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Top 60 Autos Trends in August

From Gear-Hauling Trailers to Interactive Musical Vehicles

— August 4, 2015 — Autos
The top August 2015 autos trends include cutting edge safety tools in the form of smart auto parts and innovative services that incentivize ownership.

As an enticing incentive to driving electric vehicles, a variety of services have emerged that offer free car charging stations and priority parking in busy urban parking lots.

Smart steering wheels, like the one developed by Hoffman and Krippner and Guttersberg Consulting, have the potential to eliminate several driving dangers including drowsiness at the wheel.

Meanwhile, heartbeat-monitoring cars provide the power for a chameleon-like coat of exterior paint that changes with the pulse of the driver.

The top August 2015 autos trends highlight a range innovations that speak to consumer desires around eliminating inherent driving risks and the general interest in customization features.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
58
Driver-Assistance Campaigns
Driver-Assistance Campaigns
This AAA Campaign Aims to Attract Generation X Drivers
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57
Intense Racing Simulators
Intense Racing Simulators
Castrol EDGE Tests Driver Matt Powers with a Racing Simulator
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56
Galactic Sci-Fi Drones
Galactic Sci-Fi Drones
This Flying R2-D2 Took Flight During a Comic-Con Drone Stunt
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55
Dream-Encouraging Auto Ads
Dream-Encouraging Auto Ads
This Honda CR-V Commercial Encourages One to Make Dreams a Reality
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54
Pedestrian-Friendly Headlights
Pedestrian-Friendly Headlights
The Ford Lights Uses Infrared Technology to Detect Fringe Obstacles
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53
Bicultural Road Trip Ads
Bicultural Road Trip Ads
This Fast-Paced Goodyear Commercial Follows One Man Through 53 Cities
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52
Luxurious Crystallized Motorcycles
Luxurious Crystallized Motorcycles
This Indian Chief Classic is Covered in Swarovski Crystals
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51
Interactive Musical Vehicles
Interactive Musical Vehicles
This Car is Designed to Make Harmonious Sounds Instead of Noise
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50
Autonomous 3D-Printed Cars
Autonomous 3D-Printed Cars
The SmartCart Showcases the Best in 3D-Printing and Autonomous Tech
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49
Cursing Child Commercials
Cursing Child Commercials
'Swearing Kids' Urges Parents to Buy a Smart Car So Kids Don't Curse
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48
Free Electric Car Charging
Free Electric Car Charging
EV Charging Network Volta is Supported by Advertising & Brand Sponsors
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47
24-Hour Test Drives
24-Hour Test Drives
Buick's '24 Hours of Happiness' Test Drive Encourages Wellness on the Road
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46
Can-Constructed Jeeps
Can-Constructed Jeeps
This Jeep Wrangler Replica is Made of 4,500 Cans of Food to Fight Hunger
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45
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars
The New BMW 5 Series GT is Powered By Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
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44
Speedy Electric Car Updates
Speedy Electric Car Updates
An Upgraded Tesla Roadster Will Be Hitting the Market in Four Years
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43
Ludicrous Hypercars
Ludicrous Hypercars
The Latest Tesla Model S Can Hit 100 KM/H in Only 2.8 Seconds
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42
Revived Motorcycle Collections
Revived Motorcycle Collections
This Speedy Working Motors Line Includes Street &Off-Road Offerings
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41
Luxury Car-Inspired Eateries
Luxury Car-Inspired Eateries
'Restaurant 356' Allows Guests a View of the Porsche Driving Track
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40
Supercar-Inspired Sunglasses
Supercar-Inspired Sunglasses
These Race-Ready Ferrari Oakley Sunglasses Combine Auto and Fashion
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39
Noise-Cancelling Roadside Barriers
Noise-Cancelling Roadside Barriers
These Translucent Barriers Mute Traffic and Generate Power
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38
Automotive Tea Menus
Automotive Tea Menus
This Tea Menu Combines Luxe Afternoon Tea with Ferrari Racing Themes
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37
Speed-Responding Bike Headlights
Speed-Responding Bike Headlights
The Varia Headlights Respond to the Rider's Speed
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36
Movie-Inspired Vacation Cars
Movie-Inspired Vacation Cars
The Tartan Prancer is a Re-Invented Nation Lampoon’s Vacation Vehicle
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35
Ridesharing Test Drives
Ridesharing Test Drives
Volkswagen's Vehicle Test Drive Can Be Ordered Through Uber
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34
Responsively Painted Cars
Responsively Painted Cars
This Lexus RC F V8's Paint Job Flashes to the Driver's Heartbeat
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33
Rooftop Airplane Runways
Rooftop Airplane Runways
This Airport Runway Design is Constructed Above the City at Rooftop Level
