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Category: Mobility

Someone Turned a Volkswagen Inside Out and It’s Messing with My Mind

Someone Turned a Volkswagen Inside Out and It’s Messing with My Mind
Volkswagen messed with people earlier this week by trying to convince us that they had changed their name to “Voltswagen.” It turned out to be an April Fools joke in the end, but it definitely ruffled some feathers because they made the announcement on March 30, which convinced journalists that it was actual news.

Man Builds Electric-Powered Ice Skates That Double as Meat Grinders

Man Builds Electric-Powered Ice Skates That Double as Meat Grinders
Because you don’t know until you try, and not trying may haunt you for the rest of your life, Simon Sörensen of YouTube channel RCLifeOn went and built himself a pair of electric-powered ice skates using parts from an electric skateboard.
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A Faux Fur Chewbacca Water Bottle Holder

A Faux Fur Chewbacca Water Bottle Holder
Because the thought of getting faux fur in your mouth while taking a sip of water is universally appealing, this is the Star Wars Chewbacca Bottle Cooler available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth for $20. Designed to hold 20 to 32 oz.

The NOMAD Briefcase Grill & Smoker: For Cooking on the Go

The NOMAD Briefcase Grill & Smoker: For Cooking on the Go
Because you never know when the need to grill or smoke some meat is going to hit you, NOMAD has developed the Briefcase Grill & Smoker, a $600 portable grill and smoker in the form of a 28-pound briefcase.

Off-Road Electric Unicycle Can Go Up To 34MPH: Look Ma, No Hands!

Off-Road Electric Unicycle Can Go Up To 34MPH: Look Ma, No Hands!
Because there’s a personal electric vehicle for everyone no matter what their taste, InMotion has released the $2,000 V11 electric unicycle, a one-wheeled EV with a traditional unicycle form factor. Obviously, I’m about to take my circus act to the next level.

Rats Have Learned to Drive Tiny Cars

Rats Have Learned to Drive Tiny Cars
Apparently, because we don’t already have enough problem with scooters weaving in and out of traffic, scientists are working on a way for rats to drive around in miniature cars. Yes, these rodents can now literally join the rat race.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hearse Gets You to the Grave on Time

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Hearse Gets You to the Grave on Time
Have you ever gotten stuck in traffic behind a funeral procession? Those things move so slowly. Perhaps they’d move faster if the hearse had more horsepower. Something like a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, with its 700+ horses, should do the trick.

Tesla Monster Cybertruck Concept Looks Straight out of Damnation Alley

Tesla Monster Cybertruck Concept Looks Straight out of Damnation Alley
The Tesla Cybertruck already features a bonkers design that looks like something out of a 1980s science fiction movie. The angular, all-electric pickup truck has a pretty intimidating presence as shown in factory form, but it’s definitely more of an urban assault vehicle than something you could seriously take off-road.

FCA and Waymo Expand Autonomous Driving Technology Partnership

FCA and Waymo Expand Autonomous Driving Technology Partnership
As vehicles increasingly become showcases for technology on wheels, autonomous driving is becoming closer to a reality – especially for commercial purposes. We’ve been seeing ride-hailing services and delivery companies testing out self-driving vehicles for a while now.

This AirPods Case Looks Like a Mini Cooper

This AirPods Case Looks Like a Mini Cooper
So you have a pair of fancy and expensive AirPods. You could just carry around them in the standard, nondescript white case that Apple ships them in, or you could dress them up and make them your own.

Swarovski Crystal Batmobile Based Shows New Facets of Tim Burton’s Batman

Swarovski Crystal Batmobile Based Shows New Facets of Tim Burton’s Batman
The Batmobile has been in the news recently with the reveal of the version that’s expected to appear in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie. While Batman’s new sled looks like a muscle car on steroids, previous versions were much more based in fantasy.

Ford Solar Car “Cocoon” Patent Is Crazy Genius

Ford Solar Car “Cocoon” Patent Is Crazy Genius
The idea of using solar panels to give electric cars a little extra boost is nothing new. In fact, the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has a solar roof that helps to run its electronics, and can give it a couple of extra miles of driving range each day.

Hot Wheels Is Making R/C Tesla Cybertrucks

Hot Wheels Is Making R/C Tesla Cybertrucks
While hundreds of thousands of people put down a $100 deposit for an opportunity to buy Tesla’s Cybertruck when it eventually goes into production, I’d bet that only a small portion of those people will actually end up buying one when they find out the true retail price.

Toyota Goes EPCOT with Its Own Prototype City of the Future

Toyota Goes EPCOT with Its Own Prototype City of the Future
Not too long ago, I visited with Toyota in Tokyo to learn about their plans to transform from an automotive company into a mobility company – concerning themselves with all of the different ways that people need to get around, and not just cars and trucks anymore.

Colin Furze Made a Jet-Powered Star Wars Landspeeder

Colin Furze Made a Jet-Powered Star Wars Landspeeder
Inventor and madman Colin Furze has built some pretty wild stuff over the years. Among my favorites are his Star Wars-inspired projects, which so far have included a giant AT-ACT playhouse and a full-size TIE Silencer ships.

Someone Already Made a LEGO Tesla Cybertruck

Someone Already Made a LEGO Tesla Cybertruck
While it might be a couple of years before we see any actual Tesla Cybertrucks on the road, there is one way you can get your hands on one immediately – by building a model of one.
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