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Top 100 Transportation Trends in 2018

From Urban Scooters to Discounted Rideshare Campaigns

— January 27, 2019 — Autos
From powerful urban scooters to discounted rideshare campaigns, this list of 2018 transportation innovations highlights that companies aren't afraid to get creative when it comes to getting consumer from point A to point B.

There's no shortage of green transportation methods to help the eco-conscious consumer get to where they need to be. Some highlights include Omer Sagiv's 3D-printed bicycle or the 'WAU' eBike, which offers up to 100km of range per Charge. On a similar note, rideshare companies launched innovate campaigns to be more accessible and convenient than ever. Standouts include Lyft's timely discounts, which offered half-priced rides during the 2018 midterms to help people make it to the polls.

The automotive industry also saw some impressive vehicle releases this year, like the The Mercedes EQC SUV, a quick-charge luxury vehicle, or the Torsus Praetorian, an off-road adventure bus.

For more transportation innovations in the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2019 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Discounted Voter Rides
Discounted Voter Rides
Lyft Will Offer Half-Priced Rides During the 2018 Midterm Elections
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99
Autonomous Vehicle Research Facilities
Autonomous Vehicle Research Facilities
The Institute for Automated Mobility Aims for Innovation
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98
Expense-Tracking AI Programs
Expense-Tracking AI Programs
Tradeshift Go Reduces Expense Fraud for Medium-Sized Businesses
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97
Efficient Familial Communication Platforms
Efficient Familial Communication Platforms
'Familio' Puts All Family Communications in One Spot
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96
Prideful Vibrant Tram Designs
Prideful Vibrant Tram Designs
Västtrafik Celebrates Euro Pride with Bold and Colorful Streetcars
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95
Luxury Quick-Charge SUVs
Luxury Quick-Charge SUVs
The Mercedes EQC SUV Offers 279 Miles of Range Per Charge
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94
In-Flight Temperature-Reporting Apps
In-Flight Temperature-Reporting Apps
2Hot2Cold Helps Passengers Report Uncomfortable Temperatures
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93
Multi-Level Farming Vehicles
Multi-Level Farming Vehicles
The Valtra Vertical Farming Tractor Quickly Harvests Crops
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92
Eco-Focused Commuter Apps
Eco-Focused Commuter Apps
The Cowlines App Ditches the Car and Focuses on Fast Transport Options
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91
Social Event-Planning Apps
Social Event-Planning Apps
'PotluckHub' Helps Users Host Parties and Celebrate with Friends
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90
Lightweight Personal E-Skates
Lightweight Personal E-Skates
The Segway Drift W1 Introduces a New Kind of Personal Transportation
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89
Public Transportation Riverboats
Public Transportation Riverboats
The Conceptual Thames Express River Boat is Modernly Inspired
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88
E-Bike Rescue Teams
E-Bike Rescue Teams
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue are Using E-Bike Aid to Help Lost People
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87
Business Travel Management Platforms
Business Travel Management Platforms
'Travelstop' Keeps Data Organized and Offers Insights
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86
Unique Bespoke Cocktail Kits
Unique Bespoke Cocktail Kits
Ketel One Family-Made Vodka & Cocktail Courier Joins Forces on a Kit
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85
Smart Payable Wristwear
Smart Payable Wristwear
purewrist Uses NXP SmartMX Technology for Smart Payment Options
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84
Efficient Minimalistic Electric Vehicles
Efficient Minimalistic Electric Vehicles
The Biomega SIN CUV Has a Slim Design for Better Economy
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83
Rideshare Route Subscriptions
Rideshare Route Subscriptions
Lyft's 'Personal Plan' Sets a Fixed Price for a Regular Route
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82
Algorithm-Based Traffic Systems
Algorithm-Based Traffic Systems
The Volkswagen Traffic Management System Reduces Wait Times
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81
Automotive Pet Accessory Packs
Automotive Pet Accessory Packs
Land Rover's 'Pet Packs' Offer Dog-Friendly Travel Solutions
