Atkinson Cycle Engine Toyota has developed two hyper-fuel-efficient small-displacement gasoline Atkinson cycle engines: a three-cylinder 1.0-liter and four-cylinder 1.3-liter which will be introduced across the range from next year in 14 different variations. The smaller engine will deliver 78 mpg in the Toyota Aygo, an improvement of 30 percent.
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Web developer Chris Gray came up with his idea for a global Underground map when he was visiting Australia. What if you could board a train in Madras, India and travel to Boston without changing trains? One man has imagined the world as a giant London Underground map where people can travel freely between countries […]
Actually, electric car sales are growing a little bit more than 100%. Every year more and more electric car models are hitting the market. As more consumers begin to adopt the technology electric car sales continue to improve. EV sales are currently growing at a rate of more than 100 percent a year according to […]
Genesis EDAG, a German auto firm, made a stir at this year’s Geneva Motor Show with a fully 3D printed auto body called Genesis. And why not? Its smooth grey curves and futuristic honeycomb ooze sex appeal. And did we mention 3D printed cars?
Hyper-Speed Vertical Train Hub The Hyper Speed Vertical Train Hub is a radical new concept by UK based Christopher Christophi and Lucas Mazarrasa. The concept is a subway train that can climb a skyscraper vertical station.
Elio Ninety-three percent of Americans drive to work alone. So why use a car that’s big enough for four? A new vehicle that’s half-motorcycle and half-car is designed to replace sedans and SUVs on morning commutes and help save money and emissions in the process: The Elio costs $6,800 and gets 84 miles to the gallon. It’s possible to […]
ET3 – Evacuated Tube Transportation Planes, trains, and automobiles is transportation that has carried us through the 20th century, but these days, they’re old news. The transportation of the future will be more along the lines of magnetic levitation, jetpacks, and zip lines that fit in a backpack—and they could be here sooner than you […]
Data and driverless cars will change the insurance business. Most drivers are paying less for insurance thanks to the ability for insurance companies to use terabytes of data. But according to Glenn Renwick, chairman, president and CEO of Progressive, the rise of the autonomous car could change the industry from one that insures drivers to […]
BYD Qin Plug-in Hybrid Electric Car It’s hard to keep up with the Chinese electric car market — it’s harder to find a good, reliable source for Chinese EV news. But wait, there were hardly any EV sales in China last year — not much has been going on there.
Commute-Case In 1962, The Jetsons were imagining a wacky future full of robots and talking pets. The inventions, jobs, and lifestyle George Jetson and his family enjoyed were almost comically unrealistic, but technology may actually be closing in on the world The Jetsons envisioned.