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Top 80 Auto Ideas in October

From Child-Focused Vehicle Upgrades to Personalized Car Rental Apps

— October 30, 2016 — Autos
From child-focused vehicle upgrades to personalized car rental apps, the October 2016 auto trends reveal a specific focus on the changing vehicle needs of young consumers.

As a growing number of millennials become parents and begin starting families of their own, there is a shift in kinds of vehicles they are buying. Nissan is one company that is anticipating this shift by combining the versatile convenience of a family-sized SUV with the styling of more unique concept vehicles in its updated Rogue. Similarly, Tesla is focusing on eco-conscious families with new features that make its OS more comfortable for children.

Beyond millennial parents, the October 2016 auto trends also reveal an emphasis on young consumers who aren't necessarily purchasing vehicles of their own. Indeed, there is a growing demand for tools such as personalized car rental apps and streamlined car-leasing apps, which make it easier to procure a vehicle for a short period of time.
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Activity
Freshness
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Sound-Centric Detection Systems
Sound-Centric Detection Systems
This Volvo System Uses Sound to Alert Cyclists and Pedestrian
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79
Nauseating Driving Simulators
Nauseating Driving Simulators
This Simulator Makes People Sick to Improve Future Vehicle Designs
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78
Comprehensive Coupe Roadsters
Comprehensive Coupe Roadsters
The Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster Offers Superior Speed and Handling
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77
Robotic Practice Racers
Robotic Practice Racers
DevBot Lets Roborace Coders Practice Their Algorithms
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76
Proactive Parking Apps
Proactive Parking Apps
The EZparkLB Helps You Find Parking In Long Beach
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75
Refreshed Mid-Size Sedans
Refreshed Mid-Size Sedans
The New Mazda 6 Features a Comprehensively Boosted Chassis
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74
Child-Focused Vehicle Upgrades
Child-Focused Vehicle Upgrades
The Latest Tesla OS Integrates the Cabin Overheat Protection System
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73
China-Specific Hybrid SUVs
China-Specific Hybrid SUVs
The BMW X1 xDriver25Le iPerformance will Only be Available in China
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72
Responsive Diesel-Powered Cars
Responsive Diesel-Powered Cars
The New Jaguar XF Can Adapt to Complicated Road Conditions
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71
Sleek Hybrid Supercars
Sleek Hybrid Supercars
The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Four Door is Powerfully Efficient
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70
Car-Controlling Digital Assistants
Car-Controlling Digital Assistants
The Amazon Alexa Now Features BMW Connected Capabilities
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69
Supercharged Celebratory Supercars
Supercharged Celebratory Supercars
This Limited Edition Supercar Offers an Insane 1,000 Horsepower
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68
Online Car-Ordering Services
Online Car-Ordering Services
Vroom Makes Purchasing a Car as Easy as Shopping for Shoes Online
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67
Tunnel-Friendly Navigation Beacons
Tunnel-Friendly Navigation Beacons
The Waze Beacon Ensures GPS Reception When Driving In Tunnels
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66
Gesture-Control Car Dashboards
Gesture-Control Car Dashboards
Visteon Gesture-Control Technology Enhances the in-Car Experience
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65
Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Projects
Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Projects
The Volvo 'Drive Me' Self-Driving Project is Family-Focused
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64
Supercharged Family Sedans
Supercharged Family Sedans
The Mercedes AMG E43 4Matic Saloon and Estate Vehicles are Powerful
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63
Hands-Free Driving Apps
Hands-Free Driving Apps
The Edmonton Smart Travel App Offers Verbal Assistance to Drivers
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62
Wireless Vehicular Device Chargers
Wireless Vehicular Device Chargers
The 'Put2Go' Car Dock Wirelessly Charges and Mounts Devices
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61
Roadside Assistance Apps
Roadside Assistance Apps
The 'GotU' App Helps You Summon Help If Your Car Breaks Down
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60
Autonomous Automotive Kits
Autonomous Automotive Kits
The Comma One Incorporates Self-Driving Technology Into Your Car
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59
Compact Clutch-Containing Gearboxes
