Category Archives: AUTOS

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

Amazon Sells Everything, Now Even Has Its Own Brand Of Motor Oil

Well, what do you know? Online retail juggernaut, Amazon, not only sells everything and anything, but it is also peddling its own brand of motor oil. You heard that right. Motor oil. You know? That viscous gold-ish fluid that keeps your fossil fuel-powered automobile’s engine cool and lubricated? Yeah, that thing. I never imagine one day Amazon would be selling its own brand of motor oil (or engine oil, as some prefer to call it). But here it is, AmazonBasics High Mileage Motor Oil is a thing and it is available in a variety of SAE grade and volume for your picking. Continue reading Amazon Sells Everything, Now Even Has Its Own Brand Of Motor Oil

One Formula-E Team Has Designed An EV For Antarctica Exploration

Prominent Formula-E team, Venturi, has unveiled a new all-electric exploration called Venturi Mission 03: Antarctica designed for scientists and researchers to get around the harsh terrains in Antarctica. The vehicle, officially unveiled on November 30, 2018 at the Prince’s Palace In Monaco, is an initiative of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco’s Foundation. Continue reading One Formula-E Team Has Designed An EV For Antarctica Exploration

ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft Is Taking Pre-order, Again

Wait. What? The spectacular personal air transport ICON A5 that we featured years ago wasn’t delivered? Well, that is news to us. Apparently, not only has not been delivered, it now cost three times more over the original quoted price? Oh, wow. You see. That’s the problem with a blog like us. We have too much trust in humanity, but time and time again, humanity failed us (and crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter sure have an impressive portfolio of such examples). Continue reading ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft Is Taking Pre-order, Again

Bugatti’s 3D Printed Brake Caliper Get Tested, Endured Heat Of Over 1,8000F

When Volkswagen Group’s Bugatti wowed the world with the world’s first 3D-printed Titanium Brake Caliper, we thought it will be just another fancy tech that will never see the light of production. Well, I guess I was wrong, so very wrong. As it turns out, the world’s first 3D-printed Titanium Brake Caliper is going to be made and used on actual cars after all. Continue reading Bugatti’s 3D Printed Brake Caliper Get Tested, Endured Heat Of Over 1,8000F

What If Rolls-Royce Made A Big Rig, Minivan, Or… A Batmobile?

Over here at Mikeshouts, we love to let our imaginations run wild and so, when a hat tip that pitched the idea of what if a luxury marque like Rolls-Royce made other type of class of vehicles outside of its comfort zone, we sit up with eyebrows raised and asked ourselves, yeah, what if? We are totally intrigued by the idea of what if Rolls-Royce were to produce a 4×4, a crossover, a minivan and even a Big Rig? Or what if Rolls-Royce coupe were made like a classic sport car? Continue reading What If Rolls-Royce Made A Big Rig, Minivan, Or… A Batmobile?

The Boring Company Demoed Test Tunnel, Albeit At A Boring 40 MPH

Like everyone else, Elon Musk loathes traffic jam. His distaste for this ‘side effect’ of urbanization is so deep that it prompted the billionaire entrepreneur to take matter into his own hands. First, he pitted the idea of Hyperloop, a fast interstate mass transportation system, and then he decided to solve city jams with a series of ‘tubes’ in which cars rides on autonomous platform at high speed. And this being Musk, he started a company to do just that. Continue reading The Boring Company Demoed Test Tunnel, Albeit At A Boring 40 MPH

Watch Ken Block’s Biggest Tire-shredding Video Project From The Gymkhana Files

Petrolheads with the need for the speed would not want to miss this video: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Ten. Presented by Ken Block and Hoonigan, this video was part of Ken Block’s Documentary: The Gymkhana Files which was first available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Gymkhana Ten is billed as Block’s latest and biggest tire-shredding video to date. Continue reading Watch Ken Block’s Biggest Tire-shredding Video Project From The Gymkhana Files

Russia’s Giant Drone Lifted 220 LBS, Wrote A New World Record

Now, here’s a drone that blurs the line between an aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It is called SKYF Cargo, a purposed built cargo drone that is now staking claim as Guinness World Record for the heaviest weight to be lifted by a remote-controlled multicopter. Built by Russian drone maker SKYF Technology, this drone so enormous that dwarfs every other non-military drones out there. Moreover, what makes this heavy-lifting drone ticks is very unique. Continue reading Russia’s Giant Drone Lifted 220 LBS, Wrote A New World Record

This Is It, Virgin Galactic VSS Unity Has Made Its First Space Flight

The biggest story today belongs to Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, a company dedicated to bring space travel to everyday people (who have the money to drop). In between the unveiling of the Spaceship Two VSS Unity a couple of years ago, they have several incremental test flights, but today, at Mojave, CA, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two, VSS Unity, made history when it successfully completed her maiden spaceflight. Yes. VSS Unity has touched space! Continue reading This Is It, Virgin Galactic VSS Unity Has Made Its First Space Flight

This Drone Splits Into Four To Rescue People Trapped In High Rise Fires

As the population in city centers grow, buildings become taller in order to accommodate more people in the same square area. In times of emergency, such as an outbreak of fire, towering skyscrapers present a new challenge for first responder like fire fighters. Fighting fire is one thing; retrieving people trapped in high rise buildings that are beyond the reach of fireman ladder is another major issue. Enters Net Guard UAV Concept. Continue reading This Drone Splits Into Four To Rescue People Trapped In High Rise Fires