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THE SHAMAN: An 8WD All-Terrain Behemoth
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THE SHAMAN: An 8WD All-Terrain Behemoth

Sometimes engineering is about the most efficient creation. Sometimes it& 39;s about doing it big and dangerous. Meet Shaman, an 8AWD behemoth.June 25, 2016Engineering is about creating devices that are more efficient, practical, and safer to use. Meet Shaman, an 8x8, all-terrain vehicle that meets none of those criteria- but that does not take away any of its glory.

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Transform Your Bike into an Electric Bicycle with No Tools

May 12, 2016Bicycling is one of the biggest forms of transportation around the world, and there& 39;s now a method of motorizing your bike without any tools. The GeoOrbital wheel allows you to simply replace your front tire with one that has a battery pack, and a motor that can propel you at up to 20 mph.
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Tesla Model S Crumple Zone Just Saved 5 Lives

May 09, 2016 Image Source: Sabine Hermsdorf A Tesla Model S was recently involved in an insane, terrifying crash, but all five passengers emerged from the car with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. They were all able to exit the car without assistance from first responders. They were then taken to a hospital by helicopter.
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The Most Affordable McLaren Yet Seeks to Double the Company's Sales

May 15, 2016The McLaren F1 is still one of the most highly acclaimed supercars in history, but the company is creating a new line of sports cars hoping to bring them to the top of the market. This is the first time which the company has ventured into the sports car realm, and the new McLaren 570S has a price point of under US$200,000.
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Uber Demonstrates Their First Autonomous Car

May 19, 2016When Uber came into the picture just a few years ago, it shook up the robust taxi industry, but now, self-driving cars may be shaking up the Uber driver industry. Uber recently unveiled their first production-ready autonomous vehicle. This isn& 39;t just a prototype either, in fact, Uber just announced that the autonomous car will hit the streets of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in the coming weeks.
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China Plans on Creating an Elevated Bus that Drives over Traffic

May 25, 2016The race to create the next big thing in the transportation industry has brought some interesting solutions, like the hyperloop or a new Sleep Bus, but Chinese engineers have created a bus that drives overtop of traffic. The new design is said to be under construction and will be ready for testing by the end of the year.
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The Engineering Behind Braking Energy in F1

May 25, 2016Formula 1 cars can achieve speeds and maneuvers far beyond every other automobile out there, but how exactly do they do it? You probably have a general idea about how engines work as well as the basic mechanics of the car, but F1 cars are designed to get much more power out of their engines than a regular everyday automobile.
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Tesla Driver Caught on Camera Sleeping Behind the Wheel on Autopilot

May 25, 2016Tesla has done some incredible things when it comes to pioneering the autopilot industry, but one Model S owner was just caught taking advantage of the technology in a really unsafe way. It was bound to happen eventually, a Tesla driver was caught sleeping behind the wheel while his car navigated through congested highway traffic.
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Volvo is Producing Fully Autonomous Cars Hitting the Market Next Year

June 01, 2016Self-driving cars aren& 39;t something of the future anymore, they exist, and they& 39;re here. Few commercially available vehicles are equipped with self-driving capabilities at the moment, and if they are, the systems still need a lot of user interaction. Even with all of this modern technology, fully autonomous vehicles still seem far off, but they are coming, next year.
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Tesla's Gigafactory is Nearing Completion – Opening in July

May 30, 2016Were you one of the almost 400,000 people who preordered the Tesla Model 3? Well, the Gigafactory where your car will be manufactured is almost complete. There have been operations happening at the factory in the middle of the Nevada desert for a little while, but the plant has yet to be officially opened by Tesla.
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750 Rockets Demonstrate Heat Energy Recovery in F1

June 01, 2016Honda Racing has done it again and used 750 rockets to demonstrate how an F1 racecar boosts its engines by storing energy. In an F1& 39;s internal combustion engine, around 750 explosions occur every second. This creates a lot of heat in the engine, but engineers were smart not to waste that valuable energy.
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Tesla Model X Crashes into Building – Definitely Driver Error

June 09, 2016 Image Source: Puzant/Imgur As Tesla has pioneered semi-autonomous vehicles, it has begun the discussion of who& 39;s fault it is when an accident occurs. Accidents have happened in Tesla vehicles, and so far the company has been able to prove that the accidents were the fault of the driver, not the car.
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Now You can Create Your Own Traffic Jams in this Simulator

If you have ever wondered how traffic jams work, like how cars can get backed up when there is no accident at all, check out this simulator!June 11, 2016If you have ever wondered how traffic jams work, like how cars can get backed up when there is no accident at all, there is a new simulator out there that will let you create your own traffic jams!
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Mack Unveils Self-Charging Garbage Truck with Help of Tesla Co-Founder

June 15, 2016Increasing the fuel efficiency of modern commuter cars is great, but not much has been done to improve the fuel economies of the commercial trucking industries so far. Just this week, however, Mack Trucks unveiled a new garbage truck design that features a powertrain called Route. This powertrain could help revolutionize fuel efficiency in large trucks, as it uses the truck& 39;s braking energy to generate and store electricity.
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Rolls-Royce Unveils 103EX Concept in Stunning 360˚ VR

June 17, 2016Rolls-Royce just unveiled a concept car, and it is one of the most spectacular, yet vastly unusual, concept automobiles that has ever been seen. The unveil took place as a 360˚ Youtube video that takes you through a virtual reality experience with the help of the virtual assistant named & 34;Eleanor.
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MINI Presents Transparent Concept Car Meant to Share

June 20, 2016 Image Source: MINI UK By now, you have probably seen the fantastically bizarre Rolls-Royce next 100 concept car, but did you know MINI also released an equally stunning and innovative concept? In celebration of BMW& 39;s centennial, MINI released the vision that they see for their future.
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Germany Banning all Vehicle Emissions by 2030

June 17, 2016Many European countries have been making the shift to electric vehicles and Germany has just stated that they plan to ban the sale of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles by 2030. The country is also planning to reduce its carbon footprint by 80-95 by 2050, sparking a shift to green energy in the country.
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Understanding the Insane Supercomputer Behind F1 Cars

June 22, 2016If you thought you made a lot of decisions throughout your day, be prepared to think again. F1 race cars require top of the line equipment to win each race, and the ECU supercomputer behind Honda& 39;s F1 race car is no different. This machine can monitor over 10,000 sensors over 1 million times each second.
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The Fascinating Engineering of the Olympic Class Ships

June 21, 2016You probably know about the Titanic, but it was actually just one in a trio of state of the art ocean liners back in the day. The Olympic class ships were built by the Harland & Wolff shipyard for the White Star Line, including the Olympic, Brittanic, and Titanic. What you may not now is that the Titanic wasn& 39;t even the flagship of this class, in fact, the Olympic launched first, and it also got into a wreck before the Titanic as well.
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Filming Car Commercials Won't Require the Car in the Future

June 25, 2016Car commercials typically take forever to shoot to get the perfect angles and lighting, but that may soon be a thing of the past. Developed by The Mill, an interactive special effects company, the Blackbird is a robotic chassis that expands and morphs to fit the wheelbase of any car. Instead of the car being advertised actually having to be on site, the car can be added in as CGI in post editing.
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