Comparing sizes of the world's most famous aircraft - Business Insider - We compared the sizes of some of the most famous â and some of the largest â flying machines in the world.Though the Space Shuttle Orbiter and Concorde may be a bit larger than you'd expect, they're all dwarfed by the nearly football-field-sized Antonov An-225 Mriya. From Nony
The 5 Breakthroughs Powering the Self-Driving Car Boom - Within four years, many car companies--Tesla, Uber, and Google's Waymo, along with traditional firms like Toyota and GM--expect to offer autonomous cars that can completely take on the driving task while also monitoring the road for any obstacles under specific traffic and weather conditions. From Popper
BMW traps carjacker with remotely activated door locks %u2014 RT Viral - The phrase âthick as thievesâ could apply to this carjacker who was reportedly trapped inside a BMW 550i by the vehicleâs remote locking device as he attempted to steal the car.The incident, which took place in Seattle last month, occurred when the 38-year-old man became stuck in the car after the door locks were remotely activated by BMW intentionally when police contacted the car maker. From Nony
Millennials Hit the Road in a Sleek New Generation of RVs - Bloomberg - This fall, one of the hottest things in outdoor gear wasnât a new drone or motorized skateboard. The tech tastemakersâfrom Outside Magazine to Gear Patrolâcollectively drooled over a recreational vehicle. Thatâs right, an âRVâ âspecifically the Airstream Basecamp, a $35,000 teardrop of aluminum that can be towed behind a Subaru. From Nony
The slow death of the manual transmission - By the end of the next decade, my beloved manual transmission may no longer be an option. In the United States, gas-powered vehicles have been moving away from clutches for years. The perpetually growing SUV (which are almost exclusively fitted with automatic transmissions) market is accelerating that trend. From Popper
Meet Graham -- The Superhuman Evolved To Survive Car Accidents - We humans are always pushing limits â skydiving, downhill skiing, car racing.The stark reality, however, is that our bodies are not built to survive accidents involving many of the technologies weâve come to love and rely on, namely automobiles.Then thereâs Graham â a bulging, unsightly and very crash-proof specimen. From Nony
These omnidirectional wheels let you drive your car sideways | The Verge - Omnidirectional wheels have been around for decades but that doesn't stop us imagining the day they'll finally become practical to use. The latest video to inspire this omnidirectional dreaming comes from William Liddiard, a Canadian inventor who's come up with his own take on the classic design. You can see the so-called Liddiard Wheels in action above, fitted to what appears to be a Toyota Echo. From Nony
This $15K Electric Motorcycle Made Me Love Riding in NYC - IVE SPENT DECADES riding motorcycles, and have twisted the throttle of just about every type of street bike you can find. That includes electrics, from Zeros to Brammos, prototypes to production models. But finding a two-wheeled EV that feels normallet alone greatafter years of riding gasoline-powered bikes borders on miracle territory. From Popper
The Russians Make The Best Truck In The Universe For $50K - Would you like to go wherever the hell you want? Using its self-inflated tires, Russias SHERP ATV can give you that pleasure. It will climb over obstacles as tall as 27.5 inches, swim with ease, turn like a tank and look awesome in any situation for only $49,000 worth of Rubles. From Nony
The strange Killinger and Freund Art Deco motorcycle - It was an incredible machine in every aspect, and immediately captured the imagination of the public and press. If performance in production models had lived up to the unique features of its design, it likely would have changed the course of motorcycle design ever after. source From Nony
How Drowsy Driving Left This Man Paralyzed - Russ Burris had been awake for at least 36 hours when he got behind the wheel of his car in 1990 and ended up in a crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Now, Burris is speaking out to raise awareness about the risks of drowsy driving â an act that may result in an estimated 6,000 fatal crashes each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From X Isle
San Francisco requires Uber and Lyft drivers to get business licenses - MarketWatch - Drivers for Uber and Lyft need business licenses to operate in their hometown, according to a letter the cityâs Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector started mailing to drivers Friday. The city has identified 37,000 drivers, and it has given them 30 days to obtain their licenses. For businesses that earn less than $100,000, the license costs $91 a year. From X Isle
