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Top 60 Auto Trends in October

From Autonomous Shape-Shifting Cars to Motorsport Track Hotels

— October 28, 2018 — Autos
These October 2018 auto trends range from autonomous shape-shifting cars to motorsport track hotels. Notable autonomous car innovations this month include the Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Concept which is designed to transform in order to meet a variety of consumer needs. In a recent concept video, the vehicle is shown functioning as a grocery delivery van as well as an urban commuter car thanks to an intuitive smart city map. Additional self-driving car concepts to note include the Ford F-Vision Self-Driving Truck which aims to make cross-country deliveries more streamlined and seamless, and AutoX, a grocery delivery vehicle which is equipped with a mobile shelf stocked with a variety of fresh products.

When it comes to other October 2018 auto trends, standouts in the hospitality and travel sphere include the Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone -- a hotel overlooking the iconic Silverstone Circuit motorsport track -- along with the BRS Offroad Sherpa camper which boasts a rugged design for adventures amidst more rugged terrain.
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Wanderlust-Sparking Around-the-World Journeys
Wanderlust-Sparking Around-the-World Journeys
Land Rover's Video Campaign is Truly Inspiring
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Luxury Quick-Charge SUVs
Luxury Quick-Charge SUVs
The Mercedes EQC SUV Offers 279 Miles of Range Per Charge
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58
Classy Coupe Crossovers
Classy Coupe Crossovers
The 'Renault Arkana' Combines the Best Features Of SUVs and Sedans
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Passenger-Targeting Audio Systems
Passenger-Targeting Audio Systems
This Car Audio System Delivers Personalized Audio or Music
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56
Motorsport Track Hotels
Motorsport Track Hotels
The Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone Will Overlook the Iconic Race Track
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55
City-Suited Crossover Vehicles
City-Suited Crossover Vehicles
The Ford EcoSport 4WD is Perfect for Urban Weekend Warriors
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54
In-Car Toll Road Sensors
In-Car Toll Road Sensors
The Integrated Toll Module Lets Drivers Focus on the Road
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53
IoT-Connected Travel Trailers
IoT-Connected Travel Trailers
The 2019 Classic Airstream Trailers will Feature Smart Controls
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52
Engine-Eschewing Gliders
Engine-Eschewing Gliders
This High-Altitude Glider Uses Natural Airstreams to Achieve Elevation
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51
Off-Roader Station Wagons
Off-Roader Station Wagons
The 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country Traverses Backroads with Ease
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50
Gesture Control Dash Cams
Gesture Control Dash Cams
The SecurityMan Dash Cam Responds to Your Hand Movements
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49
Auto-Leveling Motorcycle Headlights
Auto-Leveling Motorcycle Headlights
The 'ALLight' Remains Level When You Lean Over Or Turn Corners
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Large-Scale Ocean Cleanup Projects
Large-Scale Ocean Cleanup Projects
The Ocean Cleanup is an Organization, Rooted in Sustainability
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Autonomous Shapeshifting Cars
Autonomous Shapeshifting Cars
The Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Concept Has an Adaptable Design
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Retrofit Modern Infotainment Systems
Retrofit Modern Infotainment Systems
Jaguar and Land Rover Can Be Outfitted with New Systems
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Vehicular Voice Assistant Accessories
Vehicular Voice Assistant Accessories
The Amazon Echo Auto Upgrades Your Driving Capabilities
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44
Automotive AI Assistants
Automotive AI Assistants
A New BMW AI Assistant Can Keep Drivers Awake and Alert While Driving
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Feature-Rich Urban EVs
Feature-Rich Urban EVs
The 2019 BMW i3 120Ah Offers an Estimated 153 Miles of Range
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Autonomous Hydrogen-Powered Tractors
Autonomous Hydrogen-Powered Tractors
The Valtra H202 Tractor is a Vision of the Year 2040
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41
LTE-Enabling Car Accessories
LTE-Enabling Car Accessories
The AT&T HARMAN Spark Creates a Hotspot in Your Existing Vehicle
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40
Commemorative Convertible Supercars
Commemorative Convertible Supercars
The '488 Pista Spider' is Ferrari's 50th Convertible
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39
Silent Electric SUVs
Silent Electric SUVs
The Audi e-tron SUV Delivers a Powerful Ride with an All-Wheel Electric Drive
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Retro Last Edition Vehicles
Retro Last Edition Vehicles
The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition Marks the End of the Model
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Supercharged Luxury SUVs
Supercharged Luxury SUVs
The 'Lister LFP' is Designed to Break SUV Speed Records
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Aggressive Off-Road SUVs
Aggressive Off-Road SUVs
The 'Colorado ZR2 Bison' is Inspired By Colorado's Rugged Wildlife
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35
Flight-Friendly Folding E-Bikes
Flight-Friendly Folding E-Bikes
This E-Bike Has a Compact Design and a Flight-Ready Battery Pack
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34
Autonomous Aerodynamic Shipping Rigs
