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Aston Martin just revealed a self-flying hybrid plane

Aston Martin just revealed a self-flying hybrid plane

Aston Martin wants to build a flying car, with the Volante Vision Concept looking ahead to how a personal plane capable of vertical take-off and landing could cut urban congestion. Designed in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, Cranfield University, and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions, the three-seater aircraft would allow commuters with deep pockets to avoid traffic jams back on the ground.

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This phone case deploys protective springs when dropped

This phone case deploys protective springs when dropped

Many smartphone cases promise to protect your phone from drops via shock-absorbing bumpers, but they're only so effective...and depend on your phone falling at the right angle. A newly demonstrated case is different; it protects your phone no matter how it falls due to a set of springs that appear right before impact. Rather than breaking, the phone bounces to safety.

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Boeing hypersonic plane concept teases 2-hour flights from NY to London

Boeing hypersonic plane concept teases 2-hour flights from NY to London

Seattle-based Boeing has unveiled a hypersonic airliner concept that could travel at five times the speed of sound. This would be a Mach 5 aircraft, one offering unprecedented air travel speeds for industries and travelers. The company doesn't have a name for the airliner at this time, but revealed that it could one day be used for both commercial and military purposes.

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Byton K-Byte Concept sees driverless luxury on the road by 2021

Byton K-Byte Concept sees driverless luxury on the road by 2021

Byton impressed us at CES 2018 with its concept SUV, and now it's hoping to do the same with its autonomous luxury sedan, the Byton K-Byte Concept. Unveiled this week as a potential future challenger to luxe segment mainstays like Mercedes-Benz's S-Class and BMW's 7 Series, the K-Byte note only represents a Chinese twist on high-end transportation, but one which can - at least some of the time - replace the driver.

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ASUS Project Precog concept takes trends to ridiculous heights

ASUS Project Precog concept takes trends to ridiculous heights

ASUS has just driven two of the tech and mobile market’s largest hype trains and made them collide with each other. From a different angle, you could say the ASUS Project Precog computer did what Lenovo was perhaps hesitant to do. The device, in a nutshell, is a dual-screen, not exactly foldable, laptop. But more than just having more screens than any laptop, ASUS wants you to know that Precog is also smarter than any laptop you’ll find in the market.

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This Honda Civic Type R Pickup concept is making us drool

This Honda Civic Type R Pickup concept is making us drool

What's hotter than a Honda Civic Type R? A pickup version, that's what. Witness the majesty and madness of the Civic Type R Pickup Truck concept, an oddball one-off created especially to show off the talents of Honda UK's engineers.

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Nissan Leaf Open Top is an oddball convertible EV

Nissan Leaf Open Top is an oddball convertible EV

Electric cars needn't be earnest sedans or hatchbacks, a message Nissan appears to have taken to heart with its unusual convertible Leaf concept. Dubbed the Nissan Leaf Open Car, the principle is fairly straightforward: take the automaker's electric city runabout and lop off the top.

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Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is a harmony of contrasts

Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is a harmony of contrasts

We've seen our fair share of concept cars though almost all of them have future consumers in mind. There are, however, some concepts that have a different market audience in mind, a market that craves for the very best that money can buy and have the money to buy it too. The latest show car to come from Mercedes-Maybach is one of those. Dubbed the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury, the ultra luxurious show car doesn't skimp on design and materials to deliver a fusion of sedan and SUV, East and West, utility and, of course, luxury.

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Volvo newest 3-seat concept car’s cabin is a light and scent haven

Volvo newest 3-seat concept car’s cabin is a light and scent haven

Volvo has brought the Northern Lights into its most luxurious car, with a new S90 Ambience Concept promising maximum sensory sway for those who have a driver to focus on the road. Set to debut at the Beijing Auto Show in China, the concept car shows what Volvo describes as a luxury beyond just materials and design.

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This adorable Honda Small RS Concept is a tiny Type R

This adorable Honda Small RS Concept is a tiny Type R

Looks like the playful spirit of the Civic Type R has been contagious at Honda, with the automaker revealing a new, Small RS Concept hot hatch that packs pint-sized performance. Making its debut at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2018 today, the new concept car was designed by the automaker's Asia Pacific R&D team, bringing some of the well-esteemed Civic Type R's features down to a smaller platform.

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This stunning Buick Enspire concept is a 550hp electric SUV

This stunning Buick Enspire concept is a 550hp electric SUV

While you were sleeping on Buick, the automaker has been quietly working on some of the most beautiful concept cars around, and its new all-electric SUV is no different. Dubbed the Buick Enspire, this latest concept will make its official debut at Auto China 2018 in Beijing later this month. However, we're hoping it soon makes the jump from theory to production.

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This 815hp Audi EV is literally Gran Turismo made real

This 815hp Audi EV is literally Gran Turismo made real

Your eyes do not deceive you: this new, outlandish Audi racer isn't CGI, or a teaser for the PlayStation 5's graphical talents. In fact, it's a full-sized, fully functional, and very, very powerful real life version of the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo.

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