Some of the best futuristic depictions of cars include not only self-driving vehicles, but cars with unique takes on simple functions. Such is the case with the Disappearing Car Door.
I'll bet you never knew that the gaping hole in your life was exactly the size of one of these conceptual personal blimpjets, did you? 'Cause it is. I know, you've tried to cram flying cars and driveable planes in there to no avail, but by 2031, the blimpjet will be here to make everything complete.
Pascal Prokop installed a wood-burning stove in his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon. Why, you ask? Well, we aren't sure, but he did get an operating permit from the Swiss technical inspection authority.
Whenever a company names its product with an "X" we generally expect something really cool and groundbreaking. In the case of the just unveiled Tesla Model X, that's exactly what we got, but it might be hard to notice upon first glance.
The animated film WALL-E showed us a disturbing future in which lazy humans get around via tiny personal hovercrafts, but in reality some disabled people could actually use such a device. The very real Chariot just might be that device.
Porsche is one of the popular kids on Facebook. They have just reached over two million likes on their Facebook page and have created a special Cayman S in appreciation. Each one of those fans has their profile picture placed in an intricate photo mosaic on the special edition car.
A couple days ago we wrote about that badass space-fighter attack boat thing, and we mentioned that it uses "supercavitating technology" to help reduce hull friction. Supercavitation works on bigger boats, too, and a new generation of cargo ships will use lots of little bubbles to improve their fuel efficiency by 25%.
NASA has been actively encouraging aerospace companies to start working on the next generation of passenger airliners, and we've been impressed by futuristic designs from Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Northrop Grumman revealed its design last week, and it probably looks familiar: it's basically a giant B-2 stealth bomber that you can ride inside.
If you decided to take the design dynamics of a speedboat mixed with a fancy Japanese toilet and apply them to an electric vehicle, you just might get something as oddly futuristic looking as the Sim-Lei car.
Nothing screams future like an automated pod transportation system. These little vehicles have been helping passengers get around Heathrow airport since April of last year, and they've been so successful that India is buying a huge new system to help tourists and pilgrims to visit a temple in Amritsar.