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Bucking trends, Acura reveals vision of tomorrow’s dashboard

Bucking trends, Acura reveals vision of tomorrow’s dashboard

A concept car might be an eye-catching flight of fancy, but considering most of our time is spent inside our cars, concept interiors like Acura's Precision Cockpit are arguably more important. Revealed at the LA Auto Show today, the carless-concept is the fruit of single team responsible for materials, design, and software as Acura readies itself for an increasingly-connected, often-autonomous future. It's also the Japanese premium car company's opportunity to school rivals on just how dashboard interaction should behave.

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Jaguar I-PACE Concept previews Model X rivaling EV for 2018

Jaguar I-PACE Concept previews Model X rivaling EV for 2018

Concept cars are usually flights of design fancy, but nobody at Jaguar got the memo about being wildly impractical when designing the new I-PACE Concept EV. Making its striking debut at the LA Auto Show 2016 today, the beautiful concept takes a homegrown EV platform good for 0-60 mph in around 4.0 seconds and combines it with styling cues from the F-PACE and C-X75 concept. Best of all, this is no flight of far-off fancy: Jaguar says we can expect a production version of the I-PACE Concept in 2018.

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Kia’s vision of autonomous cars is a private jet on wheels

Kia’s vision of autonomous cars is a private jet on wheels

When the car drives itself, what do the occupants do? That's the question Kia is pondering with its latest concept, the Soul First Class, which not only does away with the steering wheel but turns both of its cosseted passengers away from the direction of travel. Prepared for this week's SEMA 2016, the one-off Soul is a long way from the nippy little production car.

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Mi Mix Phone takes borderless screens to the next level

Mi Mix Phone takes borderless screens to the next level

The Mi Note 2 has debuted officially and now a new phone called the Mi Mix has debuted as well. This device rethinks several of the key design elements that are common to smartphones today. The Mi mix has a 6.4-inch edgeless display that has a 91.3% screen to body ration for minuscule borders around the screen. This is the highest screen to body ratio of any device to date.

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LeEco’s LeSEE Pro autonomous concept makes troubled debut

LeEco’s LeSEE Pro autonomous concept makes troubled debut

Something was clearly wrong when, rather than riding onto the stage in the LeEco autonomous car, CEO YT Jiang instead jogged down the catwalk in a flurry of smoke. No, the eye-catching concept hadn't caught fire behind the scenes. In fact, the saga of how Chinese behemoth and US market hopeful LeEco tried and failed to have its most dramatic product in front of media at its San Francisco coming out party was all the stranger.

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Xiaomi’s flexible concept phone gets leaked

Xiaomi’s flexible concept phone gets leaked

Xiaomi is getting into anything and everything that can have a computer inside, from smart rice cookers to bikes. That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s actually done playing around with smartphones. Just like almost every other smartphone OEM, from Samsung to Lenovo, Xiaomi is apparently also interested in a smartphone that can bend over backwards, forwards, or sideways to your heart’s content. Yes, Xiaomi is apparently working on flexible smartphones as well, or at least flexible displays, as two leaked photos of a concept phone tries to prove.

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BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 motorcycle : no helmet needed

BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 motorcycle : no helmet needed

Truth be told, concept cars these days are almost a dime a dozen, though some do manage to make our jaws drop once in a while. But a concept motor bike? Not exactly your standard fare. But at its "Iconic Impulses" exhibition in Los Angeles, that is exactly what BMW is showing off. Simply calling it by its name, the Motorrad VISION NEXT 100 doesn’t really do it justice. Whereas most concept vehicles look 5 or so years into the future, this motorcycle was designed with decades in mind. Almost ironically, it look more like a throwback to decades past.

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Rinspeed Oasis self-driving EV concept is a two-seat city runabout

Rinspeed Oasis self-driving EV concept is a two-seat city runabout

Rinspeed is a name that many car guys and gals associate with extremely hopped up Porsche cars. The company has unveiled a new concept that will be on display at CES 2017 come January called the Oasis. Frank M. Rinderknecht designed the car and it is meant to be an alternative to city driving for two people who don’t actually want to have to drive.

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GLM G4 is Japan’s Tesla-rivaling EV sports car

GLM G4 is Japan’s Tesla-rivaling EV sports car

The 2016 Paris Motor Show is currently underway, and so far we've seen several of the futuristic, high-tech EV concepts from car makers like Volkswagen and Mercedes, not to mention standard model announcements from the likes of Honda and Audi. But there's also some unexpected surprises, like the GLM G4 concept, a 500-plus horsepower sports sedan with an electric platform from Japan. In fact, Green Lord Motors (GLM) is often referred to as the 'Tesla of Japan,' and it's clear it takes the nickname to heart.

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Mercedes Generation EQ interior UX first impressions

Mercedes Generation EQ interior UX first impressions

This week at the Paris Auto Show, we got the opportunity to get up close and personal with the future of Mercedes-Benz' newest in electric vehicle technology. The company has just introduced their brand new EQ system, as we've outlined earlier this week, and now we're being given a tour of the interior of the first concept vehicle to embody this system at its core. This is the Generation EQ, a concept vehicle that's super futuristic in both aesthetics and interface.

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Lexus UX Concept will make you feel like a superhero

Lexus UX Concept will make you feel like a superhero

Concept cars are used to showcase more than just the latest but also the future of car designs and technologies. But some concept cars just take that to the extreme. Take the new Lexus UX Concept shown off at the Paris Auto Show. While still called an SUV, it might defy all preconceived notions of a rugged, aggressive 4x4. That’s because the Lexus UX Concept, both inside and out, feels like car straight out of a comic book, or a movie tie-in even.

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This is the BMW Concept X2

This is the BMW Concept X2

This week the folks at BMW have revealed one of the most unique-looking concept vehicles of the show in the BMW Concept X2. This vehicle is being premiered alongside the and the BMW i3 (with increased range and improved battery) as well as the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. The BMW Concept X2 is a compact vehicle, made to show off BMW's chops in coupe-making and in making a fine looking vehicle that combines futuristic elements with today's popular urban stylings.

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