July 07, 2015A team of students from Canada has managed to achieve 2,098mpg fuel efficiency in a car that they built. Students from the Universite Laval in Quebec designed the vehicle for competition in the 36th SAE Supermileage competition and this happens to be their 2nd consecutive win. Image Source: SAE It is more than just two wins the University of Laval has achieved.
May 22, 2014Does any vehicle on the road need to have a speed of 218mph full out? What about a motorcycle that offers 200 horsepower and which provides the same amount of torque that you would get from the Hyundai iMax? This is possible thanks to an innovative motorcycle that will be heading to the US this summer that goes by the name of the Lighting LS-218 and will be the world’s fastest production bike.
May 24, 2014Yep you read that right, Google& 39;s new car has no steering wheel or pedals and can take you to your location at the push of the button. 2 years ago Google& 39;s self-driving technology passed it& 39;s driving test with a modified Toyota Prius that guides itself using GPS and laser sensing technology mounted on the roof.
May 24, 2014Star Wars fanatics have no doubt been awaiting the hover bikes featured in & 39;Star Wars: Return of the Jedi& 39; and now Manhattan based company Aerofex have released plans to get a commercially available product available for 2017. Image Source: Aerofex Aerofex showed off their hover bike concept 2 years ago which got star wars fans among many others sitting on the edge of their seat.
May 26, 2014Have you ever wanted to drive a Corvette on water? Well, we& 39;ve yet to see a decent James Bond-esque car-boat hybrid but this is about as close as you can get to driving a Corvette on water. That said, we think it& 39;s even better than any Corvette car-boat hybrid that could ever be built.
June 04, 2014You might ask whether this strange vehicle is a Vespa or whether it’s a camper van. The answer is that it is both and the idea came from Cornelius Comanns, a German designer, who made this weird looking vehicle as a home for one person on the move. He got the inspiration from the Piaggio APE 50 tricycle, which is the base for this mini home on wheels.
June 10, 2014When David Schwartz was sitting in his living room watching the Tour de France 2011 the riders came to a stretch of uphill. It was at this point that he realised that the bodies of the riders were bobbing up and down as they were pedalling their bikes. This is when he thought that if their backs had something to push up against they would be better and the vertical motion would then be converted to increased leverage on the pedals.
May 12, 2014We& 39;ve all been there, sitting in traffic wishing we could just hit a button and fly over the congestion. Well now this dream may soon become a realityas the MyCopter project is setting out the framework to produce small commuter helicopters for transport. Six research institutions across Europe are studying the feasibility of the Personal Aerial Vehicles (PAVs), with a $4.
June 24, 2014While there are many private jets available on the market for the rich to fly around in, such as the Gulfstream G650 costing around $65 million, sometimes this just isn’t enough. This is true for example, if you want to fly around the world with perhaps a dozen or so friends or colleagues.
June 16, 2014Almost all car drivers will have been struck in traffic at some point in time and know just how frustrating it can be not knowing what is causing the traffic jam or what is happening on the road ahead of you. This could be a thing of the past if Renault has their way as they have come up with the KWID car concept that comes with its very own drone robot.
June 22, 2014Hyundai have just unveiled the Genesis, a luxury sudan that can & 39;cheat& 39; speed cameras by automatically slowing down if the driver is travelling too fast. It does so using a combination of GPS and braking technology and detects the camera using GPS locations, automatically applying the brakes before passing the camera.
June 30, 2014Nissan have just unveiled a real life build of their forthcoming Gran Turismo 6 car at Goodwood Festival of Speed in the United Kingdom. The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT was created for the game& 39;s & 34;Vision Gran Turismo festival,& 34; that invites car manufacturers to design a car for the game that they feel is their vision of what& 39;s to come in the future.
June 29, 2014Tel Aviv may soon see a network of sky cars by the name of SkyTran as early as 2016. If the sky high cars are found to be successful after initial trials, we could see the prototype become the base for a much bigger commercial transit system. Image Source: Skytran Israel Aerospace Industries have worked with SkyTran, the California based company, to work on the hovercraft rail which is a 500 meter loop.
July 04, 2014Seven years ago Ecosphere Technologies showed off to the world their first self-contained solar generator unit, aimed for areas where disasters had struck. Since then they have been busy working on refining the form and function of their system and now they have finally revealed their revison.
July 21, 2014A new $75.5 million track, the BMW Driving Centre in Incheon, South Korea, will offer the ultimate in driving tests. Visitors are able to try out the performance cars and motorcycles of BMW on a closed circuit racetrack of 2.6 kilometres, or even try out an SUV in the off—road area. Unlike the recent BMW racetrack we reported on, this one is definitely a reality.
July 14, 2014When deciding to purchase a bike one of the main hassles is deciding what frame size you need. Often you find yourself falling in-between sizes and more often than not the perfect size in one make of bike isn’t the same in a different model. Then there is the problem of the handlebars not being right, even if you manage to get the size of the frame correct.
July 18, 2014The popularity of drift trikes has been on the increase recently after someone came up with the idea of attaching motors to them. Companies along with DIY enthusiasts have been putting electric or gas powered motors onto the trikes to get the most out of them when used in flatter regions.
July 27, 2014Ferrari cars always sell well at auctions and last year a 1967 Ferrari 275 NART Spider went for the record sum of US$27.5 million. Now there is another extremely rare Ferrari being put up for auction - the 1964 Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale. It is one of only three that were ever made. Anyone who has deep pockets and a fondness for collector’s cars may want to head to RM Auctions in California on 15 August.
August 19, 2014You probably had a lot of fun on your tricycle when were you were a kid, but I bet you wish that your tricycle had been as much fun as the Power Rider from Razor. The company are well-known for their compact folding scooters, however they have stepped it up with electric rides that are even more exciting.
September 28, 2014If you have ever wanted to go off-roading but you like your luxury lifestyle too much then you are in for a treat thanks to the Mercedes-Benz Zetros, which is basically a luxury apartment on wheels. The luxury off-roader is the result of a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Hartmann Spezialkarosserien.
September 21, 2014There are plenty of bikes out on the market but most companies stick to the traditional design as anything off the ordinary is at risk of not being a success. The MC2 from IDSG Engineering and Trading however is a transforming bike which can be arranged into one of eight different configurations.