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.

nuTonomy finally debuts world’s first self-driving taxis in Singapore

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A few months ago Massachusetts-based startup nuTonomy made the headlines for getting the permission to test their self-driving cars in Singapore. Well, that moment has arrived as the company started their trial runs on specially modified Renault Zoe and Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car models. People in Singapore can use these autonomous taxis free of cost by downloading the accompanying app. For now the cars will have an engineer riding on the front seat to take control if situation goes haywire. If everything goes well, the trials will lead to the full deployment of self-driving taxis by 2018.
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Roborace takes first self-driving race car to the racetrack

DevBot

Welcome to the future of high speed racing – cars that will zip around racetracks sans drivers onboard. This is the future being realized by a new racing car prototype being developed by a British Company called Roborace. DevBot, as the prototype racer is called, is in development to herald a race series of self-driving race cars that will participate in 2016/17 Formula E Championship.    Read More…

Vintage Works builds functional Speeder Bike motorcycle

Speeder bike motorcycle

We’ve seen our share of Star Wars memorabilia, here’s a new one chasing the dream. The Speeder Bike from Return of the Jedi. This one doesn’t fly through Endor, but better than any to ride on road (not sure if it will be street legal). Created by Vintage Works, the Speeder Bike motorcycle is more than a replica and if you want it, you may need to convince these guys at Vintage Works to build you one. Make sure you have the cash do buy it. Read More…

Lightweight all-terrain bike disassembles in just five minutes

Taurus 2x2 all-terrain vehicle

Taurus 2×2 all-terrain vehicle

Have a look at this detachable and light-weight bike designed by Motovezedhody. Dubbed as Taurus 2X2 this off-road demon is made for quick tours uphill or scaling mud laden tracks. The bike weighs just 132 pounds in total, and when the job is done you can disassemble and put it into the boot of your vehicle. Since the bike is specifically made of rough terrain, therefore it goes at a top speed of 22 mph (35 km/h) powered by a Honda GX210 engine.
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Ripchair off-road wheelchair packs a four-stroke engine

Ripchair off-road wheelchair

Wheelchairs with tank treads or track chairs are a common site, but here is the Ripchair – the Land Rover of the track chair industry. Built originally for the Discovery Channel show, Howe and Howe Technologies, the Ripchair has been redesigned by brother’s Michael and Geoffrey after popular demand to help mobility-challenged people to access terrains that are otherwise inaccessible. Combining power, durability and freedom of mobility in one, the extreme off-road wheelchair is easy to control and ride. Read More…

Turkish designer envisions futuristic BMW Titan motorcycle

BMW Titan motorcycle concept

There have been endless mesmerizing motorcycle concepts we have seen in our time. While few have made real, most of them are lost in time. The Titan designed by Turkey-based designer Mehmet Doruk Erdem is one such design that Batman would love to include in his fleet, if BMW so desires. The futuristic motorcycle concept Titan has been designed for BMW. Erdem has designed seven other concepts for the motorcycle brand in the past, all of which depict uniqueness and authenticity of BMW, but this one is arguably the best. Read More…

Behold the first F1-style road legal car made from graphene

graphene car BAC Mono

A Liverpool based company Briggs Automotive Company has developed what is billed as the world’s first car with a body made of graphene. The car named BAC Mono was recently unveiled in the National Graphene Institute in Manchester at Europe’s biggest science festivals, the Science in the City festival. The car has been made to show the future of graphene as new manufacturing material, largely because of its strength, which is 200 times stronger than steel. Read More…

12 years and 90k dollars later a Canadian readies twin-jet powered Ferrari Enzo knock-off

Twin jet powerd car by Ryan McQueen

There are no actual parts of a Ferrari Enzo on this one, but it is surely made for the exhibitions of Ferraris. Strapping jet engines into cars for drag races and land speed records is nothing new, but fitting a handmade car with two Rolls Royce jet engines is certainly new. Sherwood Park, Canada resident Ryan McQueen did just that with his Ferrari Enzo lookalike that he calls Insanity. Aptly named Insanity, this features 14,000 pounds of thrust and is can reach maximum speeds of 650 km/h. With all that power, fuel economy of the car is domed – the jet powered car consumes 400 liters of fuel in under two minutes. Read More…

Hanergy electric cars will not need charging stations to fuel up

Hanergy-Solar-Car

Electric cars will soon be part of our regular transportation system. What is holding electric cars back from gaining traction is their limited range and long fueling time. EVs take considerable time to charge and are very limited in distance they can travel on single charge. To change that for good and to give EV manufacturers food for thought, Chinese solar panel manufacturer Hanergy has revealed plans to make four zero charging electric vehicles commercially available within next three years. According to the company, zero charge feature will ensure the EVs no longer need to rely on charging station for short and medium distance journeys. Read More…

Rolls-Royce autonomous shipping technology to bring remote-controlled vessels by 2020

Rolls Royce Autonomous Shipping_1

Rolls-Royce is on a roll these days with its future-oriented concepts. Just like the affluent Vision 100 Concept which looks like one of the most desirable self-driving car of the future, they are also planning to make an autonomous ship. As a part of the company’s Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA), the simulated control system of this ship is already being tested in ever-changing climatic conditions of Finland. RR is confident of bringing this autonomous ship technology to the commercial industry. Now, that sounds like the plot of a sci-fi movie, doesn’t it?
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