Category Archives: OTHERS

Other autos covers everything that doesn’t fall into the mainstream categories and may include rides such as powered skateboards.

China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

You have seen and read about the military’s seafaring drones, AKA unmanned sea vehicles or USV, and I am sure most of us are aware of land-roaming drones. Now, meet one that is both an unmanned sea vehicle and a land combat drone from China called Marine Lizard. It is a full-fledged drone outfitted with an electro-optical and radar systems, and armed with a pair of machine guns and a vertical launching system for anti-ship and anti-aircraft missiles. Continue reading China Revealed The World’s First Combat Amphibious Drone

Sony And Docomo To Test Sony’s Driverless Concept Vehicle via 5G Trial Network in Guam

Sony Corporation and NTT Docomo has announced that they will join hands to test Sony driverless vehicle, the New Concept Cart SC-1, with 5G mobile technologies for various remotely controlled functions. The test will be carried using the trial network in Docomo 5G Open Lab GUAM – NTT Docomo’s oversea 5G testing and verification facility in Guam. Continue reading Sony And Docomo To Test Sony’s Driverless Concept Vehicle via 5G Trial Network in Guam

Autonomous Road Sweeper To Go On Trial In Singapore

It looks like the government of tiny island state of Singapore is totally obsessed with the idea of autonomous vehicles. Not so much with everyday passenger vehicles, though, but for other purposes like shore-to-ship deliveries, public transportation (buses and trains) and now, even road sweepers. In response to the government’s call for autonomous road sweepers in 2017, two consortium have been shortlisted to design, develop and test self-driving road sweepers. Continue reading Autonomous Road Sweeper To Go On Trial In Singapore

Here’s A Leisure Electric Bodyboard From China’s FZBlue

Here are a pair of bodyboards which you may have not heard of from China’s “water entertainment products, marine rescue facilities and unmanned waterborne systems” maker, FZBlue. The first is called AEF Electric Bodyboard a bodyboard style, electrically-powered flotation device for leisure and the second, called UEF, is the lifesaver variant of the first. Continue reading Here’s A Leisure Electric Bodyboard From China’s FZBlue

Tokyo Trials High-tech Scooters For Tourists In Marunouchi District

Forget about leg-breaking historic trail walk. Tokyo has embarked on a one-week trial (5 days) for a “history experience tour” using high-tech 4-wheel electric scooters called Rodem. The service is available for free to tourists visiting Marunouchi district in Tokyo’s business district. But don’t expect to be roaming freely on these tiny electric vehicle; they are destined for use with prepared tours offered by companies like NTT Docomo and Mitsubishi Estate Co. Continue reading Tokyo Trials High-tech Scooters For Tourists In Marunouchi District

RoboSense LiDAR Allows GACHA Self-driving Bus To Work Even In Snow

We just reported on the world’s first full-size self-driving electric bus in Singapore and now, we hear that there’s a new LiDAR technology, one of the key components in self-driving technology, that could function in extreme cold. A tropical country like Singapore, most electronics shouldn’t have any issue, but in a country like Finland with insane freezing temperature? Probably not. This is where Chinese company RoboSense’s cold-resistant, all-weather LiDAR comes in. Continue reading RoboSense LiDAR Allows GACHA Self-driving Bus To Work Even In Snow

World’s First Full-size Self-driving Electric Bus Goes On Trial In Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Volvo Buses, in collaboration with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched the world’s full-size autonomous electric bus on March 5, 2019. The 12-meter (40-foot) long, single-deck electric bus is a Volvo 7900 electric bus is outfitted with LiDAR sensors, stereo-vision cameras and navigation controls managed by a comprehensive artificial intelligence (AI) system to create a digital map around it, thus allowing it to navigate autonomously while adhering to traffic rules and avoiding obstacles. Continue reading World’s First Full-size Self-driving Electric Bus Goes On Trial In Singapore

The Largest LEGO Brick Caravan From Australian Has 300K Bricks

You may remember the Largest Caravan Built with Interlocking Plastic Bricks from a few years ago? Well, as it turns out, that impressive 215,518-brick camper trailer’s record was wiped by another custom LEGO caravan built last year by Australia’s Ben “The Brick Builder” with a caravan built from 288,630 individual bricks. The caravan was a project sponsored by Caravanning Queensland and Top Parks from a concept by John Cochrane Advertising (all Australian) and the record set in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on September 26, 2018. Continue reading The Largest LEGO Brick Caravan From Australian Has 300K Bricks

Check Out This Pair Of Wacky Electric Scooters From Volkswagen

It looks like the attention-grabbing Fern Green ID.Buggy Concept is not the only electric vehicle Volkswagen has bring to table at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. It has a pair of rather unconventional looking electric scooters too. The two electric scooters, namely, Streetmate and Cityskater, are the German automaker’s take of zero-emission “micro mobility” designed with city dwellers in mind. VW is calling them “city specialists” with the Cityskater is a described as near-production while the Streetmate as a world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. Continue reading Check Out This Pair Of Wacky Electric Scooters From Volkswagen

Chanel Drops Designer Skateboard And Surfboard. Yes, Seriously

French fashion house Chanel better known for chic women fashion pieces and perfumes, has dropped two items which we never in the world expect to find in its collection. So what is that we are the items that surprised us? A skateboard and a surfboard. Yes, my friends, Chanel-branded skateboard and Chanel-branded surfboard are a thing and they are part of the brand’s Spring-Summer 2019 collection. And trust me, they would be pricest skateboard and surfboard you will ever buy. But more on that in a jiffy (we want to make sure you are seated for prices). Continue reading Chanel Drops Designer Skateboard And Surfboard. Yes, Seriously