Automotive journalist and internet personality Doug DeMuro recently got the chance to get an up-close look at the “Lo Res Car”, designed by Rem D. Koolhaas. This isn’t some prop from a science fiction movie, but a real art installation that you can actually drive.
The Audi A6 e-tron concept made its debut at Auto Shanghai 2021, and in addition to being just an all-electric luxury sports sedan, it has headlights that do more than just illuminate the road. Its Digital Matrix LED front headlights can be used to play video games when parked in front of a wall when recharging the battery. That’s right, it projects virtual landscapes onto the wall and the game can be controlled using a smartphone.
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The problem with most drones is that they aren’t designed for underwater use, especially for search and rescue teams. Saver Whale aims to change that. It comes equipped with rugged cameras, sonar technology, several radars, and a radio system for communication. You can deploy this directly from a helicopter precisely where its service is required, while providing a life vest, rope, and first aid kit if necessary.
The new Lexus LF-Z Electrified is a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) concept vehicle that symbolizes the brand’s transformation by combining driving performance, styling, and advanced technology into a sleek package that could hit roads as soon as 2025. What sets it apart from conventional vehicles is its innovative four-wheel driving force control technology known as “DIRECT4”, which uses the instant responsiveness of an electric motor’s driving force to freely control a vehicle’s four wheels for extremely flexible driving performance.
Believe it or not, Michigan-based designer Joey Ruiter’s “Consumer Car” is actually based on a 1993 Ford Festiva GL chassis and not something built for a science fiction movie. Despite how it looks, this vehicle is road-legal in some states with required lighting, passenger restraints, and a rear-mounted license plate frame. It’s powered by a Mazda-sourced “B3” 1.3L inline-4 engine producing 63 hp and 73 lb-ft of torque, pared with a 5-speed manual transmission.