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Flybus relies on flywheel to stash kinectic energy

09/07/2011, The Flybus sounds like a dream to ride on, and no, it will not suddenly sprout wings and take to the skies, but rather, it will be able to take advantage of the kinetic energy generated whenever it brakes, winding up a flywheel which will feed energy back...

Jaguar C-X16 hybrid concept has Porsche 911 in its sights

09/07/2011, It is more or less a given that many guys won’t mind having enough money to throw around in purchasing a sports car or exotic supercar sometime during their lifetime, and such companies want to do their level best to grab your attention (and...

Automotive system security is the next battleground [McAfee]

09/06/2011, McAfee has published a report called “Caution, Malware Ahead”, which describes security threats in auto information systems. There is no doubt that we live in a world where the number of connected devices is set to explode. If you think that...

BMW tests out laser headlights to replace LEDs

09/06/2011, Do you feel like the LED headlights on your car aren’t bright enough? Apparently so does BMW, as the company has announced that it has started experimenting with laser headlights to replace the LEDs that we currently have. Some of you might be...

Hyundai’s car shopping tool will be great for viral marketing

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...

Smart ForVision Electric Concept Car

09/01/2011, Smart has long been one of the huge supporters for eco-friendly innovations in vehicles, and this time around they intend to make a splash at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show by announcing that they will be parading their spanking new electric vehicle (EV)...

TomTom announces iPad optimized version

09/01/2011, Good news TomTom users, it appears that the popular navigation app on the iPhone has finally been optimized for the iPad, as pictured above (image credits: Giiks). It seems that TomTom has been paying attention to what their users want and have finally...

Ghost stealth boat glides on gas layer

08/30/2011, We have stealth submarines and fighter aircraft, so what about stealth boats? Granted, boats are a whole lot harder to hide when it is traveling on the open sea simply because even with a cloaking ability, you cannot dismiss the wake in the waves that it...

DARPA Starship project ready to kick off

08/30/2011, DARPA, an arm of the Pentagon, has just rolled out the official solicitation for its “100 Year Starship” project that has the intention of sending human beings to space, letting them enjoy interstellar voyages within this coming century? Of...

Ford Evos: Cloud Connected Car

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,...

Peugeot HX1 hybrid concept MPV

08/30/2011, MPVs generally aren’t associated with being “cool”, and many seem to associate it with soccer moms fetching kids to and fro soccer games, however we think you may change your mind about MPVs when you see Peugeot’s HX1 concept car (pictured above)...

iPhone camera used to study traffic lights

08/29/2011, Don’t you just hate it when you’re headed towards a traffic light, brake, only to have the lights turn green 2 seconds later? If you didn’t already know, unnecessary or excessive braking will result in your car wasting energy and fuel due to the...

Airships to cater for the North

08/29/2011, It seems that a British manufacturer will be working on a fleet of airships that will cater for Yellowknife’s Discovery Air in order for it to supply remote communities and enterprises in the North. The rather futuristic giant blimps (that has a...