Compact Clutch-Containing Gearboxes
This Eight-Speed Gearbox Offers Boosted Vehicular Control
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58
Streamlined Car-Leasing Apps
Streamlined Car-Leasing Apps
The Honcker App Eases the Process Of Leasing a Vehicle
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57
Extreme Energy-Saving Cars
Extreme Energy-Saving Cars
The Alfa Romeo Advanced Efficiency Car Uses High-Tech Engine Cooling
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56
Lightweight Racing Trucks
Lightweight Racing Trucks
The Powerful Hilux Evo Truck Will Compete At the Dakar Rally
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55
Vehicular Range-Expanding Turbines
Vehicular Range-Expanding Turbines
The MiTRE Micro-Turbine System Expands Electric Vehicles' Range
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54
Ergonomic Vehicle Interior Displays
Ergonomic Vehicle Interior Displays
The Hyundai i30 Dashboard System is Focused on Infotainment
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53
Spill-Proof Vehicular Waste Bins
Spill-Proof Vehicular Waste Bins
The 'Carbage Can' Car Garbage Ensures No Mess While Driving
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52
Personalized Car Rental Apps
Personalized Car Rental Apps
The 'Carla' Car Rental Service Makes Unique Recommendations
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51
Personalized Driving Playlists
Personalized Driving Playlists
This MINI Connected Ad Suggests Car Music Playlists at Gas Stations
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50
Powerful Electric Vans
Powerful Electric Vans
The Volkswagen e-Crafter is Designed For City Delivery Operations
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49
Extended Range Electric Cars
Extended Range Electric Cars
The New Chevrolet Bolt EV Range is an Estimated 238 Miles Per Charge
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48
Transformative Car-Dealing Apps
Transformative Car-Dealing Apps
The Blinker App Helps People Easily Buy and Sell Used Vehicles
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47
Immersive In-Car Displays
Immersive In-Car Displays
The Sony XAV-AX100 Car Dash Display Supports CarPlay and Android Auto
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46
Gigantic Car-Charging Stations
Gigantic Car-Charging Stations
Norway's Electric Vehicle Charging Station is the World's Biggest
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45
Turbocharged Miniature Cars
Turbocharged Miniature Cars
The JCW Clubman Car Offers Impressive Speed and Supreme Control
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44
Surroundings-Sensing Trucks
Surroundings-Sensing Trucks
The Bosch VisionX Sets a Precedent for Trucks of the Future
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43
Trailblazing Electric Buses
Trailblazing Electric Buses
The Proterra Catalyst E2 Will Revolutionize Public Mass Transit
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42
Refreshed Family SUVs
Refreshed Family SUVs
The New Nissan Rogue Makes Picking Up the Kids From School a Stylish Affair
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41
Spidery Car Seats
Spidery Car Seats
Lexus' Kinetic Seat Concept Keeps Drivers and Passengers Comfortable
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40
Smart Race Car Interfaces
Smart Race Car Interfaces
The NASCAR Digital Dashboard will Provide Drivers with Enhanced Data
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39
Proactively Powerful Trucks
Proactively Powerful Trucks
This New Chevrolet Truck Features a Powerfully Boosted Engine
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38
Peppy Urban Sport Sedans
Peppy Urban Sport Sedans
The New Alfa Romeo Mito Features a Number of Upgrades
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37
Autonomous Mine-Exploring Trucks
Autonomous Mine-Exploring Trucks
This Construction Truck Could Improve Safety In Mines
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36
Cloud-Connected Car Dashboards
Cloud-Connected Car Dashboards
The Mercedes-Benz 'In Car Office' Makes Drivers More Efficient
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35
Accessibility-Ensuring Bike Racks
Accessibility-Ensuring Bike Racks
The RockyMounts MonoRail Platform Rack Swings Away from the Rear
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34
3D-Printed Automotive Skins
3D-Printed Automotive Skins
'Effect Skins' Offer a Way to Customize the Classic Daihatsu Copen
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33
Superlative Sub-Compact Cars
Superlative Sub-Compact Cars
This Kia Rio Five-Door Car Offers Premium Interior Amenities
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32
Modern School Bus Homes
Modern School Bus Homes
This Converted School Bus Home is Styled Like a Contemporary Loft
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31
Self-Driven Ridesharing Services
Self-Driven Ridesharing Services
The Spiri Carpool Service Lets You Be the Driver
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30
Miniature Electric City Cars
