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Top 65 Auto Ideas in August

From Bicycle-Car Hybrids to Sleek Self-Driving Buses

— August 27, 2016 — Autos
From bicycle-car hybrids to sleek self-driving buses, the August 2016 auto trends reveal that our idea of the modern vehicle continues to evolve. Not only are newer cars more eco-friendly, but they are also equipped with technology that makes driving safer and more efficient.

In terms of making modern vehicles more eco-friendly, one approach that manufacturers have been experimenting with is combining different modes of transportation. Indeed, there are now several bicycle-car hybrids that used pedal power to supplement the energy generated by the motor.

Beyond eco-friendly designs, many modern vehicles also feature high-tech upgrades. As the August 2016 auto trends reveal, these new features make cars smarter and more intuitive than ever before. Some examples of these high-tech features include self-driving capabilities, dashboard payment systems and smartphone-connected dash cams.
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Internet-Connected Cars
Internet-Connected Cars
Alibaba's New High-Tech Car is Equipped with Mapping and Payment Services
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64
Desert-Demolishing SUVs
Desert-Demolishing SUVs
This Ford SUV Can Be Customized to Rip Through the Desert
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63
Unshackled Race Cars
Unshackled Race Cars
This McLaren Track Car is Designed For Optimum Competitive Performance
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62
Rocket-Powered Race Cars
Rocket-Powered Race Cars
The 'Slim Jim' Race Car is Powered By Solid Fuel Rockets
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61
Sportily Opulent Sedans
Sportily Opulent Sedans
These New Porsche Sports Cars Offer Luxury Comfort & Powerful Performance
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60
Sleek Self-Driving Buses
Sleek Self-Driving Buses
The Future Bus Features a Range Of Radar and Connectivity Systems
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59
Autonomous Off-Road Vehicles
Autonomous Off-Road Vehicles
Land Rover is Conducting All-Terrain Self-Driving Research
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58
Electrifying Sports Cars
Electrifying Sports Cars
The eRod Electric Sports Car Comes In Three Different Versions
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57
Next Generation Electric Cars
Next Generation Electric Cars
The Tesla Model S for Kids is Designed for Young Car Fans
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56
Refined Urban Cars
Refined Urban Cars
The New Mazda 3 Features Improved Security Features and Aesthetics
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55
Tequila-Based Car Parts
Tequila-Based Car Parts
Ford Repurposes Waste Agave from Jose Cuervo Plantations to Build Cars
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54
Self-Driving Electric Pods
Self-Driving Electric Pods
Careem and Next Future Transportation are Introducing Modular Units
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53
Autonomously Piloted Minivans
Autonomously Piloted Minivans
Nissan's New Autonomous Vehicle Includes Lane-Recognition Technology
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52
Turbocharged Czech Supercars
Turbocharged Czech Supercars
This Large Family Car Offers Mindblowing Performance Specs
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51
Chatty Self-Driving Cars
Chatty Self-Driving Cars
Honda and SoftBank will Build Cars that Make Friends with Their Drivers
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50
Spaciously Luxurious Sedans
Spaciously Luxurious Sedans
This New BMW Sedan is Targeted Towards the Chinese Luxury Market
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49
Tea-Serving Taxis
Tea-Serving Taxis
Tokyo Taxi Operator Nihon Kotsu is Giving Out Samples of Suntory Tea
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48
Exclusive Electric SUVs
Exclusive Electric SUVs
The Tesla Model X 60D Makes Futuristic Motoring More Affordable
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47
Sporty High-Performance Car
Sporty High-Performance Car
The New Hyundai Elantra Sport Offers Exceptional Speed and Control
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46
Upgraded British Roadsters
Upgraded British Roadsters
This Aston Martin Roadster Features a Juiced-Up Engine
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45
Solar-Powered E-Vehicles
Solar-Powered E-Vehicles
Hanergy's Innovative E-Vehicles Never Need To Be Plugged In
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44
Revitalized Compact Cars
Revitalized Compact Cars
These Smart Cars Are Tuned Up For Surprisingly Fast Performance
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43
Optimized Motorsport Cars
Optimized Motorsport Cars
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is Designed to Dominate Tracks Around the World
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42
Commemorative Sports Cars
Commemorative Sports Cars
Ford's Special Edition Car Pays Tribute to Glory At Le Mans
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41
Carbon Fiber SUVs
Carbon Fiber SUVs
These Mansory 4x4 SUVs Feature Reinforced Structural Components
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40
Cyclist Conscious Cars
Cyclist Conscious Cars
Google's Self-Driving Car is Capable of Detecting Cyclists On the Road
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39
Wartime Concept Vehicles
Wartime Concept Vehicles
This Jeep Wrangler Concept Commemorates a Pre-World War Classic
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38
Turbocharged Executive Cars
Turbocharged Executive Cars
The BMW M5 Competition Edition Offers Phenomenal Power and Torque
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37
Car-Customizing Facilities
Car-Customizing Facilities
Jaguar's Technical Centre Lets Car Buyers Work With Company Designers
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36
