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TF-X™ is Terrafugia’s vision for the future of personal transportation. A four-seat, plug-in hybrid electric flying car with fly-by-wire vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities, TF-X™ is designed to bring personal aviation to the world. The design will make use of the high power density and reliability of modern electric motors in combination with parallel power and control system architectures to achieve a higher level of safety than modern automobiles. TF-X™ will provide true door-to-door transportation combined with the freedom of vertical takeoff and landing — creating a new dimension of personal mobility.
The Insect name is actually an acronym which stands for “Information Network Social Electric City Transporter” and this is a smart vehicle equipped with new technologies. Toyota says that when a person will approach the Smart Insect Concept, the car will run a facial recognition software to authenticate them and if it determines that you are the owner, it will flash its lights and say “Hello”.
According to the Japanese based automaker, when you will step inside Toyota’s latest creation, the Smart Insect Concept, a virtual agent will communicate with you and it will predict your intentions like starting the radio, the climate control or getting indications to various locations. The door locks and air conditioning can be controlled by the driver with a smart phone application from his home. Unfortunately Toyota didn’t release any more details on the Smart Insect Concept, except for its intention not to put the model into production.
Track-only McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition concept to debut at Pebble beach.
McLaren’s new race manufacturing arm, McLaren GT, is set to make its presence felt at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance by rolling out its 12C Can-Am Edition racing concept. Based on the 12C GT3 race car, the one-off design study is finished in McLaren Orange and satin black, with its U.S. appearance marking the first time a 12C racing variant has ventured outside Europe.
The striking Aspid GT-21 Invictus
A new sports coupe design with roots in Spain. It combines BMW power, lightweight components and unique looks into a driver-oriented package designed to scream around the track like a real race car.
BMW has further strengthened its commitment to an electric mobility future by announcing the opening of its first i Store on July 25. To celebrate the event, the German auto giant has developed a new folding pedal-electric bike called the i Pedelec. Like the Voltitude, the new bike can be rolled along when folded to make getting on and off trains or buses, or in and out of elevators, a little less troublesome, and benefits from a geared electric hub motor, high performance batteries and disc braking at the front and rear. BMW also says that two folded i Pedelec bikes can be comfortably squeezed into the trunk space of its forthcoming i3 EV, and that their batteries can be charged while in there
Fastest Mini Cooper Ever
The MINI John Cooper Works GP will be unveiled at the MINI United festival in France later today. The limited edition (2000 only) will be the fastest MINI ever, capable of lapping the Nürburgring-Nordschleife circuit in 8 min. 23 seconds
Victoria Beckham x Range Rover Evoque Special Edition
Some of the finer details of the Victoria Beckham x Range Rover Evoque Special Edition include the first ever matte hand-painted finish, 20″ wheels with rose gold accents, a hand-stitched tan semi-aniline leather interiors, a bespoke four-piece luggage set, an 825 watt 17 speaker Meridian sound system and a limited edition of 200 models. From a performance stand-point, the car boasts a turbo-charged 2.0 liter engine outputting 237 hp and 251 lbs-ft of torque.
The EXO concept is the result of a challenge to designers Mark Beccaloni & Mauro Fragiotta to create a minimal and compact yet realistically usable urban vehicle. Designed from the outside in, the external geodesic shape is not only aesthetically captivating, but provides serious strength to the structure.