Commute-Case Turns Your Briefcase Into A Ride

I am quite sure that Hanna Barbera’s cartoons do bring back plenty of fond memories to many of us, with the futuristic The Jetsons being one of them, long before the likes of Star Trek and Star Wars made their respective appearances. The Jetsons did come with a future which was full of robots as well as pets that were intelligent enough to hold a conversation with you. The world […]


Power your car with exhaust fumes in the future?

Engineers have been working on a way to convert the waste heat in your car’s exhaust into energy for some time now but so far attempts haven’t been very successful. The exhaust gases can reach up to 1,300 degrees Fahrenheit, and it’s difficult to design generators that can withstand that much heat. Well the folks over at General Motors have reported that rare earth metals and super-strong alloys could be […]


AutoGyro Cavalon gyrocopter lets you take to the skies for $94,276

If airplanes aren’t really your thing, you might prefer to take to the skies in a gyrocopter instead. AutoGyro will be unveiling their latest gyrocopter at the Aero Friedrichshafen this week. In case you didn’t know what a gyrocopter is, it is an aircraft that’s similar to a helicopter, but different in a number of ways. It is more stable at low speeds, takes off and lands without using a […]


Car with 4 subwoofers tears a phonebook to pieces

If you thought car subwoofers were harmless, think again. Remember the 26,000 watt speaker system we wrote about previously? Well, Steve Meade recently uploaded a video, showing off the car’s audio system. He goes into more detail in the video, describing the 4 subwoofers in the car and how he keeps them powered. His trick? Extra batteries and 3 alternators to make sure they stay charged and running. But that’s not […]


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Inflatable crash helmets stay hidden until needed

If you’ve ever disliked the idea of wearing helmets while biking because it messes with your hairdo – you’re not alone. Well, a Swedish design company named Hövding has come up with a special crash helmet that resembles nothing like a helmet – until activated. This will allow you to look as stylish as possible while riding a bike (you can simply cover the huge neck collar with some sort […]


Elektra One: the electricity-powered plane

In the future, our airplanes might not need gas to fly anymore. For NASA’s CAFE Green Flight Challenge, PC-Aero recently came up with a prototype plane, the Elektra One; that runs completely on electricity. Powered by batteries, the single seater aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight, climbing 500 meters in the air and landed without a hitch. Then just last week, the plane took to the skies again, this time […]


Songs can be used to hack cars

Some researchers studying the different methods on how to gain access to computer systems featured in modern cars have discovered that it is possible to hijack a car through its stereo – by letting the CD player read a song infected with a Trojan horse. While users listen to Trojan-infected songs, the malicious software can rewrite the firmware of the car’s stereo system to give hackers a way to access […]


Streetline Parker iPhone app offers real-time parking lot information

Nobody enjoys scouting around for parking lots in the city and Streetline has announced its Parker iPhone app, touted as the first application to give drivers real-time parking information and a fast way to find open metered parking spaces and nearby garages. Streetline’s patented smart parking platform detects the presence of a car through a network of ultra-low power wireless sensors located in each parking space, information that is sent […]


Wireless Charging Systems For Electric Vehicles Being Developed

While electric vehicles (EVs) are great eco-friendly modes of transportation, having to plug them in to juice up the battery is always a hassle. Of course, thanks to the advancement of technology, it might not become an issue in the future. Delphi Automotive and WiTricity Corp are busy working in collaboration in order to develop a wireless car charging system that can juice a car when it’s parked above a […]


Audi Cam Allows You To See Your Mechanic At Work

Are you always suspicious of the quality of work from the mechanics that service your precious automobile? Well, if you own an Audi in the UK, you’ll be able to keep a closer eye on them, thanks to the implementation of the Audi Cam. With this program in place, mechanics will be wearing helmet cameras with two-way radios that let the customer monitor the entire job. Of course, while it […]


Treadway Wearable Mobility Concept Transport

Many folks nowadays are lazy to walk long distances, but there are times when a car or motorcycle would be inconvenient too, and that’s probably where the Treadway Wearable Mobility concept will be useful. It’s a set of motorized shoes that are lightweight, strap-on, and can be wirelessly controlled via a hand controller. They’re powered by a set of lithium polymer batteries, and can be plugged into any power outlet […]


Kleer Partners With Mercedes To Offer Wireless In-car Audio

Most folks have a strong dislike for wires, and the less we see of them, the better. Now Mercedes and Kleer has formed a partnership to equip the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-class and S-Class models with Kleer’s proprietary, lower-power, CD-quality digital wireless audio emitted from a pair of video screens behind the front seats. With that in place, occupants wearing the Kleer headphones provided by Mercedes (or other compatible headphones) will […]


Superbus Designed By Students Make Public Transportation Look Cool

It’s not often you hear something dubbed “super” and find out that it’s also an eco-oriented product, but that’s just what the Superbus is. The students at UT Delft in the Netherlands have come up with a prototype Superbus, which is an electric-powered machine, sporting a carbon fiber shell, low chassis, and 16 individual gull-wing doors. Thanks to its lithium-polymer battery pack that powers its motors (up to 800hp if […]