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  • Automakers revealed a number of flashy concept cars at CES and the Detroit auto show in January.
  • While concept cars don’t always become production models, they can give us a sense of what car companies are planning for the future.
  • This year’s concept cars reveal the industry is still preparing for a future of electric and self-driving vehicles.

We haven’t even reached February, and we’ve already seen a number of flashy concept cars revealed at CES and the Detroit auto show.

While concept cars don’t always turn into production models, they can give consumers a sense of where the auto industry is heading. If this latest batch of concept cars is any indication, car companies are planning for a future of electric and self-driving cars.

Take a look at our favorite concepts released this year so far.

SEE ALSO: The coolest things I saw at the Detroit auto show

Byton all-electric SUV

The Chinese startup Byton revealed an all-electric SUV concept at CES. Though it won’t be identical to the production version (Byton said the concept represents about 85% of it) that is scheduled for release in 2019, it gives us a pretty good sense of what the final product will look like.

Byton calls the SUV a “smart intuitive vehicle”

The car’s features may include face recognition technology, cameras in place of side mirrors, voice and gesture controls, and self-driving capabilities.

Infiniti Q Inspiration

Nissan showed off the Q Inspiration concept for its Infiniti at the Detroit auto show. While there’s no projected release date for the car, Nissan later said almost every Infiniti released after 2021 will be electrified.

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