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Top 100 Auto Innovations for 2018

From Track-Ready EV Concepts to Luxury Passenger Submarines

— January 27, 2018 — Autos
The 2018 auto innovations spread far beyond just automobiles themselves. Though cars are of course a crucial component of the innovations listed here, there are also plenty of interest and ingenious products related to bicycles, motorcycles, boats, planes, and more. In looking at autos, the scope expands to transportation methods as a whole, and the results in any category are equally fascinating.

As one might expect, the clearest common pattern across not just the automobile industry but every industry listed above is the gradual increase in electric-powered vehicles. Even planes, which require far more energy to operate than water- or ground-bound vehicles, are beginning to embrace the electric movement. The AJet-100, for example, is an aircraft design that uses a streamlined body and creative materials to reduce its drag and weight, allowing for electric power while in the air.
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Tokyo-Specific Electric Bikes
Tokyo-Specific Electric Bikes
The VanMoof Electrified X is a Compact Bike for a Compact Metropolis
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99
Three-Wheeled Go-Kart Toys
Three-Wheeled Go-Kart Toys
The Morgan EV3 Junior is a Child-Sized Version of the EV3
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98
Futuristic Supercar Museum Buildings
Futuristic Supercar Museum Buildings
The Lamborghini Museum Draws Inspiration from the Vehicles
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97
Legendary Rocker Luxury Cars
Legendary Rocker Luxury Cars
The Rolls-Royce Inspired by Music Collection Honors British Musicians
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96
Triple-Row Tech-Laden SUVs
Triple-Row Tech-Laden SUVs
The BMW Concept X7 iPerformance Offers Exceptional Luxury and Style
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95
Autonomous Vehicle Art Exhibits
Autonomous Vehicle Art Exhibits
'Driver Less Vision' Imagines the World from a Car's Perspective
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94
Speedy Low-Voltage Supercars
Speedy Low-Voltage Supercars
The Quant '48Volt' Electric Sport Car Has a Top Speed of 300 km/h
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93
Retro-Futuristic Van Concepts
Retro-Futuristic Van Concepts
The Volkswagen 'ID Buzz' Van Refences the Hippy Vans of the 60s
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92
Car-Recharging Drones
Car-Recharging Drones
The Conceptual Tesla Recharge Drone Offers a Charge During Drives
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91
Sports Car-Inspired Motorcycles
Sports Car-Inspired Motorcycles
The '618' Two-Wheeled Motorcycles are Inspired by the Porsche 911
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90
Opulent Car Brand Aircrafts
Opulent Car Brand Aircrafts
The Bentley Skylounge Provides Luxury Transportation Anywhere
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89
Retro-Inspired Supercars
Retro-Inspired Supercars
The Vultran Solair is a Modern Car Inspired by the Classics
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88
Aerodynamic Shipping Trucks
Aerodynamic Shipping Trucks
The 'CASPI' Truck is Focused on Fuel Efficiency and Speed
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87
Italian Car Brand Sneakers
Italian Car Brand Sneakers
The Mizuno x Lamborghini Wave Tenjin 2 Sneaker Shoes Have Hollow Soles
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86
Terrain-Conquering Snow Vehicles
Terrain-Conquering Snow Vehicles
This Conceptual Mountain Vehicle Drives Through Snow with Ease
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85
Smart Electric Scooters
Smart Electric Scooters
The Unu Electric Scooter Delivers Top Speed No Matter the Charge Level
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84
Fish-Friendly Electric Supercars
Fish-Friendly Electric Supercars
The Asfané Charlotte Roadster Comes with a Built-In Fish Tank
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83
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Freight Farm Grows the Equivalent of Two Acres of Farm Land
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82
Car Seat Storage Organizers
Car Seat Storage Organizers
The 'SLOTPACK' Car Organizer Turns a Passenger Seat into Storage
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81
Rugged Luxury Truck Debuts
Rugged Luxury Truck Debuts
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class is the Brand's First Mid-size Pickup
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80
