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TRANSLOGIC's guide to the Geneva Motor Show 2013

This year's Geneva Motor Show unleashed plenty of high tech, high design and high performance cars and concepts onto the automotive scene. Here are a few of our favorite reveals...TRANSLOGIC style.
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VW hovercar

We've shown you autonomous cars, like the self-driving system Cadillac says could be on the road in a few years. We've also brought you flying cars, like the Terrafugia Transition. Now Volkswagen looks to combine the two with a hovercraft concept, featuring an auto-drive mode.

The VW hover car came from the People's Car project in China, which asked citizens to contribute design ideas for VW's "model of the future."
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GENECO

There are some crazy ideas out there on how to power a car. Everything from DIY steam and wood power to OEM-built hydrogen and CNG have tried to knock gasoline from its throne. But could you imagine running your car on the waste that comes from...well, you?
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Audi A2

European automakers are warming up to the idea that the future involves a lot of battery-powered cars, whether they like it or not.
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VW TDI diesel engine

Through the end of July, sales of diesel vehicles in the United States were up 38.5 percent compared to the same seven-month period in 2010.
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VW TAP

Is the world ready for cars that drive themselves? Apparently, the state of Nevada thinks so.
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VW Bulli

2011 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen Bulli and New Beetle, Lexus LF-Gh, BMW ActiveE
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2012 New Beetle

The new Volkswagen Beetle was unveiled earlier this week at the New York Auto Show to a warm reception from the press. The looks have changed, the performance has increased, and the new Beetle is decidedly more male-friendly. Gone is in-dash vase full of faux flowers, the Beetle traded those in for some much-needed in-car technology. So what's changed?
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Lamborghini Aventador Interior

The all-new Lamborghini Aventador is a modern marvel of supercar engineering. But in addition to its carbon fiber monocoque and 700-horsepower V12, lies an HMI that blends Lambo's patented beauty and aggression atop a familiar interface.

Gearheads in the know are aware that Lamborghini is part of the larger Volkswagen Group, a massive automating juggernaut that includes VW, Bentley, Skoda and, of course, Audi. Using the four-ringed automaker's MMI system as its base, Lamborghini modified the infotainment system to better reflect the supercar's core values, but a few of its roots are showing.

In the video below, we get a thorough walk-around of both the dash and navigation system, and for anyone well-versed with Audi's MMI, things will look incredibly familiar. The seven-inch display mounted in the center console lies almost flat, and is controlled by VAG's familiar control knob flanked by four buttons assigned to navigation, music, phone and menu. And while the design has been slightly modified for the Lambo, the only significant change is in the new 3D mapping.

However, there's no trace of V-Dub lineage in the driver's instrument panel which is made up of a TFT-LCD screen that's customizable and integrates with the center-mounted MMI. It's an impressive setup, but considering the Aventador's price – a cool $370,000 – it'd better be.

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