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Future Car Accessory: A Drone?

Renault's concept car Kwid envisions 'flying companion'

(Newser) - A new Renault concept SUV comes with a buddy: a drone that soars out of a roof hatch to investigate traffic conditions or maybe off-roading hazards. Were the "flying companion," as the company calls it, to be produced, it would be about the size of a small bird,... More »

Cadillac Pitches Hybrid as 'Personal Headquarters'

40-mile electric range is comparable to Chevy Volt

(Newser) - Cadillac is getting into the trendy hybrid market with a new concept car, the XTS Platinum, a plug-in model expected to get about 40 miles off a single charge and hit the road in 2012. After that charge gives out, it takes about 5 hours to top off the battery... More »

Aston Martin Debuts Mini-Car

Cygnet is intended for 'luxury commuting'

(Newser) - Aston Martin released pictures of a tiny new concept car intended for "luxury commuting" today. The Cygnet, a miniature coupe that resembles a luxe Tata Nano, will be available only to existing Aston Martin customers. The hope is that they'll use the gas-efficient Cygnet to commute and run errands,... More »

Flashy Fare at Detroit Auto Show

Ogle the new beauties here

(Newser) - These may be dire times for the auto industry, but that hasn’t stopped it from putting on a show. Plenty of concept cars are taking their bows at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Wall Street Journal notes; sort through some highlights in the slide... More »

$1.7M Ride Seeks Loving Owners

Bugatti Veyron a thing of beauty, but might spell the end of French company

(Newser) - French automaker Bugatti is betting its business on the fact that 300 people in the world will want to pony up $1.7 million each for its new car, the Veyron. The automobile, which boasts a top speed of 253 mph, has cost VW Group more than half a billion... More »

Puyo: It's Green, Safe and Glows

Honda concept car is soft to the touch and hydrogen cell fueled

(Newser) - Honda unveiled the unusual Puyo today, an in-development concept car with no sharp edges and a coating of soft silicone to absorb collisions, Reuters reports. Visitors to the Tokyo Motor Show were given a look at the car, which runs on hydrogen fuel cells, is driven with a joystick, and... More »

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