Motor

Ukrainians build wooden car

When Vasily Lazarenko began tinkering, he had a vision: build a wooden car. And apparently, it was a case of double vision. The resident of Chernovtsy, Ukraine, fashioned half of the body with a retro look and the other half with more modern styli...

Epic Elite

Epic Aircraft, a US-based small airplane manufacturing company is about to launch new models of its product line called LT, Victory, Escape and Elite in addition to its sole certified model 'Dynasty'. The Epic LT is a six-seater experimental turbo...


Robocar 2057 – Visualizing smart cars for a robotic future

What would the cars of future look like? May be like robots! This is what the design challenge at the Los Angeles auto show reveals to us. Robocar 2057 is the theme of the fourth edition of an event created by famed designer Chuck Pelly.

One in six drivers would fail driving test if they had to take it today, a GMAC test suggests.

Is it just your imagination, or do many of your fellow motorists lack even a rudimentary grasp of traffic laws? Well, if a test administered by GMAC Insurance is any indication, one in six people cruising our highways and byways -- roughly 36 mill...


Is the VW Space Up! Interface developed by Apple?

Nice interior huh? And how 'bout that 7-inch touchscreen display slapped onto the center console. Pretty sweet right? You're looking at the inside of VW's third iteration of their Space Up! -- the Space Up! blue -- just revealed at the LA auto show.

A study in luxury: the Maybach Landaulet

Maybach has lifted the wraps on a luxury landaulet based on the 62 S saloon. The one-off Maybach Landaulet study lets passengers enjoy the open-air via a retractable roof that electro-hydraulically disappears into the rear-parcel shelf in 16 secon...


Nahema to commence construction of H2X’s luxury 120 and 150-foot catamaran range

“Luxury means space,” says Franck Darnet, the interior designer behind the Nahema series of catamarans – and if you agree with him, one of these well-appointed customs might be right up your alley. Using a catamaran design lets you more than tripl...

Airbag Jacket Proven Effective for Motorcyclists

Yes, this is just a single case study, but it does seem to indicate that the $500 airbag jackets for motorcycle riders are well worth the price. It saved the life of a Baltimore man when he was thrown 100 feet from his bike. Instead of being smush...


Nissan’s ingenious NV200 Van Concept

One of the challenges in writing stories for an emerging technology magazine is to avoid continuously using the word ingenious, but the NV200 to be shown by Nissan at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show is exactly that. The shell of a vehicle is by nece...

Strato Cruiser: The Luxurious Flying Palace for Uber-Rich Travelers

This luxurious Strato Cruiser Airship concept is designed by Tino Schaedler and Michael J Brown. The luxury helium-filled airship will feature a gourmet restaurant, a spa, a swimming pool, a resident DJ, library, and private mini-offices, to name ...


Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Honda PUYO Concept Car

TOKYO - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it will exhibit production and concept automobiles and a number of technologies at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show (sponsored by Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.), to be held from Saturday, Oc...

Loremo Lives: Super-Efficient Car Prototype Turns Up at Frankfurt Auto Show

TreeHugger sees a lot of slick-looking, future-forward car concepts; they've all got fancy computer-generated images, amazing stats about how fuel-efficient they are, and we drool and fawn all over them, and cross our fingers that we'll see someth...


Elektroon Electric Bike

Giving mopeds of yore a new look and an energy boost, Citydoo's Elektroon relies on pedal power to get up to speed before the electric engine kicks in. But once it does, it can hit speeds up to 40 mph and the battery will keep it going for about 8...

Insider: Honda To Preview CR-X Concept In Tokyo!

We’ve been tipped off by a reliable source of ours (who wishes to remain anonymous for apparent reasons), that Honda will take the wraps off a compact coupe concept at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show on October 24. According to our insider, the prototyp...


Cessna inundated with demand for new SkyCatcher

Own your own brand new Cessna for a touch over a hundred grand – it’s an offer many are finding too good to refuse. The Cessna SkyCatcher Light Sports Aircraft seems to be the right product at the right time – the all-metal, high-wing twin-seater ...

Nissan unveils Tokyo-bound PIVO 2 concept

TOKYO -Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today unveiled the Pivo 2, an advanced electric concept car that will debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Pivo 2 builds on the popularity of the first Pivo, shown at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show. Powered by advanced...


HI-SO Eco-cars

05.10.2007
VW would build low-cost and premium models based on Up! concept.

In order to make business more viable for small cars, makers are looking at developing fashionable spin-offs to make them more attractive to buy

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: The Suzuki PIXY + SSC Is A Concept Car For Cloners

While it might look something straight off of the planet Kamino, it's actually the PIXY + SSC concept car set to be revealed by Suzuki this month at the Tokyo Auto Show. It's a mixture of personal pods, PIXY (one person riding), and pod-carrying m...


Aptera Electric/Hybrid Car On Pre-Order for $500

If you’re in the market for an environmentally friendly car that looks like an anemic space fighter, the Aptera may be for you. Unlike most electric/hybrid cars with this sort of look, the Aptera is actually going to be produced, and if you reserv...

Shoprider Flagship Combines Mobility With Style

This may look like a concept car for commuting in a crowded city but it’s actually a top-of-the-line, all-weather electric scooter for people with mobility issues. The enclosed canopy means it can be used outdoors in all but the worst of weather c...



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