The Pronto4 strap-on kit from Utah-based Kairos Autonomi can turn any ordinary vehicle into an autonomous and unmanned one, able to follow waypoints and can go as fast as 90 mph. Of course, users also have the option to control their vehicles remotely.
Nobody wants to get in a car crash. But if you have the misfortune of ending up in a fender-bender – or worse, wouldn’t you like to have a video documenting the entire thing for insurance or legal purposes?
Well now you can, thanks to this little bit of modern technology from Korea’s Selfic Technologies.The
Why have I not read about this before? The ParaJet SkyCar, invented by Giles Cardozo, is the world’s first street legal FLYING CAR.
As in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flying Car, except that it uses a nylon “Paramenia Reflex” wing to control its flight.
Graphic designers Pierre Smeets and Damien Aresta, known collectively as pleaseletmedesign, teamed up with professional race car driver Stef van Campenhoudt to…create a font. But hey, if you were given the choice between sitting in front of a computer all day and watching a pro racer trace Qs and Zs to make a font, you’d choose the latter too.
What would you say if I told you that your next car could run on air instead of gasoline, and that it would produce zero pollution? The MDI AIRpod might just bring that promise to reality when it hits the streets later this year.
The subcompact AIRpod runs on compressed air instead of traditional automotive fuels.
The guys over at Yanko Design came across this mysterious miniature vehicle called ROCK.
Created by Mexico City industrial designer Alberico J. Camacho, the ROCK dons a tiny Nissan logo, and looks something like an oversize bowling ball on wheels.
How’d you like to be the very first person in America to own this brand new electric car?
The ZERO from Italy’s Tazzari Electric is getting set to hit U.S. shores by early 2010, and now there’s a chance for you to be the tooling around in this cute subcompact car before anyone else gets one.
The eco-friendly ZERO runs on lithium batteries, and is made from 100% recyclable aluminum.
When I came across this design for a retro-futuristic Chevy Camaro (aka the Steampunk Kamaro), I nearly lost my mind.
Then I realized that it wasn’t real, and only a graphic rendering by artist John ‘Jazz’ Vernon.
Modder-friendly electronics company SparkFun Electronics recently held what they hope will be an annual event called the Autonomous Vehicle Competition, which is basically a race of proto-Autobots around one of SparkFun’s buildings.
The contest was initially employees-only, but SparkFun realized it would be much more fun to have their customers join so that was what they did.
I’ve been waiting all my life for the day that somebody came up with a gadget that would finally combine my passions for radio-controlled race cars and breakdancing. That day has finally arrived.
You can certainly drive this R/C car around the floor just like any other, but the real fun kicks in when you kick it into Breakin’ II Electric Boogaloo mode.
This diminutive race car from Japan does one thing really well – it drives around in a circle, over and over again.
While it’s not quite as exciting as watching hillbillies turning left a NASCAR race (sarcasm), at least you get a front-row seat to this tiny little race whenever you want.
Just load the Gakken MM Circuit race car into its special wheel-revving charger for 5 seconds, then drop it into the bowl-shaped racetrack and it spins round-and-round (like a record baby, right round, round, round) at a breakneck pace of 0.6
Fresh off the boat from Japan, these miniature remote control cars let you tool around as the characters from Mario Kart.
These Q-Steer cars from TakaraTomy let drive around using a pocket-size infrared remote control. Each one features the likeness of one of your favorite characters, and they can run on different frequencies so you can race against your friends.
I’m deeply saddened to report that everyone’s favorite speedy, spiny gaming mammal, Sonic the Hedgehog was found dead today at the age of 18.
Run down in the prime of his life, it’s unknown why Sonic was wandering around this parking lot in the North of England.
At first glance, I thought this seafaring sports car was the underwater Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me. Much to my amazement, it’s a real amphibious Lamborghini Countach built by Mike Ryan of SeaRoader.