Once every two years, the Frankfurt Motor Show earns its reputation as one of the biggest auto shows on the planet. Hundreds of manufacturers spread thousands of cars across the sprawling Messe Frankfurt am Main. While there’s never a shortage of forgettable fare out there, the 2019 iteration offered a healthy selection of amazing machines. This year, the overwhelming trend is electrification. That itself is nothing new, but an impressive number of the more interesting EV entrants in Frankfurt are either production-ready or nearly there. That means our emissions-free future is getting closer — but don’t tell that to the Greenpeace protestors massing out front. In addition to the nearly there stuff, Frankfurt 2019 also featured many more forward-looking machines, like the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS, which shows us the future of electrified luxury, and the Audi AI:Trail and its radical look at autonomous off-roading. These are a just a few of our favorites. Read our complete 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show coverage. Audi AI:Trail Concept Audi’s latest concept combines my two favorite things: Cars and drones. The AI:Trail is able to deploy a flock of five drones (or is it a murder of drones?) that can relay camera feeds back to the driver or illuminate the night with floods. The concept itself is a rugged electric crawler with four electric motors — one for each wheel. AI:Trail claims to balance 13.4 inches of ground clearance with a surprisingly low center of mass thanks to its low-slung battery pack good for about… [Read full story]
You are here: / / 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show: Roadshow’s favorite debuts
CNET is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.