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Nimbus – a retro-futuristic off-roading electric SUV

July 21st, 2014 at 10:14 am » Comments Off

Nimbus microbus The Nimbus is a funky little hybrid that looks like a retro-styled SUV, but its actual story is even more intriguing. The Nimbus concept car is a microbus that can take electric hybrids off-road. The concept comes from Brazilian designer Eduardo Galvani who claims it offers a greater driving range and better fuel economy than […]

China expected to become a world leader in high speed rail while the U.S. stands by

July 20th, 2014 at 8:33 am » Comments Off

A maglev train at the Pudong International Airport. High-speed rail (HSR) will connect not only cities, states and countries in the future, but also far-reaching continents. In about 15 to 20 years from now, one could travel seamlessly from London, UK to Beijing, China and even have a detour within the Gulf countries using the […]

Imagine life without cars

July 18th, 2014 at 9:01 am » Comments Off

The big benefit from new IT-mediated car services will come if they make it possible for lots of people. There has been a lot of discussion lately about Uber, Lyft, and all that. The big benefit from new IT-mediated car services will come if they make it possible for lots of people, not just people in […]

FBI sees driverless cars as a ‘potential lethal weapon’

July 17th, 2014 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

FBI is more optimistic about the benefits of driverless cars when it comes to surveillance efforts. Self-driving cars are a “potential lethal weapon,” but could make surveillance “more effective and easier,” according to FBI claims in an internal report surfaced by the Guardian.    

Top 10 airlines for 2014 named at World Airline Awards

July 17th, 2014 at 8:18 am » Comments Off

Cathay Pacific  At an awards ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow on Tuesday Cathay Pacific was named the world’s best airline. The award is decided by the votes of millions of travelers. Here is the Top 10:  

Helsinki’s ambitious ride-share project wants to end the need for car ownership

July 16th, 2014 at 7:49 am » Comments Off

Streets of Helsinki The government of Helsinki, Finland will pilot an ambitious project to end the need for car ownership through a combination of taxis, ride-sharing apps, carpooling, and traditional public transit.    

SkyTran – an on-demand levitating monorail

July 9th, 2014 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

SkyTran There are many people who advocate for public transportation but there are also those who are accustomed to being able to move about in an individual manner with cars. However, a futuristic on-demand 500m monorail test loop being built at the Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI) campus in Lod, Israel combines the best of both worlds and […]

What a warp drive spaceship should look like

June 16th, 2014 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

IXS Enterprise Mark Rademaker, artist,  has unveiled a set of concept images imagining what a spaceship would look like that is  capable of traveling to other stars in a matter of months. His IXS Enterprise design is based on some hard science even though it may look like something from the next science fiction epic […]

Toyota considers building hover cars

June 12th, 2014 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Hover cars will improve efficiency. Toyota is looking into the possibility of developing vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency. At Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki, the managing officer with Toyota’s technical administration group, said in an interview that the company had been […]

Winners of the world’s first ’3D Printed Car Design Challenge’

June 12th, 2014 at 9:22 am » Comments Off

Strati by Michele Anoé An entire car will be printed in September at the International Manufacturing Technology Show. Local Motors, the company behind the project, recently held what was the world’s first 3D Printed Car Design Challenge to choose its final design. Over 200 groups entered the competition, but when the dust settled and the votes were […]

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