Tagged: Car

BMW 7-series gets Welcome Light Carpet to guide your way to the car

Welcome Light Carpet Lighting the way to your BMW 7 series

I remember fumbling around trying to search for my car in those poorly lit parking lots. I’m certain there will be many more like me, but how about a scenario where with press a button on your keychain a stripped carpet of light appears underneath the car illuminating the path to your car? How easy would it be to locate the car and enter it in the dark? Thanks to researchers from Fraunhofer University, new BMW 7-series would feature Welcome Light Carpet – a lighting system with stripped pattern of lights making it easier to enter the car in dark. Read More…

Largest loop the loop in a car record broken by Nissan F-PACE

Jaguar F Pace loop the loop in a car World record

At the ongoing Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 we have seen many concept, production and in-work cars that will shape the future of automotive technology. But prior to the motor there were some events that we missed and they broke all the records. Jaguar, always known to be daring and innovative in their business operations have broken the record for the largest loop the loop in a car at the Niederrad Racecourse in Germany. Showcasing the Jaguar F-PACE sports car prior to its launch, stunt driver Terry Grant took everyone by surprise and drove the car upside down on 19.08 meter tall circular looped track that exerted 6.5G force during the event.
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You throw away waste kitchen oil, and one bloke drives his car on it for free!

Kitchen Grease powered car by Nathaniel Poole

Self-sustainable living that is not dependent on depleting natural resources is the main agenda for far-sighted individuals and organizations. The same is true for vehicles that are now making a paradigm shift to zero-emission electric powertrains, fuel cells and hybrid engines. But rarely do we come across a vehicle powered by low-emission kitchen oil waste that is far cheaper than the rising cost of crude oil used for petrol and diesel. Meet Nathaniel Poole who has made a kitchen grease-powered Mitsubishi Delica that has some major changes on the inside as-well-as inside to accommodate all the extra oil that the bloke has to carry around to power the car.
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AT&T brings WiFi hotspot connectivity inside your car with Mobley

AT&T ZTE Mobley

This is probably the simplest and most useful gadget that you’ll swear by while on long trips across country roads. AT&T ZTE Mobley is one of its kind gadget that brings WiFi connectivity inside your car. Yes, it is a dongle like gadget that acts as a hotspot for connecting your mobile devices and laptops to surf on the go without any hassle.
The device works with most of the vehicle manufactured after 1996 and connects to your car’s OBD ll (on-board diagnostics) port. It is ideal for people who travel very frequently in their own conveyance and want a simple plug and play device for internet connectivity.
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Title for the toughest all-terrain vehicle goes to Marauder, any doubts?

Marauder combat vehicle

If you though Hummer was the only military-grade vehicle that could kick some ass, you better get acquainted with Marauder. This mine-protected vehicle produced by Paramount Group from Johannesburg, South Africa is ideal for the battlefield and modern combat situations. It can be taken on conventional mission and unconventional mission too by configuring it as needed. Hold on, if you are thinking that you can get your hands on this vehicle easily, you’ll have to pass a background check and keep 300,000 pounds ready.
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Utterly insane: Fitting a Porsche 911 Turbo with iPhones as brake pads!

iPhones used as porsche 911 turbo brake pads

iPhones used as porsche 911 turbo brake pads while driving at 60 mph

Driving in your car downhill a mountain and the brakes feel a little spongy and unresponsive. With civilization nowhere near, you can’t risk driving the car anymore and the only way out is replacing your car’s brakes with iPhones. That is the craziest thing I’ve heard in a long time and as mundane as it may sound, guys over at [EverythingApplePro] Youtube channel did it. Picturing this worst case scenario with a bunch of friends having iPhones (and willing to sacrifice them) seems very unlikely, but hey, that’s what craziness is all about.
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This 3D printed Batmobile makes RC cars look average

3D printed Batmobile replica

3D printed Batmobile replica

Accept it or not; Batman is our favorite superhero, simply because he is so cool and has an impressive ride of his own. Yes, the Batmobile which everyone wants to own, but only a few can make and flaunt. Hector N Gama (Youtube user) is no different and his love for 3D printing and Batmobile has resulted in this 30” replica of the iconic 1989 Batmobile. He had to take visual reference from images and the model kits purchased from local store, and in the end this car replica turned out to be quite impressive.
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Brain-controlled car successfully tested in China’s Nankai University

mind-controlled car tested in china

Self driving cars are going to be amid us sooner than later, and following them would be cars that will be driven by thoughts. Yes, researchers in China have tested a car that can be driven by brain power. China’s Nankai University researchers have developed a car, which features a built-in computer system connected to an electric unit that is controlled by the mind using a headset. The car has been tested to start, steer forward, backwards and brake with the power of thoughts alone. Read More…

Lego Batmobile made from cardboard attracts attention at the Red Bull Soapbox Race 2015

Lego Batmobile You Gotham Be Kidding Me Red Bull Soapbox Race 2015

Lego Batmobile designed for the Red Bull Soapbox Race 2015

Red Bull Soapbox Race 2015 held at Alexandra Palace this Sunday had some really different homemade karts race the streets of London. Almost 20,000 spectators came to see the event which features wacky cars and people driving them in totally offbeat costumes. One Soapbox racer that caught our eye was a cool Batmobile that looked like Lego.
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Jaguar XJR-9 LM in 1:8 scaled Lego replica is totally nostalgic

Lego Jaguar XJR 9 LM replica

I just love writing about Lego cars, ever since one of my neighbor bought a cool Lego car that could be configured into various looks. Every time a Lego maker creates something related to four wheels, my instinct pushes me to learn more about it. Enough of the emotions and talking about what I like. Pals this is a 1:8 scaled down replica of the legendary Jaguar XJR-9 LM supercar in Lego that won 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1988.

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