Autonomous Aerodynamic Shipping Rigs
The Ford F-Vision Self-Driving Truck is Streamlined
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Luxury Ultra-Limited Sports Cars
Luxury Ultra-Limited Sports Cars
The Maserati Ghibli Ribelle Comes in Three Engine Models
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Chunky Concept SUVs
Chunky Concept SUVs
The '4x4 Vision' SUV Embraces Bold Design and a Muscular Appearance
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Retro-Inspired Supercars
Retro-Inspired Supercars
The First Entires in the Ferrari Icona Collection Offer Intense Speed
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30
Rejuvenated Touring Motorbikes
Rejuvenated Touring Motorbikes
These Motorbikes' Engines Can Handle Any Riding Situation
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29
Autonomous Amphibious Jets
Autonomous Amphibious Jets
The 'Hyperlight Aeros' by Lee Rosario Takes to the Skies or the Sea
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28
Quiet Autonomous Transport Trucks
Quiet Autonomous Transport Trucks
The Volvo Vera is Controlled and Monitored from the Cloud
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27
Pickup Truck Tailgate Systems
Pickup Truck Tailgate Systems
The Cache 'Basecamp' Creates the Perfect Place to Sit and Relax
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26
Ultra-Powerful Urban Scooters
Ultra-Powerful Urban Scooters
The NIU NGT and M+ Scooters are Outfitted with Bosch Motors
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25
Autonomous Electric SUV Concepts
Autonomous Electric SUV Concepts
This Minimalist Compact SUV Can Drive Itself In Most Conditions
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Conceptualized Autonomous Vehicle Interiors
Conceptualized Autonomous Vehicle Interiors
IKEA's Latest Project is Futuristic and Imaginative
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23
Luxury Bracelet Key Fobs
Luxury Bracelet Key Fobs
The S177 Collection Lets Drivers Unlock Their Car With Luxe Style
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22
Opulent Car Brand Yachts
Opulent Car Brand Yachts
The Lexus LY 650 Yacht will be Ready for a 2019 Global Debut
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21
Shared Autonomous Vehicle Designs
Shared Autonomous Vehicle Designs
The Project Mémoire Car by Charles Keusters is Futuristic
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20
Privacy-Focused Luxury Vehicles
Privacy-Focused Luxury Vehicles
The New Rolls-Royce Privacy Suite Uses Electrochromatic Glass
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19
Futuristic Interplanetary Spaceships
Futuristic Interplanetary Spaceships
The SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket Fits Up to 100 Passengers
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Luxurious Long-Range Electric Vehicles
Luxurious Long-Range Electric Vehicles
BMW's Vision iNext Concept Will Go into Production by 2021
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Lifestyle-Focused Self-Driving Vehicles
Lifestyle-Focused Self-Driving Vehicles
The Volvo 360c Highlights Endless Possibilities
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Modular Hyperloop Stations
Modular Hyperloop Stations
UNStudio Conceives of an Adaptable and Futurisitc Station Framework
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15
Futuristic Marine Aircrafts
Futuristic Marine Aircrafts
The 'Airfish 8' Craft Zooms Just Above the Surface Of the Water
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Cinematic Camper Vans
Cinematic Camper Vans
This German Camper Van Functions As a Movie Theater On Four Wheels
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13
Autonomous Grocery Delivery Cars
Autonomous Grocery Delivery Cars
AutoX Drives a "Mobile Shelf" to Customers on the Spot
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12
Autonomous Urban Delivery Vehicles
Autonomous Urban Delivery Vehicles
The Conceptual Renault EZ-PRO Boasts a Driverless Design
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Visibility-Enhancing Auto Features
Visibility-Enhancing Auto Features
Lexus' Side Mirror Cameras Give Better Wide-Angle Outlooks
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10
Vertical Takeoff Taxi Aircrafts
Vertical Takeoff Taxi Aircrafts
The Vertical Aerospace eVTOL Aircraft will Launch in 2022
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9
Modular Agriculture Vehicles
Modular Agriculture Vehicles
The Valtra Infinity Vehicle Adapts to Different Farming Needs
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Three-in-One Camper Vans
Three-in-One Camper Vans
The 'Vanjoy' Concept Keeps Nomadic Travelers Comfortable
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High-Speed Drifting Jet Skis
High-Speed Drifting Jet Skis
The Mantra Jet Ski is Inspired by Traditional Asian Race Boats
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Futuristic All-Electric Motorcycles
Futuristic All-Electric Motorcycles
The 'HERA' Electric Motorcycle is Set for a 2020 Market Debut
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5
Retro Electric Muscle Cars
Retro Electric Muscle Cars
The Peugeot E-Legend is Inspired by the 504 Coupe
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4
Rugged Terrain Camping Trailers
Rugged Terrain Camping Trailers
The BRS Offroad Sherpa Camper Trailer Can Withstand Adventures
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Yacht-Inspired Camper Vans
Yacht-Inspired Camper Vans
This Large Camper Van Blends Spacious Interiors and Stylish Design
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2
Ultra-Futuristic Racing Cars
Ultra-Futuristic Racing Cars
The Formula One 2021 Race Car Concept Imagines the Future of Racing
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Glamorous Camper Van Concepts
Glamorous Camper Van Concepts
The 'Harmony 3' Has Luxurious Interiors and High-Tech Amenities
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