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Ben Heck develops proximity sensor for cyclists

09/27/2011, Being a cyclist is the way to go if you happen to live in a city where everything is within close proximity, making it rather pointless to own a car and fight for parking downtown while running the risk of picking up an illegal parking ticket as well. Not...

Wood for motor fuel?

09/26/2011, Renmatix, a Georgia company claims that a major hurdle has already been overcome when it comes to turning agricultural waste into vehicle fuel as well as other useful chemicals – and this was achieved through a technology which is capable of...

BMW ConnectedDrive reads aloud your social network updates

09/26/2011, Drinking (alcohol) and driving do not mix, and another element that does not jive with driving includes speaking on your phone or checking up on emails, text messages and social network updates. BMW intends to safeguard the driver and occupants from any...

Lightsabers used for train railings in Japan

09/26/2011, We all know what a huge success the Star Wars: The Complete Saga Blu-ray release was, and the Force is certainly strong all over the globe. Even those living in the Land of the Rising Sun is not spared (which is a good thing), where the boxset hit Japan...

Coffee powered car makes attempt at speed record

09/26/2011, You know how drinking coffee is supposed to give you a temporary jolt so that you need not feel all that lethargic? Well, I suppose that works for humans, but what about cars? There is this particular jalopy which was specially modified to run on nothing...

Brompton unveils their foldable electric bicycle

09/23/2011, Foldable electric bikes aren’t exactly new, but if you’re looking for an alternative to all the models that are currently available, Brompton has just unveiled their very own foldable electric bicycle, a project that the company has apparently been...

Ron Arad creates a bicycle with steel tires

09/23/2011, The phrase to “reinvent the wheel” has often been used in negative terms, usually to refer to the creation of something needless or pointless, but in the case of Ron Arad, that is what he has literally done with this bike design, which by all accounts...

Soundtank brings back memories of Dune 2

09/23/2011, Remember when you played House Atredies on the PC version of Dune 2 by Westwood Studios? That was an adventure of a lifetime, and one of the best advantages of the Sonic Tank was its amazing range that made short work of missile turrets, destroying...

Ford introduces “Door Edge Protector” feature

09/22/2011, There are times when inconsiderate drivers park their cars too close to ours, and we come back from the mall, grocers or a nice dinner only to find that they have dented our doors or scrapped a bit of paint off them by opening the doors too hard. We’re...

Urbee 3D printed car heads to the Great White North

09/22/2011, We’re so used to printing documents, that to contemplate the possibility of printing an actual object is mind boggling. While 3D printers have certainly come down in price somewhat due to advances in the field as well as technology, that does not...

Confiscated drug money turns sheriff’s vehicle green

09/22/2011, Green not with envy, but rather, to run on propane autogas. This is a novel way of using in a sense, nobody’s money, to help our law enforcers be in Captain Planet’s good books, as both parties continue to fight the menace of crime and evil...

AutoTram: Bus or tram, you decide

09/21/2011, It is rather interesting to note that sometimes, a particular device or in this case, mode of transportation comes in an unorthodox form factor that you might actually be confused to know which is its primary function and what is the secondary one. The...

Ford E-Bike concept

09/21/2011, We do know that the Ford E-Bike concept will be able to “talk” to a Samsung Galaxy S2 which is attached to the front of the bike, but while we covered more of the software side of the E-Bike sometime last week, here is further information on...

Edison2 takes the electric route

09/21/2011, What happens when you already have a vehicle that has already picked up the X-Prize award? Well, Edison2 decided to improve on their Very Light Car (VLC) by working on an electric version. It is a no-brainer, of course, to call this particular vehicle the...