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Coming to a car near you: Auto technology at CES

Coming to a car near you: Auto technology at CES

Self-driving cars garner much of the attention, but in reality, we’re years away from tooling around in something like Knight Rider’s KITT. Coming sooner to a car near you: smartphone apps on dash displays, cruise control that adapts to cars around it, remote engine starting and more. At International CES in Las Vegas this week, 10 automakers and numerous suppliers ... Read More »

Hoverbike is a revolution in aviation, designed to do what a helicopter does, but cost less and do so better

Hoverbike is a revolution in aviation, designed to do what a helicopter does, but cost less and do so better

– It is said that if you give a man a fish, you can feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime – The objective of this campaign is to kick-start sales of our beautiful 1/3rd scale Hoverbike drone and accessories via your pledges, and to help create a long term ... Read More »

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

Government Wants to Make Cars Talk to Each Other

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars and light trucks be equipped with technology that enables them to warn each other of potential danger in time to avoid collisions. A research report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that the technology could eventually prevent as many as ... Read More »

VV-Plane concept designed to do some heavy lifting and revolutionize cargo transport

VV-Plane concept designed to do some heavy lifting and revolutionize cargo transport

As a proposed alternative to heavy vehicle road transport, UK-based 4×4 Aviation has conceived a hybrid VTOL cargo plane fitted with electric, tiltable, ducted fans that it claims will be able to carry truck-sized loads at nearly 200 mph (320 km/h). Dubbed the VV (Versatile Vehicle)-Plane, the aircraft is aimed at reducing the transport costs in developed countries by claiming ... Read More »

Taking the 2014 Chevy Corvette on a Fuel-Economy Run

Taking the 2014 Chevy Corvette on a Fuel-Economy Run

It’s a straightforward question: How manymiles can a fire-breathing beast like the new2014 Chevrolet Corvette eke out of a gallon of gasoline? Back in 2009 I took the previous-generation C6 Corvette coupe on a mileage loop and it returned an astonishing 32.8 mpg. The new C7 Corvette promised to be even better. The C7 coupe takes all the fuel economy advantages of the C6 ... Read More »