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Categories: Concept Cars

Steam: The Original Alternative Fuel

On: Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 1:38PM | By: Bill Wilson


Stanley Steamer at 2008 Great Dorset Steam Fair test 2

These days the news is filled with stories about alternative fuels. Whether it’s biodiesel, ethanol, electricity, or what-have-you, it seems that someone, somewhere has built a car that will run on it. But, long before the modern environmental movement, steam-driven vehicles were common sights on American roads.


Mazda3 Gets Compressed Natural Gas Concept

On: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 5:35PM | By: Chris Weiss


Mazda3 Gets Compressed Natural Gas Concept test 1-1

At the upcoming 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda will showcase the flexibility of the new Mazda3, highlighting its multiple powertrain options. Headlining this display will be a compressed natural gas concept called the SKYACTIV-CNG Concept. Will the Mazda3 be the next vehicle to get a compressed natural gas option?


Why Drive When You Can Fly?

On: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 3:02PM | By: Karen Cook


Why Drive When You Can Fly? test 1-1

It was only a matter of time. Since the first literary geniuses invented the concept of a flying car, humanity has been waiting for one. Well, now you can reserve yours from a company called Terrafugia. Their tagline is Driven to Fly. According to their website the average commuter spends five hours a week stuck in traffic and more than a million people die in auto related accidents every year. Their answer is the flying automobile.


@earth Technology

On: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 1:01PM | By: Karen Cook


@earth Technology test 1-1

It’s been a while but Mitsubishi has promised to break away from the everyday design of its vehicles with three completely new models to be unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. Mitsubishi has new @earth TECHNOLOGY for these cars which focuses on environmental responsibility and driving pleasure plus safety and toughness.


 

Chevrolet Unveils Firefighter & Black Ops Concepts Based On The 2014 Chevy Silverado Z71

On: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:08AM | By: Teddy Field


Chevrolet Unveils Firefighter & Black Ops Concepts Based On The 2014 Chevy Silverado Z71 test 1-1

As youngsters, many of us dreamed of becoming firemen when we grew up. That way we could save people from burning buildings, and cats from tall trees. Then there are some who refuse to grow up at all, choosing instead to spend all of their free time playing Black Ops, where they can save digital people from advancing armies and blood-thirsty zombies. If either of those describes you, then you'll be glad to know that Chevrolet has just built a truck specifically for you!


Nissan Sets 2020 Deadline for Self-Driving Vehicles

On: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 9:36AM | By: Bill Wilson


Nissan Sets 2020 Deadline for Self-Driving Vehicles test 1-1

For most people, self-driving cars fit in the same category as jet backpacks, robot butlers, and personal spaceships. While they’re great topics for science-fiction writers, there’s very little chance that they will ever exist in the real world. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn begs to differ, however. He not only intends to build autonomous vehicles, he has announced that they will be available for public purchase by 2020.

To those in the know, including other auto executives, this goal sounds so ambitious as to be ridiculous. While Google has put several self-driving cars on the road, the search engine giant has no plans to market such vehicles to the public. Rather, company heads hope to sell the technology to established manufacturers like Ford, GM, and Toyota.


2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition Sparks Interest

On: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 11:46AM | By: Karen Cook


2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition Sparks Interest test 1-1

Get ready for the newest Jeep Wrangler. Originally shown at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, Jeep is ready to unleash its new Wrangler Dragon Edition. It received “tremendously positive feedback” at the show and Jeep has decided to make them available to North America this fall.


Can You Text in a Self-Driving Car?

On: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 9:03AM | By: Karen Cook


Can You Text in a Self-Driving Car? test 1-1

When is it ok to text and drive? Obviously, the answer is never! But what if you aren’t actually driving? What if your car is driving for you? I always picture George Jetson and hear his iconic “future car sound” when I think of the new technology of self-driving vehicles. (Funny though. He never had a cell phone. Even he didn’t text and drive.)


Not Your Dad's VW Bus

On: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 2:44PM | By: Karen Cook


Not Your Dad's VW Bus test 2

Remember Punch Buggy? I wasn't the best player. Being easily distracted by conversation, I forgot to look for Bugs. Depending on the rules where you grew up, which varied by region as far as I can tell, VW Buses were worth two punches. We still play the game, but the double-punch vehicle is rarely seen anymore. That could change next year.


Infiniti's Q30 Concept Combines Hatchback, Coupe and Crossover

On: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:03PM | By: Chris Weiss


Infiniti's Q30 Concept Combines Hatchback, Coupe and Crossover test 1-1

Joining the barrage of other Frankfurt-bound concept cars from the likes of Lexus, Suzuki, and Opel, the Q30 concept represents "the next step in Infiniti's foray into new premium segments." The car combines elements from a hatchback, crossover utility vehicle and sports coupe, previewing a new type of styling for Nissan's luxury branch.


Volvo Teases Its Sporty Side (Yes, Volvo Has a Sporty Side to Tease)

On: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 2:09PM | By: Chris Weiss


Volvo Teases Its Sporty Side (Yes, Volvo Has a Sporty Side to Tease) test 1-1

Volvo has long been the brute workhorse of the car industry. The brand can be described by all kinds of positive adjectives—safe, durable, well built, etc.—all kinds of adjectives except "sporty," "hot" or "sexy." Well, "an imminent transformation is underway," and the Swedish automaker is intent on changing its unsexy safety car vibe, starting with a new concept car.