This Specially Modified Car Enables Quadriplegic To Race Up Pikes Peak

In 2000, then-IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt had crash during an IndyCar practice lap that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Sixteen years on, notwithstanding his quadriplegic status, Sam not only races but he managed to conquer the bottom half of the famous Pikes Peak Race – thanks to a specially outfitted car. The car Sam’s piloted was a 2016 Corvette Z06 Stingray, dubbed SAM (short for semi-autonomous motorcar), modified to be steered using only Sam’s head. A high-tech headset equipped with sensors worn by Sam is connected to IR cameras mounted on the dashboard to detect the head-tilt motions which will enable the car steer according, while a sip-and-puff device enables Sam to accelerate and brake by breathing into it. Continue reading This Specially Modified Car Enables Quadriplegic To Race Up Pikes Peak

Modern Walnut Boombox: MCM Style And Sensibility Sure Looks Fantastic

It’s no secret we are completely obsessed with style (disclaimer: we are not stylish, at least not in our own opinions) and when we come across a gadget that’s not only functional but oozes with style, you can be sure it will be here. The Modern Walnut Boombox by Chicago-based The HiFi Case is one such example. Just look at the walnut case, how can anyone not love it? Said to be inspired by the golden age of audio “where high-end consumer electronics met MCM style and sensibility,” the Modern Walnut Boombox is designed for the old schoolers who won’t shun a little dose of convenience offered by modern tech and such tech is none other than wireless audio streaming made possible by Bluetooth 4.0 technology with aptX. Continue reading Modern Walnut Boombox: MCM Style And Sensibility Sure Looks Fantastic

Heart Monitoring Sportswear Aims To Prevent Cardiac-related Deaths

Imagine a future where the apparels you wear is able to provide you with your body metrics. Perhaps, even measuring blood sugar level and such. The Sensoria Artificial Intelligence Sportswear you see here is not that kind of future tech but it is pretty close with as far as active lifestyle is concerned. Billed as a sensor infused smart training apparel, Sensoria Artificial Intelligence Sportswear comes equipped with washable electrodes embedded in its comfy, body climate control Emana Yarn, thus eliminating the need of wearing cumbersome and uncomfortable monitoring straps. By design, it is many steps up the traditional heart monitoring strap. Continue reading Heart Monitoring Sportswear Aims To Prevent Cardiac-related Deaths

Hazang Coiled Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker Is Part Art, Part Speaker

Let us begin by saying that we are as intrigued by speakers with unique design as much as good sounding ones. While we can’t vouch for Hazang Handcrafted Bamboo Bluetooth Speakers’ audio prowess, we can certainly say it is unique. We can even go far as to say each and everyone is unique. Why? Because the speakers are handcrafted by real craftsman in Vietnam by a family whose’s lives depend on it. What its creator said is true. Mass produced products have lost touch with true craftsmanship as they are mostly produced in factory by machines and line workers. There’s no art to it and each and every piece is the same as the one before and after. Continue reading Hazang Coiled Bamboo Bluetooth Speaker Is Part Art, Part Speaker

BMW Pays Tribute To The Iconic BMW 2002 Turbo With BMW 2002 Hommage

If you are a true blue BMW fan, you know 2002 Turbo, the must revered and iconic BMW car. Born in the early 70s, it was the first production BMW to received a turbocharged engine and during then, it was a rare breed as not many cars had force induction during that era and therefore, it got quite an attention. Unfortunately, its existence was short-lived when the oil crisis came around but it had a fulfilling life then. Fast forward to day, after more than forty years and fifty since the design first came about, the BMW 2002 Turbo lives again, albeit one that you can’t buy just yet. Continue reading BMW Pays Tribute To The Iconic BMW 2002 Turbo With BMW 2002 Hommage

In The Next 100 Years, MINI Will Be A Semi-Autonomous Shared Car

You have seen BMW Vision Next 100 and more recently, Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100. Now meet the MINI Vision Next 100 – the last of the three BMW Group’s marque (excluding Motorrad). If you don’t already know, MINI Vision Next 100, like the other two Vision Next 100 Concepts, is a look into what lies ahead for the marque in terms of design and technology. In the case of MINI Vision Next 100, it leans toward car-sharing which the automaker describes as “every MINI is my MINI.” But it won’t be the car-sharing as you have known. MINI users of the future will be able to access and tailor the ride to their own personal likings, wherever and whenever they desire. Continue reading In The Next 100 Years, MINI Will Be A Semi-Autonomous Shared Car

Airobotics’ Futuristic Automated Industrial Drone Can Keep Flying 24/7

So far, drones have been peddled as aerial imaging rigs for both filmmakers and hobbyists, but that is set to change with Airobotics Automated Industrial Drones. As the name suggests, Airobotics’ proposition is not merely a drone; it is an entire system that is designed to perform tasks like inspection, surveying and mapping, and security and emergency response in industry like mining, seaports, oil & gas. Basically, Airobotics is all set for any industrial facilities. Like we said, Airobotics is not a lone drone, or even a bunch of them. It is a platform and it is fully autonomous with the ability to self deploy and land with no human intervention. Continue reading Airobotics’ Futuristic Automated Industrial Drone Can Keep Flying 24/7

This is Riders in the Storm, BMW Motorrad’s First Graphic Novel

Well, what do you know? BMW Motorrad has extended its reach beyond motorcycles and lifestyle accessories, it has, over this weekend, announced it is leaping into a path never traveled by any motorcycle maker or even by any automaker; it is pursuing the fictional path with a planned graphic novel. Entitled Riders in the Storm, the comic is currently in the works and is due to be released this October. The development was presented at Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart on 25 and 26 June, 2016. For the uninitiated, graphic novel is essentially a fancier name for the typical run-of-the-mill, super thin variety, but with a lot meat of course. Continue reading This is Riders in the Storm, BMW Motorrad’s First Graphic Novel

Thin K.I.S.S. AV X4 Speakers With Sonic Vortex May Make Soundbars Obsolete

Not getting the best sound out of your flatscreen TV is a first world problem which many AV equipment makers have been trying to solve. Gone are the days where we can live with cumbersome AV systems. Not anymore. Now, we demand it to be smaller and yet deliver awesome sound. The industry has tried everything, round speakers, flat bars, sound bars and whatnot, but today, we stumbled upon one that might actually be the answer. Of course, we can’t vouch for it until we hear it ourselves, but as always, we want to point it to your direction for you to decide. Dubbed K.I.S.S. AV X4 Speakers with Sonic Vortex Technology, it is created by Jim Murray who have been in the AV industry for over 30 years. Murray said he came up with a perfect solution that allows good bass delivery in a form factor no more than 3 inches thick. Continue reading Thin K.I.S.S. AV X4 Speakers With Sonic Vortex May Make Soundbars Obsolete

This Car Can Be A Ford, An Audi, Or Anything You Want It To Be

You know those car TV commercials? How they shoot is probably none of our business, but special effect specialist, The Mill, has came up with a brilliant solution that would help future car commercial making cost less and the tool it proposes is a car. But it is not just any car, it is a high-tech skeletal car called Blackbird. Blackbird is a fully adjustable car rig that can be any make or model of car you want it to be, whether it is an Aston Martin, a Chevy, or the latest Audi model. With Blackbird, The Mill marries a real car and CGI to create realistic car motion, while allowing flexibility to tweak any aspect of the car’s appearance or even change model, without piling up the cost. Continue reading This Car Can Be A Ford, An Audi, Or Anything You Want It To Be

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