Category Archives: OTHERS

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

Track1 Is A Half-track Skateboard That Wants To Take On Any Terrain

You know what fascinates us with regards to off-road (skate)board? Track(s). If it has track(s), we are already half-sold. Just half. So, naturally, when we first lay eyes on the Track1, we are, well, half-sold. Though we can’t say the same for the price. But more on that later. Seriously, look at this thing. It has oversized wheels wrapped in off-road requisite knobby tires and a wide, low-profile track that makes it perfect for some serious all-terrain actions. And it is not just any track. The track was designed from the ground up for Track1 and it is where the magic is being turned out. Continue reading Track1 Is A Half-track Skateboard That Wants To Take On Any Terrain

With Stark Mobility’s Electric Skateboard, You Are The Remote

Electric skateboard is a norm today, but 99.9 percent of them requires the use of a remote, or an app for control. Now, lets take a step back and think about it: do we really need that (the remote)? Well, Germany company Stark Mobility (no relation to the fictional Stark Industries) certainly did not think so. Armed with this resolution in mind, the company set out to create StarkBoard, the world’s first electric skateboard that leverages intelligent weight and motion tracking to put controls in your hands, or lower torso, to be precise. In other words, you are the remote. Continue reading With Stark Mobility’s Electric Skateboard, You Are The Remote

Honda’s Cute Robot Vehicle Is Basically Your Autonomous Food Truck

Autonomous cart isn’t new, but the one Honda recently showed off, called RoboCas Concept, at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show is worthy of a mention, just for the cuteness alone. Honda refers RoboCas Concept to as “a unique form of electric mobility,” but it really is a smart cart. It looks like vehicle straight out of Pixar animation. It has a cargo space which is customizable as you see fit and oh, yes, it can carry people too. You know, it ain’t tiny as you can see from the images we have here. It can be everything you imagine it to be, ranging from a cargo hauler to mobile DJ console to a curry shop. Yep. That too. In short, it can be a food truck of sort. Continue reading Honda’s Cute Robot Vehicle Is Basically Your Autonomous Food Truck

This Is Manta5, A Pedal-Assist Bicycle For The Water

If you love cycling, then you really shouldn’t let any waterbody stop your love for pedaling. Obviously, a regular bicycle can’t let you pedal on water and therefore, if you really want to continuing cycling on water, well then, you have to look to the Manta5 Hydrofoiler XE-1 Hydrofoil Bike. Also quite obviously, pedaling on water takes a lot more effort than it is on land, more so if you are expect to ride the waves hydrofoil technology has to offer and hence, Hydrofoiler XE-1 is actually a pedal-assist watercraft. So, yeah. Hydrofoiler XE-1 is basically the answer to pedal-assist bike for water. Absolutely brilliant. I think that’s one of the things missing from my life. Continue reading This Is Manta5, A Pedal-Assist Bicycle For The Water

Airstream Globetrotter Is An American Icon With An European Inside

Airstream and its signature riveted aluminum paneled camper trailers are unmistakably American. The thought of Airstream conjures up images of roller skates, drive-in burger places and kids eager to do some footloose out in the open car park, to the music turned out by small portable FM tuner-equipped cassette player. So, the question now is, can this American icon tweaked to offer the European luxury vibe? Well, apparently, it can – thanks to the magical touches lent to it by multidisciplinary design consultancy, Astheimer Limited and Globetrotter is the result. Continue reading Airstream Globetrotter Is An American Icon With An European Inside

Virgin Invests In Hyperloop One, Rebrand It As Virgin Hyperloop One

Richard Branson’s Virgin may have shrunk in the air travel industry, but it has never stop looking to new ways of moving people. While busy preparing to take folks to space (among the many other things), Virgin Group has found time to check out the what-could-be the next generation of mass transportation system: Hyperloop. On the October 12, the CEO himself has taken to Virgin Blog and announced the group’s investment in Hyperloop One. Continue reading Virgin Invests In Hyperloop One, Rebrand It As Virgin Hyperloop One

High Schooler Built A Drivable Scale WWII Tank That Actually Shoots

Building a tank by a non-military contractor is nothing new and is building a scale, drivable tank, but a scale drivable tank by a person who’s barely out of his teens? Well, that is something new. What you see here is a 1:2.5 scale ‘replica’ of the WWII-era Pershing Tank built from the ground up by an 18 year-old YouTuber who called himself MacroMachines. We can’t figure out what drives the tank; it is a gas engine for sure, though, however, we leave it to you to find out from a sped up process of the build, along with a bunch of footage taken from the lengthy 14 months build. Continue reading High Schooler Built A Drivable Scale WWII Tank That Actually Shoots

Unknown To Most, BMW Designworks’ Portfolio Also Includes An e-Bike Saddle And Even A Backhoe

Unbeknownst to most, BMW Designworks have been around for quite a while now – 22 years to be exact, since BMW acquisition in 1995. For those who don’t already know, the creative consultancy has been involved in a lot of design and consultancy works across various industries. The more recent works include conceiving, in collaboration with Selle Royal, an advanced e-bike saddle and a “backhoe” of the future, designed with John Deere. Yes. Even a backhoe! Continue reading Unknown To Most, BMW Designworks’ Portfolio Also Includes An e-Bike Saddle And Even A Backhoe

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!