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Imagining the future at the 2011 Detroit auto show

Free from constraints, students and professionals fast-forward the clock on getting from point A to point B. We take a look at a few of our favorite concepts.

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College for Creative Studies students were challenged to envision the vehicles of the future. Here, Anthony Meyer imagines a Ford pickup.
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This Nissan personal mobility vehicle by Brian Malczweski bears the slightest resemblance to the GM peapods.
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Is it a Mazda? An Aston? No, Frank Wu puts his spin on Chrysler's future.
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I think I'd be all right if all Buicks looked like Jeremy Glover's Buicks.
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Saeng Pill Kim's inverted trike almost defies explanation.
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Meanwhile, over in the Goodyear booth, Hyundai's best and brightest were also fast-forwarding the clock on getting from point A to point B.
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The Formula Electric concept takes a look at a world where motorsports are cleaner, quieter, and electric.
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The pilot doesn't so much get into the iBot, more like he puts it on. We don't even know where to start...
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The Marsh Racer is built for a post-global warming earth, where most of dry land has been transformed into wetlands.
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The Self Balanced Single Seater combines Segway-like balance with a motorcycle's speed and power.
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The Recycling Racing Monster is built from reclaimed materials, runs on recycled biomass, and apparently doesn't even need wheels.

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