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Foiljet MR1

Foiljet MR1

Designers Matt De Bellefeuille and Robert Vandenham have recently introduced a new concept water vehicle named Foiljet MR1. Although it resembles a water ski, it offers an enhanced sportive experience and reduction in environmental damage, in comparison to traditional jet ...

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Twill – A Personal Two-Wheel Car

Twill – A Personal Two-Wheel Car

Chris Tacklind, president of California based company Twill Tech is one of the competitors in this year’s “Create the Future” design contest. His invention is an intriguing commute car concept dubbed Twill “Wicked.” Twill is a green, all electric, personal ...

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Car-Key Phone

Car-Key Phone

Nissan, NTT DOCOMO, and Sharp have recently introduced a new development; a built-in intelligent car key implemented in a cellular phone. Although at the moment only a prototype exists, it is the first step towards further integration between mobile phones ...

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NASA Tests Rover Concepts in Arizona

NASA Tests Rover Concepts in Arizona

NASA’s recent tests of the lunar rover have taken the vehicle to its limits. Since the moon has such a harsh environment, NASA is taking all the measures possible to make sure the new rover will be prepared, such as ...

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The Stingray Project

The Stingray Project

The US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC), iRobot Corporation, and Chatten Associates are working on an innovative new Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) project debuted as “Stingray.” The project, currently in advanced stages of development, will allow ground ...

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The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

The Fastest Bullet Train in Japan

Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries recently announced the development of the country’s fastest high speed train. Named the “Environmentally Friendly Super Express Train” (efSET), the modern marvel will propel passengers along at 350 kilometers per hour, besting the record-holding Shinkansen’s ...

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Tesla Roadster – Electric Sports Car

Tesla Roadster – Electric Sports Car

Tesla Motors, a manufacturer and developer of electric vehicles, has created the Tesla Roadster, a fully electric sports car capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds. This 2-seat, open top, rear drive sports car ...

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Tweel : The Airless Tire

Tweel : The Airless Tire

Michelin, the world’s largest tire maker, is developing an airless tire named Tweel (a combination of a tire and a wheel). Invented at Michelin’s North American research center in Greenville, S.C, this revolutionary non-pneumatic tire solves the common problem of ...

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Toyota Winglet

Toyota Winglet

Toyota Motor Corporation has recently announced the development of a new Segway-like vehicle, called Winglet, which is controlled (like the original Segway) by the user’s weight shifting. The company defines the new vehicle as a personal transport assistance robot and ...

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Cars that Talk

Cars that Talk

The European Commission has recently decided to reserve, across Europe, part of the radio spectrum for smart vehicle communications systems. The decision is part of the commission’s overall fight against road accidents and traffic jams, and the hope is that ...

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