Archive for the ‘Concepts & Designs’ Category

NIO Sets a High Bar for Self-Driving Cars

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on March 20th, 2017

The Hog Ring - NIO Sets a High Bar for Self-Driving Cars

While other automakers compete to see who can stuff more useless gizmos in the cabin of a self-driving car, NIO just unveiled the most gorgeous interior yet.

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The Nissan X-Trail is the Ultimate Car for Dogs

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on March 17th, 2017

The Hog Ring - The Nissan X-Trail is the Ultimate Car for Dogs

Nissan Motor Company just unveiled a new concept SUV aimed at dog lovers — and its interior is anything but ruff.

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Flashback: The Ford Pockar’s Door Trunk

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 27th, 2017

The Hog Ring - Flashback The Ford Pockar’s Door Trunk

Who says a trunk has to be in the rear or front of a vehicle? In 1980, Ford Motor Company introduced the Pockar — a city car concept that featured luggage compartments in its doors.

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GAC Motor Debuts Onboard Bonsai Tree

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 20th, 2017

The Hog Ring - GAC Motor Debuts Onboard Bonsai Tree

Why? Why? Why are automakers starting to incorporate plants into their interior designs?

In the last two months, Rinspeed unveiled a vehicle with an onboard radish garden, BMW began using living moss for sound insulation, and now GAC Motor has planted a Bonsai tree in a center console.

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Photo: BMW’s Living Moss Sound Insulation

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 17th, 2017

The Hog Ring - Photo BMW's Living Moss Sound Insulation

Remember when German automaker Opel pranked the industry by announcing it was introducing real grass upholstery? Everyone had a chuckle, but apparently not BMW — which just introduced a concept interior with living moss used as sound insulation.

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