Category Archives: AUTOS

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carriage of the future looks a little too TRON-ish

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(image credit: Shengjie Wang)

concept vehicles are not new but the XSCAPE, designed by Shengjie Wang, looks like an early century horse carriage instead of some flashy, sports car. designed with flexibility in mind, this narrow vehicle is prep for the dense concrete jungle of the future. when exactly? we are not quite sure. the generous use of blue lights in and around the vehicle plus the hub-less, skinny wheels (with lights, of course), tells us that the XSCAPE is TRON-inspired. Continue reading carriage of the future looks a little too TRON-ish

real life james bond car that turns into a hydroboat at the flip of a switch

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(image credit: Rick Dobbertin) Dobbertin HydroCar | US$777,000.00 | www.dobbertinhydrocar.com

this isn’t exactly a new news but the highlight is, this unique vehicle is up for grab on eBay. this amphibious vehicle, dubbed the HydroCar, is designed and built by Rick Dobbertin and is capable of transforming from a road-going vehicle (though it still looks like a boat) to a tunnel-hulled watercraft within a few minutes. Continue reading real life james bond car that turns into a hydroboat at the flip of a switch

Skyblade III mini-UAV from ST Aerospace to go into service

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(credit: screenshot by mike from CyberPioneer TV)

the Skyblade III mini UAV (unmanned air vehicle) developed Singapore’s firm ST Aerospace will go into service in the Singapore’s Army by end 2010, with plans of further six army units to be equipped with this eye in the sky. development of the Skyblade mini UAV started since 2002 and was operational since June 2010. Continue reading Skyblade III mini-UAV from ST Aerospace to go into service

a Tron Light Cycle concept that might actually works

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(image credit: Wallace Campbell)

the Tron fever has started well before the film was screened and spread fore even after the film was screened. not only commercial entities are jumping on the Tron bandwagon, even designers and self-professed fans have their take on the blue streaks. to date we already seen DIY Tron messenger bag and Skatecycle, just to name a few… Continue reading a Tron Light Cycle concept that might actually works

HAMANN makes the desirable Lamborghini even more desirable

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if you belong to the super rich, then a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 is probably not enough. straight out of the German tuner, Hamann’s garage is the Hamann Victory II Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which should be enough to let you stand out from the rest of the super rich boys. Continue reading HAMANN makes the desirable Lamborghini even more desirable

eco-friendly power: Mission R TTXGP Electric Superbike

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a superbike is not uncommon but an electric superbike is something don’t see very often, not to mention one that’s built to race. with the electric cars becoming a reality for mass production, there’s no reason the same can’t be done for bikes, and in this instant, a superbike. Mission Motors‘s Mission R is an all new electric superbike that is built to race with a purpose-built frame. Continue reading eco-friendly power: Mission R TTXGP Electric Superbike

new Mini Paceman concept to debut in Detroit Auto Show

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(image credit: Mini)

i am surprised BMW managed to come with so many variants under the brand name ‘Mini’. when the Mini first reappeared in the automotive market, i thought it would be another one-model lineup (what lineup?) car. never mind my skepticism, it has proven that there can be many Mini variants and more to come. Continue reading new Mini Paceman concept to debut in Detroit Auto Show

future: the tires of this vehicle becomes a pair of motorcycles

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(image credit: Bobin Kil)

the future is getting exciting with concept like this. what looks like just another ordinary car of the future, has a pair of unicycle bikes in it. i can’t help but to refer to the 80s cartoon series M.A.S.K., where the vehicles in the animated series are dual-function, for example a motorbike readily converts into a helicopter. Continue reading future: the tires of this vehicle becomes a pair of motorcycles

on sale now: futuristic high wheel bicycle for $3,600

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(image credit: YikeBike) YikeBike | US$3,595.00 | www.yikebike.com

the world was introduced to the YikeBike last year and for those who are still drooling over it, now you have the opportunity to own the YikeBike for a handsome sum of $3,595. constructed out of carbon fiber, this electric foldable bike weighs in at 10.8 kg and has a top speed of 23 km/h. not exactly fast but considering riding it without a handle upfront, it’s kind of er… scary. Continue reading on sale now: futuristic high wheel bicycle for $3,600

EMILY can reach distressed swimmers faster

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(image credit: Hydronalix) Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard | from US$3,500.00 | hydronalix.com

rescuing distressed swimmers in the open water proves to be a daunting task. traditionally, beaches has lifeguards to swim out to the distressed swimmers, which might be a little too late. another alternative is to deploy jet ski, but jet ski is cumbersome to deploy and it also runs the risk of hitting the distressed swimmers. Continue reading EMILY can reach distressed swimmers faster