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Category: Mobility

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.

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.

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone

Guy Takes Flight on His Giant Drone
Check out this video from amazingdiyprojects as he takes his homemade multi-rotor copter out for its first manned test flights. Yes, it looks like a death trap. He is just sitting there surrounded by dozens of angry, spinning rotors.

Thrustmaster Gran Turismo Racing Wheel Puts You in the Cockpit for $800

Thrustmaster Gran Turismo Racing Wheel Puts You in the Cockpit for $800
Thrustmaster has a new racing wheel that is coming to land along with the new Gran Turismo Sport racing game for the PS4. The Thrustmaster T-GT racing wheel is one of the most expensive gaming peripherals you can get your sweaty palms.

NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle

NASA Shows off Cool Rover Concept Vehicle
NASA has shown off a concept for a slick, futuristic Mars Rover. It has a shiny black body and huge wheels. In fact, it looks a lot like the Batmobile. Also like a toy truck that you might have seen in the 1980s.

Dad Built His Son a Working Hovercraft

Dad Built His Son a Working Hovercraft
Some dads are truly awesome. Like Minnesota Savvysherpa, Inc research scientist Paul Boswell. He is a truly cool dad, having built a working hovercraft for his son, Oliver. You can watch the video below and see the kid put it through its paces.

LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 Subjected to Real Crash Test

LEGO Porsche 911 GT3 Subjected to Real Crash Test
Growing up, I got into more than a few brawls at day care over wheels to make my LEGO cars. I would then proceed to crash them repeatedly until parts were everywhere, then leave the mess and blame that weird kid who ate glue all the time.

Put a Wookiee in Your Car with the Chewbelta Chewbacca Bandolier Seatbelt Cover

Put a Wookiee in Your Car with the Chewbelta Chewbacca Bandolier Seatbelt Cover
So you fancy yourself a Han Solo sort, huh? You are a rogue and a scoundrel, but what you lack is a Wookiee co-pilot for your very fast hunk of junk. Well, here is the next best thing the “Chewbelta,” a Chewbacca bandolier seatbelt cover.

Navdy Heads-up Navigation System Review

Navdy Heads-up Navigation System Review
Unless you have a late model car with a factory heads-up display, the Navdy is definitely a device worth considering. It adds a heads-up display to any car, and is capable of displaying navigation and other useful information without you having to take your eyes off the road.

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