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Continental concept tires uses conductive rubber to warn drivers of damage

Continental concept tires uses conductive rubber to warn drivers of damage

Each year when IAA 2017 kicks off over in Germany we all expect to see lots of new concept cars that hint at what cars of the future will be like. What you might not expect to see are concept tires like Continental has unveiled at the show. The two concept technologies include the ContiSense and the ContiAdapt and both are very different technologies though both aim to make tires safer and more comfortable in the future.

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BMW i Vision Dynamics offers four-door Gran Coupe style with 373 mile range

BMW i Vision Dynamics offers four-door Gran Coupe style with 373 mile range

BMW has rolled out a new electric vehicle concept at IAA Cars 2017 in Germany. The car is called the BMW i Vision Dynamics and is a four-door Gran Coupe that is what BMW calls the future of electric mobility. The car has a driving range of 373 miles per charge, a top speed of over 120 mph, and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 4.0 seconds.

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Honda Urban EV concept mixes a little retro with a little modern design

Honda Urban EV concept mixes a little retro with a little modern design

Honda has pulled the wraps off a new electric vehicle concept that looks a lot like a Honda from days gone by. The concept car was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor Show and is built on a completely new platform. Honda says that the Urban EV Concept sets the direction for tech and design that will be used for a future battery electric Honda production vehicle.

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Project One And Electrification Take Center Stage at Frankfurt for Mercedes-Benz

Project One And Electrification Take Center Stage at Frankfurt for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz took the Frankfurt Auto Show with both a bang and a whirr as it showcased not just a world-beating Mercedes-AMG Project One 'hypercar' - the brand's first foray into such rarefied air in well over a decade - but also several facets of its electrification strategy, which figures ever more prominently in the plans of all global automakers.

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Audi Elaine and Aicon Concept cars: Taking autonomy to Level 4 and 5

Audi Elaine and Aicon Concept cars: Taking autonomy to Level 4 and 5

Autonomous driving is huge right now, and Audi is accelerating into the age of self-driving vehicles across a wide range of abilities. First off was the recent Audi AI traffic jam pilot techday, where I got to experience Level 3 autonomy in real-world traffic jams and then hop into the driver seat to experience for myself what happens during the crucial 10 second hand-off period as the tech disengages. Now, at this year’s Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) motor show in Frankfurt, Audi is taking the wraps off its new Level 4 and 5 concept cars, Elaine and Aicon respectively, that illustrate its vision of future autonomous mobility.

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BMW X7 Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW X7 Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt Auto Show

The 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show is only a few days away now, but BMW has decided to pull the curtain back a bit early on its largest SUV yet: the Concept X7 iPerformance. The upcoming crossover will top the German carmaker's existing X5 SUV by offering three-row seating, as well launching as a plug-in hybrid model. BMW has been busy with its concepts lately, with the X7 coming after the recent 8 Series and Z4 reveals.

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Jaguar made the most beautiful electric car I’ve ever seen

Jaguar made the most beautiful electric car I’ve ever seen

Jaguar just made the most beautiful electric car in the world, and it only had to cheat a little to do so. The Jaguar E-Type Zero may look like it's right out of the sixties, but that's for good reason: it's an EV wearing the body of a classic. I've been spending some time up-close with it in London, England, at Jaguar Land Rover's inaugural Tech Fest event, and it's not hard to fall in love.

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Jaguar FUTURE-TYPE Concept previews 2040’s shared self-driving EV

Jaguar FUTURE-TYPE Concept previews 2040’s shared self-driving EV

Jaguar has already shown us what it believes the steering wheel of the future will look like - now, with the Jaguar FUTURE-TYPE Concept, it's showing us the rest. Revealed today, at the automaker's inaugural Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest in London, UK, the FUTURE-TYPE Concept is a vision of what mobility might look like come 2040. Then, JLR suggests, actually owning a vehicle yourself will be unlikely.

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Jaguar’s AI steering wheel is a gateway to self-driving rideshares

Jaguar’s AI steering wheel is a gateway to self-driving rideshares

As the car of the future - and the ownership model to go with it - approaches, Jaguar is setting out a vision of a smart steering wheel that doesn't even live in your garage. The automaker is outlining its concept at Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest, a new event intended to explore the cutting edge in transportation, including self-driving vehicles, on-demand ridesharing, and more. First up? Much cleverer controls.

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As iPhone 8 notch nears, Sharp makes its odd display pitch

As iPhone 8 notch nears, Sharp makes its odd display pitch

The iPhone 8 may have its notch, and the Essential Phone its front camera cut-out, but Sharp is exploring some seriously unusual shapes for its latest panels. The company brought its latest IGZO free-form displays along to IFA 2017 to demonstrate that, at this point, square is pretty passé. Targeting mobile devices, smart home gadgets, and car dashboards, the new screens promise tiny bezels along with their odd shapes.

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Toshiba’s Wall Art TV is another “so thin it’s crazy” set

Toshiba’s Wall Art TV is another “so thin it’s crazy” set

You're nobody, frankly, in the TV business if you don't have a super-skinny display that looks almost as though it has been painted onto the wall. Now, Toshiba joins that rarified club. Making its debut at IFA 2017 today, the Toshiba Wall Art TV Concept is 65-inches of 4K resolution OLED.

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smart vision EQ fortwo is a talkative self-driving concept EV

smart vision EQ fortwo is a talkative self-driving concept EV

Mercedes-Benz already has a few autonomous car concepts, but now it has a tiny one, the smart vision EQ fortwo. Building on the tiny two-seater city runabout with a more insectile design, the new concept combines four of Mercedes parent Daimler's current obsessions: connectivity, autonomous driving, flexible use, and electrification. Of course, it also has some concept car craziness, too.

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