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Top 65 Auto Trends in September

From Supercar-Branded Smartphones to Backcountry Camper Trailers

— September 28, 2017 — Autos
Cars are more than just a Pixar franchise — the September 2017 auto trends include a wide variety of car-related products and ideas, none of which are related to the film series. In fact, most of the trends here involve actual vehicles in some capacity (as opposed to the cartoonish digital renderings from Pixar).

That said, a few of the September 2017 auto trends are still directed towards kids, just like Pixar's 'Cars'. Though the cars from Cars didn't have visible interiors as far as the audience can tell, the interior of special rental cars from Hertz UK are upholstered with fabric that can be colored on, giving kids a canvas that parents won't mind scribbled.

The Cars cars also don't have human drivers and so they can drive recklessly, but kids learning to drive for the first time in real life can use the 'Safe & Sound' app to temper their speeds. The app monitors the vehicle's speed, and it plays embarrassing music if those young drivers (who, given their age, might very well be Cars fans themselves) exceed the speed limit.
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Rear Seat Alert Systems
Rear Seat Alert Systems
Nissan's Rear Door Alert Lets Drivers Know If They've Forgotten Anything
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Vehicle-Upgrading Smart Devices
Vehicle-Upgrading Smart Devices
The 'Automatic Pro' Diagnoses Car Problems and Upgrades Abilities
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63
Pedestrian-Protecting Autonomous Vehicles
Pedestrian-Protecting Autonomous Vehicles
'Waymo' Could Soften Itself If It Detects a Collision
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62
Secure Brace Gear Racks
Secure Brace Gear Racks
The 'LockRack' Car Rack Eliminates the Need to Tie Gear Down
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61
Ventilated Car Seat Cushions
Ventilated Car Seat Cushions
The Zone Tech Cooling Car Seat Cushion Keeps You Cool on Long Drives
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60
Reinvented Super Sedans
Reinvented Super Sedans
The New BMW M5 Makes 600 Horsepower and is AWD for the First Time Ever
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59
In-App Ride Share Chats
In-App Ride Share Chats
Uber's New Chat Function Simplifies Passenger-Driver Interactions
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58
Car Brand Travel Excursions
Car Brand Travel Excursions
The Land Rover Driving Adventures Merge Cars with Exciting Travel
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57
Vehicle Moonroof Eclipse Viewers
Vehicle Moonroof Eclipse Viewers
The Volvo XC60 Panoramic Moonroof Eclipse Viewer is Safe
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56
Performance-Focused Sedan Redesigns
Performance-Focused Sedan Redesigns
The Volkswagen Passat GT is Sporty and Practical
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55
Futuristic Patrol Vehicles
Futuristic Patrol Vehicles
The Volkswagen Interceptor is Compact Yet Speedy on the Road
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54
Virtual Owner's Manuals
Virtual Owner's Manuals
The Hyundai Genesis Virtual Guide Has Moved Out of the Glovebox
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53
Immersive Vehicle Sound Systems
Immersive Vehicle Sound Systems
The New Audi A8 Features a Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
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52
Rideshare-Ready Face Masks
Rideshare-Ready Face Masks
Cargo-Equipped Ubers are Gifting Complimentary Korean Face Masks
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51
Clever Young Driver Apps
Clever Young Driver Apps
'Safe & Sound' Plays Embarrassing Music When a Teen Drives too Quickly
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50
Extreme Desert Driving Videos
Extreme Desert Driving Videos
Terrakhana Features Stunt Driver Ken Block Racing Through the Desert
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49
Theme Park-Branded Rideshares
Theme Park-Branded Rideshares
The Lyft 'Minnie Van' Will Drive Passengers to Disney Theme Parks
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48
Iconic Convertible Revivals
Iconic Convertible Revivals
A New Porsche 911 Speedster Will Make Its Debut This Fall
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47
Expressive Personalized Decals
Expressive Personalized Decals
'I Am Decals' Let You Share Your Own Personal Story
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46
Iconic German Roadster Updates
Iconic German Roadster Updates
The BMW Concept Z4 is Designed to Be Both Angry and Elegant
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45
Fashionable Car Tire Covers
Fashionable Car Tire Covers
The Reiken USA Tire Covers are Stylishly Worthy of Your Off-Road Ride
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44
Rideshare Transportation Partnerships
Rideshare Transportation Partnerships
Lyft and Amtrak Partnered to Offer Riders In-App Pickups
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43
In-Car Child Monitoring Systems
In-Car Child Monitoring Systems
Honda's CabinWatch Lets Parents Watch Kids without Distraction
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42
High-Speed Dashboard Cameras
High-Speed Dashboard Cameras
The 'Waylens' Horizon Camera was Built for the Adrenaline Junkie
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41
Ultra-Heat Resistant Ceramics
Ultra-Heat Resistant Ceramics
This Carbide Ceramic Coating Can Withstand 3000 Degree Temperatures
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40
Regenerative Car Wheel Batteries
Regenerative Car Wheel Batteries
The 'Wheel Battery' Draws Power from the Turning Wheels
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39
Performance-Enhancing Luxury Wheels
Performance-Enhancing Luxury Wheels
Porsche's New Braided Carbon Fiber Wheels are $18,000 a Set
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38
Motorcycle-Based Tattoo Inks
Motorcycle-Based Tattoo Inks
Indian Ink is Made from Carbon Collected from Carey Hart's Motorcycle
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37
Graffiti-Painted Cars
Graffiti-Painted Cars
Graffiti Artist Rene Turrek Painted This BMW With a 'Joker' Motif
