The Geneva Motor Show has thrown up some impressive pieces of technology that look certain to shape the future of the motoring industry – autonomous cars and even vehicles that can fly have appeared at this year’s show.
We’ve paced the halls and taken a look at some of the most interesting and high-tech concepts to come from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Here they are.
PAL-V Liberty Flying Car
The PAL-V Liberty Flying car features two engines – one for use on the road and one for the air.
It can switch between flying and driving mode in between five and 10 minutes, with prices starting at around $400,000 (around £287,000).
Audi – Italdesign pop.up next
We’ve seen autonomous cars and we’ve seen flying cars – but this has to be one of the first times that we’ve seen the two combined.
The pop.up next concept has been designed to transport people via both road and air, and features a two-seater ‘pod’, which can be attached to either a car or a flying module. It’s aim is to help solve congestion issues in urban areas.
Hyundai Nexo fuel cell
Hyundai’s Nexo fuel cell vehicle makes its European debut at Geneva, and comes as the world’s first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV. Capable of travelling close to 500 miles on a single tank, it also features autonomous capabilities.
Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion
The fully autonomous Vizzion concept is the latest in Volkswagen’s I.D. range of cars, and is set to be available in 2022.
Though initially offered with conventional controls, the car is designed to be operated via augmented reality, gestures and voice commands.
Nissan IMx Kuro
The IMx Kuro is an evolution on the IMx concept showcased at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show. Now, it features a dark grey colour scheme but also, more importantly, a range of Nissan’s cutting-edge technologies, including Pro Pilot fully autonomous functionality.
It also gets Nissan’s brain-to-vehicle technology, which allows the car’s system to predict actions by monitoring the driver’s brainwaves.
Renault’s EZ-GO is another electric autonomous concept to feature at Geneva – but this one has been created with ridesharing in mind. Inside, there’s a wide open cabin with space for up to six passengers. As it’s capable of Level 4 autonomy, there’s no need for a driver – and this makes for a more spacious interior.
Jaguar’s I-Pace is here to take on Tesla at its own game, offering up a close-to-300-mile all-electric range, as well as solid interior build quality. It’ll also hit 60mph in just 4.5 seconds.
It’s available to order now, with prices starting at £63,495.