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“Every once in a while, a new technology, a new problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation”
We live in a world with a huge increasing interest in technology. Most people tend to believe that they are aware of all the newcomers with their inventories, applying all attention on them. However, they don’t realize how deep the technology industry really is. Every hour, the world’s leading manufacturers or unknown inventors are striving to create something new and something groundbreaking, that can possibly turn the world upside down and completely change our view on prior creations. The question is, what ELSE is up their sleeve?
In this article we will have a quick glance at some impressive innovations in the car industry that perhaps, you haven’t heard about.
The vehicles of our future?
Faraday Future – is an American start-up technology company. Its fixation is based on the development of intelligent electric vehicles. Faraday Future was established the month of April of 2014 with its headquarters held in Los Angeles, California.
Faraday Future unveiled their new FF 91 130 kWh vehicle design at the January 2017 US Consumer Electronics Show. Despite the fact, that the demonstration did not go particularly well, they received a total of 64,124 reservations within the first 36 hours. Costing less than $300,000, It is claimed to accelerate 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in less than 2.5 seconds. Faraday Future plans to design several cars based on the flexible Variable Platform Architecture (VPA).
This car accelerates faster than a Bugatti Chiron, Tesla Model S and Lamborghini Aventador.
Honda NueV – the automaker designed the NeuV (New Electric Urban Vehicle) concept, which can potentially make its owner some extra money. Honda NueV is a new low-level leader in ride-hailing services, like Uber. It managed to figure out on how to park on its own.
The car, which looks like a small, futuristic version of the automaker’s discontinued Element SUV, would autonomously pick up and drop off customers around the town. Honda also stated that the vehicle’s excessive energy that it was generated back into the grid could be sold for profit.
Mercedes Vision Van
Mercedes Vision Van – it is a fully automated cargo spaced van with integrated drones for autonomous air deliveries and a state-of-the-art joystick control. It is powered by a 75-kW electric drive system with a range of up to 270 km, and the deliveries with the Vision Van are locally emission-free. The electric drive system has guaranteed that it will remain possible to operate the Vision Van inside the city zones, where the introduction of bans on vehicles with internal combustion engines is planned. The virtually silent electric drive system facilitates late deliveries in residential areas for the purposes of same-day delivery.
Volkswagen I. D.
Volkswagen I. D. – The design is based on a new modular platform MEB, created specifically for electric vehicles. The design’s concept is completely different from the current “Volkswagen”: single-volume silhouette, short body overhangs, underlined futuristic front-end design and narrow stripes of backlights.
The length of the concept is 4.1 meters, and the size of the wheelbase is 2.75 meters. Consequently the interior of the concept of Volkswagen I.D. turned out very spacious.
According to preliminary data, Volkswagen I.D. can be equipped with an electric motor with a power of 125 kW (170 hp) and a battery with a capacity of 50-70 kWh, providing a range of 400-600 km.
Ford GT – The Ford GT is not only a simple upgrade of the previous version of it’s an absolute evolution. Scrapping the iconic V-8 for a twin-turbo V-6 and sculpting the body to be as aerodynamic was just the start. The 2017 Ford GT is in a completely different realm from the previous forms. The body, engine and transmission of the 2017 Ford GT are, with no doubt, impressive, but it’s the suspension that makes it unique. With the impressive flow-through aerodynamics of the GT, Ford had to look back in time for a suspension system that could combine customization of ride heights without taking up unnecessary space. Their answer ended up being a new style of a torsion bar setup instead of coil overs.
Quant E (Nanoflowcell)
Quant E (Nanoflowcell) – The Quant E has a stated top speed of 236 mph and the car boosts from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds. The length of the car is 5257 mm longer than a long-bodied Mercedes S-class. The doors alone are more than two meters long and the wheelbase is 3198 mm. At the same time, the car is equipped with four electric motors, which can reach up to 925 hp. Thanks to the arrangement, it has an advanced thrust vector control system. It would be reasonable to assume that the energy reserve would be missed for a short period of time, still, the predicted power reserve would be 400-600 km.