Category Archives: OTHERS

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

Israel’s Next-Gen Tank, Carmel, Needs Just Two Crew To Operate

If there’s one thing Israel is known for, it would be the country’s striving military industry. The country’s military sector has turned up quite number of military hardware that have well proven their worth. Among those hardware is the Merkava Main Battle Tank, a fearsome armored fighting vehicle that was tailored made for the Israel Defence Force. But, however it has proven itself, the Merkava time must come to an end in face of emerging threats and when it eventually does come to an end, the Carmel platform will be its successor. Continue reading Israel’s Next-Gen Tank, Carmel, Needs Just Two Crew To Operate

Meet Ungoverned Drifter, An Electric Skateboard That’s 30-Wheel Drive!

Electric skateboard is a dime a dozen today. There are so many manufacturers out there today that consumers are basically spoilt for choice. Hell, you can even cobble one together with a drill if you really want one on the budget. In other words, there aren’t really any breakthrough in electric skateboard development. I mean, a deck, four wheels with a motor or two can hardly be ‘breakthrough’, really. Sadly, skateboard isn’t spared from the monkey see, money do syndrome. The best you get are, oversized wheels for off-road skateboarding, but alas, the concept remains pretty much the same. But the Ungoverned Drifter you see here is a whole new ball game. Continue reading Meet Ungoverned Drifter, An Electric Skateboard That’s 30-Wheel Drive!

Dahir Insaat’s Gyroscopic Public Transportation Needs To Happen Now

The public transportation we know today is hardly futuristic. At least is not as what many sci-fi movies and novels described it to be. Flying cars? Nope. People zipping from point A to point B in tubes? Nope. Teleportation? Not a chance, if you don’t wish to end up with arms as your lower limbs. Clearly, the future is not what some futurists have envisioned it to be. Hyperloop, if realized, will be the most advanced and futuristic public transportation mankind so far. We are mostly limited by technology, but that won’t stop some from dreaming up audacious concepts and the Gyroscopic Public Transportation by Dahir Insaat is one such bold concept. Continue reading Dahir Insaat’s Gyroscopic Public Transportation Needs To Happen Now

Cummins’ Concept Electric Semi Makes 100-Mile, Hauls Up To 2 Tons Of Cargo

Electric car, electric bicycle and, to some extend, electric motorcycle are becoming increasing common. However, if the world really wants to get rid of emissions entirely, we will need to address the other prevalent transportation, namely, commercial buses and trucks. Lucky for us, someone is already looking into those, coming up with the idea of battery-powered buses and even one that is powered by human waste (apparently, with none of the smell). As for trucks, there is still no sight of all electric trucks coming our way except for an electric highway to power electric semis that has been undergoing trial in Sweden. But today, that changes when Cummins Inc., the global maker of Diesel engines, unveiled an all-electric powertrain concept truck. Continue reading Cummins’ Concept Electric Semi Makes 100-Mile, Hauls Up To 2 Tons Of Cargo

China’s 2nd Domestically-developed Maglev Train Goes On Trial Operation

The idea of Magnetic Levitation, or Maglev, train system is to eliminate friction so that it can go faster in a more efficient manner, but that does not appear to be the case in China’s newest homegrown Maglev system that kicks into trial operation last week. Train enthusiasts can probably tell from the head carriage which is not shaped to make land speed record, much less going faster than the traffic. It tops out at 100 km/h or about 62 miles an hour, to be exact. I guess the point isn’t about fast since this is only a 10 kilometer (6.2 miles) line which is designed to serve Mentougou and Shijingshan districts in the western Beijing suburbs where metro system is currently lacking. Continue reading China’s 2nd Domestically-developed Maglev Train Goes On Trial Operation

Meet Uno Bolt, The World’s First Electric Unicycle With Gyro Force

The concept of monowheel electric vehicle such as the Uno Bolt you see here is certainly not new. But it is certainly new when it comes what goes inside of it. It has what its creator called Gyro Force Technology. The built-in stabilizer sensors make it the quickest responding gyroscope to be outfitted in an monowheel electric vehicle. And it has a seat so for those who prefer not to stand balancing it and that, my friend, sounds like a win to us. Aesthetically, it looks much like the Ryno Microcycle we saw a few years ago, except it is a lot trimmed. Meaning, it looks a lot less like a one-wheel motorcycle and a lot like a last mile transportation. Continue reading Meet Uno Bolt, The World’s First Electric Unicycle With Gyro Force

Kiwano K01 Electric Scooter Needs No Carrying Cos’ It Will Follow You

The last mile transportation is all the rage now. Ever since the introduction of self-balancing technology, there have been several innovative last mile transportations like the more typical electric scooter, hoverboard that does not quite hover – just to name a couple. There are even some that takes balancing to a whole new level with monowheel variety. Speaking of which, there’s a new monowheel transportation device in town and it is called Kiwano K01 Electric Scooter. Unlike most monowheel transportation, K01 is much like a skatescooter minus the rear section, or you can think of it as the original Segway but with just one wheel. Continue reading Kiwano K01 Electric Scooter Needs No Carrying Cos’ It Will Follow You

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

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