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This Driveable, Electric-Powered TIE Fighter Owns the Road

This Driveable, Electric-Powered TIE Fighter Owns the Road
Every time we’ve seen a TIE Fighter in the movies, it’s been zooming through space or sitting on the deck of an Imperial battlestation. But this TIE Fighter can actually drive on the street. This land-based TIE Fighter was built by Queensland, Nova Scotia man Allan Carver.

The Top 3 Hoverboards of 2018

The Top 3 Hoverboards of 2018
Yes, we know that so called “hoverboards” don’t really hover. We should get that out of the way first. They stay firmly on the ground, but it can feel like you are hovering when you ride one.
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BMW Launches Car Subscription Service

BMW Launches Car Subscription Service
If you have a spare $2000 a month, you might want to buy a second home – or you might want to check out BMW’s new car service. This Netflix-like subscription service recently kicked off a pilot program called “Access by BMW,” which lets subscribers drive various BMW vehicles on demand.

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps

This 15-Foot Tall Exoskeleton is Made for Racing, But Is Still Taking Baby Steps
This is the Furrion Prothesis exoskeleton.  It is a giant 8,000-pound mech that should be saved for our defense when Godzilla and his enemies show up. Apparently, it’s designed for mech racing, but it could also be used to destroy homes and small cities while stomping civilians into dust.

Lexus Genetic Select Customizes Cars Based on Your DNA

Lexus Genetic Select Customizes Cars Based on Your DNA
Coinciding with the 2018 New York Auto Show, luxury performance automaker Lexus showed off something highly unexpected – a new offering designed to offer the ultimate in automotive customization. Partnering up with DNA analysis company 23andMe, they plan to build cars catered to your exact genetic makeup.

Giant Vending Machine Doles Out Fords in China

Giant Vending Machine Doles Out Fords in China
Buying a car is an expensive decision. So how can car manufacturers get you to pull the trigger and make a purchase? By making it fun. That’s what this huge car vending machine in China is all about. 

New Technology Can See Through Fog

New Technology Can See Through Fog
There’s been a lot of buzz in the media this past week about the first ever pedestrian fatality involving an autonomous vehicle. While there was clearly some kind of failure to see the pedestrian by both the system and the safety driver, self-driving car systems are generally quite good at detecting pedestrians and other objects in clear weather.

Northerners Need This LEGO Snowblower

Northerners Need This LEGO Snowblower
I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of shoveling snow every year. Even when you use a snowblower, it requires you to push the thing, while you freeze your butt off. Definitely a first world problem.

Turning a Car Into a Computer Mouse: Double-honk to Run

Turning a Car Into a Computer Mouse: Double-honk to Run
Simone Giertz is known for building some not so great robots. When not building crappy robots, she likes to do other weird and wonderful things. Take, for example, her latest project, in which she teamed up with William Osman to modify her tiny electric Citicar, aka Cheese Louise.

Hello Kitty Car Tires are Perfect for Jaguars

Hello Kitty Car Tires are Perfect for Jaguars
So you’ve got a fancy sports car named after a cat. You can’t exactly go driving around with plain old black rubber wrapped around your rims, can you? What you need are some of these pink-accented Hello Kitty tires.

Radio Flyer Landspeeder: Tatooine Transportation

Radio Flyer Landspeeder: Tatooine Transportation
Star Wars kids will absolutely love this X-34 Landspeeder from Radio Flyer. It doesn’t actually hover, but it does have a motorized drivetrain. You just need a VFX artist to go around with your kids and erase the bottom as they drive along.

Ride from Land to Sea in the Mini Moke Amphibie Lazareth

Ride from Land to Sea in the Mini Moke Amphibie Lazareth
Check out the Mini Moke Amphibie Lazareth, which looks like part Jeep, part golf cart, and part kids’ toy. This tiny amphibious vehicle is built from aluminum with a 400cc Euro 4 engine that can propel it up to 90km/h (56 mph).

Vycle Is a Pedal Powered Elevator

Vycle Is a Pedal Powered Elevator
Do you want the convenience of an elevator, with the workout of climbing stairs? Vycle is a bike that is also an elevator. A bike-avator? An ele-biker? Creators Elena Larriba and Jon Garcia have created a pedal-powered elevator alternative that helps you get in shape as you travel between floors.

Why Ride an eBike?

Why Ride an eBike?
I’ve been riding bicycles for years, doing all of the hard work of pedaling all this time. It makes for great exercise, but it’s not necessarily the most efficient way to commute. Electric bikes (or “eBikes”) offer power assistance to make your ride faster and less exhausting.

Electric Self Driving Potato: Volkswagen SpudBug

Electric Self Driving Potato: Volkswagen SpudBug
When he’s not creating awesome video games like Superhot, developer Marek Baczynski is giving vegetables the ability to roam the land. Marek recently gave a potato the freedom to travel on its own. The self-driving potato, named Pontus, runs entirely on its own electricity too.

Oscar Mayer Grows its Fleet of Wieners

Oscar Mayer Grows its Fleet of Wieners
Out of all the lunch meat companies out there, Oscar Mayer clearly has the largest wiener. I mean it’s wiener is so massive that it rides around on four wheels and has a driver inside. That is one big wiener, it’s like the John Holmes of processed lunch meats.
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