We’ve seen concepts of cars that look out of this world. Just recently, Nissan introduced its X-Motion SUV with an interior that’s unconventional. Fisker also released its luxury vehicle with Butterfly Doors and Toyota has an alien-looking concept introduced last year.
These are all carefully planned and a lot of thought was put into them. But what if kids were to design how cars would look like in the future?
GoCompare, a car insurance comparison company based in Wales, did just this. They asked a number of school children to imagine and draw what the cars of the future might look like. The drawings were handed over to an illustrator which then gave life to their drawings.
Check them out below:
Two floor hover car by Paula, age 11
Hennessy K Cell GT by Kyre, age 11
Beast Racer 210 by Harnitha, age 11
Electric-wheeled car by Charlie, age 11
Robot car by Zach, age 11
Rainbow Convertible 3000 by Charlotte, age 12
Unicar by Danelle, age 11
Candy Robo by Isla, age six
Water-cruising car by Boban, age 11
Mega Alset by Joel, age 11
I especially like the Mega Alset which is designed as a hydroelectric vehicle featuring a super cool rocket. Joel made the glass windows flexible to prevent it from shattering and a voice recognition system is on board. Most importantly, it has a funky shark fin so it can drift through water with ease.
You’ll see the creativity of the kids as some didn’t just concentrate on the design, but also on the functions. Some fly to avoid traffic jams, while others function as homes so you can just relax while traveling.
Which is your favorite? And if you could design one, what features would you throw in?
General Motors unveils a flying Cadillac taxi concept
Personal taxis of the future may look like this
CES 2021 continues to wow everyone with the launching of new products and the unveiling of concept products that could become a reality one day. One such concept product showed at CES is the flying Cadillac taxi concept by General Motors (GM).
The flying taxi concept is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle, eliminating the need for any runway. Based on the exhibit by GM, it is a single-seater with eight coaxial rotors on the side. The vehicle will also operate autonomously with an electric motor and a 90-kWh battery powering it. The motor also enables the flying taxi to speed up to 56 mph.
Further details about the Cadillac flying taxi are scarce beyond these basic specifications. GM says that this concept is part of its “multi-modal future”: the taxi will act as a personal ferry between two points. Upon arriving at these points, a person can take another electric vehicle to carry them to their destination.
The flying taxi is also a part of GM’s new Ultium platform, which is its in-house solution for EV fleets. As for real-world availability, GM hasn’t disclosed anything so the final product may look drastically different than this one. However, it still is a cool concept that could bode well in the future.
Apple and Hyundai are partnering for an electric car in 2024
For years, the enigmatic Apple Car has popped in and out of the limelight. Merely because of the volume of reports, the company is certainly working on a vehicle for the future. Finally, the rumored vehicle gets some much-needed confirmation. After several reports, Apple and Hyundai are partnering for an electric car in 2024.
Late last week, an ambiguous rumor reported as much. According to a South Korean outlet, both companies were reportedly in early talks for such a partnership. At the time, the electric car was supposedly entering production in 2027. However, both Apple and Hyundai denied the rumors, casting the report in doubt.
Today, however, a new report has updated last week’s seemingly debunked rumor, as reported by Reuters. This time, Korea IT News, a South Korean newspaper, confirmed the upcoming partnership of the two companies. Apple and Hyundai will reportedly ink the deal by March this year. And, instead of a 2027 deadline, the Apple Car will enter production by 2024.
Again, both companies have refused to comment on the potential partnership. Soon after, the newspaper removed the 2024 anticipated date. According to the same report, Apple and Hyundai will create and release a beta version of the vehicle next year.
Besides their iconic iPhones, Apple has dabbled in other industries over the past few years. For example, the company successfully released an Apple Card, its entry in the fintech industry.
Nissan offers exclusive discounts, low downpayment on select models
Save up to PhP 430,000 on your next Nissan purchase!
Getting your first car is tempting this holiday season. Nissan has just extended its Safer Drives and Deals promo until December 31, offering exclusive discounts and savings on select models.
You can avail of up to PhP 430,000 discount when you buy a brand-new Nissan Patrol, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Terra, Nissan Sylphy, Nissan Urvan, and Nissan Almera. Through Nissan’s financing program, you can also benefit from monthly offers such as PhP 5,769 downpayment with 0% interest for up to 24 months, or free amortization for up to 6 months on select vehicles.
Select variants of Nissan Navara also come with cash savings of up to PhP 185,000. Also bundled on this exclusive offer is a free bedliner accessory. However, this exclusive offer is only available through Nissan’s financing program.
If you are paying through cash though, you can still take advantage of cash discounts for other Nissan models. You can save up to PhP 330,000 on select variants of Nissan Patrol, Terra, X-Trail, Sylphy, Navara, Urvan, and Almera.
Meanwhile, an all-in low downpayment option for as low as PhP 28,000 is available for Nissan Almera, Sylphy, X-Trail, Terra, Navara, and Urvan. Downpayment options are available through select partner banks of authorized Nissan dealers.
Tempted to get a Nissan car already? Visit Nissan Philippines’ website for more information on their latest promo.
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