Driverless Cars Must Have Steering Wheels, Brake Pedals, Feds Say - Scientific American - Driverless cars should have a fairly easy time getting the green light to operate on U.S. roadways, as long as they look and act like the vehicles people have been driving for the past century. Take away the steering wheel and brake pedalâas Google hopes to do from its self-driving carâand that vehicle is no longer street legal and probably would not be for some time, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT). From X Isle
The Relentless Tinkering That Makes F1 Cars Look So Funky | WIRED - Modern Formula One cars are a bit like those wonderfully weird birds-of-paradise: utterly bizarre, but born of relentless evolution and perfectly adapted to their environment. Every feature is a result of endless evolution and relentless pursuit of a goal. From X Isle
Phantom Corsair - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - The Phantom Corsair is a prototype automobile built in 1938. It is a six-passenger 2-door sedan that was designed by Rust Heinz of the H. J. Heinz family and Maurice Schwartz of the Bohman From X Isle
1999 Dallara IR9 IRL Indycar Roller Chassis (No Engine) Indy 500 Race Car Used - This is a 1999 Dallara IR9 IRL Indycar chassis, no engine. This car was raced in the 1999 Indycar series, including the Indy 500, never wrecked. This car has just been repainted and needs final assembly and needs an Engine, ECU package. The original EMCO gearbox has been rebuilt and an ultra rare EMCO differential has been installed, diff cost alone was 15,000.00. Extra final drive gears will be included. This Dallara has carbon rotors and Alcon six piston calipers on rear, front calipers are not included, shocks are Ohlin TT44 front and rear, extra springs will be included, the car has a PI+4 data system, harness and dash are installed. The car has the road course shot oval wing set installed, a set of magnesium OZ racing rims are included. Chassis number is 009. Car has new paint Dayglo STP orange.We have the headers and exhaust, radiator, oil cooler and carbon fibre ducts.You will need the engine, ECU and front calipers to complete. Pickup in southeastern Indiana. Questions call 812-667-6448 From Popper
Climb Every Mountain: Guzzi's 3 Wheel Motorcycle | Bike EXIF - The most badass 3 wheel motorcycle is not a Can-Am Spyder or Polaris Slingshot. Itâs this incredible go-anywhere Moto Guzzi built in the early 1960s. Designed for the Italian army, itâs sporting full-time 3WD, a six-speed transmission and a reverse gear. From Nony
NASA Awards Contract to Restart Development of Engines to Power Agency | NASA - NASA selected Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California, to restart production of the RS-25 engine for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket in the world, and deliver a certified engine. SLS will use four RS-25 engines to carry the agencyâs Orion spacecraft and launch explorers on deep space missions, including to an asteroid placed in lunar orbit and ultimately to Mars.Part of NASAâs strateg From Nony
Tatra 77a VIN 35719 - This T77a was manufactured in 1937 and sold in 1938. It was delivered on April 26, 1938 to a private individual who lived in Czechoslovakia. The Tatra was then acquired in 1939 by the occupying German forces and was used as a staff car until the end of the war. It was then taken and used by the Soviet Red Army from 1945 until it was sold to a Soviet citizen in 1951. The Russian owner used the Tatra on a regular basis to take holidays to the Black Sea. In 1989 he garaged it when he became too elderly to drive. From Nony
Commuter Bicycles - Featuring an exceptionally quiet and smooth ride, the exclusive Integra Shaft Drive is a revolutionary technology built on a chromoly shaft sealed in an aluminum case along with a high-quality internal hub. For riders, this means exceptional performance without chain grime, corrosion, or gear-grinding - and no maintenance.
The superb full size, road legal steam car. - The superb full size, road legal steam car. The Steam Traction World Lykamobile is a full size steam vehicle. The tyres are modern and treaded. Disc brakes are also fitted. The design reflects the original 1898 Locomobile as far as is practical whilst maintaining a straightforward and cost effective design, utilising modern materials and components. From Nony
Car Industry Buried US Safety Report Fearing Loss of TTIP Deal - The car industry is being accused of burying a report claiming U.S. cars are less safe than European Union vehicles, over fears that the findings would hamper negotiations between the two regions over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal (TTIP). From Nony
TIMELAPSE: Largest HMS Prince of Wales delivery - YouTube - The Aircraft Carrier Alliance welcomed the largest section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier to Rosyth Dockyard last week, following its voyage from BAE Systems in Glasgow where it was built.
