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O-Lec targets 2030 release

06/17/2010, It is still all a pipe dream at the moment, but “O-Lec,” or online electric car, was designed by British designer Scott Gilbert who wants to see such an electric vehicle hit the market a good two decades down the road. It won’t run on...

Hyundai 2011 Equus luxury sedan ships with iPad as owner’s manual

06/17/2010, Hyundai decided to jump into the tablet computer fray with their 2011 Equus luxury sedan, shipping an iPad with each purchase instead of your regular owner’s manual. Apart from being a digital tome for you to refer if you want to find out more about...

Dahon Biologic ReeCharge makes full use of your hard work

06/15/2010, Getting around on two wheels is always a good thing as it doesn’t require a single drop of fossil fuel, and helps you stay trim as well. Dahon’s Biologic ReeCharge system will cater for avid cyclists, as it will use energy generated by your...

Wi-Fi connectivity to be available on New York City area train lines

06/15/2010, A private telecommunications company wants to introduce Wi-Fi service to a couple of New York City area train lines. Mobilitie currently operates the free Wi-Fi service NYFI, and has submitted a proposal to build a wireless network for the Metro North and...

Audi Sound Concept Boasts 62 Speakers

06/15/2010, Are you an audiophile who thinks that in-car audio systems are never good enough? Audi is currently involved in a new project that according to them could be the next revolution. The project is internally dubbed the Audi Sound Concept and is being tested...

Solar airship concept doubles up as flying hotel

06/14/2010, Taking a long cruise has always been an attraction for hopeless romantics, but how about taking flight to the skies? This solar-powered airship concept will double up as a flying hotel, thanks to industrial designer Thomas Rodemeier who dubbed the concept...

Ikaros solar sail deployed successfully

06/14/2010, Japanese scientists could very well have toasted champagne among each other as they celebrated the successful deployment of their solar sail known as Ikaros. This 200-sq-m (2,100-sq-ft) membrane has been attached to a small disc-shaped spacecraft which...

MotoCzysz E1pc Electric Bike Is Fast

06/10/2010, Photo courtesy of AmadeusPhotography.com Do you think that electric vehicles are puny little things that can’t muster enough speed? If you do, that’s probably because you haven’t checked out the MotoCzysz E1pc, an electric bike that...

OnStar Supports Google Maps To Enhance Turn-by-Turn Navigation

06/09/2010, Seems like Ford isn’t the only company who is busy bringing Google Maps to their vehicles as GM has also announced that OnStar and Google have reached an agreement, allowing OnStar users to search for and choose their destination using Google Maps,...

Ford SYNC Brings Google Maps Directions Into Car

06/09/2010, Folks who own late-model Ford vehicles that are equipped with SYNC, Traffic, Directions and Information(TDI) should be happy to hear that they will soon be able to plot out their routes using Google Maps on their home computer, and have the turn-by-turn...

Electric Bugatti Veyron made out of cigarette boxes

06/07/2010, Take a status symbol like the Bugatti Veyron and construct a likeness of it using nothing but old cigarette boxes and you have a work of art. Especially when it is equipped with an all-electric engine to give it that green look. This unique piece of work...

Shock absorber generates juice from pothole jolts

06/07/2010, When life throws you a lemon, what do you do? Make lemonade, of course! Well, that is what Levant Power Corporation intends to do by rolling out a shock absorber which will take advantage of potholes jolts to generate electricity. These new shock...

WayPilot system could warn wayward drivers

06/05/2010, The WayPilot system is an ingenious method of alerting drivers who have started to stray off course – this is made possible thanks to a bunch of embedded sensors within the asphalt alongside a shaking steering wheel. How does it work, you ask? For...

Amtrak To Offer Free Wi-Fi On Its Acela Express Trains

06/04/2010, More free Wi-Fi anywhere is generally good news for folks who tote gadgets around, and now after a good trial run, Amtrak has confirmed that it will be offering free Wi-Fi access on its Acela Express trains, with the Washington, D.C. to Boston run to be...