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Hypermilling concept car does 1325 mpg on diesel

06/26/2011, The world runs on black gold – there is no denying it. Once the price of oil skyrockets, inflation will hit countries hard, no matter how prosperous you are. In fact, steadily rising gas prices have already caused many of us to learn how to make the...

DARPA XC2V prototype completed

06/26/2011, DARPA’s XC2V is a crowd-sourced military vehicle that has just seen its fully functional prototype getting the final touches before it is ready for action. Taking less than 14 weeks to built from ground up via the “FLYPMODE” concept from...

NXP launches NFC-enabled car keys

06/24/2011, NXP Semiconductors NV has just announced the availability of its production-ready single-chip solution for multifunction car keys. The NCF2970 (KEyLink Lite) can do more than just open your car doors – it packs NFC (Near Field Communications) technology...

21st Century Train Design Will Let You Change Trains On The Go

06/24/2011, Industrial designer Paul Priestman of Priestmangoode had a vision; trains would run continuously non-stop and passengers will be able to switch trains even with the trains moving at high speeds. His reasoning was that stopping at various train stations is...

Volkswagen develops Temporary Auto Pilot system

06/24/2011, It looks like the days of steering wheel-controlled cars are coming to an end. Volkswagen has managed to develop a temporary autopilot system that brings us one step closer to having cars that don’t need drivers to move. Developed together with the...

AAA Now Provides Emergency Electric Vehicles Charging Service

06/23/2011, Worried that you may run out of juice in your electric vehicle (EV) halfway while driving? That’s probably a concern that many EV owners face, some would even consider it a reason why you shouldn’t buy an EV, to avoid situations like those,...

UK Begins Trial Of High Performance Electric Vehicles

06/23/2011, Electric vehicles and hybrids have been getting quite a bad rep for the wrong reasons. There is the misconception that electric vehicles and their hybrid counterparts are less powerful than their fuel powered siblings which is something that was true in...

Magellan Back-Up Camera reduces car reverse accidents

06/22/2011, A large number of cars available on the market today feature rear view cameras that are pretty irreplaceable when it comes to helping drivers reverse their vehicles. It makes parking so much easier and makes sure that drivers don’t hit anything...

Ford Cobra Snakehead Concept Car Is Looking Good

06/22/2011, Ford loyalists, fans and muscle car enthusiasts should all be familiar with the iconic Ford Mustang, but the car pictured above is no Ford Mustang, it’s not even a real car – yet. The concept Ford Cobra Snakehead car was designed Andrus...

China Banning Electric Bicycles Due To Too Many Accidents?

06/22/2011, Come July 1st electric bikes will be banned in Shenzen, China because according to China, electric bikes have caused more than 15% of accidents resulting in 64 people dead and leaving 233 injured, and China’s reasoning behind these accidents? The...

Japan’s Maglev Train Tracks Approved

06/21/2011, For those who are unaware, Japan used to be home to one of the fastest trains, the Shinkansen bullet train, however that honor would not hold forever and was soon toppled by China’s Shanghai Transrapid maglev train which managed to achieve a top...

2012 Mini Cooper Coupe officially revealed

06/21/2011, Mini has officially revealed the upcoming version of its iconic small car – the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe. It is Mini’s first two-passenger variant of the car and is touted to be the fastest stock Mini ever. The car features a familiar face, but from...