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80
Engine-Eschewing Gliders
Engine-Eschewing Gliders
This High-Altitude Glider Uses Natural Airstreams to Achieve Elevation
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79
Capacious Fuel Cell Trucks
Capacious Fuel Cell Trucks
This Toyota Truck Offers Exceptional Range and Spacious Storage
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78
Autonomous Shapeshifting Cars
Autonomous Shapeshifting Cars
The Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Concept Has an Adaptable Design
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77
AI-Powered Travel Services
AI-Powered Travel Services
Paul English Launches the User-Engaging Lola App for Travel Purposes
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76
Minimalist Last-Mile Commuter Bikes
Minimalist Last-Mile Commuter Bikes
The 'AK-1' Folding Electric Bike Provides 22 Miles of Range
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75
On-Demand Companionship Services
On-Demand Companionship Services
'Papa' Connects Senior Citizens to "Grandkids on Demand"
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74
Traveler-Focused Convenient Flights
Traveler-Focused Convenient Flights
Emirates Boasts Five Flights Per Week to Its Toronto Service
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73
Speedy Sports Activity Coupes
Speedy Sports Activity Coupes
The 2019 BMW X2 M35i will Launch on the US Market in November
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72
Protective Portable Console Stations
Protective Portable Console Stations
The GAEMS Sentinel Lets You Game Anywhere
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71
Portable Secure VPN Routers
Portable Secure VPN Routers
Butterfly is an Ideal Virtual Private Network for Businessmen
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70
Silent Electric SUVs
Silent Electric SUVs
The Audi e-tron SUV Delivers a Powerful Ride with an All-Wheel Electric Drive
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69
Prototype Hyperloop Capsules
Prototype Hyperloop Capsules
Priestmangoode & Hyperloop Transportation Technologies use Vibranium
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68
Automated Illumination Bike Lights
Automated Illumination Bike Lights
The 'G-Light' Responds to Your Movements for Optimal Safety
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67
Connected Cubic Transportation Solutions
Connected Cubic Transportation Solutions
This Autonomous Android Vehicle is Comfy and Convenient
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66
Temporary Worker Programs
Temporary Worker Programs
Uber Works Could Allow Businesses to Hire Very Temporary Employees
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65
Retro Urban Consumer Bikes
Retro Urban Consumer Bikes
The Schwinn Discover Hybrid Bicycle is Stylish yet Efficient
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64
Shareable AI E-Scooters
Shareable AI E-Scooters
Superpedestrian's Motorized Electric Scooters are Built for P2P Use
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63
Eco-Friendly Electric Urban Vehicles
Eco-Friendly Electric Urban Vehicles
Uniti's Auto Concept is Scheduled for Production by 2020
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62
Upcycled Scooter Seating Solutions
Upcycled Scooter Seating Solutions
The Smither's of Stamford Vespa Chair is Authentically Crafted
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61
Speedy Extended Range Scooters
Speedy Extended Range Scooters
The 36V Mustang GX Pro Scooter will Offer Up to 55km of Range
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60
Electric AI-Powered Tractors
Electric AI-Powered Tractors
The 'Ukko' Concept Tractor is Futuristic, Safe and Sculpted
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59
African Terrain-Tackling SUVs
African Terrain-Tackling SUVs
The Mobius II SUV Helps Drivers Traverse the Kenyan Terrain
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58
Flight-Friendly Folding E-Bikes
Flight-Friendly Folding E-Bikes
This E-Bike Has a Compact Design and a Flight-Ready Battery Pack
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57
Autonomous Aerodynamic Shipping Rigs
Autonomous Aerodynamic Shipping Rigs
The Ford F-Vision Self-Driving Truck is Streamlined
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56
Glitch Graphic-Infused Bikes
Glitch Graphic-Infused Bikes
Felipe Pantone Crafts a Bike to Aid the World Bicycle Relief Charity
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55
Folding Last-Mile Bicycles
Folding Last-Mile Bicycles
The Conceptual 'Flow' Bike is Perfect for Short Urban Commutes
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54
3D-Printed Looped Frame Bikes
