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The Age of Convenience (SPONSORED)

Celebrate Efficiency With These 5 Ingenious Transport Ideas

— December 15, 2011 — Autos
Brought to you by the New 2013 Lincoln MKS with Lincoln Drive Control. Now it gets interesting.

In modern society, convenience and efficiency are the watchwords of daily life. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that more and more innovations (especially in the automotive industry) are striving to change the way people think about the idea of transportation.

As an ongoing entry into our exciting series on innovation in the transportation industry, our writing team recently compiled 5 examples of recent inventions that seek to make getting around easier, safer and more convenient than ever before. From cars like the Lincoln MKS that have automated driving assistance, to bikes that come with built-in locks, be sure to check out today’s round-up of great ideas. Who knows, after checking out some of these great articles your life might never be the same again.

1. AI-Inspired Automobiles

Known as the “Autonomous Travel Pod”, this futuristic vehicle concept has an on-board computer uses external sensors to make decisions, reduce traffic and get its passengers from A to B with a level of comfort and ease that’s way ahead of the game. Awesome!

2. Marvelous Mobile Mansions

The Marchi EleMMEnt Palazzo is essentially a moving palace that lets you take the roads while enjoying the utmost in luxury, comfort and style. If you’re a traveler who likes to take all the comforts of home on the road with them, this massive moving mega-castle could be just what you’ve always wanted.

3. Heads-Up Holograms

The MVS California “True 3D” display is a holographic interface that lets you mingle digital information with your front-window view. Whether you want to check out your current speed or fuel levels, or want to do a quick check on nearby stores and facilities, the fact that this baby makes looking down awkwardly at your dashboard a thing of the past is a definite bonus.

4. Reshaped Retro Cars

Just like the 2011 Lincoln MKS with it’s spiffy Drive Control capabilities, this retro ride has a revolutionary accident avoidance system installed within it’s lithium ion battery powered wheels. For the driver who loves the idea of having a little extra safety on their side, it’s definitely the kind of concept vehicle that would hold a lot of appeal.

5. Electric Commuter Rickshaws

With overcrowding and mind-boggling urban traffic increasingly becoming a major problem for would-be commuters, it’s no surprise to see a concept like the Folio 2.0 by Varey Design hit the stage with a concentrated plan to put convenience, the environment and efficiency back on the agenda. With its electrical engine and comfortable (but minimalistic) design, this rickshaw could be a great solution to inner-city traffic woes.

Stay tuned next week for another entry into our ongoing series focused on automotive innovations!