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Category: Vehicles

SpaceX Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Knows How to Park in Reverse

SpaceX Grasshopper Reusable Rocket Knows How to Park in Reverse
We’ve already invented a (partially) reusable spacecraft. But the rockets that were used to boost NASA’s space shuttles – and other spacecraft in general – were all designed for one-time use only. That makes space travel…

When I Said I Needed a Car Charger for My Phone, This Isn’t What I Had in Mind

When I Said I Needed a Car Charger for My Phone, This Isn’t What I Had in Mind
External batteries are great to keep our mobile devices juiced up, but I’ve never seen one in a car form factor before. Now we have one. Japan Trust Technology (JTT) has introduced the GT5200 Coupe with…
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Ford Creates Rapid Fabrication Technique to Prototype Sheet Metal in Days, Not Months

Ford Creates Rapid Fabrication Technique to Prototype Sheet Metal in Days, Not Months
I recently had the opportunity to visit Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, and got a behind the scenes tour of their 3D printing and digital prototyping studio. What they’re doing with these technologies is truly impressive.…

Will Crowdfunding Produce the World’s First Working Hoverboard?

Will Crowdfunding Produce the World’s First Working Hoverboard?
There have been many attempts to recreate the design of the Hoverboards from Back to the Future II, but none of them have been functional. Now, there’s a project which just kicked off with hopes of…

Motorsports Team Builds The Homer, Doh!

Motorsports Team Builds The Homer, Doh!
I wish I could buy this thing. The team at Porcubimmer Motors has created a pretty accurate recreation of The Homer. You might remember it as the car designed by Homer Simpson that brought his brother’s…

Toilet Trike Runs on the Runs

Toilet Trike Runs on the Runs
Japanese toilet company Toto has a bike that runs on poop. If you want to save on fuel and produce your own fuel instead, this is the bike for you. The toilet you see there is…

License Plate Flipper: You’ll Need to Post a (James) Bond if You Get Caught Using This

License Plate Flipper: You’ll Need to Post a (James) Bond if You Get Caught Using This
Back in the old days, in James Bond movies as well as other films and TV shows, people always tricked their pursuers with a license plate that flipped to reveal another. Now you can own your…

Hate to Park? Volvo Has You Covered with Its Self-Parking Car

Hate to Park? Volvo Has You Covered with Its Self-Parking Car
The hard part about driving isn’t exactly the driving part; it’s actually parking. I can drive automatics and stick shifts, but it takes me close to a quarter of an hour to park after I’ve found…

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ Review: Chevy Flirts with Perfection

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ Review: Chevy Flirts with Perfection
In my career as an online journalist, I get to test drive a lot of vehicles. And while I like many of the cars that I drive, it’s rare that I truly love one, and would…

McLaren MP4-12C: The Street Legal Car with Formula 1 Tech

McLaren MP4-12C: The Street Legal Car with Formula 1 Tech
I have to admit that the McLaren F1 was a masterpiece in engineering, and it looked pretty awesome too. Though it took McLaren almost a decade before unveiling their production car that was wholly designed and…

Gran Turismo Trimaran Takes to the Open Water, Not the Race Track

Gran Turismo Trimaran Takes to the Open Water, Not the Race Track
This concept trimaran will most probably able to smoke every boat in your local bay, assuming it ever gets made. It should be able to go fast since its designed to minimize the amount of boat…

Bowers & Wilkins Maserati Speakers: Time to Cash in That 401K

Bowers & Wilkins Maserati Speakers: Time to Cash in That 401K
There’s something quite special about high-end speakers, in the way that they are often able to recreate acoustic performances very accurately, akin to what holography is to visual senses. I’m not sure that these Bowers &…

Smart Ebike: German Car Company Outs Its First Electric Bike

Smart Ebike: German Car Company Outs Its First Electric Bike
There are plenty of electric bikes these days, but from time to time, one comes along that sets itself apart, like this one from Germany’s Smart. Smart is best known for their ultra compact city cars,…

200hp Golf Cart Reaches 100mph

200hp Golf Cart Reaches 100mph
Even with their speed limiters disabled, stock golf carts are pretty slow, much like the game of golf itself. How fast can one go? Maybe 25mph if it’s all tricked out. On the other hand, this …

Flying Bike Will Get You out of a Traffic Jam

Flying Bike Will Get You out of a Traffic Jam
How’d you like to be able to fly over the traffic while riding your bike to work? This flying bike could be just the ticket. This remote-controlled bike actually left the ground for about five minutes.…

Takara Tomy Transforming Robot Car Prototype: Brave Robotics in Disguise

Takara Tomy Transforming Robot Car Prototype: Brave Robotics in Disguise
Last year Kenji Ishida and his company Brave Robotics released 10 units of his awesome remote controlled car that can transform into a mecha. Unsurprisingly, all 10 units were bought, and there’s no word on when…
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