From voice-controlled autonomous vehicles that let you sit back and enjoy the ride to concept cars designed to blend into your home environment, we list the Top 10 most futuristic cars in the world:
10. Toyota Concept-i
Toyota Concept-i is the Toyota vision for the car of the future. Designed from the inside out, Toyota Concept-i is an exciting glimpse into a future mobility that is warm, friendly and revolves around you.
With a concept of Intelligent cars that continually learn from its environment and getting smarter – Toyota Concept-i is an attempt to create a car that is more than just a vehicle – rather a smart buddy – that helps you in taking care of your transport needs intelligently.
With a game controller-like steering wheel, if the driver ever wants to have a manual control, he can interact with voice commands systems as well as showing emotions. This car also incorporates a single 3-D wide-screen full-colour head-up display that blends into an interior – and is aim to bring mobility, technology, and intelligence all at one place.
9. Kia Pop
The Kia POP is an electric concept car presented by Kia Motors at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Called the ‘POP’ Car, Kia’s three-meter three-seater boasts zero-emissions and brings innovative design to the city car segment with its dramatic styling and practicality.
Extremely aerodynamic, with zero emissions – the Kia Pop car is powered by an electric engine with a power output of 50 kW and 190 Nm of torque. It can run on a single charge for about 160 kilometers (99 mi), with its power being supplied by compact lithium polymer gel batteries, providing a higher specific energy than other lithium-battery types used today.
8. Google Waymo Project Car
In 2009 – Google started a new self-driving car project – Waymo to research and develop autonomous cars to improve transportation for people in a safe and automated manner. In October 2015 – Waymo achieved the World’s first fully self-driving trip on public roads – without a steering wheel or pedals.
The Waymo vehicles work with the help of onboard sensors and intelligent software systems that work together to detect pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, road work from a distance of up to two football fields away in all directions – navigating through complex scenarios on real city streets.
7. Faraday Future FF 91
Faraday Future FF 91 is the newest electric-powered production car – that can go 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds – thanks to an all-electric drive system recently unveiled at CES 2017 with a whopping 1,050hp.
The FF 91 equipped with the latest tech and gadgets. This car uses a facial recognition system to unlock the door, a Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system that uses onboard cameras and sensors for providing self-driving experience.
Equipped with an all-glass roof that can be tapped to change from clear to shade mode – the Faraday FF 91 is due to start production in 2018.
6. Honda NeuV
Honda NeuV is the newest designed concept car that aims to target a futuristic needs of an autonomous ride-sharing fleet, letting owners generate revenue from their vehicles when they’re not in use.
The car features an AI-based Honda termed “emotion engine” onboard software that generates emotions that run on integrated computer systems, which would autonomously pick up and drop off other local passengers when the owner isn’t using his vehicle.
Inside, the compact car features a touch-panel interface, two seats, a storage area in back, and an electric skateboard. Its futuristic-looking exterior is complete with a wrap-around panoramic windscreen.
5. Renault POM
Renault has created the world’s first open-source mass-market vehicle that allows third-party companies to copy and modify existing software to completely customize it.
Different from the ride-sharing concept of Honda NeuV – Renault POM vehicle, is based on Renault’s popular Twizy, and will be available to start-ups, independent laboratories, private customers, and researchers, allowing them to customize the software and driving experience.
The POM offers a 62-mile range on a charge and has enough room to seat a single person. The platform is the result of a partnership between Renault and OSVehicle – which offers on-demand vehicle design and engineering.
4. BMW GINA
BMW has created a new concept car, and it is unlike anything you have ever seen before. It is a shape-shifter, has a fabric skin, and it challenges our perception of what a car should look like.
The BMW GINA Light Visionary Model (LVM) – is a fabric-skinned shape-shifting sports car concept built by BMW – consist of flexible, stretchable water resistant translucent man-made fabric skin – that resists high or low temperatures and can shape its body shape according to exterior conditions and speeds.
Similar in design to cool two-seater roadster – GINA has just four panels — the bonnet, the two side panels, and the boot, and its doors open in a butterfly style.
But don’t expect to see this spectacular car on the road anytime soon – but BMW Designworks is working on similar design concepts to embed some of the GINA design elements in its future vehicles.
3. Mercedes-Benz F 015
The Mercedes-Benz F 015 is a luxury in motion – an autonomous, luxurious futuristic car concept that incorporates many different aspects of day to day mobility.
The high-strength body of the F 015 Luxury in Motion ensures optimum safety and supreme comfort for its passengers – and for the communication-oriented seating featuring four lounge chairs in a face-to-face arrangement.
Equipped with Large LED displays at the front and rear as well as a laser projection system – the interior of Mercedes-Benz F 015 enable passengers to interact intuitively with the connected vehicle by means of gestures or by touching the high-resolution screens.
2. Rinspeed Oasis
The Swiss car maker’s Rinspeed concept car – Oasis is an autonomous two-seater that can rotate on the spot, has a huge 5K display, responds to voice and gestures plus offers self-driving or steering wheel options.
Rinspeed essentially jammed the car with every tech feature the auto industry has been talking about this year, from self-driving tech to gesture-controlled displays that can tell you when the traffic light will turn green.
1. Aero Mobil 4.0 Flying Car
While most of the leading car manufacturers are developing fully automated self-driving car – this Slovakia based manufacturer is working on developing the first fully-practical roadable aircraft-car – AeroMobil Flying Car.
Aeromobil unveiled the production version of the vehicle in April 2017 and announced that it would be available for preorder before the end of 2017.
The prototype was first conceived as a vehicle that was later converted from an automobile to an aircraft. Powered by a Rotax 912S engine, it was constructed with a steel frame covered in carbon fiber.
With a Max Take-Off Weight – 960 kg – AeroMobil Max Cruise Range ~750 km with a Top speed 160 kph, 0-100 kph 10 sec (Automotive) and 360 Km/h (Aerospace). It has built-in Autonomous Flight controls via current autopilot technology and an emergency Airframe Parachute System for passenger safety.