The Vision Next 100 represents BMW’s ideas for its far future models. Its segmented parts minimize drag on the outside and warn drivers of obstacles on the inside. The interior also subtly transforms when going between manual and autonomous driving modes.
To combat this winter’s snowiest conditions, Nissan has kitted out a series of SUVs riding on 48-inch Dominator snow tracks instead of tires. The Winter Warrior Murano, Pathfinder, and Rogue can be seen at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, but not at dealerships any time soon.
Based on the imposing Nissan TITAN XD, the TITAN Warrior raises the stakes by raising its height almost 3″, and its width by 6″. It rocks ginormous 37″ tall off-road tires on 18″ wheels. Terrain crushing ability aside, its sculpted front end and sporty interior look just awesome.
While we’re still waiting for a Mazdaspeed variant of the MX-5, we’ve got the RS Racing Concept, a beautifully blacked-out Miata, rocking sport aero with red accents, Recaro seats, performance brakes, height-adjustable suspension, and performance chassis tweaks.
Joby Aviation’s two-seat fixed-wing flyer has 12 propellers to help it take off and land like a helicopter, but can stow eight of them and flip the other four to turn it into a conventional airplane while cruising. It uses electric motors to fly at speeds up to 200 mph.
The Yamaha PES2 is an electric motorcycle concept that has two electric motors – one under the tank and another one inside the front wheel – for two-wheel drive. It also has a crazy augmented reality helmet that overlays data from the bike’s cameras and other sensors.
Mazda’s latest concept sports coupe appears to be the next in the RX-7, RX-8 lineage, with a fuel-efficient and powerful rotary engine and a rear-wheel drivetrain, wrapped up in a wide, low-slung form that embodies the company’s “soul of motion” design language.
This proof-of-concept running shoe has a 3D printed midsole. Adidas envisions that someday you can go into a shoe store, use a scanner and walk out with shoes that are customized to your feet. In concept form though, its outsole looks like it’s customized to last five minutes.
Porsche stomps on Tesla’s hallowed ground, revealing its own all-electric sedan, capable of launching its occupants from 0-to-62mph in 3.5 seconds thanks to a 600hp all-wheel drivetrain. Driving range: ~310 mi, and an 80% charge in 15 minutes… Assuming it ever gets produced.