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Banana
01-13-2005, 06:12 AM
Please describe here your vision/opinion/dream/wish.<p>Future car mean a car which could be produced in about 20/50 years.<p>Not a flying car with side weapons please <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> but realisitic car !<p>Elements of description could be : equipments, design, exterior, interior, driving, colors, dealership, engines, fuel, ...<p>Thanks.

Flagship
01-13-2005, 02:26 PM
Cars of the future will be perfect(Lexus perfect) since quality in the automotive industry is getting higher every day.In 5 to 10 years from now i can see cars all having navigation systems and voice commands such as close window, open door and turn on/off.<p>Oh and the Kia Rio will have 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000hp and will de able to fly and launch heat seeking rockets <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sheep.gif" BORDER="0">

syclone
01-13-2005, 07:47 PM
dude, the kia rio already has that much power, duh<p>in the near future i see a lot more hybrids, especially on larger vehicles.

Santeno
01-14-2005, 09:38 AM
In the future I see cars becoming far more practical (flexible usable space), smaller, and with an assortment of differing powertrains not so dependent on fossil fuels. I also see auto-related expenses, such as taxes, maintenance, fuel, etc. to increase considerably. Over the next 50 years, I see the days of the typical american household having a car for every member of the family to slowly come to an end. I see the ever growing expansion of suburbs to reverse, as people tire of everincresing comutes and growing traffic. Cities will begin to focus more on in-building and quality over quantity of living space. It's already happeneing in most major cities. I only see the trend continuing to secondary and tertiary cities.

whipster
01-14-2005, 12:03 PM
You're all right, but you have forgotten about Steer-By-Wire technology. No more mechanical connections of steering wheel, pedals, brakes etc. More and more manufacturers introduce this, the last concept that uses S-B-W was MB F500 Mind .

Top Secret
01-14-2005, 09:57 PM
I belive in the next two or so decades, a large majority of cars will be run on fuel cells, with petrol-run cars nearly extinct.

SV
01-16-2005, 06:53 PM
hopefully in 30 to 40 years, hydrogen cars will have completely taken over. they'll be much more efficient space-wise, with practically no hood and a huge interior despite a less than huge exterior (a la GM hy-wire and that honda dustbuster car). the steering wheel may not be a wheel anymore, and the car should be able to switch from LHD to RHD easily. they'll also be vastly quieter inside and out, with no harmful emmisions of course, and with fuel economy comparable, or somewhat better, than current gasoline cars.