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Top 90 Auto Trends in August

From Autonomous Shared Taxis to Parking Spot-Booking Platforms

— September 4, 2018 — Autos
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.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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V8-Powered City Cars
V8-Powered City Cars
The Aston Martin Cygnet Packs a Powerful V8 Engine and 430 Horsepower
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88
Tropical Car-Sharing Services
Tropical Car-Sharing Services
The Toyota Hui Car-Sharing Service Will be Exclusive to Hawaii
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87
Automated Garage Controllers
Automated Garage Controllers
The Senclo Fi Garage Controller Detects When You Leave or Arrive
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86
Autonomous Logging Vehicles
Autonomous Logging Vehicles
The Einride 'T-Log' Transports Lumber to Increase Efficiency
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85
EV Ownership-Detailing Apps
EV Ownership-Detailing Apps
The Jaguar Go I-PACE App Helps Drivers Understand EV Range
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84
Autonomous Car Communication Devices
Autonomous Car Communication Devices
The 'Stewart II' Informs Drivers of the Vehicle's Intentions
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83
App-Controlled Self-Driving Cars
App-Controlled Self-Driving Cars
A Fleet of Electric Autonomous Vehicles are Launching in Rouen
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82
Assistive Technology SUVs
Assistive Technology SUVs
The 2019 Honda Pilot Boasts Honda Sensing Technology on All Models
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81
Self-Driving Shopping Services
Self-Driving Shopping Services
This Pilot Project Lets You Take Self-Driving Waymo Cars to Walmart
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80
Kid-Created Autonomous Machines
Kid-Created Autonomous Machines
Volvo and LEGO are Creating Futuristic Construction Machines
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79
Living Seawall Projects
Living Seawall Projects
Volvo is Supporting Ocean Conservation by Recreating a Natural Environment
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78
Ride Share Print Magazines
Ride Share Print Magazines
Uber Launched Uber Momentum to Connect with Its Drivers
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77
pH-Neutral Food Trucks
pH-Neutral Food Trucks
Gaviscon's Summer Food Tour Promotes Heartburn Management
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76
Parking Spot-Booking Platforms
Parking Spot-Booking Platforms
'Parken' Locates the Best Parking Spots Before You Arrive
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75
Corner-Focused Hypercars
Corner-Focused Hypercars
The Bugatti Divo Was Built for Handling Around Track Corners
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74
Manipulable Mountain Bike Handlebars
Manipulable Mountain Bike Handlebars
These Carbon Fiber Handlebars Come With Adjustable Inserts
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73
Rideshare Route Subscriptions
Rideshare Route Subscriptions
Lyft's 'Personal Plan' Sets a Fixed Price for a Regular Route
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72
Public Transit Planning Updates
Public Transit Planning Updates
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Partnered with Lyft
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71
Luxurious Flying Car Concepts
Luxurious Flying Car Concepts
Aston Martin's Volante Vision Features a VTOL Design
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70
Compact Electric Round Cars
Compact Electric Round Cars
Micro Mobility Prepares to Launch its Microlino Car Late this Year
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69
Lightweight Cycling Power Meters
Lightweight Cycling Power Meters
The 'AroFly' Tracks Tire Pressure to Accurately Ascertain Speed
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68
Streamlined Italian Supercars
Streamlined Italian Supercars
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Features Enhanced Aerodynamics Support
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67
Futuristic Mobility Vehicles
Futuristic Mobility Vehicles
'RidRoid CanguRo' is a Robotic Vehicle Inspired by a Kangaroo
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66
Capacious Fuel Cell Trucks
Capacious Fuel Cell Trucks
This Toyota Truck Offers Exceptional Range and Spacious Storage
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65
AI Car-Sharing Services
AI Car-Sharing Services
The Volvo M Brand Studies Drivers and Tells Them Which Car to Rent
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64
Usage-Tracking Car Accessories
Usage-Tracking Car Accessories
'KarConnect' Offers Real-Time Driving Monitoring and More
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63
Automotive Equity Apps
Automotive Equity Apps
Rally RD Lets Users Invest in Valuable Cars Directly Through an App
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62
Phone-Detecting Street Signs
Phone-Detecting Street Signs
A Series of Phone-Detecting Systems Helps Keep Drivers Alert
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61
Centenary Celebration Cars
Centenary Celebration Cars
The Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Celebrates the Last Vehicle by its Founder