Lower Block 04 is the largest hull section of HMS PRINCE OF WALES, the second of two new aircraft carriers being constructed by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, and contains the hangar, machinery space, mission systems compartments and accommodation.
The 11,200 tonne section of hull was transported by a sea-going barge and travelled around the north coast to reach the assembly site, a journey of more than 600 miles over five days.
On her arrival, the block was floated off of the specialist barge and moved into position in dry dock, ready to join the other sections already in place.
The aircraft carriers HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES are being delivered by the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, a partnering relationship between BAE Systems, Thales UK, Babcock and the Ministry of Defence.
The Queen Elizabeth Class will be the centrepiece of Britains defence capability for the 21st century. Each 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier will provide the armed forces with a four-acre military operating base, which can travel up to 500 miles per day to be deployed anywhere around the world. Operating the Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II jets and a number of types of helicopter, the QE Class will be versatile enough to be used across the full spectrum of military activity from warfighting to providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief.
Soviet 'time travelling truck' found in western Siberia - The crazy vehicle is reported to be the work of Dmitryi Posadskyi, an artist and sculptor from the closed town of Ozersk, who was commissioned by Siterra to produce it. Called 'Rust of the past, inspiration for the future', it won a prize for 'the most creative use of scrap metal' at the LOM-2015 Festival in Yekaterinburg ahead of its unveiling at an oil and gas exhibition in Surgut. From Nony
KaleCoAuto.com, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts. - KaleCoAuto has relaunched our website featuring our the same great line-up of products you have come to expect from KaleCoAuto. KaleCoAuto is currently working with a team of engineers and environmentalists to design and manufacture a new KaleCoAuto Line - KaleCoGreen. KaleCoGreen will feature new products to reduce your carbon footprint with innovative products. Check back soon to see these new products. From Nony
Legends of Soviet Hardware: History of Russian Tank Production in Pictures - Ninety-five years ago, on August 31, 1920, the Krasnoe Sormovo factory produced the first Soviet tank. Since then, Russia has produced a number of armored machines holding a special place in the history of warfare.Legendary tanks of the Russian military â in our photo gallery.Tweet From Nony
Autocars - City trips, intercity lines, charters,... for each tour group and each destination Van Hool builds the appropriate coach. Comfortable and dependable, with just that little extra to make the trip unforgettable. From Nony
B-9 NH Black Edition Urban Stealth - The bicycle would be Black, almost radar absorbent. Any eye that caught it would be captured in its dark gravity. With flat paneling it would look like a veiled threat. From Nony
VIDEO: British tourist films car MELTING in killer heatwave in Italy - A British tourist was astonished when sizzling temperatures made the vehicle melt in Italy.John Westbrook captured an amazing video of the car when it started to drip as temperatures hit 37C in the coastal town of Caorle in northern Italy. The video shows the lights, wing mirrors and window fittings melting off a Renault Megane parked near the beach. From Nony
Connor Wood Bicycles -- Wood bikes from Denver Colorado. - Connor Wood Bicycles brings you the Woody Scorcher, Woody Cruiser, Woody Mountain and e-Woody. These sustainably built ash wood bicycles are individually hand sculpted in Denver, CO using steam bending and Kevlar lamination. As strong as they are beautiful, they are truly rolling works of functional art. See the bikes. From Nony
GLOBECRUISER MOTOR HOME - Action Mobil are specialists in building expedition vehicles, their highlight is the spectacular Globecruiser, a 4x4 top-class world touring vehicle, and the recently released Global XRS 7200, an extreme all-terrain expedition vehicle powered by a mind blowing 720-hp engine cranking its six wheels. The ultra-rugged motor homes bring comfort and style to your adventures, they feature an unique layout that provides separate areas for lounging and sleeping, and offer an exclusive, homely atmosphere, with Hi-Tech interiors. watch the video From Nony