Miniature Electric City Cars
The Smart Electric Drive Vehicles Pack Up to 160km of Driving Range
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29
Powerhouse Fuel Cell Trucks
Powerhouse Fuel Cell Trucks
The Nikola Semi Offers 2,000 Horsepower From An Eco-Friendly Setup
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28
Self-Driving Shuttle Buses
Self-Driving Shuttle Buses
The Yandex Bus is Expected to Hit the Road in 2017
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27
Off-Grid Military Trucks
Off-Grid Military Trucks
This Chevrolet Colorado-Based Vehicle Uses Fuel Cell Technology
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26
Turbocharged Diesel Cars
Turbocharged Diesel Cars
Alfa Romeo's Latest Turbocharged Sports Car Offers Variable Transmission
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25
Holographic Display Prototypes
Holographic Display Prototypes
This Futuristic Technology Will Soon Be Available in Cars
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24
Opulent Diesel SUVs
Opulent Diesel SUVs
The Bentley Bentayga Diesel Offers Power and Luxury In a Single Package
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23
Hybrid Optimized SUVs
Hybrid Optimized SUVs
This Next-Generation SUV Offers Expansive Range and Dynamic Steering
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22
Accessible Transit Signals
Accessible Transit Signals
The Bus Bell Alerts Drivers When Special Needs Passengers Are Exiting
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21
Energy-Efficient SUVs
Energy-Efficient SUVs
This Compact Luxury SUV Offers Plug-In Hybrid Performance
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20
Luxury Vehicle Tire Accessories
Luxury Vehicle Tire Accessories
The Solloshi Coeus Titanium Valve Caps are the Finishing Touch
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19
Vehicular Princess Seats
Vehicular Princess Seats
The Disney KidsEmbrace Booster Car Seat Gets Kids Excited About Safety
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18
Turbocharged German SUVs
Turbocharged German SUVs
Porsche's New SUV Offers a Spectacular Combination of Speed and Power
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17
Authentic Retro Cars
Authentic Retro Cars
The Caterham Seven Sprint Offers 1960s Aesthetics and Performance
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16
Visual Communication Vehicles
Visual Communication Vehicles
'The Smiling Car' Lets Pedestrians Know When it's Safe to Cross
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15
Flat-Pack Trucks
Flat-Pack Trucks
The Ox All-Terrain Vehicles Feature An Easy to Assemble Design
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14
Crowdfunded Solar Cars
Crowdfunded Solar Cars
Sono Motors' 'Sion' Introduces an Affordable "Solar Car for Everyone"
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13
Futuristic Gasoline Engines
Futuristic Gasoline Engines
The New Jaguar Ingenium Engine Offers Next-Generation Power
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12
Self-Driving Car Sensors
Self-Driving Car Sensors
This LiDAR Sensor Uses Laser Detectors to Identify Obstacles
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11
Holographic Vehicle Displays
Holographic Vehicle Displays
The Lexus UX Concept Previews the Future of Vehicle Interiors
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10
Rambunctious Rally Trucks
Rambunctious Rally Trucks
The Peugeot 3008 Truck Hopes to Achieve Dakar Rally Glory
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9
SUV-Rivaling Wagon Vehicles
SUV-Rivaling Wagon Vehicles
The Volvo V90 Cross Country Vehicle is Ready for Off-Roading
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8
Rugged All-Terrain Wagons
Rugged All-Terrain Wagons
This Mercedes Vehicle Offers Versatile Driving In All Conditions
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7
Aggressively Futuristic Roadsters
Aggressively Futuristic Roadsters
This Magnificent Roadster Car Was Designed By Ken Okuyama
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6
Minimalist Luxury Sedans
Minimalist Luxury Sedans
The Varsovia Concept Car Features Elegantly Understated Design
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5
Bug-Shaped Electric Cars
Bug-Shaped Electric Cars
This Three-Wheeled Electric Car is Powered By Lithium-Polymer Batteries
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4
Rugged Rescue Vehicles
Rugged Rescue Vehicles
Nissan's Navara EnGuard Concept Packs a Portable Battery Pack
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3
Sophisticated Family SUVs
Sophisticated Family SUVs
The Peugeot 5008 Blends Sportiness, Performance and Family Functionality
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2
Recycled Metal Car Replicas
Recycled Metal Car Replicas
This Artistic Display Was Created by 50 Different Artists
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1
Fragrant Floral Taxis
Fragrant Floral Taxis
L'Oreal's Promotional Pink Taxi Advertises a Viktor & Rolf Fragrance
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