Conceptual design within the automotive industry has seen many a young up and coming designer try their hand at creating the concept car of the future. Many of these cars have practicality and reality at the forefront of the design, with the aim of physically producing the car at some point in the next decade. Other designs are pure science fiction, belonging more in the world of Blade Runner rather than on the streets of London. Take a look at these futuristic design ideas and see if any would be your pick for the ultimate car of the next decade.
The most ambitious concept that all car manufacturers are taking on is the idea of the driverless vehicle. Prototypes are being produced that demonstrate that the technology needed for an autonomous driving experience is already here. Test cars have been made available to the public to experience a driverless journey.
In 2016, the first self-drive car was put on show in Milton Keynes for the masses to examine and to have a go in. The Lutz Pathfinder travelled at 15 mph through pedestrianised streets with a person at the helm should anything go awry. And this is where the problem lies at the moment. People are wary of technology that involves no human interaction. To put every iota of your trust into a car travelling along the motorway at 70mph is quite a leap of faith. The joy of driving for the discerning gentleman is to feel every bump in the road, hear the roar of the engine and to be in control of your own driving experience. Driverless cars take this away, and it is unclear whether enthusiasts see this concept as a positive or a negative development in engineering.
The Faraday Future FF 91
Looking sleek with a gunmetal finish, the Faraday car of the future is achingly beautiful. Powered by an electric battery, this isn’t in any way reminiscent of the clunky Prius or the boxy Nissan Leaf. The Faraday allows the driver to embark on longer journeys with a near 400-mile capability when fully charged. It can reach 60 mph in under three seconds and shakes off the stereotypical slow and boring tags from the nonstandard fuelled cars persona.
Available in 2018, the Faraday will require a £4000 deposit if you want to be first in line to grab yourself one of these cars of the future. If you’re after a concept car, but your budget is a tad tight, it’s wise to consider employing the services of a secured loans company to allow you to invest in the technology of tomorrow. You never know, you may have a future classic on your hands and look after it well, it could prove to be a lucrative investment.
The automotive industry is developing quickly with more and more concept designs appearing at the biggest car shows every year. It’s only a matter of time before one of these cars of the future captures the imagination of car enthusiasts and we see a concept car revolution all over the globe.