Urban Ghosts10 Mighty Tank Graveyards & Abandoned Battle Vehicles of the World - Urban Ghosts - War is a constantly evolving tragedy of the human race, and when armoured vehicles first took to the battlefield, they changed the face of conflict forever. Nothing lasts forever, though, and over the years, these beasts of war have been condemned to the same fate as they brought upon so many soldiers â the grave. Some were simply abandoned where they were switched off for the last time. Others stand virtually destroyed while a small number wait for new life. This article explores 10 impressive tank graveyards and abandoned battle vehicles across the world. From Nony
1965 Dodge Deora Concept Car - Penned by the California-based Harry Bradley and constructed by the Alexander Brothers of Detroit, the famous Deora was honored with the coveted Ridler Award in 1967. The subject of numerous models, it has since been fully restored to show quality. From Nony
Salt Water Powered Car Gets Approval In Europe: Yes It's Real - It works just like a hydrogen fuel cell except that the liquid used for storing energy is saltwater. This isnât far from the water powered car, an idea labelled as a conspiracy by many despite the massive amount of evidence behind it. You can read more about that here. From Nony
10 Fastest Electric Motorcycles 0-60 - Electric motorcycles are making a power play. Motorcycle enthusiasts may not like the idea of a bike without the trademark engine sound, but theres no way to complain about the muscle some gas-free monsters deliver. In fact, the worlds fastest electric bike has outraced four-wheel EVs in quarter-mile flashes by hitting top speeds over 215 mph.
Whether or not you like to take a bike out racing, the power show electric motorcycles provide helps you sidestep conversations about range, noise, sustainability, or style. Theres no debate over a 0-60 run in less than one second. This list is based on pure power and leaves the EV drama for another conversation. Estimates and track times were culled from manufacturer quotes or, when not listed, confirmed race times from riders and testers. Here are the ten fastest electric bikes in the world based on 0-60 mph speed times.
Unique Nuclear War Tank - This tank can be considered a symbol of the nuclear war that never happened. Its construction is optimal for opposing to shock waves, four-crawler track undercarriage - to move in the conditions of a nuclear winter...Heavy tank "Object 279" was unique and had no competitors. It had an unusual ellipsoidal shape protecting the tank from overturning if hit by a shock wave of a nuclear explosion.Let's have a closer look at the vehicle. From Nony
Flying car CRASHES during test flight - The world's first flying car has spectacularly crashed during its maiden flight with the inventor on board after witnesses said it went into a tailspin.Stefan Klein, the co-owner of tech company AeroMobil was taking the company's 3.0 prototype on a test flight in Slovakia last Friday.Onlookers said the craft appeared to be in trouble before going into a tailspin, forcing Klein to deploy a parachute around 900ft off the ground to help bring the car down as gently as possible. From Nony
The Amphibious Sub-Surface Watercraft - This is the partially submersible watercraft that provides above- and underwater viewing options, driving right off a trailer and into the water without the need for a crane, tender vessel, or dock. From Nony
Loopwheels, suspension for a smoother ride... - Loopwheels are wheels with integral suspension. Loopwheels give you a comfortable ride. You can take bumps and cobbles easily. You feel less vibration. And theyâre really fun to ride. From Nony
Wooden go kart good for 25mph and can be built in a few hours - Taking a leaf out of Morgan's book ? the only car company that continues to think that wood is the best material to build a car from ? FlatWorks has just created its own petrol-powered go kart ? made of MDF.The company has also stolen some inspiration from Ikea, shipping its flat pack PlyFly GoKarts in three boxes, giving buyers the challenge of putting together their kart before hitting the road. Like many of Ikea's creations, the PlyFly Go Kart is intended to be as simple as possible to construct, with buyers needing only basic tools, allowing them "to accomplish amazing builds in a short time." From Nony
Gorbachov's 1989 ZIL for sale- JamesEdition - It is the limousine of the President of the Soviet Union / Russian Federation which was operated in governmental garage (GON) from 1989 till 2007. This limousine was taken by M.S. Gorbachov and then by B.N. Jeltsin. One of the 13 made.
The limousine have an excellent condition.
