04/25/2012, There is no doubt that China is a true pioneer in technology, not to mention its countless inventions such gunpowder, the compass, papermaking and more. Even in today’s web 2.0 world, China continues to invent cool amazing stuff. One such example is this wind-powered car that was made by a 55-year old man from Beijing.
11/29/2011, In its relatively short lifespan, the car has gone through a great deal of transformations, from a curious object to a real transportation tool, to today’s fun vehicle without forgetting the “status symbol” aspect. But there’s never been a better time to be a car enthusiast than today because automobiles have gone far beyond their “transportation” aspirations: they can adapt to us and to our lifestyle in ways that were […]
11/25/2011, Forget about asking mundane stuff like how the weather would be like, or to schedule your appointments. Why not have it do something far more interesting, like starting your vehicle remotely? Of course, we do know that Apple is notorious for their closed system, hence making it really, really difficult for developers to come up with something out of Apple’s box – but then again developer @plamoni is crafty enough […]
11/15/2011, Photo: Eco Car via Shutterstock Electric Vehicle, a very old technology Electric cars have been around for a very long time, the first EV was invented in the first part of the 19th century, but it wasn’t until the beginning of the 19th century that electric cars outsold all other types of cars (steam and gasoline). For several reasons, including the need for longer range vehicles, the decrease of gasoline […]
09/12/2011, When people talk about tuning up or playing around with their cars – it usually involves chop shops and modifications to the car’s body and stuff under the hood. Rarely you will hear about people hacking the car’s electronics to make it do what they want – but it looks like all that is going to change in the future. Ford and Bug Labs have announced today that they are […]
09/01/2011, Pretty much everybody is on Facebook right now and it looks like Hyundai is going to tap into the massive network with a new marketing tool, according to a report from CNET. According to its sources, Hyundai has plans to add four new car-buying tools to its Facebook fan page, that will let car buyers (or anybody who feels like it) crowdsource for the opinions of their friends when it […]
08/30/2011, Ford has announced the Ford Evos, a Hybrid sedan concept car that is constantly connected to the cloud. While it is only a concept at the moment, it is -mostly- based on ideas and technologies that can be achievable in the near-future. For instance, having a constant connection between the car and the Internet is merely a cost issue, not a technological one. In Ford’s vision, the Evos knows everything […]
08/15/2011, Looking for a fresh take on how cars work? Da Feng’s latest concept design, Project Flake, might be right up your alley. The UK-based designer has recently come up with a concept video showing off what his car is all about and we gotta say, it sure is creative, not to mention pretty original. Inspired by the Pixar hit animated film in 2008, Cars, Da Feng wondered if it was […]
08/12/2011, Hey Diddle Diddle – this time around, the bovine in question did not make the leap over the moon, but somehow did defy the law of gravity to a certain degree by clearing a three foot fence, squashing a car upon landing to boot. Yes sir, Robert’s Citroen C5 is a complete write off after his entire bonnet was dented, while the whole wheel broke after said cow “bounced” onto […]
08/09/2011, Hot Wheels upcoming remote controlled vehicles, the Nitro Speeders (which were shown off at the New York Toy Fair quite a while ago) are about to go on sale in a few months time. The tiny cars can go up to 8.3mph, which is said to be equivalent to 600 mph in the car’s 1/87th scale. Due to the cars’ fast speeds, users are going to have trouble maneuvering them […]
07/21/2011, You know how distracting GPS units can be to use and drive at the same time? Companies have been trying hard to work at a solution to the problem, but no matter how good and intuitive you make a GPS, it’s still going to be a distraction that the driver will have to take his focus off the road in order to use. Well, the folks over at MicroVision seems […]
07/06/2011, The folks over at Jalopnik managed to spend some time with the latest sports car from Covini, the C3A, and they took it for a ride around the Goodwood Festival in the UK. What’s so special about this car, you ask. Well if you haven’t realized it yet, from the photograph of the car, it features six wheels: four in the front and two in the rear.
06/24/2011, NXP Semiconductors NV has just announced the availability of its production-ready single-chip solution for multifunction car keys. The NCF2970 (KEyLink Lite) can do more than just open your car doors – it packs NFC (Near Field Communications) technology that allows it to connect to NFC-compliant devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. If you’re wondering how useful NFC-enabled keys can be, here’s a couple of examples:
06/24/2011, It looks like the days of steering wheel-controlled cars are coming to an end. Volkswagen has managed to develop a temporary autopilot system that brings us one step closer to having cars that don’t need drivers to move. Developed together with the HAVEit (Highly Automated Vehicles for Intelligent Transportation), the autopilot system allows cars to drive on their own when engaged. Called the Temporary Auto Pilot system, it works by […]