April 20, 2016Mitsubishi has just released a statement saying that their employees did not conduct proper testing on fuel consumption of their vehicles. This false testing affects 625,000 cars manufactured over the course of the last three years. They claimed that the vehicle testing was done differently than what is required under Japanese law, causing many to worry.
June 25, 2016Highly specialized engineering operations often require vehicles that are on a scale seen nowhere else in the industry, and the BelAz 75710 is no exception. The largest dump truck in the world features a conventional 2-axle set-up but with 4 wheels on each axle. The turning radius is 20 meters and it can travel up to a top speed of 64 km/hr.
June 29, 2016As the world faces a future of autonomous and eco-friendly transportation alternatives, exactly how we will reach that point is still unknown. Siemens has proposed a rather out of the box solution to powering electric trucks, and it uses a technology that has been around for over 150 years.
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.
July 03, 2016 Image Source: Vasse Nicolas/ Flickr As automobile manufacturers race to hone in on the future of autonomous cars, BMW has just enlisted the help of Intel and Mobileye to develop their technologies. Through the partnership, BMW believes that they can bring their version of autonomous cars to the mass market by 2021, a future that is not far off.
July 01, 2016 Image Source: Tesla Motors While Tesla autopilot has come under fire many times since its implementation into their vehicles, the company has always been able to avoid the blame in accidents. A new accident, however, which resulted in the death of the driver has caused U.S. auto safety regulators to investigate the safety of their vehicles.
July 05, 2016When you own a Tesla or any other car that runs exclusively on electricity, you must remember to plug your vehicle in each night or you may run out of juice the next day. While reaching down and plugging your Tesla Model S in really isn& 39;t that hard of a task, odds are you wish it could be automated.
July 28, 2016Talk about making the commute to work a breeze. A Swedish maker has created a chair that flies using 8 rotors and is controllable by the rider. This machine isn& 39;t technically a drone because it carries a rider, but it is equally as incredible to see a DIY machine like this. Unlike many multi-rotor flying machines, this flying chair uses small combustion engines to power the rotors, thus allowing for more HP per blade as opposed to electric power.
August 03, 2016 Image Source: Porsche The Mission E, Porsche& 39;s first fully electric vehicle will be rolling off of production lines in 2020, and Tesla is going to have some serious competition. According to Business Insider, the company plans on hiring 1,400 people to help develop the car into fruition.
August 03, 2016A little while back you may have heard that China was planning on building a bus that drove over cars on the roadway, but now they are actually testing a working model. The giant bus platform can drive over two lanes of traffic while carrying passengers in a lounge-type setting above. Straddling the roadway enables the bus to cut past traffic and also help eliminate congestion at the same time.
August 12, 2016 Image Source: BMW The BMW i8 is one of the most revolutionary sports cars of the modern times. From the incorporation of a plug-in hybrid engine to its ability to go from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, its prowess is unmatched in the automotive industry. Tesla and other car manufacturers are good in their own right, but the i8 is in a class all of its own.
August 10, 2016 Image Source: Aston Martin If you are a billionaire looking for a new supercar to add to your garage, meet the Aston Martin Vulcan. This track-only supercar is what Aston Martin is calling their & 34;most intense and exhilarating creation to date.& 34; Developed in conjunction with Aston Martin Racing, the supercar features a V12 7.
August 14, 2016Tesla has been on the forefront of autonomous driving for some time now, although they have fought off a good deal of worthy competition. While their autopilot software has come into question many times in the past due to accidents, rumor has it that their next release will have FULLY autonomous functionality.
August 12, 2016Amphibious cars have been around for a while now, but they are often quite expensive and require quite a bit of maintenance. This usually means that they are out of reach of the everyday man, but one man decided to just build his own. An amphibious car is one that can both drive on the road and sail on the water.
August 14, 2016Electric vehicles are becoming more and more common with virtually every manufacturer getting in on the market. There are many other electric bicycles and motorbikes on the market, but a new Kickstarter aims at creating an efficient electric 3-wheeled scooter. It is called the Doohan EV3 iTank electric scooter, and it is the future.
August 17, 2016More and more automotive manufacturers are revealing when their first fully autonomous model will hit the market, and Ford just released plans for 2021. Through further testing and development, they claim they will have a fully autonomous vehicle on sale for the market by 2021, and it won& 39;t have pedals or a steering wheel.
August 18, 2016In recent news, a Tesla Model S burst into flames in France this past week, but it& 39;s nothing to be worried about because cars always explode. The Model S battery caught fire after the driver took a turn on a highway. Luckily the car sounded warnings and everyone was able to escape safely before the car caught fire.
September 01, 2016The minds at French builder are truly not running dry on imagination.If you are a big fan of motorcycles, then this one surely deserves more than a quick glance, Meet the 2016 Lazareth LM847, albeit a tad on the impractical side, this beast is still quite the engineering feat.Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow.