Category Archives: AUTOS

Autos covers everything that rolls, sails, flies and anything in between.

Romania’s Omnidirectional Drone Looks Like A UFO And Flies Like One Too

The concept of utilizing the wing structure as the entire aircraft isn’t new. The Northrop Grumman B-2 Stealth Bomber is perhaps one of the most recognizable example and the BAE MAGMA UAV is the latest to do so. However, one that takes has on an axial symmetrical shape that has an uncanny resemblance to the mythical UFOs? Hardly ever. Continue reading Romania’s Omnidirectional Drone Looks Like A UFO And Flies Like One Too

A Look At Century, Toyota’s Handcrafted, Chauffeur Car

The mention of Toyota and “luxury,” Lexus will probably come to mind. However, that wasn’t the case in Japan prior to 2005. Previously, Lexus was an overseas-only marque while back in its home country, Century was the go-to automobile if one wanted a chauffeur-driven car. The history of Toyota Century dates back as far back as 1967 when the first model came into existence as the sedan of choice for businessmen looking for a chauffeur-driven car. Continue reading A Look At Century, Toyota’s Handcrafted, Chauffeur Car

How Do You Like Your A90 Toyota Supra? Wide body Or Massive Wings?

Clearly, not all fans of Toyota Supra were thrilled by the design of the fifth-generation Toyota Supra announced earlier this year. While some people continually bombard the design, some people decided to do something about. One of these “some people” was Taiwan-based automotive CGI rendering artist Flat Hat 3D Studio. The Taiwanese artist gave the J29 (A90) Supra lets us in on what a Targa top version (which the A80 had) would look like. Continue reading How Do You Like Your A90 Toyota Supra? Wide body Or Massive Wings?

China’s Newest Maglev Train Prototype Is A 600 Km/h Speed Demon

The future of short-mid range travel is not by air. Elon Musk himself acknowledges this fact and even pitched the idea of Hyperloop system. China knew very well of this fact too which explains the country’s obsession with rail network with astounding speeds. The latest is this: a magnetic levitation (Maglev) train prototype unveiled by China state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) that is capable of topping out at 600 km/h (372 mph), almost doubling the current Beijing-Shanghai line’s top speed of 350 km/h (217 mph). Continue reading China’s Newest Maglev Train Prototype Is A 600 Km/h Speed Demon

Flying-V Passenger Jet Is Basically A Giant Flying Wing

An aerospace engineering team over at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) seems to think that passenger jet needs a radically different design. The team has came up with a somewhat odd-looking aircraft called Flying-V which, you may have already have guessed, is literally named after the aircraft’s shape. It is bold design that envisioned the entire aircraft is the wing. Continue reading Flying-V Passenger Jet Is Basically A Giant Flying Wing

Toyota Finally Enters The EV Market With Its First EV, C-HR and IZOA BEV

After all these years of dabbling in hybrid electric vehicle, Toyota is finally stepping into the electric vehicle market. The Japanese automaker had, in April, revealed two electric vehicles: C-HR and IZOA, calling them Battery Electric Vehicles, or BEVs. Fancy branding aside, they are still EVs, btw. And IZOA is essentially the C-HR, but locally made in China. Beyond the fact that the duo will be launched in China in 2020, next to nothing is known about these two electric models. Continue reading Toyota Finally Enters The EV Market With Its First EV, C-HR and IZOA BEV

Wait, What? There’s Going To Be An Off-Road Honda Civic Type R?

We make no apologies for not being thrilled with the current Honda Civic’s look since its introduction a few years ago. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worst, we saw this: a wide-bodied, lifted Honda Civic Type R dubbed Honda Civic Type OveRland. Love the name play there, “Overland” with with a capitalized ‘R’ pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? Continue reading Wait, What? There’s Going To Be An Off-Road Honda Civic Type R?

Uber Introduces World’s First Ride-sharing Submarine, scUber

Uber, the company that liberates us from the frustration of whistling for taxis along the busy roadside, plans to have to the air covered by 2023. In between, it is also working to realized fully autonomous passenger transport and also introduced on-demand boat services. So, the American multinational transportation company pretty much has the land, air and sea transportation covered. All that is left to cover now is the space and below the water. Continue reading Uber Introduces World’s First Ride-sharing Submarine, scUber

Maker Of Futuristic Vector Electric Bike Invites You To Invest In Them

England and Wales registered manufacturer of “world’s most advanced electric motorcycle,” Arc Vehicle, has taken to crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to invite you to join the Arc family by investing in the company. Yes. Investing. Not to buy the £90,000 (approximately US$114,000) Arc Vector Electric Bike which is also open for reservation right now. Continue reading Maker Of Futuristic Vector Electric Bike Invites You To Invest In Them

Ferrari’s First Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Is Also The First Ferrari With 4WD

Ferrari’s newest exotic supercar (more like hypercar, really), the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, is the Italian supercar maker’s first plug-in hybrid and also the marque’s first sports car to come outfitted with 4-wheel-drive – an inclusion Ferrari said is necessary “to allow the incredible power unleashed by the hybrid powertrain to be fully exploited.” Continue reading Ferrari’s First Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Is Also The First Ferrari With 4WD