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Human-Electric Hybrid Car

Human-Electric Hybrid Car

HumanCar Inc. recently presented an innovative hybrid vehicle. Unlike most vehicles that have two power sources, this one combines electric power…with human power! Using mechanical cranks, up to four people can power it and steer it around. The manufacturer hopes ...

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Charging USB Devices on the Wall and in the Car

Charging USB Devices on the Wall and in the Car

Scosche Industries, located in California, has recently introduced an innovative charger for devices that draw power from USB ports. The new device, dubbed “powerFUZE”, can connect to either AC outlets or the common car jack, providing gadgets’ users constant power ...

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Toyota Plans 1/X Seaweed Car

Toyota Plans 1/X Seaweed Car

Toyota will be showcasing a new plug-in hybrid concept car called 1/X, made with seaweed, at this year’s Melbourne International Motor Show. Toyota is calling their newly developed plastic “Ecological Plastic” (EP), and the company is planning to increase use ...

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Shelby Ultimate Aero Electric Car

Shelby Ultimate Aero Electric Car

Shelby Super Cars (SSC) – a Washington-based manufacturer of high-end sports cars, has recently released the details of its “All-Electric Scalable Powertrain” (AESP) technology, which the company says will be incorporated into their flagship Ultimate Aero (UA) vehicle. The UA ...

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Audi’s Supercomputer

Audi’s Supercomputer

Audi has announced the implementation of a new ‘super-computer’ in their development department. Thanks to unique processing abilities, Audi’s researches can now analyze car crash models faster and better, thus improving their vehicles’ safety. According to the firm, the use ...

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Honda’s FC Sport

Honda’s FC Sport

Honda recently revealed the Honda FC Sport design study model, at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. This three-seat car concept represents an ultra-low center of gravity sports car design that utilizes green construction techniques and existing V Flow fuel ...

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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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Honda Insight

Honda Insight

Honda recently unveiled “Insight” the company’s concept hybrid vehicle, at the 2008 Paris International Auto Show. The much anticipated Insight is a small, five-passenger vehicle meant to bring hybrid solutions to mainstream consumers and as Honda claims it will be ...

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Peugeot Magnet Uses Magnetic Energy

Peugeot Magnet Uses Magnetic Energy

“Peugeot Magnet”, designed by Tolga Metin from the United States, is one of the 29 finalists at the 5th Peugeot Design Contest. This year’s competition theme is “imagine the Peugeot in the worldwide megalopolis of tomorrow”. Metin’s Peugeot Magnet concept ...

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