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Bicyclist Sets A World Speed Record Of 163 MPH!

Bicyclist Sets A World Speed Record Of 163 MPH!

How fast do you think a bicyclist can go while riding a bicycle? 50 mph …? 93 mph …? 127 mph …? Nothing is impossible. But French cyclist François Gissy has broken the land speed record on a bicycle by attaching a hydrogen-peroxide rocket to the frame and reached to a top speed of 163 mph (263 kmph)!

By On May 25, 2013 Respond
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11 Out Of 13 Small SUVs Perform Bad In Front-End Crash Tests

11 Out Of 13 Small SUVs Perform Bad In Front-End Crash Tests

During the design phase, car makers perform many types of crash tests to measure their endurance. These crash tests help make safer cars. Recently in a test, it has been found that only 2 out of 13 small SUVs do well in front-end crashes!

By On May 19, 2013 Respond
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Bosch Unveils Power Max Electric Vehicle Charger For $450

Bosch Unveils Power Max Electric Vehicle Charger For $450

Although the electric vehicle prices are coming down, but the cost of chargers has always belonged in the $1,000-$2,000 range. Bosch is offering a level 2 industry breakthrough Power Max that combines fast 240V charging with increased affordability at a price of $450 only. The package includes 16 amp charging and a 12 foot cord.

By On May 12, 2013 Respond
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General Motors To Start Selling Internet Connected Cars In 2014

General Motors To Start Selling Internet Connected Cars In 2014

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson said on a conference call on Thursday that the car-maker will start selling internet capable cars from 2014. Akerson hopes to increase its target demographics with the new internet capable cars.

By On May 6, 2013 Respond
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Study: Voice Apps Don’t Make Texting While Driving Any Safer

Study: Voice Apps Don’t Make Texting While Driving Any Safer

In order to avoid road accidents, for long time drivers have been advised not to text anyone while driving. But almost no one seemed to follow that advice. As people were not able or not interested to restrain themselves from texting while driving, so to keep their eyes focused on road, hands-free texting using voice-operated technology was legalized. Recently a study has found that drivers who use a voice recognition application to compose their text messages are just as distracted as drivers who choose to manually text while driving.

By On April 28, 2013 Respond
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Hyundai Demos Manned Flying Car At IDEA Festival

Hyundai Demos Manned Flying Car At IDEA Festival

You might have seen the world’s first high-speed amphibious vehicle, named Quadski, that can run on land as well as on water. This time, South Korean car maker Hyundai has showcased a futuristic concept car that can hover above old-fashioned cars and this concept may encourage car makers to build flying cars for future.

By On April 21, 2013 Respond
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Hitachi’s ROPITS – A Small Self-Driving Car

Hitachi’s ROPITS – A Small Self-Driving Car

At present, almost every automobile makers are busy in developing electric vehicles. The automobile makers’ goal is to attract people through their phenomenal work. However, Japanese multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate company Hitachi has unveiled a tiny electric car called ROPITS which has been specially designed for the old citizens & physically disabled citizens.

By On March 24, 2013 Respond
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GM Recalling 33,700 Cars Because Of Software Glitch

GM Recalling 33,700 Cars Because Of Software Glitch

Today’s vehicles have more electronics in them than ever, from cabin tech to powertrain controls. While these advances have made cars safer, more convenient and reliable for the most part, there can sometimes be unintended consequences when these sub-systems don’t function as intended. Something like that has happened with General Motors’ 2013 Buick LaCrosse sedans and Cadillac SRX crossover. The U.S. automaker has recalled around 34,000 cars due to faulty software.

By On March 22, 2013 Respond
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‘LaFerrari’ Is The World’s Fastest And Most Expensive Hybrid Car To Date

‘LaFerrari’ Is The World’s Fastest And Most Expensive Hybrid Car To Date

A couple of days ago we reported that Italian luxury car maker Ferrari unveiled its new 1 million euro ($1.3 million) hybrid car “LaFerrari” at Geneva Motor Show. We already know that the car comes with two iPad mini in the back of the front seats to entertain back seated riders. But what we need to know about the car is, LaFerrari is the world’s fastest and the most expensive hybrid car to date.

By On March 12, 2013 Respond
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Volvo Equips Car With Camera And Radar To Avoid Collisions With Cyclists

Volvo Equips Car With Camera And Radar To Avoid Collisions With Cyclists

For most urban drivers, one of the key problems is the ever-increasing number of cyclists on the roads. The sudden appearance of a cyclist in front of a car has often resulted in collisions. Now, Volvo is showing off a new in-car system which would detect the position of a bicycle with respect to the car and automatically apply brakes if the need be.

By On March 6, 2013 Respond
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Ferrari Unveiled iPad Mini Equipped Hybrid Car – LaFerrari

Ferrari Unveiled iPad Mini Equipped Hybrid Car – LaFerrari

Yesterday at Geneva Motor Show, Italian luxury car maker Ferrari unveiled its new 1 million euro ($1.3 million) hybrid car ‘LaFerrari’ equipped with iPad mini. The company also confirmed that it is now “in talks with Apple about broadening a partnership on in-car entertainment.”

By On March 6, 2013 Respond
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Toyota Unveils i-Road Concept Vehicle, An Electric Commuter Tricycle

Toyota Unveils i-Road Concept Vehicle, An Electric Commuter Tricycle

The Geneva Motor Show is just around the corner, where all major vehicle vendors will be showing off their upcoming offerings. Toyota, apparently, has plans of showing off i-Road, a new concept vehicle which is essentially an electric tricycle and seems something straight out of the Tron movie.

By On March 5, 2013 1 Response
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Oxford University Tests Self-Driving Nissan Car Controlled By iPad

Oxford University Tests Self-Driving Nissan Car Controlled By iPad

Google has been making headlines about self-driving cars for some time now. However, while the search giant’s project is of a huge scope, Oxford University’s Department of Engineering has devised a cheaper and simpler ‘alternative.’ The technology essentially allows a Nissan car to drive on its own, letting the user control it using an iPad.

By On March 2, 2013 Respond
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Uber Car Service Formally Launched In Singapore

Uber Car Service Formally Launched In Singapore

Uber, the popular car service that already has a presence in three continents, has finally made a formal debut in Asia. For many weeks now, Uber had its cars ‘test-driving’ through Singapore. The company has formally announced the launch of the service in the city-state.

By On February 25, 2013 Respond
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NYT Reporter Dismisses Elon Musk’s Allegations Over Tesla Model S Review

NYT Reporter Dismisses Elon Musk’s Allegations Over Tesla Model S Review

We reported earlier that after a rather caustic NYT review of Tesla’s Model S, Elon Musk penned down a detailed rejoinder to it. Now, the NYT reported who wrote the review has responded to Mr. Musk’s allegations point by point.

By On February 16, 2013 Respond
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