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D-Art all-electric 3-wheeler vehicle

12/08/2011, Those who are familiar with the design studio scene in Japan would definitely have heard about D-Art, and for all the right reasons, of course. After all, just at the recently concluded International Robotics Expo in November, we saw D-Art’s design...

Honda creates electric brakes

12/07/2011, Honda might have stumbled upon an important discovery in the world of motoring – by working on an electric-powered brake which will control the hydraulic pressure of its master cylinder using nothing but a ball screw. Whenever the driver steps on...

Honda HEV uses 2 motors to control rear wheels separately

12/07/2011, I can just imagine executives from lesser established motor companies take a look at Honda’s HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) which sports an engine (obviously), a motor in front, as well as two motors in the rear segment that will control the back...

Air-Free Concept tyres from Bridgestone

12/07/2011, We all know that there is this thing called run-flat tyres, where they are a standard issue feature on expensive vehicles such as BMWs, but replacing them can be quite a pain on your wallet. Then again, it should not matter – after all, if you are...

Denso unveils drowsiness monitor for drivers

12/06/2011, Driving outstation can be quite a tiring experience, especially if you travel alone. This usually results in a long and boring drive and usually along the way you start to feel a little drowsy. This can prove to be rather dangerous as you may accidentally...

Bricks fashion emergency exit in buses

12/02/2011, It goes without saying that a bus will need to have at least one emergency exit for the simple reason to help save lives just in case some of the passengers are trapped in other parts of the bus, with access to the main entrance/exit blocked. Well, I...

Suzuki Swift EV hybrid debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

12/02/2011, The Tokyo Motor Show this year will feature its fair share of starlets as usual, and surely going green is one of the main themes. Suzuki delivered their Swift EV Hybrid vehicle that will boast of an extended range to better cater for its customers....

Honda recalls more ‘shrapnel’ airbags

12/02/2011, Honda announced late last night that they will be expanding an airbag recall (and for the fourth time at that!) due to airbag inflators which are too powerful, where the direct result of deployment might actually hurt or kill drivers instead of saving...

GM offers to buy back Chevy Volt from unhappy customers

12/02/2011, Earlier this year in May, a routine crash test of GM’s Chevy Volt ended with the vehicle catching fire several weeks after the incident. This prompted an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to see if Chevy Volt...

Toyota FCV-R concept unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

12/01/2011, The fuel cell vehicle concept is entirely dead and buried just yet, and the Toyota FCV-R has been unveiled at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show that is happening in Japan even as we speak. Bear in mind that a hydrogen infrastructure is still far away...

Honda Micro Commuter concept car looks awesome

12/01/2011, At the Tokyo Motor Show 2011, Honda revealed its “micro commuter” concept car that looks like it could have been pulled straight out from the TRON movie. The vehicle features an eco-friendly electric engine and can seat three people – one...

Algorithm predicts wayward drivers

12/01/2011, Do you think that we humans love a good challenge, always pushing the proverbial envelope? After all, how else do you explain the situation where we are obsessed with records and want to break them even though they seem to be nigh impossible? Well,...

Nissan LEAF packs enough juice to power a home

12/01/2011, I suppose one advantage that you have with an electric vehicle would be the ability to harness the energy reserves of the vehicle’s battery during emergencies – as siphoning fuel out from your petrol guzzler is far trickier and infinitely more...

Lexus recycles CT 200h parts into fashionable items

12/01/2011, Going green seems to be the “in” thing these days, and it is definitely not something that I am upset even though some folks end up as pretentious in their green effort. After all, every little bit counts in making sure our next generation...