Posts Tagged ‘automobiles’

If you think driving from New York to LA in under 29 hours is no big deal – think again

// September 3rd, 2016 // No Comments » // Technology

They broke laws in 13 states and 93 counties, reaching speeds of 160 mph, on a 2,683-mile trip from New York to Los Angeles. The jaunt should realistically take over 41 hours – they did in under 29 driving an innocuous looking Mercedes that was decked out with more gear than a Oklahoma stormchaser’s rig.

Meet the badass Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) – set to replace the Humvee currently used by U.S. military

// November 4th, 2015 // No Comments » // Military

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) pictured above is the United States military truck set to replace the Humvee currently used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marines. The Oshkosh was selected on August 25, 2015 and awarded a $6.75 billion contract for 16,901 vehicles to be delivered sometime around 2018 (although we all know […]

Check out all of the awesome monstrous vehicles from the Mad Max: Fury Road movie!

// May 15th, 2015 // No Comments » // Entertainment

George Miller insisted that Colin Gibson, production designer responsible for all the cars in Mad Max: Fury Road, make all the cars in the movie not only cool, but real working functional vehicles with ultra-tuned, tweaked out engines – and Gibson delivered the goods. For the main story line, Gibson created 88 final cars, each […]

Insanity on the streets of Ethiopia – video shows bizarre traffic in Addis Ababa

// April 23rd, 2014 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

For a foreigner to drive in Ethiopia, you need to get a temporary Ethiopian license, get your own license authenticated by your country’s embassy in Ethiopia, complete a certificate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and provide two photos. As it turns out, this is not to ensure some crazy foreigner doesn’t kill innocent Ethiopian […]

2015 Lamborghini Huracan dashboard powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 30 graphics chip

// March 4th, 2014 // No Comments » // Hardware

2015 Lamborghini digital instrument cluster

The 2015 Lamborghini Huracan was introduced this week and demonstrates that yes, dashboards can indeed be colorful fully-digital screens. The Huracan’s instrument panel displays virtual 3D gauges on a 12.3-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1440×540 pixels and driven by a Tegra 30 chip from Nvidia’s Tegra 3 Series. The processor can spin the […]

Department of Transportation moves to allow cars to communicate with each other on the road

// February 3rd, 2014 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that it will begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology for automobiles. This technology would improve safety by allowing vehicles to “talk” to each other and ultimately avoid many crashes altogether by exchanging basic safety data, such as speed […]

Lego savant creates drivable car, powered by compressed-air Lego pistons, entirely out of Legos

// December 19th, 2013 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

20-year-old Romanian Lego savant Raul Oaida has created a drivable car, that can travel at 12-17 MPH while carrying two people, entirely out of Legos! The car includes four radial engines with a total of 256 pistons that run off compressed air and was pieced together with 500,000 Lego blocks.

Russian explorers prove it’s possible to drive from Russia to Canada across North Pole

// May 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // General Science News

It took two and a half months at a speed of only 6.2 MPH but Russian explorers have proven that it is indeed possible to drive from Russia to Canada across the North Pole. The seven Russian explorers drove a custom-made bus in an effort to road test the automobile over ice and water. It’s […]

Original Batmobile sold at auction for $4.6 million to a Batman fan

// January 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Moves, TV, and Music News

The Batmobile is a 1955 Lincoln Futura concept car built in Italy by the Ford Motor Company and based on the stock Lincoln Mark II automobile. It was bought in 1965 by legendary car customizer George Barris for $1. Barris spent $15,000 to upgrade the car over 15 days to turn it into the Batmobile […]

Mercedes-Benz off-road vehicle of the future generates fuel from recycled water [PICTURES]

// November 21st, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Mercedes-Benz Ener-G-Force concept off-road vehicle

Mercedes-Benz’s North American R&D team introduced the Ener-G-Force design concept vehicle at this year’s LA Auto Show Design Challenge. Based on the classic G-Class (notice the “G” shaped LED headlights), the off-road vehicle features 20-inch rims, emergency lighting, rear spare-wheel compartment converted to a quick-access tool box, and a “terra-scan” 360-topography scanner on the roof […]

NASCAR driver fined $25,000 for tweeting from car during race

// November 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment News

As if racing in NASCAR was not enough of an adrenaline rush, NASCAR racer Brad Keselowski can tweet while driving his race car. Brad Keselowski recently tweeted fans in the Daytona 500 prompting NASCAR to issue a new rule – no smartphones in the cars. Brad Keselowski tweeted during a race again last Sunday and […]

Woman forced to carry “only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk” sign after driving car on sidewalk to avoid school bus [VIDEO]

// November 13th, 2012 // No Comments » // Entertainment

We love to see clever punishment delegated from the long arm of the law. Every day, 32-year-old Cleveland woman Shena Hardin would drive onto the sidewalk in order to detour around a stopped school bus loading and unloading children. Quick thinking Cleveland Metropolitan School District bus driver, Uriah Herron, shot video of the driver on […]

New automobile technology makes backing up easier by making back seat appear to be transparent [VIDEO]

// November 8th, 2012 // No Comments » // Futuristic Technology

Technology developed by Keio University in Japan uses a system of rear-facing cameras to capture the view behind the automobile and project the life-size video image onto the backseat of the car making it appear as if the backseat of the car is transparent. The material on the backseat, called a recursive reflector, makes this […]

Urbee: the World’s first 3D printed car

// October 3rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

Urbee 3D printed carA working prototype of a hybrid-electric two-seater car called Urbee, is the world’s first 3D printed car. Urbee, (Urban Electric with Ethanol as backup) was created to be practical, efficient, inexpensive, easy to repair, safe to drive, and built from technology that exists today. Instead of being prototyped by hand, the company […]