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36
Classic Race Car Tributes
Classic Race Car Tributes
The Ford GT '67 Heritage Edition Celebrates the GT40's Epic Le Mans Win
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35
Electric Mail Delivery Vehicles
Electric Mail Delivery Vehicles
The Royal Mail Will Be Trailing 9 Zero Emission Vehicles in London
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34
Lightweight Sustainable Automobiles
Lightweight Sustainable Automobiles
Dutch Students Built and Designed This Biodegradable Car
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33
Car Health-Monitoring Devices
Car Health-Monitoring Devices
The 'OBDeleven' Car Diagnostics Device Works with Any Vehicle
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32
Sporty German CUVs
Sporty German CUVs
The Volkswagen T-Roc is a Stylish Entry-Level Crossover
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31
Reinvented Wedge-Shaped Supercars
Reinvented Wedge-Shaped Supercars
The Kode 0 is a Modern Tribute to Supercars from the 1970s
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30
Supercar-Branded Smartphones
Supercar-Branded Smartphones
The Lamborghini Alpha-One is a High-End Luxury Mobile Device
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29
Autonomous Magnetic Track Buses
Autonomous Magnetic Track Buses
The AGV Bus Concept Boasts a Driverless Design
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28
Re-Imagined Classic Scooters
Re-Imagined Classic Scooters
'Sei Giorni' is a Modern Variant of Vespa's Award-winning Design
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27
Retro Japanese Race Cars
Retro Japanese Race Cars
The Infiniti Prototype 9 is an Electric-powered Tribute to 1940s Racing
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26
Adjustable Car Brand Strollers
Adjustable Car Brand Strollers
The Bentley Six-in-One Baby Trike Stroller Changes as Children Grow
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25
Underseat Car Fresheners
Underseat Car Fresheners
The Paloma Secret Air Freshener for the Car is Unobtrusive
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24
Entry-Level Supercar Successors
Entry-Level Supercar Successors
The Ferrari Portofino is the Replacement for the California T
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23
Five-in-One Auto Tools
Five-in-One Auto Tools
The 'Spare Me' Automobile Rescue Tool Gets You Out of Tough Scenarios
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22
Quick-Charge E-Unicycles
Quick-Charge E-Unicycles
The 'Uno Bolt' E-Unicycle Gives Riders the Freedom to Ride on or Off Road
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21
Contemporary Luxury Sedans
Contemporary Luxury Sedans
The Black Edition of the Bentley Flying Spur V8 S is Strikingly Elegant
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20
Emergency Mountain Rescue Vehicles
Emergency Mountain Rescue Vehicles
The Surgo 4×4 Off-Road Concept Vehicle Has Impressive Handling
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19
Impregnable Bike Lock Systems
Impregnable Bike Lock Systems
The Nutfix Protects Your Bike's Wheels and Seat From Prying Eyes
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18
Femininely Detailed Motorcycles
Femininely Detailed Motorcycles
'2LOUD' Designed a Custom Motorcycle with Bold Pink Detailing
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17
4G 360-Degree Dash Cams
4G 360-Degree Dash Cams
The Waylens 'Secure360' Car Security Camera Captures All Angles
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16
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Crop-Growing Shipping Containers
Freight Farm Grows the Equivalent of Two Acres of Farm Land
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15
Luxurious E-Bike Lines
Luxurious E-Bike Lines
Riese & Müller Has Released Its 2018 Line of E-Bikes
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14
High-End Automotive Fresheners
High-End Automotive Fresheners
Diptyque Created an Upscale Air Freshener for Cars
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13
Lightweight Telescopic Caravans
Lightweight Telescopic Caravans
The 'Slidavan Caravan' is Complete with a Telescope Roof
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12
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Pedal-Powered Commuter Vehicles
Mö is a Solar-Powered Vehicle That Can Be Pedaled Like a Bike
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11
Backcountry Camper Trailers
Backcountry Camper Trailers
The Tvan MK5 Off-Road Camper Trailers Withstand Any Terrain
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10
Conceptually Chic Camper Vans
Conceptually Chic Camper Vans
The Volkswagen California XXL Camper Offers Ample Amenities
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9
Mini Car Brand Homes
Mini Car Brand Homes
The Tesla Tiny House Can be Towed by the Brand's Vehicles
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8
Innovative Hourglass Trains
Innovative Hourglass Trains
A Double-Decker Train Repositions the Tracks at the Core of the Cars
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7
Shareable Sports Cars
Shareable Sports Cars
The Toyota Public Sports Concept is an EV Designed to Be Ownerless
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6
Tricopter Car Brand Drones
Tricopter Car Brand Drones
The Conceptual Tesla Aurora Drone Can Operate Autonomously
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5
Adventurer Vehicle Trailers
Adventurer Vehicle Trailers
The Schutt Industries XV-3 Trailer Carries Up to 1,500 Pounds of Gear
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4
Color-In Car Rentals
Color-In Car Rentals
These Hertz Rental Cars Feature Coloring Book Upholstery to Entertain Kids
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3
Modified Retro Scooters
Modified Retro Scooters
Shanghai Customs Modified the Honda Cub into a Stylish Scooter
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2
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
Bottomless Electric Aircraft
The AJet-100 Is Cleaner, Greener and Features a Stunning Glass Floor
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1
Modernized Convertible Concepts
Modernized Convertible Concepts
The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is an Old School EV
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