamaterials like other invisibility cloaks, this one is made from copper and polycarbonate.

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