Top 4 Car Concepts Unveiled at CES 2014

January 10, 2014 / by / 0 Comment
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2014 has arrived announcing a number of enchantments of science. The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show is on its way to charm the attendants and the world with innovative technologies and future vision. Like other participants on the show, automotive manufacturers have also contributed with the best car technologies, thereby displaying the concept vehicles that need public appreciation to be produced on a mass level. Let me spotlight the attractions that added new perspectives to driving behaviors.

Toyota Compact i-ROAD Electric Car

As automakers around the world are highly concerned about the scarcity of conventional fueling and its impact on the ecosystem, everyone nowadays is talking about hybrid technologies that operate well with electric charge. Such mechanism survives on both the conservative fuel and electric batteries, and is eco-friendly. Considering this constraint of the modern times, Toyota came at CES 2014 with a concept that would force people to think over it. On their booth, they displayed compact electric vehicle named Toyota i-ROAD. This concept car is a single person carrier smart electric drive, and is fixed with three driving wheels. Toyota has well justified 3-wheel idea, as it reduces the overall weight of the vehicle and allows it to move at a higher pace.

Toyota Compact i-ROAD Electric Car

This is the second time i-ROAD reveals itself to the general public, following 2013 Geneva Auto Show. The designers describe it to be an excellent replacement for motorcycles. The technologists behind this creation are looking forward for propositions supporting it for mass production.

Audi Self-drive System with A7

Although many automakers are still investigating the feasibilities of an autonomous drive system, Audi presents A7 in a unique style. Audi A7 arrived at Las Vegas with something that no one was expecting of. The vehicle uncovered itself on the stage with cautiously moving wheels and making a stop at the edge of podium. People were stunned to see the car in motion without any person on the steering wheel.

Audi Self-drive System with A7

This is not a usual A7, but the one embedded with artificial intelligence. With complex workmanship, Audi has reached a breakthrough to give its self-drive system an applied shape. The car is equipped with powerful sensors and radars that sniff objects in its way from a significant distance, while the cameras mounted on windshield and at the back have the ability to see and interpret what is coming. The said technology successfully covers the safety measures, as per the views of attendees.

2015 Ford Mustang

While roaming through the arena of wonders at CES 2014, I came across a crowded place. On reaching further, I came to know that the portion was occupied by Ford Motor Company. The red vehicle on showcase was 2015 Ford Mustang. However, it was not merely the vehicle itself with the magnetism, but there was all-new synchronized AppLink on the board.

2015 Ford Mustang

Ford has announced an enhanced Sync AppLink to be inserted in 2015 Mustang. It carries some major improvements considering the dissatisfaction of consumers from its previous version. Users grouched against the complexity of menus and unmanageable weather app, which distracted them while being on the steering wheel. The new Sync AppLink encloses enhanced voice recognition, more simplified interface, and higher interaction level. In addition to these, the 2015 Mustang will have certain new characteristics like Active Parking Assist and Semi-Autonomous Parking.

With all the distinctiveness, Ford lovers will be able to enjoy a great ride on this all-time favorite muscle car.

BMW Self-Drift

BMW subsidized the event by introducing an unseen feature. The manufacturer enlisted its name as pioneer of the self-drift concept. It did not only present the concept, but displayed it practically using a couple of its own existing models. The technique was demonstrated in modified 2 Series coupe and 6 Series Gran coupe.

BMW Self-Drift

The idea is accomplished by setting up cameras, radars, and sensors, that enable the vehicle to drift at 360 degree angle without the intervention of driver. Just put the car on drift mode and sit back, as it does not require the driver to handle the steering wheel or paddles.

Apart of this invention, BMW also introduced other features including Driver Assistance and Autonomous Driving technologies.

CES is all about technology, and so are these auto manufacturers. This year’s episode of Consumer Electronics Show witnessed valuable piece of exhibitions from all these manufacturers. The concepts presented hereby are highly anticipated by the public.


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Suhail is a journalist who loves everything about technology driven cars. He keeps a keen eye on the latest developments in automotive industry and shares the news as it breaks.

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