Hybridized Luxury Vessels
Hybridized Luxury Vessels
This Dynamiq Superyacht Brings Porsche's Auto Designs to the Seas
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79
Car-Cooling Tents
Car-Cooling Tents
The 'Lanmodo' Car Tents Protect Vehicles of All Sizes
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78
Collaboration Suspension Sneakers
Collaboration Suspension Sneakers
The Adidas x Porsche Design Bounce S4 Lux Sports Shoe is Stylish
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77
Curvaceous Supercar Concepts
Curvaceous Supercar Concepts
Designer Ivan Venkov Reimagined the Look of the Ferrari 'Legacy'
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76
Luxury British Kids Cars
Luxury British Kids Cars
The D.Thone Features Leather Seats and Real Wood
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75
Luxurious E-Bike Lines
Luxurious E-Bike Lines
Riese & Müller Has Released Its 2018 Line of E-Bikes
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74
Autonomous Transportation Pods
Autonomous Transportation Pods
Volkswagen's Sedric Car Pod Concept Looks to the Future of Driving
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73
Honeycomb Windshield Supercars
Honeycomb Windshield Supercars
The Alfa Romeo C18 Car Concept is Aerodynamically Stunning
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72
Last Mile Skate Scooters
Last Mile Skate Scooters
The 'Blizwheel' Operates for Up to an Hour at 15mph
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71
Rugged Recreational City Vehicles
Rugged Recreational City Vehicles
The Yamaha CROSS HUB CONCEPT is for the Country and the City
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70
Opulent Supercar Speedboats
Opulent Supercar Speedboats
The Bugatti Niniette 66 Yacht is Inspired by the 1,500-hp Chiron
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69
Electrified Shipping Trucks
Electrified Shipping Trucks
The Tesla Semi Reduces Costs and Increases Safety
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68
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Mö is a Solar-Powered Vehicle That Can Be Pedaled Like a Bike
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67
Futuristic Urban Transport Vehicles
Futuristic Urban Transport Vehicles
The Continental 'BEE' Offers Clean and Safe Passage for Three
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66
Collaborative Car Design Experiences
Collaborative Car Design Experiences
Chevrolet Indie Fridays Invited Guests to Spray Paint a Car
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65
3D-Printed Concept Submarines
3D-Printed Concept Submarines
The Winner of the Royal Navy's Nautilus 100 Embraces Biomimicry
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64
Avant-Garde SUVs
Avant-Garde SUVs
The Range Rover Velar is a Style-Focused Land Rover Model
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63
Conceptual Sustainable Helicopters
Conceptual Sustainable Helicopters
The Bell FCX-001 Helicopter Aircraft Features AR Controls
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62
AI-Controlled Autonomous Trucks
AI-Controlled Autonomous Trucks
The 'R-Truck' Shipping Truck Looks Unlike Anything Seen Before
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61
Sustainable Aluminum Mobile Homes
Sustainable Aluminum Mobile Homes
HofArc's Living Vehicle Was Made with Low-Impact Materials
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60
Solar Cell-Topped Catamarans
Solar Cell-Topped Catamarans
The Solar Dream Catamaran Boat is an Eco-Friendly Vessel
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59
Track-Ready EV Concepts
Track-Ready EV Concepts
The Tesla EXP Concept Features an Aerodynamic Design and is Self-Driving
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58
Flying Rideshare Drones
Flying Rideshare Drones
The 'Sky2Go' Passenger Drones Avoid Traffic and Cut Commute Times
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57
Ingenious Inflatable Watercraft
Ingenious Inflatable Watercraft
The Seakart Combines Adrenaline-Fueled Fun With Home Comforts
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56
Backcountry Camper Trailers
Backcountry Camper Trailers
The Tvan MK5 Off-Road Camper Trailers Withstand Any Terrain
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55
Conceptually Chic Camper Vans
Conceptually Chic Camper Vans
The Volkswagen California XXL Camper Offers Ample Amenities
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54
Italian Cocktail-Inspired Bicycles
Italian Cocktail-Inspired Bicycles
Bice Bicycles Based This Cycle Design Around an Aperol Spritz
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53
