Motor

German family uses armored car for the grocery run

The next time some obnoxious jerk in a Hummer or Escalade cuts you off as if they owned the road, perhaps you should consider the move taken by Joachim Schoeneich of Neu Anspach Germany. He has decided that a British Army surplus Fox FV721 makes t...

(AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

TOKYO - Toyota has developed a motorized stand-up-and-ride Segway lookalike designed to help people scoot around at malls and airports.


The first intercity train between Beijng and Tianjin departs from Beijing South Railway Station for Tianjin, Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 1, 2008. (Xinhua/Gong Lei)

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Two official ceremonies were held in Beijing and Olympic co-host city Tianjin on Friday morning, marking the opening of the Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway, one week before the Games begin.

Google Moves to Reinvent Transportation

On a sunny afternoon back in June of 2007, members of the media, academia and the tech industry gathered to watch Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin drive a white Prius around the parking lot of the search giant’s Mountain View, Calif.,...


Seattle considers fine for illegally moving scooters

Noelene Clark The Seattle Times 30.07.2008
Seattle considers fine for illegally moving scooters

Eric Zytowski is fairly certain people have moved his parked motor scooter while he's been inside a restaurant. "You park your vehicle, you come back to it, and sometimes it seems like it's not exactly where you left it," he said.

Cops on scooters

Hector Castro Seattle Post-Intelligencer 26.07.2008
Cops on scooters

Seattle police officers plan to test out a new electric vehicle that looks like an oversized scooter. The three-wheeled T3 Personal Mobility Vehicle is battery powered, can go up to 25 mph and, with three wheels, is more stable than the two-wheele...


Maruti Suzuki to roll out new M800 'Uniq'

Business Standard 25.07.2008
Maruti Suzuki to roll out new M800 'Uniq'

Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki is turning to a 'Uniq' way to give further impetus to its oldest brand M800, with plans of launching a limited edition of the car.

Solar cars glide to finish line

Hundreds of Calgarians lined city streets on Tuesday to watch 15 solar-powered cars complete a 3,862-kilometre odyssey from Texas to Alberta. Canadian teams from the University of Calgary, University of Waterloo, Queen's University and Manitoba's ...


Electric cars allowed on some Quebec roads with speed limits under 50 km/h

ST-JEROME, Que. — They're arriving in a trickle, not a flood, but low-speed electric cars are allowed on some Quebec roads as of Thursday. It's part of a pilot project run by the Quebec government to encourage development of the silent, fuel-effic...

REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - As if rising gasoline prices weren't enough, motorists are being hit by higher parking charges, with London coming up tops as the world's most expensive city to park your car, according to a survey.


The Clever Car

Neu Black 17.07.2008
The Clever Car

The Clever Car is in a class of motorized vehicles known as ’tilting three wheelers, which have been around since 1886. Although the concept is nothing entirely new, the team at Clever is developing an amazing, compact version mainly for urban use.

Hyundai to Launch new i20 in India

Rishi CarTradeIndia.com 16.07.2008
Hyundai to Launch new i20 in India

Hyundai shall complete its product portfolio in compact car segment in India with its launch of new i20 by the end of year 2008. "With i20, Hyundai will complete its portfolio in the compact car segment. Santro, i10 and i20 will cater to the lower...


Turning over the keys to the car ... to the car

David Kiley msnbc.com 15.07.2008
Why leave all the fun to David Hasslehoff when you could have your very own K.I.T.T. in the next couple of decades or so?

Autos of the future — the near future — may be able to drive themselves

Mitsubishi’s Electric Car Will Be Released in 2009 for $37,500

It seems our favorite media darling, the Chevy Volt, will have bit of competition when it comes time for it’s eventual release in 2010.


Boeing to Build SkyHook Neutrally Buoyant Rotorcraft

Boeing and SkyHook International have announced that they intend to team up for a new aircraft called the JHL-40 (Jess Heavy Lifter). The JHL-40 is a new commercial heavy lift aircraft that is intended to transport equipment and materials in remot...

Female Crash Dummies Part of Updated Vehicle Safety Tests

Jordan Weissmann The Washington Post 09.07.2008
Female Crash Dummies Part of Updated Vehicle Safety Tests

The U.S. Transportation Department announced the first major update to its vehicle safety rating program in seven years yesterday, drawing mixed reactions from advocates who hoped the government would go further in revamping the way it tests autom...


Report: Third-generation Toyota Prius to sport solar panels

When Toyota's popular hybrid gets a makeover in 2010, the car will now harness the power of the sun to operate its own air conditioning.

Driver crashes $650,000 Mercedes-Benz

A British delivery car driver said he is "absolutely gutted" after wrecking a rare Mercedes-Benz worth more than $650,000.


Mercedes to cut petroleum out of lineup by 2015

Jaymi Heimbuch Yahoo! Green 07.07.2008
Mercedes to cut petroleum out of lineup by 2015

In less than 7 years, Mercedes-Benz plans to ditch petroleum-powered vehicles from its lineup. Focusing on electric, fuel cell, and biofuels, the company is revving up research in alternative fuel sources and efficiency.

Sinclair dreams of 'flying cars'

Personal flying machines will be a reality, home computer and electric car pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair has said.



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