Plant hand made.
Weight - 5500 kg;
Size - 6339х2088х1540
Speed max - 190 km/h;
Armour protection level - 12v
Engine - 315 hp, 7.7L;
Mileage 29 405 km.
10 Best Vehicles for the End of the World - Nuclear winter. Worldwide economic collapse. Zombie takeover. We all have a favorite apocalyptic situation that we occasionally find ourselves pondering. One very important question: What vehicle do you want as your trusty steed? From Nony
The automobile engineer Ferdinand Porsche (in... - The automobile engineer Ferdinand Porsche (in suit), Adolf Hitler and, immediately to Hitlers left, the head of the German Labour Front, Robert Ley, admire Hitlers birthday gift on his 50th birthday: a convertible Volkswagen. April 30, 1939
(Photo by Hugo JaegerTime & Life Pictures/Getty Images) From Nony
Extremely Modified and Customized VW Samba Bus | VW Bus - Has emerged, the Volkswagen bus comes in radical styled, it will cause quite a stir for VW Bus Junkies. I think this a 23 window samba barndoor bus had extremely modified with many customized, but its not. Fundamental of the Type 2 its on they body's, a big box like the toast bread nothing there. From Nony
A Last Look At The Land Rover Defender Production Line - The news that the Land Rover Defender would not be continued for the 2016 model year has left many marque enthusiasts in a state of nervous trepidation about what will follow.The worst case scenario is a soft-roader with no low range and a subsequently limited amount of off road ability, while the best case scenario would be something that looks a lot like the current Defender, but uses monocoque construction, modern crash protection and independent suspension on all four corners - allowing the differentials to be lifted up out of harm's way. From Nony
The Whole Car - 1930 Bentley 'Blue Train' Recreation - If youâre looking for a luxury car without the distractions of modern life, look no further. Who needs silly optional extras like GPS, seat heating or seatbelts, when youâve got stuff like matching liquor cabinets with a decanter and crystal glasses? Besides that, youâre looking at a car with an extraordinary history. This replica was built to commemorate an infamous race between a solid piece of British Engineering and a world famous train. From Nony
America%s best-selling cars and trucks are built on lies: The rise of fake engine noise - Stomp on the gas in a new Ford Mustang or F-150 and youll hear a meaty, throaty rumble the same style of roar that Americans have associated with auto power and performance for decades.
Its a sham. The engine growl in some of Americas best-selling cars and trucks is actually a finely tuned bit of lip-syncing, boosted through special pipes or digitally faked altogether. And its driving car enthusiasts insane. From Nony
Ten cars you'll see in Cuba (Surprise! They're not all American classics) | Autoweek - Cuba is perhaps the only country where classic American cars from the 1950s share the road with classic Eastern European cars on a daily basis. It's also the only country where, if a modern Geely clips your 1950s Cadillac, the traffic police are bound to arrive in a 1980s Lada. A nation frozen in time in more ways than one, it would be an understatement to say that Cuba has a diverse fleet of cars and trucks. From Nony
Barn Find In France Turns Up 60 Classic Cars - Youâd be lucky to stumble onto a single classic car out in an old barn. But in the case of Artcurial Motorcars in France, theyâve hit the motherload, stumbling onto a property that was home to 60 rare and collectible cars. The vehicles were sheltered under makeshift corrugated steel shelters and outbuildings in the West of France. The cars date from the earliest days of motoring up until the 1970s, and while many of them are in dire need of restoration and rust removal, itâs still an incredible archeological find. From Nony
Pirate Ship! $50,000 -- offers accepted - We are selling our beloved 91-foot square-rigger, the Sultana, named for the original brigantine Sultana of which it's a replica, built 1768 in Boston.We lived aboard for many years, raised two children. We hosted events -- Pirate Parties, receptions -- dockside for years, and chartered throughout the Bay, active in the 1980s into the 90s, always attracting quite a bit of TV and newspaper coverage, out of Alameda, then Brisbane Marina, where it is now. Sadly, we had to move away for work. From Nony
Dallas driver crashes $1M car bought the day before - Two people were injured in a single car crash on McKinnon Street Wednesday morning.A Texas Department of Public safety spokesperson said troopers were called to the scene around 7:41 a.m. Investigators say the 27-year-old driver lost control and hit a guardrail after driving over a wet spot in the road. From Nony
