Future Rides: The 5 Best Concept Vehicles of 2014

Looking back at the coolest concepts to get visions of the future.

We're nearing the end of the year, which means it's time to talk about all the great (and not-so-great) things that happened in autos this year. And what better form to do it than with an easily digestible and visually exciting list. Here, we're looking back at some of the coolest concept vehicles 2014 brought to us, in hopes they'll show us a glimpse of what drivers can look forward to in future car production.

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Infotainment Preview: Ford's Sync 3

Ford's latest in-car system seeks to address the problems of old.

Ford's original Sync in-car infotainment system was announced the same year as the original iPhone. Based on Microsoft underpinnings, the system was unlike anything seen before. As the years went on, Ford introduced an updated to Sync that it called MyFord Touch. To quote Douglas Adams, "This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." It was glitchy, slow, and distracting. Finally, Ford is ready to leave that crap behind.

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World's Fastest Electric Sports Car Concept

Wicked Tech: Detroit Electric SP: 01 goes 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds!

The time it takes a vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph is a commonly used benchmark to indicate a vehicle's acceleration power and torque. Sports cars typically score in the 3 - 4 second range. For instance, the Porsche 959 Turbo, Audi R8 Sypder GT, and Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 all clock in at a smoking 3.7 seconds. Oh, and you can add an electric car to that list too.

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Jaguar Land Rover Is Putting Ghosts in Your Car

Literal transparency is the next big step in urban safety.

A while back, Jaguar Land Rover came up with the Invisible Bonnet concept, which allowed off-roaders to "see" the ground beneath the vehicle's front end. Now, JRL is pioneering yet another "invisible" type of technology, this time aimed towards urban drivers. It's called the 360 Virtual Urban Windscreen, and it's the most concrete proof yet that we are, in fact, living in the future.

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Meet Ray, the Car Parking Robot

Automated parking system saves space, door dings.

Plastics. There's a great future in plastics. That's what the future looked like in the 1967 of Mike Nichols' film The Graduate. But it's nearly 50 years later, and if you want to know where the future lies now, the answer is clear: robotics. Not only are our cars becoming increasingly robotic, but our parking lots may as well, at least if one German transportation company has anything to say about it.

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What Will a Car Look Like in 2035?

The technology is already here and you probably didn't notice.

When we were kids, most of us dreamed about cars of the future. We probably imagined bubbled or stream-lined bodies and silent cars with their unconventional doors, that hovered above the ground. The disappointment finally hit with the realization that cars wouldn't hover anytime in the near future. They'd still run on gas and their doors would still open in the same boring fashion.

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