Futuristic Cars: From Aircraft-Automobile Crossover To Cars Grown From Seeds

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Over the past century, the cars on the road have achieved a massive advancement. Cars evolved from a large transportation machine that only the elites can use to become the most dependable way of transportation. As years go by, more innovations come with companies presenting a seemingly impossible concept. Innovators continue to invent futuristic cars that will ease the daily life of the consumers.

These are some of the futuristic cars that the world could be driving soon:

Aeromobil

Aeromobil is a prototype of an aircraft car crossover. Stefan Klein from Slovakia designed the prototype. The Aeromobil first flew in 2013. The company AeroMobil s.r.o. will produce the cars when the development is done. In March 2015, AeroMobil s.r.o. Co-Founder and CEP Juraj Vaculik stated that the Aeromobil’s intention is for the wealthy supercar buyers and flight enthusiasts.

The prototype is a vehicle that can convert from an automobile to an aircraft. The version 2.5 is the proof of concept which took 20 years in development. In 2013, there were four versions of the Aeromobil, namely the 1.0, 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0. The earlier versions lacked the folding wings. The newest versions utilized folding wings around the wheels. In 2015, the company hoped to deliver the cars by 2018.

Mercedes-Benz Biome

One of the craziest concept cars would be the Mercedes Benz Biome. The company claims that they grew the Biome from genetically modified seeds. Most noteworthy, plant juice powers the vehicle. The Biome is not made the way normal car are created. The car’s bodywork grew from two seeds, one for the interior while the other is for the exterior.

The seeds produce an ultralight ‘BioFiber’. The workers harvested the BioFiber and knitted it to form the car. Meanwhile, the wheels grew from four separate seeds. The BioFiber is lighter than any metal or plastic, yet it is stronger than steel. The car would weigh around 394 kg. Additionally, the entire car is completely biodegradable.

Terrafugia TF-X

The TF-X is the first fully autonomous flying car under development which can fit it a single car garage. The car seats four passengers and utilizes an engine with two electric motors for propulsion. The TF-X is capable of taking off and land vertically. It is made possible by extending the retractable wings on the pusher propellers. A ducted fan provides aerial thrust on the rear. Two plug-in hybrid 600-hp electric motors and 300-hp fuel engine powers the vehicle. The flight range is at 500 miles with a speed of 322 kph.

Chevrolet EN-V

The En-V is a two-seater urban electric concept car. Segway Inc. and General Motors collaborated to develop the car. With the En-V, Consumers can normally drive or operate autonomously. The company designed the car for urban environments, especially on populated areas.

The vehicle is so small that it can easily fit into the traffic. By looking at the wing-like doors, onlookers will get a sense of a Transformer lady bug with the En-V. The concept car has cameras and sensors. It can communicate with nearby cars or traffic infrastructure. The car can make all the decisions while the driver goes hands-free.

F015 Luxury in motion

The F015 is a self-driving, four-seater car. The concept gives the public a glimpse of the technology of Mercedes-Benz. The concept included a new hydrogen-propelled fuel cell system. The company’s vision for the luxury car hopes to produce it by the year 2030. The car has an advanced new self-driving concept. It utilizes a plug-in hydrogen fuel cell with two electric motors. The plug-in develops a 200kW for zero local emission propulsion.

Theoretically, the F015 has a 0 to 100 acceleration within 6.7 seconds. The vehicle also has an 1100 km range. The F015 has an extensive range of state-of-the-art stereo cameras and sensors. It can monitor the surrounding areas and operate autonomously. The company will also add the new artificial intelligence software on the car.

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