Impossible by Impossible Technology %u2014 Kickstarter - When we first began to design Impossible, we felt that Impossible needed to be more than just a folding bicycle. It needed to compact enough to fit inside a backpack and lightweight enough to be easily transported anywhere. Creating a bike designed to be both incredibly light and yet durable has been no easy task. From Nony
IKEA Electric Bike | CleanTechnica - Swedish furniture maker IKEA has grown to include solar panels in select stores, and now it is adding electric bikes to its maze-like aisles as well. Two IKEA stores in Vienna, Austria will begin selling the FOLKVĂNLIG electric bicycle at a cost of âŹ749, or about $1,023 dollars at todayâs exchange rate. From Nony
Project ThunderStruck Launched - Real Space Adventure! - Imagine a time when a 12 year student could build a supersonic glider 2.5m / 8ft long, attach it to a huge helium or hydrogen balloon and take it to the edge of space, release it, fly it into a dive back to earth that will reach Mach 1.5 / 1,800kph / 1,120mph and land it. Well that time is now and the student is Jason Brand from Sydney Secondary College / Balmain Campus. He is in year 7 and has already broken plenty of records. Breaking the sound barrier will be another cool record. His flight will break a lot of other records too. From Nony
Electric-Car Batteries, Graphite, And Pollution In China - But according to Bloomberg, electric cars actually increase pollution in places like China, which produces the largest proportion of the world's lithium-ion battery cells--and, more importantly, their precursor materials. From Nony
Clarity Bike concept suggests transparent future for cycling - Bicycle design hasn't deviated much from its origins back in the 1800s. A cross frame connecting two wheels to each other works to the point that any attempt to offer something new and innovative â such as the Fliz Bike â is usually derided as being pointless. However, the materials used to build the humble bike have changed over the years, and will continue to do so all the while there's a demand for lighter, stronger frames. Could a transparent polymer provide the next logical step in the process? From Nony
Bike Campers! 8 Ultra-Mobile Pedal-Powered Shelters - Planet Daze - You donât need a gas-guzzling truck to haul around a camper, tent or emergency shelter â you can use the power of your leg muscles with these 8 clever creations made to be pulled by bicycles. These ultra-mobile bike campers range from ultra-lightweight and simple designs made of fabric to floating creations comprised of recycled water tanks From Nony
Can levitating appliances take off? - CNN.com - Ger Jansen is puzzling about how to fit a windshield. His problem is not installing it in a car, but hanging the glass in thin air and keeping it hovering for a prolonged display.This is a fairly typical challenge for the Dutch engineer, who along with his daughter Angela runs Crealev, a leading levitation design firm. The mysterious art of floating has been largely confined to ultra-specialist industry applications and magician tricks, but the Jansens have developed a repertoire for any occasion; from lifting a model's top hat for a fashion shoot to a giant rock in a striking art display. They have given sneakers air for Nike, and produced a range of self-suspending lamps for the home. From Nony
Old Car City USA - Old Car City in White, Georgia contains the worlds largest known classic car junkyard. Visitors enjoy the beautiful vegetation of the deep south that is intertwined with the hundreds of cars that reside in Old Car City. Old Car City started as a Car Dealership in 1931 and is still family owned and operated. Come enjoy the Old South environment, folk art, ghosts of beautiful classic cars, and much more. From Nony
Chrome Plated - Shiny reflective things are cool. Parrots have been on to this fact for years. The secret to making anything look better is by chrome-plating it. The following examples deal specifically with automotive hardware, but the same concept can be applied to items such as bicycles, home office equipment, pets, small children, and even bodily functions. Really, your imagination is the limit. From Popper