3D-Printed Looped Frame Bikes
The 'Continuous Loop Bicycle' by Steve Jenkins is Stylish
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53
Organically Fluid 3D-Printed Bikes
Organically Fluid 3D-Printed Bikes
The 'Panther' Bicycle by Omer Sagiv is Simple yet Stylish
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52
Luxury Ultra-Limited Sports Cars
Luxury Ultra-Limited Sports Cars
The Maserati Ghibli Ribelle Comes in Three Engine Models
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51
Aerodynamic Two-Person Gyroplanes
Aerodynamic Two-Person Gyroplanes
The 'Twistair 2.0' Comes in Three Style Options
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50
Autonomous Amphibious Jets
Autonomous Amphibious Jets
The 'Hyperlight Aeros' by Lee Rosario Takes to the Skies or the Sea
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49
Fully Loaded Urban eBikes
Fully Loaded Urban eBikes
The 'WAU' eBike Offers Up to 100km of Range Per Charge
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48
Backcountry Adventure Vehicles
Backcountry Adventure Vehicles
The Conceptual Honda Rugged Open Air Vehicle is Sporty and Durable
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47
Recyclable Beer Holders
Recyclable Beer Holders
Carlsberg's "Snap Pack" Uses Recyclable Glue to Hold Beer Cans Together
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46
Ultra-Powerful Urban Scooters
Ultra-Powerful Urban Scooters
The NIU NGT and M+ Scooters are Outfitted with Bosch Motors
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45
Quiet Autonomous Transport Trucks
Quiet Autonomous Transport Trucks
The Volvo Vera is Controlled and Monitored from the Cloud
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44
Autonomous Eye Contact Vehicles
Autonomous Eye Contact Vehicles
The Jaguar Land Rover Intelligent Pods Have Virtual Eyes
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43
Carbon Fiber Hovercrafts
Carbon Fiber Hovercrafts
The Hoverbike S3 Has a Lightweight Design for Optimal Maneuverability
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42
Speedy Urban Eco Scooters
Speedy Urban Eco Scooters
The Zapp i300 Electric Scooter Has a Top Speed of 60mph
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41
Oxidizing Copper Motorcycles
Oxidizing Copper Motorcycles
The De Castelli Samotracia Motorbike Changes from Golden to Green
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40
Sporty Urban Mobility Cars
Sporty Urban Mobility Cars
The Smart ForEase Vehicle Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Brand
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39
Ultra-Luxurious Pedal Boats
Ultra-Luxurious Pedal Boats
The Runabout by Beau Lake is Amazingly Comfortable & Incredibly Modern
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38
Wireless Bicycle Conversion Devices
Wireless Bicycle Conversion Devices
'EZ Wheelie' Transforms Any Bike into an Electrified Solution
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37
Adaptive Ergonomic Neck Pillows
Adaptive Ergonomic Neck Pillows
True Adaptive Guarantees the Comfort and Support of Its Users
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36
Solar Panel Vehicle Roofs
Solar Panel Vehicle Roofs
Hyundai Unveiled New Plans for Solar Roofs on its Upcoming Vehicles
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35
Autonomous Two-Passenger Drones
Autonomous Two-Passenger Drones
The Astro Elroy Drone Has 17 Rotors for Optimal Control
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34
Aerodynamic Autonomous Vehicle Designs
Aerodynamic Autonomous Vehicle Designs
The 'SEAT Meet' Vehicle Imagines Transportation in 2030
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33
Shared Autonomous Vehicle Designs
Shared Autonomous Vehicle Designs
The Project Mémoire Car by Charles Keusters is Futuristic
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32
Autonomous Urban Delivery Vehicles
Autonomous Urban Delivery Vehicles
The Conceptual Renault EZ-PRO Boasts a Driverless Design
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31
Redesigned Sea Scooters
Redesigned Sea Scooters
The Lefeet S1 is Modular, Powerful, and Incredibly Lightweight
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30
Rugged Off-Road Adventurer Buses
Rugged Off-Road Adventurer Buses
The Torsus Praetorian Delivers Exceptional Power on Any Terrain
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29
Futuristic Marine Aircrafts
Futuristic Marine Aircrafts
The 'Airfish 8' Craft Zooms Just Above the Surface Of the Water
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28
Advanced Urban Mobility Pods
Advanced Urban Mobility Pods
The Conceptual Nissan COO Offers Advanced Shock Absorption
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27
