As usual, this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada was full of innovation.
Drones, robots and virtual reality gadgets may have taken some of the spotlight, but the concept cars were debatably the heart of the show this year. Automakers use CES as an opportunity to showcase their latest and greatest, while also showing consumers they’re on top of the trends and looking to the future. Electric and self-driving cars were ubiquitous themes this year, but some cars were still able to elevate themselves from the pack.
The Top 7 Most Futuristic Cars of CES 2017
1. Toyota Concept-i
The Toyota Concept-I may have been the most exciting car showcased at CES this year. According to Toyota, the vehicle is “Less of a machine. More of a pal.”.
Features: self-opening doors, self-driving, AI technology will allow car to interact with driver, voice-controlled capabilities
2. BMW HoloActive Touch Concept
This BMW concept car is packed with cool features and may have had the most futuristic body design at CES this year.
Features: BMW’s Sound Curtain, HoloActive Touch, widescreen dashboard display, self-driving
3. Honda Nuev
Honda’s NeuV — or as some are calling her “Hana”, because that’s the name of the car’s AI system — is perfect for the urban commuter and definitely a car of the future.
Features: advanced AI technology reads driver’s emotions, self-driving, comes with electric skateboard for “last mile” transport, sliding doors, large driver and passenger entryways
4. Nissan BladeGlider
The Nissan Blade Glider is a high-performance, zero-emission sports car.
Features: Intelligent Mobility, full-electric battery powertrain, suicide doors, top speed over 118 mph (190 km/h)
5. LeEco LeSee Pro
The LeEco LeSee Pro has a look that just makes you say…”Wowser”.
Features: retractable steering wheel, self-driving, three in-car screens, 5-mode external light display
6. Mercedes Vision Van
The Mercedes Vision Van was created specifically for delivering packages. Oh, and the design is sleek as well.
Features: automated cargo space, drone landing pads on roof
7. Faraday Future FF91
Despite the FF91’s failed self-parking presentation at CES and recent claims of the company’s financial difficulties, Faraday Future is heavily invested in bringing their futuristic cars to market.
Features: self-parking (sometimes), self-driving, 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds, spacious interior