Images: California dreamin' for concept cars

Images: California dreamin' for concept cars

Summary: A design contest at the Greater LA Auto Show brings out the best--or is it the weirdest?--in vehicular imagination.

TOPICS: Hardware

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  • GMC Pad

    The GMC Pad--"an urban loft with mobility," in the company's pitch to the design judges--features a diesel-electric hybrid system that powers the wheels for getting around and the onboard systems for just hanging out.

    It may look like a Frankensteinian combination of an inchworm and a garden shed, but on Thursday the judges awarded it first place.

  • Honda's Running Bus

    One of Honda's entries in the Design Challenge, the Running Bus, offers a different take on hybrid energy--inspired by California's fitness culture, it packs 10 stationary runners inside the bus for power.

  • Hyundai Greenspeed Gator

    The Greenspeed Gator from Hyundai was inspired by drag racers of the 1960s and the fuel cell innovations of the 21st century. Under the hood are hydrogen storage tanks, and the rear wheels house electric motors.

Topic: Hardware

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