Geneva Motor Show 2017 - Five Crazy Concepts
|   Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Geneva Motor Show 2017 is nicknamed "Spring Motor Show" offering the public a lot of novelties on four wheels. But if in terms of series cars, car manufacturers remain loyal to conventional propulsion (and wisdom) and the degree of innovation in the vehicle area is not disruptive, being only an evolution of it, the situation is totally different when it comes to concepts and prototypes. Next we have a few innovations and "crazy" models that showed up at the auto show.


Italdesign & Airbus Pop.Up
The "car" itself is represented by a capsule for two passengers, which can be attached to either a platform on wheels (in which case we are speaking about a road vehicle) or can be combined with a drone with four engines (in which case talk a kind of octocopter with 8 rotors rotating in reverse). In other words, the known aviation company, Airbus, together with design house, Italdesign, proposed a very original module transport solution.

In its road configuration, the Pop.Up is only 2.6 meters long, the propulsion is provided by two electric motors with a total output of 80 hp, which gives a maximum range of 130 km. In the air mode, the 8 engine develop a maximum power of 182 hp, and can carry the capsule to a maximum of 100 km with a maximum speed of 100 km / h. For a weight as low as possible, the capsule is made of carbon fiber, and interaction with the vehicle is via single display.

Sbaro Tracto-Sphere
The Sbaro Tracto-Sphere model novelty consists in a ball on the front with a diameter of 75 cm and a look reminiscent of science fiction imagery from half a century ago! The sphere contains the engine (Kawasaki unit, only 0.3 liters), and the front wheel (which can turn 180 degrees!) with remaining space for three people (the vehicle can carry three passengers, sitting behind each other). The sphere is part of the structural frame of the vehicle, which gives it more security.

Quattroruote Scilla
This model is the vision of the Italian magazine Quattroruote and two of the major European design studios: Pininfarina and IED (Instituto Europeo de Design, Turin).
The strangeness offers space for two passengers (behind each other) and it's hard to put into words. We know, however, that each wheel benefits from its own electric motor, and control commands is generally autonomous. It is uncertain, but it seems for the conception for this model designers were inspired by the form of a cat fish (ironically, the Scilla bifolia is a flower).

Segula Technologies, Hagora, Pulse
The French company Segula Technologies did not submit to the Swiss show an ordinary car, but a strange concept of a cabin, full of novel technologies. The Hahora Pulse nucleus is a windshield that displays information. Basically, it is covered with a black foil, on which information necessary for driving or related to the climate system is projected. At the top, the windscreen is transparent, on it being projected (by a small projector) other types of information, from navigation system indications to SMS or messages on social networks.

VW Group Sedric
Too many have been kept in the dark about Sedric. First, the name is an acronym for Self-Driving-Car. Then, users benefit from a remote control ("Button"), by which they can call the car when needed. The interior is "tailored" for four passengers, and the windshield is made of a transparent OLED display, equipped with augmented reality technology, through which passengers can communicate to the car various requirements (from destination to multimedia requirements).
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