1:1 scale model parts tree of Aston Martin's 1959 Le Mans winner is stunning - Autoblog - Every once in a while, we come across an automotive tchotchke that makes us go, "Oh. Wow." This is one of them. A work of art produced by Evanta Motor Company â the same that produces the arrestingly gorgeous DB4GT rebody. It's a model of the Aston Martin DBR1/2 that Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori drove to a Le Mans win in 1959. The awesomeness: it is a 1:1 scale model on a parts tree. Yes, as in a life-sized, 20.8-feet long and 11.3-feet high, weighing between 1,100 and 1,320 pounds. From Nony
Autonomous car poll: Partipants choose random chance over informed decision | Robohub - programming a car to collide with any particular kind of object over another seems like a targeting algorithm. Accidents involving human drivers typically involve peopleâs split-second, instinctive responses to the situation. Your first autonomous car of the near future, however, will probably come equipped with a crash-optimization algorithm â a deliberately designed algorithm that will determine the outcome of all potential crashes. As Lin points out in his article, the pre-meditated nature of such algorithm creates a load of interesting issues that calls for a broader discussion on the topic.So two weeks ago we, the members of the Open Roboethics initiative and the Robohub family, decided to help continue the discussion by conducting our reader poll on this very topic. From cw
There's a 24k gold mountain bike on sale for $1 million » Lost At E Minor: For creative people - Forget about the Rolex and the grill. I have a feeling itâs gonna be all about the 24k gold mountain bike soon. Because, when youâve got to impress the world with your material possessions, nothing comes close to an obnoxious, yet quite pretty looking, gold bicycle. The bike is created by The House of Solid Gold and has priced all 13 models at just $1,000,000 each. From Nony
Road rage: What's most likely to trigger anger - According to a new study by travel site Expedia, some of the most rage-inducing behaviors are slowpokes who won't move out of the left lane, tailgaters and people who text while driving. From X Isle
UNSOLD CARS - Above is just a few of the thousands upon thousands of unsold cars at Sheerness, United Kingdom. Please do see this on Google Maps....type in Sheerness, United Kingdom. Look to the west coast, below River Thames next to River Medway. Left of A249, Brielle Way. From Nony
Google Maps: Reasons why 'Unsold Cars' pictures are complete rubbish - Mirror Online - They were striking images which supposedly showed how unsold cars were being dumped in huge numbers across the UK and rest of the world.A collection of pictures emerged recently which showed thousands of abandoned cars lined up on a variety of runways and car parks.Places which supposedly kept these brand-new, unsold cars included Sheerness in Kent, Swindon and the Nissan test track in Sunderland.An article published by Zero Hedge.com also showed sites in the Port of Baltimore, US, a runway near St Petersburg in Russia and a car park in Spain.But, as reported by the website Jalopnik.com, not everything was as it seemed.Here are four reasons why the story was complete nonsense. From Nony
Wooden VW Beetle Made by Bosnian Pensioner - The avid VW Beetle fan worked on his labour of love for more than two years. He covered the bodywork of a regular Beetle in thousands of oak tiles, each one of which required no fewer than 23 separate procedures. Mr Bojic made all of the wooden fittings â steering wheel, gearstick, hubcaps, radio â in his garden workshop. From Nony
Rare Concept Cars on Display: Atlanta High Museum of Art's Upcoming 'Dream Cars' Exhibition - Core77 - It ain't just New York, Los Angeles and Chicago that get the killer design shows. Next month Atlanta's High Museum of Art is hosting an exhibition called "Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas," co-curated with the automotive writer and historian Ken Gross, and the show will highlight some socks-knocking concept cars going all the way back to 1935. ""It's a really exciting exhibition that explores the ideas behind design [and] what innovation means in something as ubiquitous as the automobile," says Sarah Schleuning, the museum's Curator of Decorative Arts and Design. From Nony
Velominati - The Rules - We are the Keepers of the Cog. In so being, we also maintain the sacred text wherein lie the simple truths of cycling etiquette known as The Rules. It is in our trust to maintain and endorse this list.
The Rules lie at the beginning of The Path to La Vie Velominatus, not at the end; learning to balance them against one another and to welcome them all into your life as a Velominatus is a never-ending struggle waged between form and function as we continue along The Path towards transcension.
