Category: Autos

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Geneva Motor Show 2015: EDAG showcases nature inspired Light Cocoon concept car

Light Cocoon concept car at Geneva Motor Show 2015

Light Cocoon concept car at Geneva Motor Show 2015

EDAG Engineering + Design AG, Fulda, Germany-based firm have debuted a futuristic concept car at the ongoing 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Called Light Cocoon concept, the 3D printed car is designed by taking inspiration from nature itself, precisely to be from a leaf of a plant. Also for the light weight construction engineers took cues from the design of bat wings. Thus, in spite of printing body panels of the car from a rigid composite material, the engineers at the firm created a lightweight car body structure with very few closed surfaces. In simple terms this means that the concept car only uses material in areas where it is absolutely necessary for functioning, safety and stiffness.

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Geneva Motor Show 2015: Goodyear unveils two futuristic concept tires

Concept tires by Goodyear

At the 85th International Geneva Motor Show which is taking place at Palexpo convention center these days, automakers and global component manufacturers in the auto industry are showcasing their latest products. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio-based global manufacturer also displayed two futuristic concept tires at the motor show. Reimagining the role that tires may play in the future, these concept tires will become more integrated with the vehicle and the consumer, thus will be more environmentally friendly and more versatile. One of the concept is named BHO3 which is capable of transforming the heat energy generated by the rolling tires into electrical energy. The second concept tire is Triple Tube that contains three tubes which adjust tire inflation pressure according to change in the road conditions.
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Jeremy Clarkson suspended as the Top Gear presenter after a brawl with producer

jeremy clarkson fired from Top gear BBC show

Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been well known for his niche way of reviewing cars in the Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster. Relating to cars and bikes in never before heard phrases and sometimes blunt descriptions that have made him one of the world’s top watched show presenter. Jeremy has also been known to be indulged in controversies like use of racist language while on shoot for the show. Well, now finally BBC has had enough and Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended for having a brawl with BBC producer.
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Geneva Motor Show 2015: Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is exotically sexy hybrid sports car

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept Geneva Motor Show

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept at Geneva Motor Show

At the ongoing Geneva Motor Show, Bentley has turned eyeballs with its latest beast. The Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 concept is a two-seater hybrid sports car draped in luxury, and perhaps the most tech savvy car on show at the auto show. EXP denotes the “Experimental” and “Speed 6” signifies the classic 6-speed cruiser. The car is designed very aerodynamically and even resembles the Aston Martin Vulcan from the rear. It has very muscular bodywork that draws inspiration from aerodynamic form of aircrafts and very meticulously represents a speedy car.
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Raht Racer Trike = Electric Bike + Pedal-Powered Commuter + Fitness Machine = Awesomeness!

Raht Racer electric pedal powered vehicle

How about a pedal-powered electric trike that can go at the top speed of 70 mph? Have a look at this electric three-wheeler that has pedals for charging the electric motor and moving forward on the road. A pretty unique idea perhaps for a hybrid vehicle that incorporates the best of environmentally-friendly commuting and boosts fitness too!
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World’s smallest folding bike can easily fit into your suitcase

Helix- world’s smallest folding bike

How about a folding bike that is small enough to fit into a suitcase? Handcrafted from titanium in Canada, Helix is one such compact folding bike that is designed to make the most efficient use of space possible. Peter Boutakis, founder and inventor of Helix has worked on various folding bike designs over the past 8 years and has worked with manufacturers in Asia to develop these designs. Helix- The world’s smallest folding bike is the result of Peter’s technical knowledge and his passion for cycling.
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Vulcan: Aston Martin unveils $2.3 million supercar

Vulcan supercar by Aston Martin

$2.3 million Vulcan supercar by Aston Martin

Aston Martin, British manufacturer of luxury sports cars have unveiled their new beast in the form of a $2.3 million supercar. Named Vulcan, the most extreme supercar yet is capable of giving chills to James Bond with its 800-horsepower. Tremendously powerful to be driven on normal roads, Vulcan supercar is built to be a track-only car. The rare and thrilling supercar is designed and engineered to deliver a genuinely bespoke driving experience that draws on the company’s rich heritage. The sports car tailors its power and handling to both the capabilities of the driver and the characteristics of the track.

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Plug into Siberia: Porsche’s ultimate adventure with Cayenne S E-Hybrid and Panamera S E-Hybrid

Porsche Plug into Siberia Tour

Porsche Plug into Siberia Tour across Lake Baikal

Porsche is all set to venture into the hybrid vehicle market with its new Cayenne S E-Hybrid and Panamera S E-Hybrid. The supercar manufacturer has planned a grueling adventure to Siberia christened Plug into Siberia with these two plug-in hybrids. Apparently this is the world’s first adventure of its kind and Porsche will cover a total distance of over 7,000 km in this awe-inspiring escapade. The first group has left for the land where temperatures can go as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius. Porsche has released some photographs of the two EVs posing on the world’s biggest freshwater Lake Baikal.

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Drysdale Dryvteck – Rare 2WD bike up for sale in Australia

DRYSDALE Dryvteck bike

2WD motorcycle with centrally located hydraulic steering

Have a look at this bike that uses hydraulic steering on both wheels and is powered by a two stroke engine. Designed by Ian Drysdale from Marburg, Queensland, this unique mechanical bike dubbed as Drysdale Dryvteck is up on eBay for sale through bidding. The current bid is staked at AU $10,000 and looks like it is going to stack-up even more.
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Apple plans to enter auto market with an electric car

Apple is working on an electric car

Apple Inc. is one of the leading companies in the consumer electronics industry that have conquered the market with their well-known hardware products. After delivering advanced technology gadgets such as Mac line of computers, iPod media players, iPhone smartphone and the iPad tablets to their consumers, the Cupertino, California-based technology giants have turned their attention towards the automotive industry now. Yes, you read it right! The company is currently working on an electric car. According to reports, Apple have hired several hundred of people including some from the auto industry as well to develop an electric car which will resemble a minivan.
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