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60
Refined Luxury Pickup Trucks
Refined Luxury Pickup Trucks
The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited Sports a Chic Exterior and Cabin
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59
Sporty Motorsport Apparel
Sporty Motorsport Apparel
Period Correct Launches an Edgy and Graphic-Heavy Fashion Collection
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58
Wake Surf-Specific Boats
Wake Surf-Specific Boats
The New Master Craft X24 Speed Boat is Perfect for Water Sports
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57
Subscription-Only Vehicles
Subscription-Only Vehicles
The S60 T8 Polestar is a Performance-Focused Hybrid Vehicle From Volvo
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56
Luxe Car-Transporting Services
Luxe Car-Transporting Services
Etihad's Flightvalet Service Transports Cars to Rich Vacationers
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55
Concealed Cycling Multi-Tools
Concealed Cycling Multi-Tools
This Multi-Tool Can Be Hidden Away Inside Your Bicycle's Handlebars
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54
Luxury Crossover Vehicles
Luxury Crossover Vehicles
Maserati's Levante GTS Features a Ferrari-Built Engine
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53
Aerodynamic British Supercars
Aerodynamic British Supercars
The McLaren 600LT Offers Crunching Downforce and Incredible Speed
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52
Ultra-Luxurious In-Flight Services
Ultra-Luxurious In-Flight Services
Cathay Pacific Will Offer Travelers Six Gourmet Meal Options
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51
Refreshed Luxury Crossovers
Refreshed Luxury Crossovers
The 2019 Porsche Macan Features Heightened Driver-Assist Technology
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50
Limited-Edition Automaker Surfboards
Limited-Edition Automaker Surfboards
The Limited-Edition Tesla Surfboards Sold Out Instantly
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49
Smart Bus Info Boards
Smart Bus Info Boards
eStop Shares Real-Time Arrivals, Service Notifications and More
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48
Carbon Fiber Car Kits
Carbon Fiber Car Kits
RevoZport's Mercedes Performance CLA Aerokit Offers Carbon Fiber Styling
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47
Mass-Produced Autonomous Busses
Mass-Produced Autonomous Busses
A Fleet of Baidu Self-Driving Buses Will Launch in Japan in 2019
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46
High-Tech Automotive Interiors
High-Tech Automotive Interiors
The Audi E-Tron SUV Sports Tech-Focused Interiors
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45
Hazard-Detecting Car Systems
Hazard-Detecting Car Systems
Bosch Launched a Cloud-Detecting Technology for Self-Driving Cars
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44
In-Car Wireless Charging Pads
In-Car Wireless Charging Pads
The Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger Fast-Charges Two Smartphones
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43
Contemporary Aviation-Inspired Watches
Contemporary Aviation-Inspired Watches
Hamilton's 2018 X-Wind Line Fuses Elegance & Historic Value
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42
Automotive Art Galleries
Automotive Art Galleries
The UX Art Space Shares Artist Interpretations of the Lexus UX
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41
Rip-Roaring Track Cars
Rip-Roaring Track Cars
The Ariel Atom 4 Combines Terrifying Torque With Mindblowing Speeds
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40
Ventilated Luxury Hyper-Coupes
Ventilated Luxury Hyper-Coupes
This Two-Seater Sports Car Features a Glass Panel for Each Occupant
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39
Multifunctional Metropolis Transportation Vehicles
Multifunctional Metropolis Transportation Vehicles
The 'LADA L-ego' Electric Vehicle is Futuristic
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38
High-Performance All-Terrain Motorcycles
High-Performance All-Terrain Motorcycles
The Saroléa 'MANX7' Has Enhanced Safety and Stability
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37
Modernized Performance Motorcycles
Modernized Performance Motorcycles
The Ducati Monster 821 Revamps Iconic Design with New Features
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36
Autonomous Shared Taxi Vehicles
Autonomous Shared Taxi Vehicles
The 'VOY' Electric Taxi Provides a Semi-Private Way to Get Around
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35
Retrofit Autonomous Vehicles
Retrofit Autonomous Vehicles
The Siemens Mustang Will Compete at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
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34
Passenger-Calming Autonomous Cars
Passenger-Calming Autonomous Cars
The INFINITI Katana Concept Vehicle Boasts Expansive Windows
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33
Chromatic Vespa-Segway Mashups
Chromatic Vespa-Segway Mashups
Bel & Bel Studio's Segway Design Boasts a Retro Aesthetic
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32
Efficient Low-Energy Planes
Efficient Low-Energy Planes
The 'SolarStratos' Plane Flies Higher and Requires Less Power
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31
Sleek Silent Yachts
Sleek Silent Yachts
