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.

Chevy unveils life-sized Lego Batmobile made from 340,000 bricks

Life-sized Lego Batmobile from the Lego Batman Movie

Chevrolet is not a name you’d generally associate with Legos. But the automotive giant has done the unthinkable. In collaboration with Lego Masters, Chevrolet has debuted a surprising new life-size Lego Batmobile modeled after the Batman’s Speedwagon from The Lego Batman Movie. The Lego Batmobile measures 17-foot long and is made from over 340,000 Lego bricks. The Batmobile weighs over 1,695 pounds with the four tires tipping the scale at 100 pounds each. Read More…

Zortrax creates lightweight and powerful 3D printed motorcycle

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Europe-based 3D printing solutions company Zortrax has come up with their first attempt to create a 3D printed motorcycle which is currently in prototype stage and very close to hitting the roads. Their inspiration for making a bike came from their staff members, most of whom are motorcycle enthusiasts. The team choose 600cc as their ideal power unit as most of the lightweight and powerful bikes fall in this middleweight category.
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CES 2017: LeEco debuts two Android-based smart bikes for cycling aficionados

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LeEco has debut two new smart bikes at the CES 2017 with new features and integrated Android 6.0 Marshmallow that is specifically tailored for cycling and can support some third party sensors as well. One of them is a mountain bike while other is a road bike. Both bikes are given 4-Inch touchscreen that can display turn-by-turn directions to the rider with a simplified menu. It has a compass, a barometer and a speedometer to keep track of journey’s data including speed, distance, covered etc. The cycles have 4 LTE Radio and rider can play music, both online and offline, talk to fellow cyclists via on-bard walkie-talkie and share rides or data with them. Read More…

CES 2017: Nvidia’s self-driving car seems to be a strong contender in the race

Nvidia self driving car

The race for self-driving cars is getting hotter by the day, and big automotive giants are already deep into the development. Latest in the run for supremacy in self-driving cars is Audi. They have joined hands with Nvidia to develop a self-driving car they call BB8. The autonomous car will be based on a Drive-PX computer which makes all the critical decisions on busy roadways.
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Faraday Future FF91 gives Tesla Motors some early jitters at CES 2017

Faraday Future FF91 electric car

Faraday Future has been in the news for its bold move to develop a new species of electric cars of the future. The American automotive technology company is a start-up which envisions a future dominated with powerful electric cars. We have already seen their developments, putting more emphasis on what they actually believe in. Now the company is out with a bang at CES 2017 with their powerful electric car capable of going from 0-60 in mere 2.39 seconds.
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MIT researchers develop advanced, self-learning algorithm to revolutionize carpooling

NYC Carpooling algorithm

After Uber and Lyft explored the potential of carpooling using mobile data, researchers have also started to prepare themselves technically to adapt to this trend. Carpooling, if used efficiently with the help of huge amount of data extracted from millions of taxi rides and maps of road network, can reduce the traffic congestion, save fuel and time, and reduce vehicular pollution along with road accidents in the New York city, claims the researchers at the MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Read More…

Chrysler Portal: Semi-autonomous concept minivan to debut at CES 2017

Chrysler Portal Concept electric vehicle

Do you believe minivans carry the same old traditional aura of being boring and not so happening? Well, Fiat/Chrysler wants to change that image with its concept minivan which is all set to make a debut at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. To top it off the vehicle is all-electric and self-driving too. The company has named it ‘Portal’ going with the futuristic theme, and its overall design and look fully suggests that. The door of the minivan opens and closes like an elevator perfect for millennials.
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Volvo is about to introduce Skype in high-end 90 Series cars

 Volvo 90 Series cars with Skype

The automotive industry has witnessed significant technological growth over the past years or so. Most of us depend on Skype to stay connected to our families, colleagues and clients in our routine personal and professional life. Well, there is good news for fans of Volvo Cars.  The premium car maker has announced that it will introduce Skype into its high-end 90 Series cars. The objective is to make lives easier for their customers by allowing them to stay connected while commuting.
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A chicken nugget lover’s fiancée turns his car into nugget mobile

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Pimp My Ride was a show where vehicles were treated for a spellbinding experience. Carjackers, a new show is absolutely opposite. You take a car to Carjackers and it comes back as ugly as it can get. Don’t take my word, feed your eyes on this Chicken Nugget car and realize it for yourself. However tempting that mobile chicken nugget may seem – it does to me for now, as I am writing this just ahead lunch, it’s not one that you and I would ride out to town. Read More…

U.S. Army to replace HMMVV with newer, faster, and blast-proof L-ATV

U.S. Army has announced a contract with Oshkosh for the newer, heavier, blast-proof and faster version of it High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMVV) that was introduced in 1980 and resembled a jeep-like structure. The new version is named Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). The objective is to provide more safety from bomb blasts, to which earlier version was highly vulnerable, while troops move in dangerous and unfamiliar tough terrains. The L-ATV borrows some features from the MRAPs – heavy truck designed to withstand bomb-blasts. However, the L-ATV is faster than its descendant HMMVV. Read More…

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