Category Archives: AUTOS

Autos covers everything that rolls, sails, flies and anything in between.

Renovo’s Hybrid Wood And Carbon Bike Promised Buttery Smooth Ride

Unless you are a bicycle enthusiast, you probably don’t know that wood could be an awesome material for making bicycles. Yep. You heard right. Wooden bikes and the beauty of Aerowood Endurance Bike coming from Portland-based bicycle maker, Renovo Hardwood Bicycles, is it does not even look it is made of wood – thanks to its clever design and engineering. Billed as the first hybrid wood and carbon frame, Aerowood Endurance Bike is engineered to absorb more vibration and delivery a smoother ride than what wood and carbon alone could. Continue reading Renovo’s Hybrid Wood And Carbon Bike Promised Buttery Smooth Ride

Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone

Hyperloop One has made another major milestone since the first propulsion open-air test. The Hyperloop One test vehicle, or more correctly, a sled, hurled down the near-vacuum test track and levitated by the virtue of magnetic levitation for a good 3 seconds before coming to a halt on its own. The first full scale system test was conducted in private, witnessed by 200 hundred engineers and staff on May 12, 2017. During the test, the team tested the entire system ranging from the motor to the levitation technology to the vacuum pumping system, for the very first time. Continue reading Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone

The Future Of Electric Skateboard Is This: Without The Need For Remote

Imagine this: you walk up to a skateboard, get on it and it starts moving. Sounds more like a probable scene from some sci-fi movies, right? I mean, no control on hand and so, it is more sci-fi then reality, right? Nope. Not quite. This fantasy tech of traveling is real and it is called Spectra. Conceived by Walnut Tech, Spectra is billed as the first and only electric skateboard with a continuously learning 3D posture control system that lets you ride it without the need a remote in your hand. I know right. Finally, your hands can be free to do gestures or whatever as you zoom down the street and your legs, no kicking. It is a seemingly small development, but no small representation of what the future is for skateboard and the future, as it seems, is here now. Continue reading The Future Of Electric Skateboard Is This: Without The Need For Remote

Jon Olsson’s Latest Ride, A Custom Wraith, Is A Very Angry 810HP Beast

Affectionately called “George the Rolls,” this “slightly” custom Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe is Swedish skier, adventurer, car enthusiast and apparently now, a YouTube star, Jon Olsson‘s latest ride. Jon claims it as slightly custom, but to us, this thing is anything but lightly customized. Really. Just take a look at it. It is not quite recognizable as a Rolls, much less a Wraith, anymore. Hell, it doesn’t even sounds like a Rolls! But all in a good way, of course. Under the hood, the stock V12 twin-turbo motor was massaged to deliver 810 horses by The Netherlands’s Absolute Motors and it was dyno-tested as a proved that it is now a living, breathing 810HP beast. Continue reading Jon Olsson’s Latest Ride, A Custom Wraith, Is A Very Angry 810HP Beast

The Straddling Bus’ Rail Are Being Removed Cos’ It Is Officially Dead

Ok. You probably heard of about the audacious Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), AKA Straddling Bus, and you also probably heard that it was a little scam-my and it was. Well, at least, that was what the several Chinese state medias had called it. Late last year we read that the too impractical, space devouring ginormous bus was rusting away under a ridiculously tall hanger right smack on the road, rendering three lanes of the road unusable by everyday traffic. Obviously, it became more of annoyance then pride and joy for the citizens of Hebei. It was effectively a white elephant and a grim reminder that not all bold endeavors are meant to be. Continue reading The Straddling Bus’ Rail Are Being Removed Cos’ It Is Officially Dead

BMW And SPECIALIZED Announced Special Edition E-Mountain Bike

BMW has come together with premium trail bike maker SPECIALIZED to introduce a limited-run special edition of the bike maker’s Specialized Turbo Levo called SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie. No doubt a marketing effort to promote German automaker’s new Sports Activity Vehicle, the new-generation X3, judging from its appearance in the various product images available to the press. Anyways, marketing talks aside, this e-mountain bike is clearly an exquisite, top-end item. Clever integration of the power module into the specially developed aluminum frame gave the bike a clean, regular bike look (but in an uber sleek way, of course). Continue reading BMW And SPECIALIZED Announced Special Edition E-Mountain Bike

This Green Lamborghini Aventador Comes With A Matching Speedboat

An aircraft can go anywhere, but you can’t say the same for a car – even for an exotic, super fast car like the Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster. However, that’s only partially true if we are talking about the “run-of-the-mill” Aventador, not if you have the so-called Lamborghini Lovers “Ultimate SV Package,” currently on sale on James Edition. With the Lamborghini Lovers “Ultimate SV Package,” you’d be bagging yourself a highly customized 2016 Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster that only has 700 miles (1,127 kilometers) on the clock and in special order color of Verde Singh, but you will also be scoring a matching color and coordinated trim 2017 Marine Technologies “Mei” 52’ G6 speedboat, so your need for speed can continue even when the land ends. Continue reading This Green Lamborghini Aventador Comes With A Matching Speedboat

This Startup Wants You To Take On The Last Mile With Shared E-Scooters

If you don’t already know, bike sharing is all the rage in Asia, especially in China and in East Asia. When we talked about bike sharing, we are not talking about those two-wheeler you pick up at fixed locations; we are talking about bikes that you can pick up anywhere you can find littered around. This system has no fixed return and pick up point. Yes, it can get a little messy and it is also a test as to if a locality is ready for good things in life. Obviously, it has not gone down very well for businesses who have saw bikes being stolen, park errantly and such, but that hasn’t stop Singapore-based startup, Neuron Mobility, from taking a dip in this novel bike sharing market. Continue reading This Startup Wants You To Take On The Last Mile With Shared E-Scooters

Peugeot Returns To The Pickup Truck Market With New Pickup Truck

Well, what do you know? Peugeot is making a comeback in the pickup market since after pulling the plug more than a decade ago. Not surprisingly, the French automaker is eyeing on the Africa market, a region where it had quite a foothold before winding it all up in 2005, for its return. However, this time round, it will not be getting any Peugeot historical model naming; instead it will be simply called Peugeot Pickup Truck. The truck will be hitting the Africa market in September with an yet to be disclosed sticker and it is also not known if it will be offered beyond Africa. Continue reading Peugeot Returns To The Pickup Truck Market With New Pickup Truck

Manned Flight Of A 76-Motor Multicopter Is Simply Mind-blowing

We have not been tracking the scary yet cool manned multicopter flight for a while. A year on, it has transitioned from an intimidating flying contraption into something a lot less scarier. However, it does not mean it is any less dangerous; it still is and so, unless you know what you are doing, do not attempt to do the same at home. Also, it has became a lot bigger. Instead of eight exposed rotors setup in a longish setup, it now takes on a quadcopter layout but instead of four motors, each quadrant has a whopping 19 Turnigy Multistar Elite 5010-274Kv outrunner motors. Continue reading Manned Flight Of A 76-Motor Multicopter Is Simply Mind-blowing