Category: Autos

All from the world of heart-pumping racing cars to batmobiles and from luxury cars to replica cars and bikes can be found here under the Autos category.

Black and Decker PW1800WS high pressure washer for your car

Black and Decker PW1800WS high pressure washer

Your ride defines what your true personality is, and keeping it clean always helps you catch some eyeballs as you go zipping past the by-standers. Washing your four wheeler can be a tedious task, but not anymore as Black and Decker have come up with a high pressure washer that leaves no portion of your vehicle dirty. The Black and Decker PW1800WS high pressure washer cleans your automobile inside out, making it squeaky clean. The power saving and water saving credentials of this automobile washer make it worth every penny as your car washing woes will be long gone once you get this pressure washer.
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Exquisite Jaguar D-Type silver sculpture by Collective Studio

Jaguar D-Type silver sculpture

The Jaguar D-Type sports racing car ruled the roost back in the 50s with its innovative aviation industry technology to car design. And now, decades later this legendary sports car still finds itself as a source of inspiration for designers over at Collective Studio. They have come up with a 1/5 scale model silver sculpture of Jaguar D-Type that is carved out of solid silver. It took them around 7.5kg of pure silver to make this amazing sculpture which had moulds being shipped to a silversmith in Bristol, England.
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Google plans self-driving robotic motorcycles

Google self- driving robotic motorcycles

If you think driverless cars are the future of transportation, how about driverless robotic motorbikes? Well, Google’s driverless car technology is still in prototype stages, but the company is planning to test their self- driving motorbikes and trucks on public roads. Google had shown its documents to the California state government for permission to test bikes on public roads. The letter seeking permission for testing motorcycles and other vehicles was sent by Ron Medford, the director of safety for Google’s self-driving car program to the state government of California in January.
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Deska Board: A skateboard with detachable windsurfing sail for more thrust

Deska Board City Surf skateboard

Skateboards and skateboarding has been around for a long time now and it is one urban activity that sets the streets alive with talented skateboarders pushing the limits of creativity. Well, a new kind of skateboard is here that gives you the thrill of skateboarding and surfing all-in-one. Deska Board a.k.a City Surf by Csaba Tolgyesy from Budapest, Hungary is made from aluminum, carbon and carbon Kevlar composite which gives this skateboard lightweight credentials. The skateboard has a lever attached to it which gives rider the ability to apply brakes anytime.
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Solar-powered wristband for cyclists glows to indicate direction

Intelligent-blinker_EPFL wristband

Safety on roads is a concern for cyclists, especially in the dark and in bad weather when visibility is very low. There are fancy safety gears for everyday cyclists, such as the  LED glow gloves, but there is certainly scope for more. To fill the slot, five PhD students from Electronics Laboratory (ELab) at EPFL have designed and developed a solar-powered wristband which glows when cyclist extends his/her arm to indicate a turn. Read More…

Hybrid conversion kits turn auto-rickshaws into Prius-like vehicles

Surya-conversions-hybrid-kits

Much traffic in developing countries like India is basically stop-and-go, courtesy its improper roads and ever-growing traffic, and this is probably when vehicles consume most fuel since drivers have to hit the brakes continuously. To help auto-rickshaws, one of the primary modes of transportation in cities in India, reduce air pollution, Surya Conversions – company founded by Maithreyi Gopalakrishnan is working on hybrid conversion kits that’ll transform gas-guzzling auto-rickshaws into hybrid vehicles. Read More…

Sunswift eVe can become world’s first street-legal solar-powered car

Sunswift eVe solar-powered car

The Sunswift eVe that made its debut at the biannual World Solar Challenge last year is all set to become the world’s first street-legal solar-powered car. Built by students of Australia’s University of New South Wales, the solar powered car will reign as the fastest electric car to cover 500 kilometers (310 miles) once it gets certified. The Sunswift team also had built a model earlier that holds the title of fastest solar-powered vehicle with an average speed of 55 mph.
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Texting and driving at breakneck-speed just got safer with Navdy HUD

Navdy HUD for cars

Texting and driving is not advised at any point in time even if you have the best reflexes in this world. But when technology is by your side anything is possible. Breaking the jinx of this age old notion, Navdy HUD is here to release you from the shackles of mobile devices that instinctively force you to take your eyes off the road to check for any incoming notification. Touted as the solution to keep you updated with all the notifications from your smartphone or tablet without even taking your eyes away from the windscreen, this HUD gizmo is one that you would want to have.
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Electric Arduino Go-kart made by a 15-year old kid

Arduino powered Go-kart

A 15 year old child prodigy from California has been working on an Arduino powered Go-kart and finally it is complete. Going by the name [Gizmotronics], the kid has posted all the details of this project on Instructables which took him just USD $500 to make, and he calls it the Electric Arduino Go-kart. The four wheeled electric go-kart needs a push start to get going and after that it is all about showing the driving skills on a track. The 5000mAh battery in this homemade go-kart propels the whole thing forward and to keep the electric motor cool there are large fans.
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Polaris Slingshot three-wheel roadster infuses adrenalin shot of thrill on open roads

Polaris Slingshot trike

Polaris Slingshot three-wheel trike

Step over powerful sportscars and exotic sedans because Polaris Slingshot three-wheel roadster is here to rock the asphalt. This trike has a swapped front and rear-end, meaning that rather than having two wheels at the back it has two wheels at the front and one at the back. Polaris Slingshot is a two-seater vehicle like none before and it surely is all set to put the tarmac on burning fire. Designed to give riders the adrenaline shot of their life, this open roof roadster is powerhouse on stable body frame that lets you push the envelope of speed even on tight corners. Apparently Polaris, Minnesota-based ATV and snow-mobile maker revealed Slingshot this week in the United States and Canada to celebrate their 60 years of innovation.
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