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Camatte Vision: Seeing the augmented reality of Toyota Design

By - June 29, 2015 26 Pictures

Within the 2015 Tokyo Toy Show, at the end of June, Toyota displayed the fourth episode in its Camatte series of exploratory concept vehicles. This year’s story was called Hajime (begin) and was a miniature copy of the car design process. It enabled children (and adults) to create their own vehicle concepts on a dedicated tablet and then drive their designs and themselves around a model town, all in augmented reality. Gizmag went along to experience the Camatte Vision for real.

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— Automotive

Toyota mashes Sienna minivan and Tacoma pickup into Ultimate Utility Vehicle

By - June 27, 2015 2 Pictures

There must be something in the water supply around Toyota HQ. Maybe pure grain alcohol. As if a Lexus hoverboard wasn't enough weirdness for one week, Toyota also revealed the Ultimate Utility Vehicle, a Sienna/Tacoma hybrid that will be trekking across North America. The Swagger Wagon has more swagger than ever, along with the newfound mettle to back it up.

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— Urban Transport

Lexus has developed a hoverboard ... seriously

By - June 24, 2015 3 Pictures

For years, designers and startups have been attempting to mimic fiction and create a hoverboard like the one famously piloted by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Those efforts have only accelerated now that it's 2015, the year in the "future" that the famous hoverboard scene was set. We never expected a luxury automaker to throw its hat into the hoverboard ring, but today (that's June 24, not April 1), that's exactly what Lexus did.

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— Automotive

Amelia Island auctions: 23 cars sell for $1 million or more and a Ferrari 400 Superamerica makes the top 100 of all-time

By - March 19, 2015 215 Pictures
Countless make and model records were broken at all three of the Amelia Island Concours elite collectible car auctions on the weekend, with a 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet fetching US$6,380,000 and becoming one of the top 100 cars ever sold at auction, 23 cars selling for more than a million (RM-Sothebys 13, Gooding seven and Bonhams three), and $101 million worth of cars sold in three days. Testimony to the buoyancy of the market were the sell-through rates – Bonhams 78 percent, Gooding 89 percent and RM-Sotheby's 98 percent. Read More
— Automotive

Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Auctions Preview

By - March 6, 2015 218 Pictures
One of a handful of motoring events that attracts one of the most commercially-desirable audiences of high net worth individuals in the world, Gizmag looks at what to expect at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and surrounding auctions. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car, Marlene Dietrich's Rolls Royce, plus 37 cars we think are capable of achieving a million dollars or more when they cross the auction block. What's more, you can watch the auctions on the internet for free. Captivating entertainment for enthusiasts. Read More
— Automotive

Lexus positions RC F coupe as halo model for F performance brand

By - February 12, 2015 33 Pictures
The halo model, every car company needs one. It is the car that sits front and center in the dealer's showroom, its aura of advanced technology, styling and performance lending a glow all the way down the product range. It is the one that draws shoppers in, even if they end up buying a minivan. For Lexus, that car is the new RC F coupe that was unveiled at NAIAS last month. Read More
— Automotive

In pictures: Tokyo Auto Salon 2015

By - February 1, 2015 40 Pictures
Tokyo Auto Salon – the off-the-wall sibling of the far more staid bi-annual Tokyo Motor Show – is part showcase for the Japanese custom car industry and part theatrical show. Beginning back in 1983 as the "Tokyo Exciting Car Show," it has grown in popularity with the public and industry alike over the past three decades, now attracting some 300,000 visitors. Here's our look at some of the colorful highlights from the 2015 event. Read More
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