Mystery behind vintage car | Stuff.co.nz - Any 1938 540K is rare, but this one especially so. It was built in Germany during Nazi rule, but was right hand drive, while German cars were left hand drive. About four years ago, during the early stages of its restoration, parts were ordered for it from Mercedes Benz in Germany. Staff at the car maker also sent back the intriguing story of a right hand drive 540K ordered by Hitler in 1938. From Nony
Electrify Any Bike For Extra Pedal Power - Who wants to be a sweaty mess after biking to work? No one, is the answer FlyKly is banking on. The start-up has created an electrified rear wheel that can retrofit onto almost any bike. Pedaling becomes effortless, and co-workers will thank you. From Popper
This Company Can Help You Build Yourself A Car In Just 1 Hour - According to the manufacturer, the Tabby is the first production-ready open source vehicle, and the company estimates a customer can build the car in approximately an hour. As the promo video shows, pros can cut the build time down to 41 minutes. From Popper
Finally A School That Teaches How To Drive World's Most Impossible Car - The Ford Model T is renowned for many things, including the fact that it was incredibly mass-produced. One of its great mysteries, though, is why so many bought the things when it's so hard to drive. Thankfully, a museum has started offering classes on how to operate the conundrum that is the Model T. From Nony
Russian Winter Motorcycle Rally | English Russia - âSnowdogsâ is the first Russian winter motorcycle rally, in 2014 this event has been held for the tenth time. The vehicles they use for riding are called âUnimotosâ, they can go in any direction but never go straightly. If you like unusual motor vehicles, welcome inside the post! From Nony
Flying Yacht Is A Taste Of The Future (VIDEO) - f a large yacht somehow fails to adequately convey fabulous wealth to you, then maybe a large flying yacht will do the trick.
Airplane designer Yelken Octuri has come up with a plan for just such a thing: a 150-foot yacht that transforms into a seaplane. From Nony
The 10 Deadliest Vehicles on the Road - It takes years for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) to compile and organize the statistics for crash deaths and the vehicles in which drivers met their end. However, the latest report tracked model-year automobiles up to 2008, allowing the IIHS to deliver stats that included traffic accident data through 2009 .
The auto safety agency ran the numbers on all vehicles with 100,000 registrations or more between 2006 and 2009, counting only the deaths of the driver (not passengers) in their statistics. In the end, the IIHS calculated a ratio of driver death per million registered vehicles. Needless to say, drivers shopping for used vehicles more than four years old would be advised to check the list. Here are the 10 vehicles that involved the highest number of deaths per million registrations. From Popper
Inventor`s Flying Car Approved By FAA For Flight - Inventor Dr. Paul Moller has spent the last 40 years creating a flying car that can be affordably mass-produced and sold to the public. His "Sky Car" has an average speed of 300 mph and takes off and lands vertically. From Popper
A Hyundai for the zombie apocalypse - Galpin Auto Sports has brought a Hyundai Santa Fe inspired by 'The Walking Dead' to life and equipped it with knives and machine guns to deal with the undead. From Popper
Audi's Crazy Fast Trick Bike - Core77 - Audi is known for their four-wheel drive prowess, with the Quattro mentality embodied in their very logo. But at yesterday's Worthersee AutoNews 2012 show in Austria, they pulled the sheets off of a two-wheeled creation: Their lithium-ion-battery-powered E-bike Worthersee concept. From Nony
11 Incredible Facts About EVA Air's New 'Hello Kitty' Airplane - Over 70 Hello Kitty enthusiasts were on the inaugural flight, joined by a troupe of Hello Kitty dancers, characters, artists and Hello Kitty's creator herself, Yuko Yamaguchi. The arrival marks the beginning of regular, nonstop flights between LAX and Taipei-Taoyuan for this aircraft, which is arguably the most kawaii addition to aviation since Pokémon showed up on some 747s. Even as Alaska Airlines' Mickey Mouse plane passed by, all eyes remained on EVA's Kitty. From Popper
So in Dubai, the number of Abandoned Luxury Cars lying around is kind of a Problem - Some cities have a litter problem, some suffer from high crime rates and others might have a lack of affordable housing. And then you have Dubai, which for the last several years has been facing the unusual problem of high end sports cars being abandoned and left to gather thick layers of dust at airport car parks and on the roadside across the city. From Nony