Ferocious British Roadsters
Ferocious British Roadsters
This Limited Edition Vehicle Marks the Spitfire's 80th Anniversary
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35
Heavy-Hauling Trucks
Heavy-Hauling Trucks
Ford's Heavy-Duty Truck Weighs Less But Can Haul More Than Ever
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34
Eco-Friendly Limousines
Eco-Friendly Limousines
This BMW Limousine Offers Fuel-Efficient Electric Driving Modes
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33
Fighter Jet-Inspired Cars
Fighter Jet-Inspired Cars
This New Ford Mustang is Inspired By a World War II Fighter-Bomber
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32
Classy Compact Sedans
Classy Compact Sedans
The Renault Megane Promises a Lavishly Equipped Interior
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31
Drag Racing Electric Cars
Drag Racing Electric Cars
The 'Flux Capacitor' is the World's Fastest Street-Legal EV
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30
Versatile Pickup Trucks
Versatile Pickup Trucks
This Renault Pickup Comes With Several Engine and Transmission Options
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29
Artist-Inspired Rickshaws
Artist-Inspired Rickshaws
This Taxi Cab Features a Technicolor Interior Influenced by Van Gogh
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28
Quiet City Cars
Quiet City Cars
The Hidromek Compact City Vehicle Offers an Electric and Noise-Free Drive
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27
Comfortably Modern Campers
Comfortably Modern Campers
The 'HC1' Mobile Camper Offers Convenient Comforts on a Small Scale
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26
Purifying Concept Cars
Purifying Concept Cars
The QClear Vehicle Cleans and Reduces Urban Air Pollution While it Drives
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25
Commemorative Muscle Cars
Commemorative Muscle Cars
This Special Edition Camaro Celebrates American Automotive Design
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24
Revived Rally Cars
Revived Rally Cars
The Audi Group S Brings a Forgotten Car Model Back To Life
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23
Supercharged Limited Edition Cars
Supercharged Limited Edition Cars
BMW Is Only Releasing 50 Models of the M5 'Pure Metal Silver'
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22
Autonomous Delivery Vans
Autonomous Delivery Vans
Yamato Transport and DeNA are Launching a Self-Driving Car in Japan
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21
Autonomous Vehicle Black Boxes
Autonomous Vehicle Black Boxes
German Lawmakers are Proposing Using Black Boxes For Cars
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20
Commemmorative Iconic SUVs
Commemmorative Iconic SUVs
The 75th Anniversary Jeep Wrangler Blends Classic and Modern Cues
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19
Co-Branded Hypercars
Co-Branded Hypercars
Aston Martin and Red Bull are Making the World's Fastest Production Vehicle
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18
Retro Miniature Car Sets
Retro Miniature Car Sets
Candylab Toys' New Campaign is an Homage to Mid-Century American Autos
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17
Sculpted Sports Tourer Bikes
Sculpted Sports Tourer Bikes
This Motorbike Showcases the Best Of Modern Italian Design
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16
Customizable Supermini Cars
Customizable Supermini Cars
The New Citroen C3 is Designed For Versatility and Utility
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15
Funky High-Performance SUVs
Funky High-Performance SUVs
This New Toyota SUV Fuses Turbocharged Power With Catchy Design
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14
Autonomous Luxury Vehicles
Autonomous Luxury Vehicles
A BMW Self-Driving Car Concept is Set to Launch by 2021
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13
Opulent Golf Carts
Opulent Golf Carts
Mercedes' New Golf Cart Offers Interior Luxury and High-Tech Features
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12
Single-Liter Cars
Single-Liter Cars
This Student-Designed 3D-Printed Vehicle Competed at the Shell Eco-Marathon
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11
App-Controlled Trailers
App-Controlled Trailers
The Bruder EXP-6 Camping Trailer's Height Can Be Adjusted Using An App
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10
Luxe Fly Fishing Autos
Luxe Fly Fishing Autos
The Bentayga Fly Fishing SUV Includes an Expansive Built-In Tackle Box
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9
Terrain-Changing Cars
Terrain-Changing Cars
The FORMUL2 Race Vehicle Is Designed to Switch Between Road and Gravel
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8
Rugged Teardrop Trailers
Rugged Teardrop Trailers
This Off Highway Vehicle is Designed For Bold Outdoor Exploration
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7
All-Electric Roadsters
All-Electric Roadsters
Kyburz Debuted a Sporty Electric 'eRod' Roadster
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6
Carbon Fiber Cars
Carbon Fiber Cars
Lamborghini is Changing the Rules of Auto Manufacturing with Carbon Fiber
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5
Rugged Teardrop Trailers
Rugged Teardrop Trailers
Colorado Teardrops Makes High-End Trailers for Outdoor Enthusiasts
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4
Coveted Luxury Sports Cars
Coveted Luxury Sports Cars
Ferrari's Sleek Sports Car Was Sold Out Before the Design Went Public
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3
Customizable Teardrop Trailers
Customizable Teardrop Trailers
The Terradrop Trailer is Made from Off-Road Adventures
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2
Eco-Minded Velomobiles
Eco-Minded Velomobiles
The PEBL Velomobile Blends Throttle and Pedaling Power
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1
Bicycle-Car Hybrids
Bicycle-Car Hybrids
This Vehicle Could Resolve Transport Issues That Stem from Overpopulation
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