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32
Luxurious Armored SUVs
Luxurious Armored SUVs
The Lexani Land Cruiser Keeps You Secure and Looking Right
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31
Emoji-Inspired Safety Ads
Emoji-Inspired Safety Ads
These Road Safety Ads are Made Entirely Out of Emoji Characters
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30
Electric Track Vehicles
Electric Track Vehicles
The Resolve Project is Developing Stable Four-Wheeler Vehicles
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29
Lightweight Electric Skateboards
Lightweight Electric Skateboards
The Stary is the World's Lightest Electric Skateboard
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28
Vehicle Champagne Cellars
Vehicle Champagne Cellars
This James Bond-Inspired Champagne Cellar Offers Dom Pérignon
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27
Road-Ready Printed Cars
Road-Ready Printed Cars
Local Motors' 3D-Printed Car is Set to Hit the Production Line & the Road
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26
Action Camera Autos
Action Camera Autos
The New 2016 Toyota Tacoma Will Come With a GoPro Mount for Filming
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25
Heartbeat-Monitoring Cars
Heartbeat-Monitoring Cars
The Lexus RC F's Exterior Paint Reflects the Heartbeat of Its Driver
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24
Drowsiness-Detecting Steering Wheels
Drowsiness-Detecting Steering Wheels
This Smart Steering Wheel Alerts Drivers When They're Drowsy
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23
Reimagined Classic Cars
Reimagined Classic Cars
The Morgan ARP4 Blends a Classic Body With Modern Power
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22
Methane-Powered Cars
Methane-Powered Cars
The 'Digestive Car' is Fueled by Methane from the Stomachs of Cows
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21
Drill-Powered Walking Aids
Drill-Powered Walking Aids
This Walking Machine Looks like a Mechanical Mystical Centaur
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20
Gear-Hauling Trailers
Gear-Hauling Trailers
The Armadillo EVS Man Trailer Lets You Haul Gear Over Every Kind of Terrain
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19
Race-Focused Concept Cars
Race-Focused Concept Cars
This Version of the Volkswagen Golf R is Designed For Speed
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18
Off-Road Motorbikes
Off-Road Motorbikes
The Honda 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin is Designed For Off-Road Riding
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17
Autonomous Car Commercials
Autonomous Car Commercials
Mercedes-Benz Presents Its Autonomous Driving Car as Family-Friendly
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16
Versatile Electric Motorbikes
Versatile Electric Motorbikes
The Empulse TT is Victory's First Road-Legal Electric Motorcycle
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15
Mail-Delivering Drones
Mail-Delivering Drones
These Handy Drones will Help Mail Services without Replacing Mail Carriers
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14
Fatigue-Reducing Motorcycle Grips
Fatigue-Reducing Motorcycle Grips
This Motorcycle Accessory Helps Prevent Fatigue and Cramping
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13
Mismatched Toy Ads
Mismatched Toy Ads
This Ad by Honda Uses Dolls to Remind Customers to Use Original Car Parts
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12
Recycled Plastic Roads
Recycled Plastic Roads
These Eco-Friendly Roads are Low-Maintenance and Easy to Install
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11
Solar-Powered Family Cars
Solar-Powered Family Cars
The Stella Lux Has a Range of Over 1,000 Kilometers
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10
Flatpacked Folding Boats
Flatpacked Folding Boats
The Origo Folding Boat Can Be Assembled in 15 Minutes
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9
Hi-Tech Electric Motorbikes
Hi-Tech Electric Motorbikes
San Francisco-Based Startup Bolt Uses Teslas' Lithium-Ion Batteries
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8
Luxurious Picnic Baskets
Luxurious Picnic Baskets
The Aston Martin Picnic Hamper Combines Style and Functionality
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7
Sinful Bulgarian Supercars
Sinful Bulgarian Supercars
The Sin R1 RS Will Be Unveiled At the Frankfurt Motor Show
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6
Wedge-Shaped Car Auctions
Wedge-Shaped Car Auctions
The One-Off Maserati Boomerang is Being Offered For Sale By Auction
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5
Customized Luxury Jeeps
Customized Luxury Jeeps
The Startech Land Rover Defender is Full of Unique Details and Parts
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4
Retro Camping Vehicles
Retro Camping Vehicles
This Vintage Camper Combines Retro Designs and Contemporary Features
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3
Car Company Scooters
Car Company Scooters
The Volkswagen Electric Scooter Hopes to Compete Against the Segway
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2
Rustic Mobile Offices
Rustic Mobile Offices
These Mobile Micro Offices Help Workers Escape the Office Cubicle
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1
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
The 'Tesla Model M' Transitions from Race Mode to Eco Mode Via Computer
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