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.

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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Xiaomi launches Mi Qicycle foldable electric smart bike made from carbon fiber

Xiaomi Qicycle foldable electric bike

After flattering the world with amazingly priced smartphones and fitness bands, Xiaomi has now delivered a foldable electric smart bike called the Mi Qicycle. The foldable bike from the Chinese tech giant is made of carbon fiber and it weighs only 14.5 kilograms. Launched at an event in China, the Mi Qicycle Electric Folding Bike is priced at CNY 2,999 (approximately $460) and it will be available only in China for now. Xiaomi hasn’t given out a word on international availability of the Mi Smart Bike.   Read More…

‘Olli’ 3D printed self-driving bus debuts in Maryland, interacts with people on-board

Olli 3D printed self driving bus

Local Motors, the creator if world’s first 3D printed car has again surprised us with their new presentation. ‘Olli’ is a 3D printed electric vehicle which also happens to be autonomous. Well, it looks like every hot technology has been out together into one cool bus for urban commuting. This self-driving bus equipped with IBM Watson IoT (Internet of Things) for automotive industry is capable of transporting up to 12 people in one go. The vehicle is designed to give a personal touch to the passengers with ability to chat with them in a very natural manner.
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Rolls Royce Vision 100 Concept: Opulent self-driving electric car of the future

Rolls Royce Vision 100 concept car_4

While other automotive manufactures are concentrating on making a self-driving car for normal users, Rolls Royce has something extravagant to offer. The BMW owned brand well-known for its opulence and a high-end cluster of customers, has now decided to foray into the future forward self-driving automotive market. The Rolls Royce Vision 100 concept car clearly gives us a glimpse of what luxury self-driving cars will be like 10-20 years down the line. Even by RR’s standards, the electric engine driven concept car overshadows its current models. This two-seater haven in luxury mobility is more than 19 feet long, and given new meaning to the expression automotive haute couture.

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Tesla introduce cheaper Model S 60 and S 60D variants

tesla model s

Tesla has again made some changes in the existing Model S series. Although, market is desperate to see Tesla Model 3, but the company thought of introducing less expensive models with varying battery packs. Tesla already has a model with 75-kilowatt battery pack, and now it has re-introduced the 60kWh pack option that it had discontinued last year. The company has replaced its 70kWh variants, which were part of the base models. Read More…

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