Category Archives: OTHERS

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

Mind-blown: These Tubes Are Actually Folded Down Electric Scooters!

Billed as the world’s most portable electric scooter, the GoTube Super Portable Electric Scooter by Hong Kong-based East Go does not even look remotely like an electric scooter when folded down. In fact, this 12.8 lbs (5.8 kg) new kid in the electric mobility looks more like a yoga mat when kept inside the included hardshell sling case. Its ridiculous lightweight is afforded by a mostly aluminum construction with a generous use of carbon fiber, and while it may measures a tiny 74.3 x 13.7 cm (29.3 by 5.4 inches) when collapsed, and 74.2 x 41.5 cm (29.3 x 36.5 inches) when deployed, it is totally capable of taking a person of weight up to 150 kg (330 lbs). Continue reading Mind-blown: These Tubes Are Actually Folded Down Electric Scooters!

Rare, Working Lamborghini Tractor From 1955 Can Be Yours For $37K

So, you have a bunch of exotic rides stashed in the barn-turned-garage at your ranch? Nice. But you can’t really take those darlings through the rough of the ranch’s sometimes rather unforgiving terrains, do you? You could bag yourself a Land Rover to do that sort of things, but is a Land Rover a name in exotic rides? No, but this 1955 Lamborghini DL25 Tractor from Lamborghini Trattori surely is. Okay. It is not quite an exotic you expect, but it is the legit cousin of the Miuras and Countachs, and so, it is totally a Lamborghini. Wait, what? Yep. Lamborghini makes tractor and it was the marque’s bread and butter before it was known for its flamboyant supercars and that kind makes it kind of a fitting ride on your lovely ranch, doesn’t it? Continue reading Rare, Working Lamborghini Tractor From 1955 Can Be Yours For $37K

Here’s An Awesome Mobility Solution For Mountainous Region In Colombia

In mountainous regions like the Colombia’s Andes Region, folks still uses mule to haul goods not because they choose to, but because the treacherous terrains dictate that only animals are up to the task. While it seems like it will remain so for years to come, Italy-based Colombian designer Edgar Sarmiento (AKA Eddie Mauro, the same person who designed autonomous bus Olli) dream up a modern day mule, a mechanical transport which he calls Arriero Rural Transportation Solution, as an alternative to mules and horses. Continue reading Here’s An Awesome Mobility Solution For Mountainous Region In Colombia

Sorry To Disappoint Folks, China’s Straddling Bus Ain’t Going To Happen

Remember the ‘revolutionary’ Traffic Elevated Bus (TEB), AKA straddling bus that was supposed to realized in China? After being lambasted as a big fat scam by China’s various state media, it is now most certainly dead. Yes, dead, as in a complete fail. Of course it is. It really shouldn’t surprise anyone at all. The logistics and engineering works required to make this height limiting vehicle (to other traffic, that is) a reality are nothing less than gargantuan. Major changes had to be carried to the existing roads in order accommodate TEB to which the city is probably better off going with light rail transportation or monorail like so many cities in the world did. Continue reading Sorry To Disappoint Folks, China’s Straddling Bus Ain’t Going To Happen

Mercedes-Benz And Garia Wants To Make Golf Cart Look More Like A Car

With the exception of a small number, golf cart generally looks the same. You know, the same, boring boxy cart with an impossibly straight bench seat for two, has room for two full-size golf bags around the back, and perhaps, a couple of cup holders. Already, that sounds beyond boring, doesn’t it? However, that may change, if Mercedes-Benz and Danish golf cart maker Garia have their way. And the fairway-going vehicle that’s going to bring about the change would be the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car which it creators billed as “a real sports car.” Continue reading Mercedes-Benz And Garia Wants To Make Golf Cart Look More Like A Car

Moboster Is Not A Skateboard, It Is Actually A Foldable Electric Vehicle

Electric mobility is the in-thing now. These days, anyone can get into electric mobility and the easiest and quickest way is an electric skateboard. But what if you lack of the skill of leaning, or simply too lazy to even to move an inch to make the board steer your way? Well, the good news is, you have the Moboster. The brainchild of a Taiwanese company, Mobster may look like a skateboard and neither is it the hoverboard that does not actually hovers. It is a proper four-wheel electric vehicle that, to move and to maneuver, all you have to do is stand on it and let your fingers do the walking, like literally. Despite its diminutive size, this thing actually has steerable wheels and the supplied Bluetooth remote control is its accelerator, brake, and steering wheel. Continue reading Moboster Is Not A Skateboard, It Is Actually A Foldable Electric Vehicle

Acton Blink Qu4tro Is A 4-wheel Drive Electric Skateboard That Goes 22 Miles

By now, electric skateboard is a commonplace and most electric skateboards function as they should, but if you look closer, they are also mostly single-wheel drive which anyone with basic electric know-how can cobble up one. However, the Blink Qu4tro Electric Skateboard you see here is not ‘most of them’ because, as the product name hints, it is ‘quattro’ which means, like Audi’s quattro, it is all-wheel drive. Yes. You heard that right. A four-wheel drive electric skateboard and that’s not something you see or read about everyday. Continue reading Acton Blink Qu4tro Is A 4-wheel Drive Electric Skateboard That Goes 22 Miles

Hyperloop Competition Finalist Hits Crowdfunding To Realize Prototype

I am sure you guys heard of Hyperloop, the bold mass transportation system dreamed up by Elon Musk that, if realized, will shake up the public transit system and a threat to short-range airline industry. The idea of Hyperloop is based on pneumatic tube transportation which sees capsules or pods zipping along low-pressure tubes. The low friction will enable Hyperloop to achieve crazy speeds, thereby cutting long distance travel time significantly. Anyways, Waterloop is not a variation of Hyperloop. Born out of Canada’s University of Waterloo, Waterloop is group of students who made it as one of the finalists in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition. Continue reading Hyperloop Competition Finalist Hits Crowdfunding To Realize Prototype

No. Louis Vuitton Didn’t Make This Skateboard But It Will Be Cool If It Did

In the recent segment of You Make It We Skate It, YouTube channel Braille Skateboarding unboxed a fan-sent custom skateboard deck which they are supposed to try it, which they did, as always. It was sent to the team by one jsk8er69. And this one caught our eyes, not because it was dangerous like an axe or adheres to metal with 80 pounds of force, but because it was actually pretty well made and because, Louis Vuitton. Apparently, jsk8er69 sacrificed his mum’s favorite purse to wrap a deck with LV leather. Wait. Did he really do that? I am sure he must be joking. Right? Continue reading No. Louis Vuitton Didn’t Make This Skateboard But It Will Be Cool If It Did

Kurdish Peshmerga Rolled Out Homemade Tanks To Fight ISIS

If the movie Mad Max is anything indication of a desolated future, then that future is probably here already. The basis of such apocalyptic future usually involved armed fighters conjuring up their own defenses and weapons, and in the case of Kurdish Peshmerga in Iraq, they are doing exactly the same: rolling out homemade tanks converted from trucks and other vehicles and equipping with them heavy machine guns, anti-aircraft guns, and even missile launchers. Continue reading Kurdish Peshmerga Rolled Out Homemade Tanks To Fight ISIS