Steampunk Motorcycle Designs
Steampunk Motorcycle Designs
This Futuristic Motorcycle Was Featured in the Sci-Fi Film 'LOST BOY'
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52
Power Tool-Powered Vehicles
Power Tool-Powered Vehicles
The 'TOXIC' Racer Vehicle is 3D-Printed and Powered by a Drill
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51
Secretive Italian Automaker SUVs
Secretive Italian Automaker SUVs
Ferrari F16X is the Code Name for the Brand's First-Ever SUV
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50
Car-Inspired Camping Pods
Car-Inspired Camping Pods
This Mini Cooper-Inspired Camping Pod Concept is Self-Sustainable
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49
Soccer Star Supercar Concepts
Soccer Star Supercar Concepts
The Lionel Messi Maserati Concept is an Aggressive Track Car
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48
Futuristic Electric Motorbikes
Futuristic Electric Motorbikes
The Honda Model Electric Cafe Racer 1 Offers Impressive Protection
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47
Luxury Passenger Submarines
Luxury Passenger Submarines
The Neyk Submarine Offers Luxury Voyages Below the Surface
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46
Historical Italian Concept Cars
Historical Italian Concept Cars
The Alfa Romeo 6c DiscoVolante Pays Tribute to Two Classic Cars
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45
Celebratory Sc-Fi Cars
Celebratory Sc-Fi Cars
Mercedes Benz Released a Car in Homage to the Star Wars Anniversary
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44
Opulent Glamping Vehicles
Opulent Glamping Vehicles
The Maybach G650 Landaulet Could Bring Over $1 Million At Auction
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43
Mini Car Brand Homes
Mini Car Brand Homes
The Tesla Tiny House Can be Towed by the Brand's Vehicles
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42
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Fashionable Electric Vehicles
Pix Presents Electromobility in the Most Aesthetically Pleasing Form
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41
Smart Cycling Helmets
Smart Cycling Helmets
The Livall BH51 Smart Helmet Sense When Riders Break or Turn
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40
Accessible Luxury Buses
Accessible Luxury Buses
The 'Neoplan Omni 2.0' Double Decker Bus Carries Passengers of All Kinds
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39
Upscale Overnight Buses
Upscale Overnight Buses
The New Cabin Sleeper Bus is a Luxury Alternative to Last-minute Flights
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38
Revived Muscle Car Concepts
Revived Muscle Car Concepts
The Pontiac Firebird Concept Brings the Iconic Coupe Back to Life
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37
Shareable Sports Cars
Shareable Sports Cars
The Toyota Public Sports Concept is an EV Designed to Be Ownerless
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36
Innovative Hourglass Trains
Innovative Hourglass Trains
A Double-Decker Train Repositions the Tracks at the Core of the Cars
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35
Gyroscopic Electric Unicycles
Gyroscopic Electric Unicycles
The KTM Unicycle Stays Balanced for Compact Urban Transportation
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34
Electric Luxury Ocean Cruisers
Electric Luxury Ocean Cruisers
The Tjep Eau Electric Yacht Concept is Powerful Yet Efficient
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33
Retro Italian Supercar Concepts
Retro Italian Supercar Concepts
Slimane Toubal's Ferrari 250 Concepts Pay Tribute to the 1960s
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32
Conceptual Supercar Successors
Conceptual Supercar Successors
The Ferrari Larossa 2020 is Designed to Succeed the LaFerrari
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31
Comprehensive Camping Trailers
Comprehensive Camping Trailers
The Taxa Mantis Has a Kitchen, Bathroom and Sleeping Quarters
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30
One-Person Personal Helicopters
One-Person Personal Helicopters
The Mosquito XE Single Seat Helicopter Enables Solo Flying
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29
Transparent Hypercar Concepts
Transparent Hypercar Concepts
The Mercedes Hybrid Supercar Has a See-through Hood and Glass Roof
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28
Eco Electric Yacht Boats
Eco Electric Yacht Boats
The Tesla Model Y Yacht is Entirely Self-Sustaining and Eco-Friendly
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27
Opulent Superyacht Concepts
Opulent Superyacht Concepts
The Se77antasette Yacht Concept Imagines Hyper-Luxury On The Open Seas
