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From Autonomous Shared Taxis to Parking Spot-Booking Platforms

 - Sep 4, 2018
These August 2018 auto trends range from autonomous shared taxi services to parking spot-booking platforms. A notable standout -- the 'Tauro' concept car -- is described as a vehicle that "harnesses energy as it drives," meaning it relies on solar and wind-generated power versus traditional gas or electricity.

Other examples gaining attention this month include a set of phone-detecting street signs that have been implemented on Norfolk highways by British road safety officials. The signs are designed to track cellphone signals, ultimately encouraging safer driving practices among those likely to text or talk while driving.

The Volvo M Brand car sharing service is another notable example that rounds off this list of August 2018 auto trends. The service uses AI to study drivers and their habits in order to suggest models that work best for their style preferences and lifestyle needs.