Liquid-Cooled Electric Supercars
Liquid-Cooled Electric Supercars
The Audi PB18 E-Tron Delivers 310 Miles of Range
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26
Modular Hyperloop Stations
Modular Hyperloop Stations
UNStudio Conceives of an Adaptable and Futurisitc Station Framework
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25
Gear-Storing Suitcase Scooters
Gear-Storing Suitcase Scooters
The Conceptual 'QUADRA' Electric Vehicle is Ready for Travel
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24
Modernized Retro Motorcycles
Modernized Retro Motorcycles
This Vagabund Moto BMW R80RT is Outfitted with Eye-Catching Details
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23
Entertaining High-Tech Coolers
Entertaining High-Tech Coolers
The CoolBox is a Durable Product with Tech-Accommodating Features
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22
Folding Carbon Fiber eBikes
Folding Carbon Fiber eBikes
The 'CARBO' Electric Bike Weighs in at Just 12.9kg
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21
Automated Underwater Delivery Submarines
Automated Underwater Delivery Submarines
This Submarine Concept Imagines Shipping in 2055
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20
Gear-Toting Tricycles
Gear-Toting Tricycles
The Conceptual 'TAKEME' Trike is Designed with Seniors in Mind
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19
Reimagined Urban Neighborhoods
Reimagined Urban Neighborhoods
This Modern Moscow Suburb is Designed By Zaha Hadid Architects
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18
Futuristic Electronic Wheelchairs
Futuristic Electronic Wheelchairs
Kwanjun Ryu Crafts the New Visually Appealing Model F Wheelchair
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17
Vertical Takeoff Taxi Aircrafts
Vertical Takeoff Taxi Aircrafts
The Vertical Aerospace eVTOL Aircraft will Launch in 2022
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16
Shapeshifting Electric Vehicles
Shapeshifting Electric Vehicles
The 'iEV X' Changes its Size Depending on Your Needs
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15
Dual-Suspension Electric Bikes
Dual-Suspension Electric Bikes
The Coast Cycles 'Buzzraw X' Comes in Three Models
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14
Living Space-Outfitted Vehicles
Living Space-Outfitted Vehicles
The 'Icona Nucleus' Concept Car Offers a Glimpse of the Future
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13
Ultralight Underwater Scooters
Ultralight Underwater Scooters
The 'Trident' Underwater Scooter Reaches Speeds of Up to 4.5mph
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12
Sustainable Urban Motorcycles
Sustainable Urban Motorcycles
The Tarform All-Electric Motorcycle Offers 90 Miles of Range
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11
Holographic Display City Vehicles
Holographic Display City Vehicles
The 'MINI Arc' Sports a Transparent Roof and Electric Drive
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10
Visionary Eco Pickup Trucks
Visionary Eco Pickup Trucks
The Rivian R1T All-Electric Truck Offers 400 Miles of Range
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9
Self-Balancing Eco-Friendly Scooters
Self-Balancing Eco-Friendly Scooters
The Stator Electric Scooter Makes Short Trips Effortless
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8
Futuristic All-Electric Motorcycles
Futuristic All-Electric Motorcycles
The 'HERA' Electric Motorcycle is Set for a 2020 Market Debut
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7
Opulent Zero-Emission Yachts
Opulent Zero-Emission Yachts
The Acionna Yacht Has a Squash Court, Helicopter Pad and More
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6
Lightweight Scooter Footwear
Lightweight Scooter Footwear
The Koowheel Hovershoes Reach Speeds of up to 12kmh
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5
Autonomous Car Tire Concepts
Autonomous Car Tire Concepts
These Hankook Tires Offer a Glimpse into the Future of Tire Design
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4
Foldable Compact Hoverboards
Foldable Compact Hoverboards
The Urmo Hoverboard Folds Easily to Be Stored in Small Spaces
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3
Luxe Electric Hydrofoil Catamarans
Luxe Electric Hydrofoil Catamarans
Cas Dahmen's Concept Combines Luxury & Eco-Friendly Mechanisms
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2
Tubular Electric Bicycle Designs
Tubular Electric Bicycle Designs
The 'Pocket Rocket' Electric Bike is Efficient and Stylish
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1
Futuristic Hovering Motorcycles
Futuristic Hovering Motorcycles
The Thrustcycle 'GyroDrone' Lets Riders Bypass Ground Traffic
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