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26
Sun-Following Folding Caravans
Sun-Following Folding Caravans
The 'sCarabane' Caravan Camper Harnesses Natural Energy for Power
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25
Heavy-Duty Expedition Vehicles
Heavy-Duty Expedition Vehicles
Bliss Mobil's Campers are Perfect for Traveling to Remote Areas
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24
Vehicle Security Trackers
Vehicle Security Trackers
The 'Mankiw' Car GPS Tracker Offers Real-Time Tracking for Drivers
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23
European-Styled Trailers
European-Styled Trailers
The Airstream Globetrotter Has Luxury Amenities for Comfy Living
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22
Speedy Electric Racing Bikes
Speedy Electric Racing Bikes
The Düsenspeed E-Bike Modell 2 Reaches Up to 160 Kilometers Per Hour
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21
Luxurious Boomer-Centric Caravans
Luxurious Boomer-Centric Caravans
Elite Caravans are Geared Toward Wealthy Baby Boomers
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20
Oversized Tire Scooters
Oversized Tire Scooters
The Phat Scooter Offers Easy Balancing and Enhanced Shock Handling
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19
Adventurer Vehicle Trailers
Adventurer Vehicle Trailers
The Schutt Industries XV-3 Trailer Carries Up to 1,500 Pounds of Gear
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18
Cruise Ship-Inspired Yachts
Cruise Ship-Inspired Yachts
The Heesen Project Maximus Yacht is Elegant and Modern
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17
Tricopter Car Brand Drones
Tricopter Car Brand Drones
The Conceptual Tesla Aurora Drone Can Operate Autonomously
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16
Futuristic Luxury Coupe Concepts
Futuristic Luxury Coupe Concepts
The 2050 Rolls-Royce Phantom Has a Purposefully Old School Design
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15
Vehicular Camping Bed Frames
Vehicular Camping Bed Frames
The 'Camperbox' Backseat Bed Makes Car Camping a Comfy Experience
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14
Fully Equipped Rental Campervans
Fully Equipped Rental Campervans
'Native Campervans' Let You Explore the Rockys in Total Comfort
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13
1930s-Inspired Concept Supercars
1930s-Inspired Concept Supercars
This Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Concept Pays Homage to the Past
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12
Rugged Converted Van Homes
Rugged Converted Van Homes
The Adventure VW Syncro Van is Prepared Offers Comfort on the Road
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11
Autonomous Fast Food Trucks
Autonomous Fast Food Trucks
The 'Culinary Coach' Food Truck Concept is Designed for Quick Service
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10
Autonomous Electric Tractors
Autonomous Electric Tractors
The 'Norss' Tractor Features a Simple Design to Get Jobs Done Quick
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9
Redefined Futuristic Sports Cars
Redefined Futuristic Sports Cars
The Nissan Anion is an Electric Two-Seat Car with Power
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8
Personal Commuter Helicopters
Personal Commuter Helicopters
The Workhorse Surefly Urban Helicopter Simplifies Morning Commutes
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7
Modified Retro Scooters
Modified Retro Scooters
Shanghai Customs Modified the Honda Cub into a Stylish Scooter
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6
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
The AJet-100 Is Cleaner, Greener and Features a Stunning Glass Floor
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5
Off-Grid Camper Vans
Off-Grid Camper Vans
The Winnebago Revel Packs Everything for Short or Extended Trips
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4
Modernized Convertible Concepts
Modernized Convertible Concepts
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is an Old School EV
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3
Extremely Customized Kids Cars
Extremely Customized Kids Cars
KidStance Ride-on Cars Bring Stance Culture to Pre-School
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2
Versatile Camping Trailers
Versatile Camping Trailers
The TAXA 'TigerMoth' Trailer Designs Pack Ample Space and Utilities
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1
Helicopter-Equipped RVs
Helicopter-Equipped RVs
The Furrion Elysium RV Showed Off a Luxury Design at CES 2017
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