Honda FC Sport
The FC Sport concept is a completely different take on a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The low-slung three seater is more akin to a graceful sports coupe. Designers envision a fuel cell stack between the rear seats, a lithium-ion battery in the middle of the car, and an electric motor just ahead of the rear axle. The funky styling may not scream supercar
, but the upward-opening canopy is a nod to the jet age, while some visible mechanical bits in back are inspired by a naked motorcycle.
The Volvo 3CC has an iconic funky-cool tapered shape designed to make a dynamic statement that nonetheless is unmistakably Volvo
. It possesses rocket-shaped aerodynamics of a two-seat sports car but has seat for three. Under the hood is an electric powertrain that quietly propels the Volvo 3CC to a governed top speed of over 135 km/h and delivers 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in approximately 10 seconds, and of course, with zero emissions! The car can accommodate the full range of power systems and has 3,000 lithium-ion batteries and the power is an amazing 105 bhp.
Dubbed the Chameleon, this renovated Volkswagen bus contains projects that explore novel design concepts for tomorrow's cars. The interior of the bus is full of surprises, with an interactive digital instrument cluster, imbedded capacitive touch-pads, digitally enhanced sound quality, exciting rear seat entertainment options, and speech activated controls. The exterior houses several exciting new approaches for keyless entry, LED lighting, wide-angle parking cameras, switchable glass and much more. Ten 30-volt batteries under the van's floor can provide a range of about 100 miles and recharge takes about 6 hours. Surfboards mounted on the roof are lined with flexible solar panels that provide an additional source of energy.
The Audi O concept was designed to fuse a powerful and innovative audio system with a stylish and sporty four-seat hatchback. The exterior design uses several Audi trademark styling themes. The interior of the Audi O concept is bright and airy thanks to a full length panoramic roof which floods the cabin with light. Inside, the passenger compartment has been separated from the engine compartment by a double firewall to help keep out external noise which might interfere with the powerful sound system. This Audi car
features a unique audio system which has internet connectivity for downloading music onto the built-in 650 GB hard drive. When parked up a Bluetooth system can connect two or more Audi O cars to play audio over a wider area. The Audi O also features a pullout rear door fitted with a DJ set with mixing decks. Powering the Audi O concept is fuel efficient diesel/electric hybrid drivetrain.
GM Saab Aero X
The Aero-X harnesses the power of Saab's aviation and Scandinavian roots to make a unique statement in performance car design. The dynamic two-seater sports coupe breaks with automotive design convention both outside and inside. The car also features a 400 horsepower ethanol-powered V6 engine. There are no doors or windshield pillars. That's because the Saab Aero X adopts a cockpit canopy, just like a jet aircraft. It offers the Aero X pilot full 180 degree vision, and also facilitates entry and exit from its low-slung cabin.
The Honda FCX
Honda's FCX fuel cell vehicle defines a new paradigm in mobility. It boasts a fuel cell system that delivers more power in less space, in a unique, low-floor fuel cell platform. It houses the 3V system: vertical gas flow, vertebral layout, and volume-efficient packaging. With a driving range of 354 miles and maximum speed of 100 miles per hour, the car can be driven in temperatures as low as minus 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The Honda FCX is a next-generation sedan with a low center of gravity and a full-sized cabin. The FCX Concept also features Honda's advanced intelligent technologies that reduce driver burden, and the spacious interior allows for extra-large seats to maximize comfort. This premium Honda
sedan offers the ultimate in clean-running performance.
The Nissan Pivo concept car is an electric car with unique revolving cabin, compact packaging, multiple drive-by-wire systems and excellent visibility. The special "mood training" steering control system can monitor the driver's psychological state. This Nissan car
examines the potential of future electric vehicles. The Pivo's most distinctive feature is its cabin that revolves 360 degrees, eliminating the need to reverse. A compact body also makes the car exceptionally easy to maneuver. The navigation and audio systems are simple to operate while driving. These features are supported by Nissan's innovative environment-friendly technologies such as the Compact Lithium-ion Battery.
Daihatsu UFE III
The UFE-III is powered by a diminutive 660 cc Atkinson 3 cylinder engine and two electric motors. Part of the UFE-III's impressive fuel economy can be traced to the aerodynamic bodywork. The flowing lines give the UFE-III a 0.168 Cd figure. Add this to a 440 kg overall weight and it is a recipe for efficiency. The interior of the UFE III is set out in a 1+2 configuration, with two small seats crammed in behind the single central driver's seat. The UFE-III is controlled by steer-by-wire technology.
The car is powered by twin electric motors and a 3.3 litre V6 petrol engine. The layout of the drive systems with the V6 behind the rear axle, and one electric motor behind the cockpit and the other driving the front wheels gives the Volta a flat floor and a spacious cabin capable of seating three. The output is 408 bhp and the Volta can accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 4 seconds The Volta's steering, braking and throttle are all electronically controlled by 'drive-by-wire' technology. As such the entire control system can be shifted from left to right and vice versa allowing the Volta to be controlled from either side to suit the user's needs. Exterior styling of this Toyota
concept car is also quite powerful.
With a massive greenhouse, seats that keep one's spine in its proper position, an oxygen-level conditioner and humidifier, plus a meter that gauges the driver's mood through the steering wheel and then displays a color based on the psychological state, Toyota thinks it can make better, happier motorists, that are more aware of nature and the society that infuses it. Other interesting features include the leaf-shaped gas and brake, glass that makes the world outside seem brighter and sliding doors with glass that wraps underneath the floor providing a view of the road below. And yes, headlights with light distribution control take into consideration pedestrians and vehicles coming in the opposite direction.