There's no doubt that autonomous cars are coming sooner rather than later, but despite its allure, we don't expect to the see Mercedes-Benz F105 Autonomous Concept rolling off dealers' lots anytime soon. A concept in the true sense of the word, this streamlined car sports a lounge-like interior that allows all four occupants to face each other, with manual control available when necessary simply by spinning the driver's seat around. Other features include exterior LED fields to indicate control mode, a seamless, monolithic exterior, six display screens that respond to gestures, eye tracking, and touch, and a space-age interior made from walnut, Nappa leather, metal, and glass.
The next Bond adventure hasn't even hit theaters, and yet we already know what car he'll be driving. The Aston Martin DB10 is 007's official ride in Spectre, and is being developed specifically for the film. That kind of thing happens when a character and car maker have been linked for 50 years. Only 10 will be built, so the odds of you parking one in your garage are essentially zero, but if past concepts are any indication, you'll be seeing echoes of its streamlined design in production Aston models very soon.
Sometimes concepts are far-fetched dreams. Other times, they offer a glimpse at the future of the company. The Audi Prologue Concept is the latter. This sporty coupe features a striking, masculine design dominated at the front by an oversized grille and wide, flat lasser projection headlights, features likely to be adopted by future production models. It's powered by a 4.0 TFSI V8 engine producing 605hp, good for a 0-62 time of 3.7 seconds. Other features include a touch-screen instrument panel with an OLED display, a luxurious interior, and, of course, quattro all-wheel drive .