Flash Forward: Concept Cars Revealed

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(credit: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Nils concept car by German car maker Volkswagen was presented during the international motor show IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) in Frankfurt, Germany on September 14, 2011.
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(credit: THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP/Getty Images)
Models pose inside the Citroen Tubik concept car at the international car show IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) in Frankfurt, Germany on September 13, 2011.
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(credit: TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)
This Nissan "TOWNPOD" was designed with the comfort and style of a passenger car and the businesslike utility of a commercial vechile. It currently resides at the company's Design Center in Atsugi, Japan.
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(credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
An employee of Japan's Suzuki Motor introduces its concept car 'Q-Concept' during the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo on November 30, 2011.
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The 24.7 truck concept vehicle features customer-focused technologies which include access to the internet, hands-free mobile phone, real-time route assistance, weather reports and custom features such as stock readings. Wrapped in a simple, fuctional design, the interactive 24.7 concept incorporates advanced communications and telematics technologies that provide drivers and passengers with access to information, people and places 24 hours a day, seven days a week, thus the car's name.
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The General Motors Hy-Wire concept car, claimed to be the world's first drivable vehicle combining hydrogen fuel cell and drive-by-wire technology, went on display on the Great Wall of China at Badaling, north of Beijing on November 14, 2003.
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(credit: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)
Carlos Ghosn, CEO and President of Japanese and French automaker Nissan and Renault, poses in front of the company's concept car, "Pivo" during the preview for the 39th Tokyo Motor Show 2005 on October 19, 2005 in Chiba, Japan. Pivo is an electric car in which the direction of the cabin moves 180 degrees. Therefore, when making a turn in a different direction, just the cabin moves, not the whole car.
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(credit: Francois Durand/Getty Images)
A Renault electric concept car presented at the Paris Motor Show on October 6, 2008 in Paris, France.
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(credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Nissan's Pivo2 concept car displayed on March 4, 2008 during the press days at the Geneva car show.
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(credit: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Models pose beside the Toyota Rin concept car displayed at the 31st Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok, Thailand on March 25, 2010.
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(credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
A visitor looks at a "Twizy" electric concept car on March 22, 2012 in Monaco, on the opening day of the "EVER Monaco 2012" ecological vehicles and renewable energies trade show.
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Guests check out a concept car from Chinese carmaker Chery on display at the Auto China 2012 exhibition in Beijing on April 23, 2012.
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(credit: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
A Renault Captur concept car displayed at the Auto China 2012 car show in Beijing on April 23, 2012.
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(credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)
The world premiere of the 2012 Delta Wing Concept for the Izod Indy Car Series was shown during the first media preview day at the Chicago Auto Show February 10, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.
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(credit: ARNE DEDERT/AFP/Getty Images)
A concept car of Russian car maker Yo on display at the international motor show IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) in Frankfurt, Germany on September 14, 2011.
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(credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
President and CEO of Japan's Honda Motor Takanobu Ito introduces its concept car Micro Commuter Concept, which is 2.5-metre in length and 1.25-metre in width, during the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo, Japan on November 30, 2011.
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The BMW i8 concept car on display during the first press preview day at the 2012 North American International Auto Show on January 9, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.
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The Chevrolet Tru 40S concept car on display on January 31, 2012 at the 2012 Washington Auto Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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(credit: Ed Jones/AFP/GettyImages)
A photo taken on April 26, 2012 shows a 'Smart' concept SUV at the China Auto 2012 car show in Beijing. As more and more Chinese buy cars, automakers say consumer tastes in the Asian nation have a growing influence on vehicle design the world over.
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(credit: Cameron J Spencer/Getty Images)
This Lexus concept car was a star in the film Minority Report and was on display at the Sydney International Motor Show on October 17, 2002 in Sydney, Australia.
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(credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's auto maker Daihatsu, Toyota's small car affiliation, displays the company's concept model two-seater electric personal mobility vehicle called the "Pico" at a press preview for the Tokyo Motor Show on November 30, 2011.
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(credit: PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
A Thai model tries a Toyota PM-01 concept car during the press preview of the 25th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok, Thailand on March 25, 2004.
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An EN-V (Electric-Networked Vehicle) Xiao, an urban mobility concept from GM, on a demonstration drive at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2011. The EN-V is a two-seat electric vehicle designed to address environmental issues and alleviate concerns about traffic congestion, parking availability, energy consumption and affordability for tomorrow's cities. The EN-V can rotate 360 degrees and be driven in manual mode with a driver or in "automous" driving mood without a driver in the car.
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An EN-V (Electric-Networked Vehicle) Jiao, an urban mobility concept from GM, on a demonstration drive at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2011.
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A fair hostess presents an "I-Unit" concept car of Toyota on September 14, 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany at the 61st International motor show.
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(credit: Cameron J Spencer/Getty Images)
This Lexus concept car was a star in the film Minority Report and was on display at the Sydney International Motor Show on October 17, 2002 in Sydney, Australia.
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