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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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Tesla Cybertruck: Here’s to the Crazy Ones

Tesla Cybertruck: Here’s to the Crazy Ones
Say what you will about Elon Musk, the man knows how to build hype and get people talking. As soon as the media buzz about the 2019 LA Auto Show died down, the PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla founder conducted his own invitation-only event to show off his latest creation, Tesla’s much-anticipated pickup truck, officially dubbed the Cybertruck.

Oh Geez. Turo Is Sharing a Rick and Morty Mortymobile

Oh Geez. Turo Is Sharing a Rick and Morty Mortymobile
Do you love you some Rick and Morty? Well, you might get a chance to ride with Morty himself – or at least a giant version of the cartoon character slapped on the roof of an Mazda 3.

TOYOTA Boshoku MX191 Concept Lets You Rearrange Its Interior

TOYOTA Boshoku MX191 Concept Lets You Rearrange Its Interior
I recently attended the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, and among the numerous displays of production and concept cars, I came across the booth for the Toyota Boshoku Corporation, who makes seating, interior, and exterior components for vehicles.

These Projection Headlamps Shine Moving Images Onto the Road

These Projection Headlamps Shine Moving Images Onto the Road
While wandering the expansive show floor at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, I came across a pretty interesting technology which could someday find its way into vehicles. Basically, it’s a projection system that would allow vehicles to cast moving images onto the ground in front of them.

Toyota Field Support Robot to Fetch Objects at Tokyo Olympics

Toyota Field Support Robot to Fetch Objects at Tokyo Olympics
I’m here in Tokyo this week for the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, and while here, I stopped by the new headquarters for the Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD) to check out some of the technologies the company and their partners are working on.

NEC’s Flying Car Is a Giant Drone for Humans

NEC’s Flying Car Is a Giant Drone for Humans
If you grew up any time in the latter half of the 20th century or later, you’ve been promised that flying cars (and personal jetpacks) would someday take to the skies on a regular basis. While there certainly have been a number of concepts and prototypes over the years, living like the Jetsons has yet to materialize.

Toyota e-Palette Autonomous Vehicles to Transport Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

Toyota e-Palette Autonomous Vehicles to Transport Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Athletes
We’re less than a year away from the start of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, so the Japanese city is well underway with preparations for the celebration of athletic talent, sportsmanship, and global goodwill. Among the many things that will be needed for the games to be successful will be methods for athletes to get quickly and safely between their housing and venues during the games – and automaker Toyota is working on just that.

ANYmal Robot Has Both Legs and Wheels

ANYmal Robot Has Both Legs and Wheels
Robots usually have either legs or wheels to move them around. But this unusual robot has both. Its builders say the combination provides it with greater versatility than other quadruped robots, and from the looks of the video footage engineer Marko Bjelonic shared, I’d have to agree.

Nissan Designs the Ultimate Gaming Chairs, Inspired by Car Seats

Nissan Designs the Ultimate Gaming Chairs, Inspired by Car Seats
If you love to play video games at your desk for hours on end, then you need a good chair with lots of support. Since Nissan knows a thing or two about engineering seats for long road trips behind the wheel, they decided to give it a shot, and came up with three awesome concept designs, each inspired by one of their vehicles.

2020 GMC Sierra HD Trucks Make Trailers Transparent

2020 GMC Sierra HD Trucks Make Trailers Transparent
Over the years, the camera technology in vehicles has dramatically improved. We started out with rudimentary low-resolution backup cameras, and now we have crystal clear images with multiple views, guidelines, and radar sensors to detect obstacles.

Polaris Builds a Working Replica of an Apollo Lunar Rover

Polaris Builds a Working Replica of an Apollo Lunar Rover
There have been lots of cool things going on to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing, but this might just be the coolest. Off-road vehicle maker Polaris Industries created a virtually perfect replica of the original NASA Lunar Rover Vehicle (LRV), which first appeared on the moon in 1971.

LEGO Harley-Davidson Fat Boy: Get Your Motor Runnin’

LEGO Harley-Davidson Fat Boy: Get Your Motor Runnin’
Do you like smoke and lightning? How about heavy metal thunder? If you answered yes, you might just be born to be wild. And if you are a true nature’s child, you’ll want to grab this LEGO Creator Expert set that’s based on the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle.

Toyota’s TILT Lab is a Maker Space for Manufacturing Ingenuity

Toyota’s TILT Lab is a Maker Space for Manufacturing Ingenuity
I recently had the opportunity to visit Toyota’s largest vehicle production facility in the world, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK). While there, I not only got to see how humans and machines work together to make about 2000 cars per day, but learned a bit about the magicians who pull the strings behind the curtain of a car factory, the production engineering team.

Artist Turns Bus Into a Swimming Pool

Artist Turns Bus Into a Swimming Pool
Artis Benedetto Bufalino likes to make some pretty wild things out of vehicles. He’s transformed a construction digger into an aquarium, a Ford Mondeo into a pizza oven, a cement mixer into a disco ball, and both a car and a camper into swimming pools.
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