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.

Drone 3: 1/3rd scale model of the Hoverbike helicopter

Hoverbike Drone

1/3rd Hoverbike Drone

UK-based company Malloy Aeronautics that created a stir back in 2011 with its Hoverbike helicopter concept is back to amaze us again. No, it’s not about the Hoverbike as is not completed yet, but has seen many changes since then and is still under development. However, the company is offering a one-third scale drone model of the beautiful human-sized quadcopter. Built as a proof of concept for the full-sized Hoverbike prototype, the Drone 3 also has become quite popular among the masses. Therefore a crowdfunding campaign is launched by Chris Malloy on Kickstarter where backers are being offered the 1/3rd scale Hoverbike drone. Hence, the raised funds will be used to develop the actual full-sized Hoverbike.

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Hyundai 2015 Genesis: “Yes you can have blind faith on self-driving cars”

Hyundai Motors "The Empty car Convoy"

Hyundai Motors “The Empty car Convoy”

Self-driving cars have always captured our imagination and automotive manufacturers around the globe are in a close battle to make one of the most reliable self-driving car. Hyundai seem to be inching closer to that goal and with their 2015 Genesis sedan showcased at the CES 2014 show for some cool technological advancements, the picture looks promising. But, even if an automotive manufacturer manages to make the most reliable self-driving car on this planet, how will the end-user be sure of that fact?
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Sensor-enabled seatbelts, seat covers jolt up drivers when they’re sleepy

Harken drowsy driving prevention device

It is still time before self-driving robotic cars hit the roads, until then it’s up to human drivers to steer the wheel. And when humans are behind the wheel, chances of accidents increase due to fatigue. To counter this with technology, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (IBV) aka Biomechanics Institute (IBV) in Valencia, Spain has developed a noninvasive system dubbed Harken to prevent driver fatigue and sleepiness. Read More…

Hot Wheels and Star Wars join hands to create life-size Darth Vader car

Life-sized Darth Vader car

American toy manufacturing company Mattel is all set to unveil a life-size Darth Vader car at the Comic-Con in San Diego today. To be displayed at Mattel’s booth, the one of a kind full scale version of the Darth Vader car is one amazing collaboration between the Star Wars and Hot Wheels. Designed to impersonate the 1:64 scale Hot Wheels version in every way, the Darth Vader inspired car is fully functional and reportedly can drive at speeds up to 80 mph.
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NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine sportscar that runs on salt water finally gets road legal

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine

NanoFlowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and the technology that it boasted-off made everyone think that it was good on paper but not good enough to make it to the productions. As opposed to that belief, the car that runs on salt water powered electrolyte flow cell power system has received approval from TUV Sud in Munich for use on public roads. This streamlined and sexy looking four seater sportscar that is based on the principle of redox flowcell developed in 1976 by NASA and American Space Program. Read More…

Artist transforms Lamborghini Aventador Roadster into a painted canvas

Duaív Lamborghini Aventador

French figurative painter and classical musician Duaív has teamed up with Lamborghini Miami to transform a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster into a beautiful artistic masterpiece. Lamborghini Miami is known for doing things a little different and something out of the box. Previously also, they have amazed the world with their unique automotive creations and marketing strategies. Some of their projects from the recent history are Air, Land and Sea project, Sharpie Lamborghini Gallardo and project AU79. Now with the “Project Duaív”, they have come up with another exotic creation to the delight of all automotive enthusiasts, especially for the Lamborghini Aventador roaster lovers.
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Functional Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine is a monster just like the real one

Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Air powered Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine

Looks like DIYer [Lego Solde] has got quite a good hand at making miniature engines from Lego that are reminiscent to the real engines. Last time around it was the Lego Toyota 4A-GE engine and now [Lego Solde] has made a thumping Lego W16 Bugatti Veyron Engine that is a benchmark in itself. This 8 liter turbo charged W16 engine has two narrow V8s with 64 valves and four camshafts with two overhead camshafts that allows the engine to be compact. And all of it made from Lego bricks!
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Big Wheel Drift Trike can be yours for US$2,000

SFD’s Big Wheel Drift Trike

SFD Industries, manufacturer of motorized drift trikes and custom fuel tanks has created the Big Wheel Drift Trike that will take you on a ride back to your childhood. As the name suggests, the SFD trike comes with a big-rig 26-inch by 3.5-inch front wheel which according to the company’s owner August Agner feels super stable and is proportioned parallel to a child’s big wheel to really make an adult look and feel like a kid again.

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Jaguar XE baby saloon slated for September 2014 release

Jaguar XE 2014

Jaguar XE teaser view

Jaguar’s take on the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-Class saloon is going to be quite impressive, and it is surely confirmed for 8 September premier in UK. Jaguar XE is a baby saloon car that is based on a robust yet light-weight aluminum architecture, giving it the agility and premium handling power while preserving the refined luxurious drive. The car will be based on 0.5-liter aluminum block Ingenium engine weighing 176lb and the USP of this engine is its ability to be reconfigurable in case new technology components need to fitted inside it.
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Parajet is now taking orders for its SkyRunner flying car

Parajet’s SkyRunner flying car

UK-based paramotor manufacturer Parajet International Ltd will be showcasing its SkyRunner flying car all this week at the Farnborough airshow in England. The flying car company will be trying to woo the potential customers so that it can get reasonable orders to bring the prototype into commercial production. Parajet’s SkyRunner comes with a price tag of $137,000 and is designed to work both as a standard off-terrain vehicle and as a flying machine also.

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