Q Yacht's New Q30 Motorboat Glides Seamlessly Across Water For a Smooth Ride
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30
Lightweight Urban Electric Bikes
Lightweight Urban Electric Bikes
The oh!bike is Award-Winning, Convenient and Efficient
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29
Sleek Eco-Friendly Boats
Sleek Eco-Friendly Boats
The Q30 Electric Boat Offers 42 Nautical Miles of Range
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28
Heavy-Duty Sports Cars
Heavy-Duty Sports Cars
The Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition Offers Upgraded Performance Features
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27
Auto-Inspired Luxury Yachts
Auto-Inspired Luxury Yachts
The R35 Yacht's Sporty Design Enhances Both Appearance and Performance
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26
Reimagined Vintage Stripe Cars
Reimagined Vintage Stripe Cars
The Porsche 1965 911 Racer Car Got a Paul Smith Tonal Makeover
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25
Capacious Cargo E-Bikes
Capacious Cargo E-Bikes
The Capacita is an Electric Bike With Plenty of Space for Carrying Gear
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24
Electric Urban Motorcycles
Electric Urban Motorcycles
The 'City Slicker' Offers Efficient Urban Commuting at a Low Cost
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23
Featherweight Sports Coupes
Featherweight Sports Coupes
The BMW M Performance Parts Car is Decked Out in Carbon Fiber
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22
Ruggedly Comfortable Trailers
Ruggedly Comfortable Trailers
This Trailer Blends Customizable Interiors & Heavy-Duty Performance
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21
Mini HUD Vehicle Accessories
Mini HUD Vehicle Accessories
The Hudly Lite Heads-Up Display Upgrades Older Vehicles
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20
Interactive AI Installations
Interactive AI Installations
Ford's Large-Scale Installation for the Focus Model Engages Passersby
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19
Sleek Jet Ski Vessels
Sleek Jet Ski Vessels
The Seakart 335 Watercraft Vessel Mixes a Jet Ski With a Speed Boat
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18
Aggressive Touring Motorbikes
Aggressive Touring Motorbikes
This Harley-Davidson Bike Promises Aggression and Intimidating Size
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17
RFID Key-Guarding Boxes
RFID Key-Guarding Boxes
The 'Farafix' Key Box Protects Your Car from Relay Hackers
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16
Speedy Hubless Wheel Scooters
Speedy Hubless Wheel Scooters
The AKTIVO 'Scoot' Electric Scooter is Lightweight and Waterproof
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15
Hubless Electric Motorcycles
Hubless Electric Motorcycles
The RMK E2 Electric Motorcycle Features Striking Design Elements
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14
Airless Tire Bicycles
Airless Tire Bicycles
The Urbanized Bike is Maintenance-Free, Weatherproof and Lightweight
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13
High-Torque Electric Motorcycles
High-Torque Electric Motorcycles
The Zero FX Features a Modular Battery for Prolonged Adventures
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12
Self-Healing Hypercar Concepts
Self-Healing Hypercar Concepts
The 'Tauro' Concept Vehicle Harnesses Energy as it Drives
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11
Elegant E-Fixie Bikes
Elegant E-Fixie Bikes
The Lightweight Coboc One eCycle Comes with a Concealed Battery
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10
Travel-Friendly Sharing Vehicles
Travel-Friendly Sharing Vehicles
The 'Zephyr' Car Concept Has an Autonomous Design and More
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9
Functional Bike Gear Bags
Functional Bike Gear Bags
Tailfin's AeroPack is Durable, Lightweight and Super Stable
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8
Adventurous Luxury Motorhomes
Adventurous Luxury Motorhomes
The Upgraded Morelo Palace Offers Seamless Styling and Performance
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7
Fully Stocked Trailer Rentals
Fully Stocked Trailer Rentals
El Cosmico Trailers Offer Uniquely Vintage Vacations in West Texas
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6
Futuristically Advanced Cars
Futuristically Advanced Cars
The ELLADA Cyberdrive Concept Vehicle Imagines Transportation in 2030
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5
Aircraft Engine Motorcycles
Aircraft Engine Motorcycles
The TMC Dumont Features a Literal Plane Engine and Hubless Wheels
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4
Luxurious Celebratory Super Cars
Luxurious Celebratory Super Cars
The Limited-Edition Nissan GT-R50 Has a Hand-Assembled V6 Engine
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3
Ultralight All-Electric Flying Cars
Ultralight All-Electric Flying Cars
The BlackFly by Opener is an Innovative Single-Seat Aircraft
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2
Impressively Powerful Jet Suits
Impressively Powerful Jet Suits
The Daedalus Jet Suit Propels Users Over 30 Mph
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1
Wheel-Free Camping Trailers
Wheel-Free Camping Trailers
The 'Hitch Hotel' Offers Ample Space for Relaxing While Exploring
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