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Steer Safe lets you check your phone while driving

08/09/2011, Safe to say the majority of us have been guilty of using our phones while driving, admit it, there were probably occasions when you have received a particular important phone call or text message which required immediate attention despite the fact that...

Liquid cooling cushion keeps you cool during the summer

08/01/2011, The summer heat can be cruel especially when driving and you’re stuck in a traffic jam. Sure the air-con could help to cool your face and upper body, but ever notice that it fails to cool your bottom or back of your thighs? So you could step out of the...

Hackers discover a way to hack into your car’s remote control app

07/28/2011, There’s so much technology out there nowadays when it comes to protecting our vehicles from theft. They range from more primitive methods of physically locking the steering wheel with a lock or to more complex systems where you can be alerted by SMS...

Burt Rutan’s swansong, the BiPod hybrid-electric car that can fly

07/18/2011, Burt Rutan, for those who are unfamiliar, is a famous engineer who was behind the Ansari X-Prize-winning SpaceShipOne among many other amazing aircrafts. His swan song, before he retired in April, was finally revealed on Sunday and it is called the BiPod....

Volvo to test range extender electric vehicle concepts next year

07/13/2011, As green as electric vehicles (EV) are, the fact of the matter is that the range they can cover is not quite up to par with gasoline powered vehicles, which is why Volvo has decided to produce a few electric test vehicles with range extenders through the...

NAU’s Futuristic Ecco Camper Concept

06/27/2011, Are you a fan of camping, or driving about in an RV? Well if you are, or even if you’re not a fan, this concept mobile camper designed by NAU should still be able to catch your eye, and perk your interests at the very least. The Ecco Camper, as...

Power your car with exhaust fumes in the future?

05/26/2011, Engineers have been working on a way to convert the waste heat in your car’s exhaust into energy for some time now but so far attempts haven’t been very successful. The exhaust gases can reach up to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s...

Toyota and WiTricity to create cars that can charge wirelessly

04/28/2011, Toyota and WiTricity have announced that they will be collaborating together to work on a way to practically apply automotive wireless charging systems and to promote its widespread use. WiTricity, a corporation that’s known for its wireless...

Ford starts building digital children crash dummies

03/31/2011, Ford announced that they have officially started work on building a digital human child, complete with its internal organs, skeleton structure and brain, all in the name of safety research. Car safety testing has been going on for years now, with the use...

Nanobeads to store Hydrogen for fueling cars

01/31/2011, Hydrogen-powered vehicles haven’t exactly been successful due to the highly volatile nature of hydrogen – it is extremely difficult to store. At the moment, storing hydrogen requires high-pressure cylinders that are up to 700 times the atmospheric...

A car has feelings too, you know

01/20/2011, Man and machine merging into a powerful unit, working in cohesion and perfect harmony has long been the dream of many a person, and what you see above could very well be the prelude to something better. Researchers from the Tsukuba University in Japan are...

Demand for Cars with WiFi to Increase 40 Times by 2017

11/29/2010, iSuppli is forecasting that demand for cars with built-in WiFi will increase to 7.2 million vehicles in 2017, a 40-time increase from today’s 174,000 connected cars. Though integrated WiFi may provide a more limited role in getting road warriors...

Lightweight Edison2 Concept Car Achieves 100+ MPG

09/16/2010, At the X-Prize competition, the team that designed the Edison2 concept car was able to get their lightweight automobile with innovative design and construction and not with simple green technology like an electric engine. However, despite using an...