Audi replaces headlights with drones and seats with hammocks in AI:Trail car

Audi has revealed its AI:Trail concept car – an all-wheel drive with drones for headlights and other features to enhance the passengers’ enjoyment of the outdoors. The concept vehicle, displayed at last week’s Frankfurt Motor Show, showcases what Audi sees as the future of off-road driving. The partly autonomous, fully electric car’s most unusual feature is […]

Volkswagen rebrands with “flat” logo to mark start of electric era

Volkswagen has rolled out its latest fully electric production car and updated its logo to mark “the start of a new era” for the German automaker. The ID.3 is the first production car in a new generation of fully electric vehicles by Volkswagen, and the first model to bear the company’s rebranded logo. Volkswagen has […]

Lamborghini’s first hybrid production supercar will be its “fastest car of all time”

The Lamborghini Sián is the Italian automaker’s first hybrid supercar to go into production, boasting an electric powertrain that makes it the “fastest Lamborghini of all time”. Unveiled ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, the Lamborghini Sián is car maker’s first hybrid model to go into production. With a 785 horsepower V12 engine and a 34 […]

Get behind the wheel and take our new Pinterest boards for a spin

To help you travel in style, we’re showcasing the best of modern transport with this week’s new Pinterest boards. Ride along with first-class trains, extraordinary Hyperloop systems and car designs to inspire your own Bat-mobile. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from BMW’s Vantablack car, where the pigment has erased reflections and three-dimensionality. […]

BMW unveils “blackest black” car sprayed with Vantablack

BMW has released a Vantablack version of its X6 coupé, which has been spray-painted with “the world’s blackest black” pigment that absorbs over 99 per cent of light. Inventors of the Vantablack technology, Surrey NanoSystems, collaborated with creative agency Levitation 29 to coat BMW’s latest X6 coupé with a sprayable version of the pigment. According […]

Aston Martin launches architectural service to design homes focused around your car

Luxury carmaker Aston Martin has launched a design service that will allow drivers to create garages, homes and villain-esque “lairs” that showcase their favourite cars. Aston Martin‘s Automotive Galleries and Lairs service will specifically design spaces to showcase a client’s most prized motors. Offering everything from a bespoke garage to an entire retreat, the company is […]

Bentley’s EXP 100 GT concept reimagines grand touring for the year 2035

Bentley looks to the future with the EXP 100 GT concept car that pairs artificial intelligence with sustainable materials made from recycled rice-husks and wine-production waste. Fully electric with the option of autonomous driving, the EXP 100 GT was released yesterday in celebration of the car brand’s 100th birthday. Made from lightweight aluminium and carbon […]

Michelin and GM to bring airless tyres to cars

Michelin is partnering with General Motors to bring its airless tyre prototype to the roads, potentially saving 200 million punctured car tyres from the scrap heap annually. The two companies aim to develop Michelin‘s UPTIS (or Unique Puncture-proof Tire System), which promises to eliminate both the waste and the danger that comes from a flat or […]

Tej Chauhan designs car tyre based on Nike’s Air Force 1 sneaker

London industrial designer Tej Chauhan‘s latest projects include a car tyre imprinted with the Nike swoosh and a smart speaker phone that links up with Amazon Alexa. Chauhan created the Nike tyre in response to a brief from luxury car manufacturer Lexus and advertising agency TeamOne. It asked him to put an artistic spin on […]

Ford makes Self-Braking Trolley that can’t be crashed

Automobile maker Ford has borrowed anti-collision technology from its cars to build a supermarket trolley that children can’t crash. The Self-Braking Trolley is designed to stop automatically before hitting a person, shelf or any other obstacle. The feature could prevent many uncomfortable rogue trolley scenarios, but Ford designed it with children in mind. The US company […]

10 electric cars unveiled by Chinese car companies at Auto Shanghai 2019

China, the world’s largest car market, is heavily pushing for zero-emissions vehicles to combat its pollution issues, so this year’s Auto Shanghai is packed with electric cars. Dezeen deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft picks out 10 of the best made by Chinese companies. Geometry A by Geely An all-electric sedan, Geometry A is the first car to be released under Geely‘s […]

Lotus to end 10-year hiatus with launch of UK’s first electric supercar

British car maker Lotus has revealed the first glimpse of its first new vehicle in over a decade – an all-electric sports car, called the Type 130. Revealed at Auto Shanghai 2019, the car will be the first all-electric supercar created by a British manufacturer. Few details have been released about the supercar, which will […]

Lynk & Co will “change the industry” with Netflix-style service for cars says Alain Visser

Chinese automotive brand Lynk & Co is set to launch a subscription service in Europe in 2020, which will disrupt the car industry like “Uber has changed the taxi industry”, according to company CEO Alain Visser. Visser says Lynk & Co wants to change an industry that has been “doing the exact same thing for 100 years”, by launching its Netflix-style service for cars […]

Audi reveals “city car of the future” with living plants

Audi has unveiled its AI:ME concept vehicle, an electric, fully autonomous car, which is designed to be a “third living space” and includes real plants. Revealed at Auto Shanghai 2019, the concept car is fully autonomous, but also has a steering wheel to allow the user to drive when needed. Audi described the compact vehicle […]

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