7 Most Dangerous Future Car Concepts

Radical, absurd, futuristic, and groundbreaking car concepts could potentially be dangerous ideas if they were to ever be implemented without further research and technological awareness. Most concept cars never see the production line, and for good reason, even though they come straight from the best engineers in the world. Since concept ideas are specifically designed to push boundaries of science and showcase design and engineering feats, they aren't necessarily practical or even proven to be safe. Here are some of the most dangerous future car concepts that will surely raise some eyebrows.

  1. BMW Lovos Concept

    The Lovos concept, which stands for Lifestyle of Voluntary Simplicity, seems like something straight out of the movie Transformers. The exterior has a ton of exchangeable and retractable metal plates, which are covered in solar photovoltaic cells. What makes the concept almost cringe-worthy is that the plates look so sharp that you have to wonder what would happen in the event of a crash. Would the plates go flying out as sharp debris? Looking at this concept makes our hairs stand on end.

  2. Volkswagen Aqua

    Designed to adapt to China's varied and harsh terrain, this concept looks beastly, able to withstand extreme "off road" conditions. The concept introduces a lightweight and very durable material, powered by hydrogen, and is able to "hover" just above the ground. It looks like an alien hovercraft, which is not necessarily dangerous. What's disconcerting about the design is that there is only one door, and it's on the back of the vehicle.

  3. Honda Native Concept

    This concept is really unconventional to say the least: a talking engine, flying wheels, and a color-changing chameleon exterior car that runs on pure air. Take a moment to re-read that sentence if you have to. While we're unlikely to see anything like this in the future, the concept highlights an interesting development in paint and exteriors: photo-chromic technology. This allows the car to change its color. While we've seen this in the movies, in real life it could be pretty dangerous in terms of visibility on the road.

  4. Peugeot Globule

    Introduced as the world's first shape-shifting car, the Peugeot Globule is made of four separate spheres that move together, and can be rearranged in a globule polymorphous shape. Powered by a central battery and covered with a flexible polymer covering, we wonder if the changing shapes could potentially be dangerous when interacting with other vehicles on the road. Since the car can be arranged as four spheres into a single line assemblage, this could make it less visible to other cars, and in the event of collision, more dangerous for the passengers.

  5. Mini Beachcomber

    The sporty, beachy fun, and open-air qualities of the Mini Beachcomber make it a highly desirable alternative to the famously doorless Jeep Wrangler. However, the open air of the Mini has caused it to get dismal crash test results. Without additional side-bracing to protect occupants during a crash, this concept may never see the production line.

  6. Audi Urban Concept

    While electric cars are still in the process of becoming mainstream modes of transportation, Audi is working hard on an alternative to the hassle of charging at power outlet stations. This concept relies on Audi Wireless Charging (AWC), which refers to contactless induction charging. Though Audi assures that the process will prove no threat or danger to occupants, we can't help but wonder how alternating fields of electricity will pose no danger to people, animals, or the environment. It seems much more research needs to be done.

  7. Google Car Project

    Using artificial-intelligence software that can sense anything near the car and mimic decisions made by a human driver, Google is creating the Google Car, which is essentially a driverless car. Robotic driving cars have amendable qualities, but they can also be limiting and give the driver less control over their own car and movement. What happens when there is a glitch in the software? There is something slightly dangerous and questionable when we depend on software 100%.

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