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Airbus’ Vision Of Flying Car Is Not Quite A Car. It Is More Like An Aircraft

If you have grown tired of constant traffic jams, giving up driving and hoping on taxis and ride sharing cars won’t help you get out of the gridlock. Trains like subways sound like a good idea, except that you have to rub shoulders with many. Not exactly the ideal solution, is it? What you need is a transport that zips overhead, up in the sky, you know, a flying taxi of sort. But the flying taxi of the future won’t be Korben Dallas’ kind of flying yellow cab; it would be more of an aircraft-ish transportation like the Airbus Group Project Vahana Flying Car Concept. Continue reading Airbus’ Vision Of Flying Car Is Not Quite A Car. It Is More Like An Aircraft

Twin V8 Powered Seafaring Lexus Is Pretty But, Sadly, Won’t Be Produced

The Lexus Sport Yacht Concept you see here may not be as wild as the spacecraft the Japanese luxury automaker dreamed up for Luc Besson’s sci-fi movie, Valerian and City of a Thousand Planets, it is at least, more down to earth. Nearly two years in the development, Lexus Sport Yacht Concept is the brainchild of Lexus Marine Department and it was a bespoke one-off project with no production intent. This particular example, a running proof-of-concept, was unveiled at Di Lido Island on Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Florida, last week. Continue reading Twin V8 Powered Seafaring Lexus Is Pretty But, Sadly, Won’t Be Produced

Suborbital Passenger Jet Will Make London To New York In Two Hours

Back in the 1940s, Hitler’s Nazi had explored the possibility of sub-orbital flight to achieve tremendous range that would afford Germany to “bomb anywhere in the world.” Fast forward to 2017, or rather 2016, mankind is again exploring the possibility of cruising along the lower reaches of space, but this time, it is for a peaceful mission: air travel. Unlike the technology of the 40s, this space-going passenger jet of near future won’t look like an intercontinental ballistic missile; instead it will look more like a flying wing, like the iconic B-2 stealth bomber, with a bulge in the center where a “theater-like cabin,” complete with galleys and baggage area, can be found – well, at least that was what Juan Garcia Manislla’s concept supersonic jet, The Paradoxal, proposed. Continue reading Suborbital Passenger Jet Will Make London To New York In Two Hours

Here’s An Awesome Mobility Solution For Mountainous Region In Colombia

In mountainous regions like the Colombia’s Andes Region, folks still uses mule to haul goods not because they choose to, but because the treacherous terrains dictate that only animals are up to the task. While it seems like it will remain so for years to come, Italy-based Colombian designer Edgar Sarmiento (AKA Eddie Mauro, the same person who designed autonomous bus Olli) dream up a modern day mule, a mechanical transport which he calls Arriero Rural Transportation Solution, as an alternative to mules and horses. Continue reading Here’s An Awesome Mobility Solution For Mountainous Region In Colombia

We Bet You Didn’t Expect Lexus To Designed A Spacecraft But It Did

Honda may have jet aircrafts now, but competing automaker Lexus just up the ante by dishing out a spacecraft. Ok, we exaggerated. It is not quite a real spacecraft per se, but a fictional one that will appear in Luc Besson upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. In fact, this spacecraft has a couple of fleeting moments in the teaser trailer released earlier in November. At 0:39 mark, a pair of the Lexus-branded spacecraft can be seen in the background and at 1:17 mark, one of the pursuit craft can be seen zipping through the space. Continue reading We Bet You Didn’t Expect Lexus To Designed A Spacecraft But It Did

What If USPS Has Hummer Or Tesla As Part Of Their Delivery Fleet?

You know how mail trucks in Stateside looks like, but have ever imagine if those 200,000 plus vehicles were something else other than the slow, aerodynamic-defying boxy vehicles? Can you imagine say, for example, a Hummer or maybe even a Nikola One Semi or a Tesla Model X was used as a USPS delivery vehicle? Well, I guess you don’t need so much as to imagine at all cos’ a South West London-based financial institution has already did in a recent blog post. Continue reading What If USPS Has Hummer Or Tesla As Part Of Their Delivery Fleet?

Mercedes-Benz Brings Posh To Pickup Trucks With Concept X-Class

In this cut throat automotive world, automakers gotta do what they have do to survive. Even luxury segment is not spared. I mean, surely they can’t depend on the sales of handful of sports coupe to keep their shareholders happy. It is all about growth and growth means reaching into every nook and cranny of the market. Mercedes-Benz already did, having dabble in both private and commercial vehicles, but there’s still something missing from the luxury automaker’s portfolio: a pickup truck. Well, that’s until today when the Stuttgart-based luxury automobile maker unveiled a new pickup truck bearing the three-pointed star, called Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Brings Posh To Pickup Trucks With Concept X-Class

Mercedes-Benz’s Future Delivery Vans Will Have Drones To Aid In Deliveries

Before robots come knocking on your door to deliver your parcel, we would probably see drones doing the job. However, unlike Amazon’s bold ambition, Mercedes-Benz joins force with Matternet to explore the concept of combining both traditional man-to-door delivery using a van with drones. Of course, the van here we are talking about isn’t your run-of-the-mill van without front doors. It is the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van Concept, a purpose built delivery van that’s part of a high-tech delivery system going all the way back to the warehouse. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz’s Future Delivery Vans Will Have Drones To Aid In Deliveries

If Lamborghini With Tank Tracks Is Real, It Would Be A Super Snowmobile

If there’s one thing petrolheads hate, it would be snow. Powdered covered roads are no good for cars and obviously, not safe for some serious tire burning. But what if your favorite ride, such as a Lamborghini Huracán, has tracked like snowmobiles? Well, then that, my friend, means whatever season comes, you can always hit the road, any road. So, snow? What snow? As you can see, this Lamborghini Huracán Snowmobile Concept by Estonia-based designer Rain Prisk don’t give a damn to snow. Hell, we’d say it would even take on beaten trails and undulating terrains normally reserved for off-roaders anytime – thanks to its four tank-like tracks. Continue reading If Lamborghini With Tank Tracks Is Real, It Would Be A Super Snowmobile

Here’s Another Squarish Audi Truck Concept From Artem And Vladimir

A couple of days ago we saw a radical self-driving electric truck concept by designers Artem Smirnov and Vladimir Panchenko and we did mention then that there will be a part 2. Well, here it is. Not sure why there are two designs, but hey, who’s complaining? Anyways, the second concept is supposed to be an “Electric autonomous ‘show’ truck, which we interpret as a truck that won’t be plying cities but more for motor show and such. Unlike part 1, part 2 is more on the curvy side, though it still defies aerodynamic principles. Then again, it is a “show truck” isn’t it? Continue reading Here’s Another Squarish Audi Truck Concept From Artem And Vladimir