The quirky Volkswagen I.D. Buggy Concept has made its Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance debut at Monterey Car Week. It was first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and previews the versatility of Volkswagen’s modular I.D. architecture. This all-electric buggy is powered by a 62-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack and two axle-mounted motors for a combined output of 201 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, sent to all four wheels, which equates to a 0-60 miles per hour time of 7.2 seconds. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Forget touchscreens, the Aura is a keyboard-shaped, all-in-one computer that projects images directly onto your retina. In other words, it uses eye-tracking Infrared Illuminators that track your gaze as well as reflection patterns to ensure a crystal clear projection onto your retina. The keyboard itself features a sleek, ergonomic concave design with Glow Thru keys with haptic feedback that illuminate in low-light conditions. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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The Nintendo Switch Lite has just one drawback, no official TV dock has yet been announced for the console, but the Switch Up by industrial designer Olivier Raymond aims to change that. Featuring a 7″ IPS LCD multi-touch screen, an NVIDIA Cortex-A72 CPU with a Turing 10nm high-performance GPU, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a removable dock that automatically upscales games to 1080p while offering asymmetrical gameplay over WiFi. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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A Xiaomi patent filed with the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) and published on August 5, 2019, reveals a folding smartphone that they could be working on. It boasts one large flexible display that you can be folded in on either side, while the back has a triple rear camera setup. Read more for the patent sketches, additional pictures and information.
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Typically, a Mars rover refers to a motor vehicle capable of traversing across the Red Planet, whether it be relocating to sunny positions for recharging or to a safer area to weather the violent winter months. JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) has successfully landed four of these rovers: Sojourner, Opportunity, Spirit and Curiosity. However, it’s only a matter of time until we see commercial vehicles on the Martian surface, including Land Rover’s Mission Terraform concept by Alexey Andreev. Read more for additional pictures and information.
First unveiled last month, the fully-autonomous, electric Bently EXP 100 GT concept imagines an ultra luxurious tourer for the year 2035. Starting on the outside, it comes equipped with a massive mesh grille decorated with 6,000 LED bulbs, rounded, beveled headlights that break the tradition of standard Bentley two-roundels, and of course, the magnificent hood-mounted Flying B. Read more for an up-close look video, additional pictures and information.
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For those who don’t know, Apple’s Mac Pro, a series of workstation and servers, has only been around since 2006. What sets it apart from the others is that in most configurations, it’s the most powerful computer that Apple offers out of the iMac, iMac Pro, and Mac Mini. From 2006-2012 the handle on and cooling air intake configuration of the front of the case has caused Macintosh enthusiasts to refer to the 1st generation as the “cheese grater” Mac Pro, as well as the latest model, designed by Jony Ive. This concept by industrial designer Semin Jun takes a different approach. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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There have been rumors of Back to the Future being rebooted some time in the future, and if that happens, the 2020 Tesla Roadster SpaceX Edition would be a perfect time travel vehicle, or so automotive designer Charlie Nghiem. Just the base trim of the new Tesla Roadster has a top speed of over 250 mph, a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds, a quarter-mile time of 8.9 seconds, all powered by a 200 kWh battery pack that provides 620 miles of range, and 10,000 Nm of torque from its 3 electric motors. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Russia-based Caviar introduces the Apple iPhone XI “Apollo 11” concept, and the only thing it has to do with the moon landing is that the smartphone will only be limited to 50-units worldwide. This limited edition smartphone is touted as being fire, water and frost resistant, thanks to a shell made from black Kevlar, titanium as well as some ultra high strength composite material. Kevlar is typically used to make bulletproof clothing and also offers high fire resistance while shielding from extreme temperatures up to 460° C or -200° C. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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German company Michalak wanted to establish themselves at the 1993 Frankfurt Motor Show, so what better way than to create a one-off supercar, and thus the Ferrari Conciso was born. Designer Bernd Michalak handcrafted the unique shape, and his team used aluminum to form the panels, while ditching the roof as well as the doors, for a simple, frameless windshield. To enter the car, you’ll have to step up and over the broad sills. Read more for a driving video, additional pictures and information.