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Su Rui – World’s First Remote Control Driven Car

Su Rui – World’s First Remote Control Driven Car

Chinese cars are specially known more for imitation than innovation. A new car is about to break that stereotype. Chinese car maker BYD has announced that they have created the world’s first remote control driven car named Su Rui (name for the Chinese market). The car can be maneuvered from outside of the vehicle by using the controls on the car key.

By On August 26, 2012 Respond
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2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid – The Fastest Hybrid Car

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid – The Fastest Hybrid Car

Hybrid cars are all about fuel efficiency, not speed; because the latter function is often fuel hungry. That’s why, the hybrid cars don’t seems to be speedsters. But the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has proved that wrong. The hybrid sedan has hit 185.394 mph (298.363 kph), the fastest ever achieved by a hybrid car, in the famed Bonneville Salt Flats.

By On August 19, 2012 Respond
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A San Francisco Grad Student Made A DeLorean Hovercraft

A San Francisco Grad Student Made A DeLorean Hovercraft

Kickstarter projects are known for innovation and creativity. And that is precisely why, a lot of these projects end up getting the fund they need to kickstart their efforts. A San Francisco grad student Matthew Riese wanted to build a creative hovercraft, but on a Delorean. He submitted his project in Kickstarter and after raising fund, he has successfully made a DeLorean hovercraft.

By On August 18, 2012 Respond
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Tests Show Most Luxurious Cars Aren’t Safe Enough

Tests Show Most Luxurious Cars Aren’t Safe Enough

Every year, thousands of people die in car crashes globally. Car manufacturers are trying their best to evolve the structure of their vehicles so that they can withstand collisions. However, a lot of deaths occur every year due to partial collisions. A new study now reveal that partial collisions are sometimes even more dangerous than full frontal collisions. And, most cars, even the most luxurious ones, are not prepared to withstand small overlap crashes and save the riders.

By On August 16, 2012 Respond
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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Complete 300,000 Miles Without A Single Accident

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Complete 300,000 Miles Without A Single Accident

Google’s self-driving cars have been on a long testing haul which was meant to show the world, as well as to to test, that these cars were safe to drive and are fairly practical in running on roads without a driver. Google’s fleet of self-driving cars comprises of some one dozen vehicles. And now, Google has announced that these vehicles have completed a distance of 300,000 miles without any accident.

By On August 8, 2012 1 Response
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GM Developing Pedestrian Detection System Using Wi-Fi Direct

GM Developing Pedestrian Detection System Using Wi-Fi Direct

For long, car vendors have been trying to find a way through which car collisions could be avoided. A number of ideas to this end have been introduced so far. For instance, some researchers have used radars, cameras and 3G to enable a car detect the presence of a pedestrian ahead. Now, General Motors (GM) has introduced a solution of their own, and it seems to be far better than the earlier systems.

By On July 30, 2012 Respond
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Tesla CEO Bets 50% Of The Cars Built In 2032 Will Be Electric

Tesla CEO Bets 50% Of The Cars Built In 2032 Will Be Electric

Electric cars are still to become a phenomenon. While they are obviously clean in terms of environmental pollution, they are still far more expensive as compared to regular cars. That is why,use of electric vehicles is still limited. However, the CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, claims that within two decades, this is going to change radically.

By On July 18, 2012 Respond
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MIT’s ‘Intelligent Co-Pilot’ For Cars Will Take The Wheel If You’re About To Crash

MIT’s ‘Intelligent Co-Pilot’ For Cars Will Take The Wheel If You’re About To Crash

So far, researchers were mainly interested in developing self-driving cars. Some prototypes of self-driving cars have also emerged, for example, Google’s Self Driving Car. But a semi-autonomous system was out of the question, until now. Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a semi-automatic system called “intelligent co-pilot” to keep the drivers safe. The system keeps analyzing potential hazards or collisions from data received through an onboard camera and laser rangefinder while the driver holds the steering wheel. Whenever any possibility of accident arise the system takes the wheel and upon return to a ‘safe-zone’ release the control to the driver.

By On July 14, 2012 Respond
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Be Aware! Hackers Can Steal Your Keyless BMW In Just 3 Minutes

Be Aware! Hackers Can Steal Your Keyless BMW In Just 3 Minutes

The luxurious car maker BMW may boast about their cars and the security features of the same, but they have yet to learn a lot about car security. A recent video posted in a forum shows how hackers have taken control of a keyless BMW in 3 minutes without setting off the alarms. Car owners are at risk of losing their cars similarly, but is the renowned car maker doing enough to give them a peace of mind? They don’t seem to take much action except acknowledging the security flaw.

By On July 12, 2012 2 Responses
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First Mass-Market Electric Sedans From Tesla Debuts

First Mass-Market Electric Sedans From Tesla Debuts

For almost one year, electric car maker Tesla has provided tantalizing pictures and given promises about their electric cars. Last Friday, the company’s first mass market sedans, called Model S, finally hit the road. Tesla marked the occasion with a ceremony held in its Fremont factory with thousands of people including employees, local politicians, and California Gov. Jerry Brown. Everybody have been roared when the first cars has been come out from the building.

By On June 25, 2012 Respond
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Audi Unveiled Electric Concept Bike: Can Speed Upto 50mph

Audi Unveiled Electric Concept Bike: Can Speed Upto 50mph

Audi which is known for their four wheel drive vehicles, has made a a two-wheeled based lithium ion battery powered E-bike Worthersee and unveiled at Worthersee Auto News 2012 show in Austria. Car manufacturer Audi used motor racing design principles to build the Audi e-bike Wörthersee. The Audi e-bike is fast enough to be caught out by a speed camera.

By On May 22, 2012 Respond
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Toyota Unveils Nintendo DS Controlled Navigation System In Japan

Toyota Unveils Nintendo DS Controlled Navigation System In Japan

Toyota has unveiled a tool which enables motorists to control their vehicle’s navigation system using a Nintendo DS. The new tool, called Kuruma de DS, has recently been shown off at a press conference in Tokyo. Basically, it works with Toyota’s new Smart Navi system, using a DS cartridge that can connect with the car manufacturer’s Smart Navi system via Bluetooth.

By On May 17, 2012 Respond
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Audi Introduces Electronic E-Bike That Could Be Controlled With A Smartphone

Audi Introduces Electronic E-Bike That Could Be Controlled With A Smartphone

Audi is known for pulling in a lot of innovations to the machines it creates. The automaker has been integrating technology right at the heart of its vehicles. Now, the company has plans of unveiling its e-bike in the coming week. The e-bike is a highly advanced bike which can be controlled right from the smartphone of the user.

By On May 13, 2012 Respond
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Rolls-Royce Introduces The Phantom Series II

Rolls-Royce Introduces The Phantom Series II

Folks at Rolls-Royce had raised the bar pretty high with Rolls-Royce Phantom. One wondered if they could take things any further after such a wholesome package. It seems that they can, or at least they can still tweak a few things and add to the awesomeness of the Phantom car. This is manifest in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Series II which the company has just unveiled.

By On March 12, 2012 1 Response
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Horex VR6 Motorcycle Manufacturing Plant Ready To Start

Horex VR6 Motorcycle Manufacturing Plant Ready To Start

Horex, Germany’s new motorcycle brand is autonomous in terms of technology, design, marketing concept and production. The VR6 Roadster will be manufactured to the highest quality standards at the new Horex factory in Augsburg. Manufacturing is scheduled to start within the next few weeks.

By On February 14, 2012 Respond
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