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Jaguar Intelligent Pod

This is not an early April Fools' Day joke, Jaguar Land Rover has fitted their intelligent pods with virtual eyes for the sole reason of having the vehicle communicate with pedestrians. They are designed to look at pedestrians using the crosswalk, acknowledge their presence, and hopefully making them feel more comfortable crossing the road in front of driverless cars. Continue reading for another video about these pods by Aurrigo and more information.

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Renault EZ-PRO

We have seen the future of package delivery, and it includes Renault's EZ-Pro driverless robo pods that use a human concierge to supervise the fleet. These pods can be operated independently or follow each in a platoon, all managed by the same logistics operator who can carry different types of goods and merchandise. Each fully customizable and modular pod can be used to deliver for many stores to help maximize productivity as well as save costs. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S

What happens when you cross a full-sized expedition vehicle and cross it with a dune buggy or ATV? You get the 2019 Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S ATV. This all-terrain vehicle comes equipped with 15" aluminum wheels wrapped in beefy 32" tires for extreme grip, and control just about anywhere. Hitting some bumpy roads? Its 16" of ground clearance maintains a stable low center of gravity, while "Internal Bypass FOX shocks" and a "Dynamix Active Suspension" keep things stable. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Hyperloop Garage

Hawthorne, a Southern California city, has just given the go-ahead this week to Elon Musk's The Boring Company to build an underground car elevator. To be more specific, this garage will have a car elevator that would take your vehicle to underground chamber that connects directly to a Hyperloop system. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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Unlike the Tesla Semi, the Volvo Vera is a fully-autonomous truck without a cab, and can be attached to any standard trailer and pull loads of up to 32 tonnes. It would be connected to a cloud service at all times, while a transport control center keeps an eye on the vehicle at all times, including its road position, load content, and service requirements. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hunter RMV Expedition Vehicle

Expedition vehicles are designed to go off-road, but very few have a military-grade chassis, that is unless...you're talking about the Hunter RMV 6.6 Predator. It's built on a 2.5-ton Light Military Tactical Vehicle chassis and can sleep five adults comfortable, complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, sleeping area, and a host of storage space. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Mantra Trydent Watercraft

The Mantra by Trydent looks like a Batmobile-inspired watercraft, complete with wings. It's powered by a Honda GX390 Mega Marine engine, which enables riders to hit a top speed of 50 mph, and the faster you go, the more lift you'll get, with those wings providing stability. Early-bird pricing starts at $3,499. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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K-MAX Helicopter

Unlike other helicopters, Lockheed Martin's Kaman K-MAX Helicopter boasts interlinking rotors whose primary mission is to provide cargo load operations with a maximum payload of 6,000 pounds. "The most unique thing is this aircraft can fly itself. These two particular aircraft were over in Afghanistan for almost three years flying unhanded, and moving almost five million pounds of cargo, keeping numerous convoys off the road, preventing any roadside attacks," said Jerry McCawley, a Chief Pilot and Flight Safety Engineer with Lockheed Martin. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Lexani Sprinter Adventure Van

Lexani is known for their extravagant conversions, whether they be SUVs, like the GMC Yukon, or luxury sedans, such as the Rolls-Royce Phantom. This time, they decided to delve into the expedition vehicle world by taking a Mercedes 4x4 Sprinter Van and transforming it into the EXTV Kalahari. Featuring an interior with convertible beds, a kitchenette, and plenty of storage space. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Roewe City Pods

In the near future, autonomous vehicles will become commonplace on the roads, and one of them could be the Roewe I-Unit 2025. These futuristic city pods can either be operated as a single unit or merged together to form one vehicle. They can be summoned with an app, and once it arrives, passengers simply jump in, while a large holographic display keeps them entertained. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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