Best 3 Realistic Future Car Concepts
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00:00 – Terrafugia Flying Car
01:24 – Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT
02:56 – Hankook Tire Off Road
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3 – Terrafugia Flying Car
Terrafugia aims to make its TF-X flying machine look as much like a conventional Car as possible, if it wants to stand the Best chance of success. Its still some years away from hitting the market, but the company is showing an animated 3D model of it to explain how it will all work.
Basically, its going to be a four-wheeled road vehicle which achieves lift using a tiltrotor type system like you’d find on a V-22 Osprey and extra forward thrust using a ducted fan at the back.
The promise is that TF-X will be able to Carry four people, feature a hybrid drivetrain and basically be like a Car in every way plus also having airborne capabilities; flight range is said to be 500 miles / 804 km.
The company behind it describes it as “a fixed wing street-legal aircraft with electric ground drive and electric power assist on takeoff and landing,” which is “able to recharge its batteries either from its engine or by plugging in to electric Car charging stations.”
Flight in the TF-X will be completely autonomous, the driver merely selecting a destination once in the air; it’s also going to be capable of landing itself, although manual control will be available and even necessary in case of harsh weather.
2 – Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT
Chevrolet’s Chaparral 2X Vision GT, a virtual raceCar for the Gran Turismo 6 video game, embodies that philosophy to a tee. The vehicle employs radical styling, a powertrain straight out of a science fiction film, and a revolutionary ‘active prone’ driver position.
Propelling the Car forward is a mid-mounted, laser-based energy system that focuses light beams into a tight shroud. In combination with an air-powered generator, this process creates shock waves that generate the equivalent of 900 horsepower. Given the Car’s low weight and slippery shape, Chevy says the Car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1.5 seconds.
“The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision GT serves as an example of what our designers are capable of when they are cut loose, no holds barred,” said Ed Welburn, Cice President of GM Global Design. “It’s a fantasy Car in every sense of the word.”
1 – Hankook Tire Off Road
Hankook Tire partnered with the University of Cincinnati to develop concept tyres, including the Tiltread and eMembrane. This year Hankook Tire has unveiled a new set of futuristic concept tyres at the 2014 Essen Motors Show. In conjunction with the renowned University of Design, Engineering and Business in Pforzheim, Germany, three concept tyres were developed under Hankook Tire’s ‘Design Innovation 2014 ’initiative.
The ‘Design Innovation Project’ is part of Hankook Tire’s research and development initiatives with a key focus to present pioneering visions and ideas to provide a glimpse into the Future. Held every two years, Hankook Tire partners with world-renowned transportation design talents from universities.
This year, the theme was ‘A Great Challenge for a Great Change’: to develop concept tyres that address alterations in the terrain as a result of climate change. As such, the Boostrac, Alpike and HyBlade were born tackle desertification, heavy snow and heavy rain.
Boostrac boasts hexagonal tread blocks that can transform into an expanded mode for intensified traction – especially on steep and rough conditions such as desert and mountain roads.
Alpike, along with the studs and gaps, is designed with a tyre circumferential expansion mode, which increases vehicle ground clearance, making it optimal for heavy snow.
HyBlade is designed to provide the ideal solution for heavy rain. It’s equipped with ‘waterwheel’ tread and side spokes that create driving and steering force in heavy rain.
Best 3 Realistic Future Car Concepts