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production of the microlino starts in december 2018 with deliveries in switzerland thereafter, before entering into the german market in 2019. The post small, electric microlino car soon to be driving along european streets appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
According to a just-issued press release from US-based (but Chinese-owned) manufacturer Terrafugia, the first production models of its Transition flying car should be on the market as of next year. When and if they do indeed arrive, they will now be sporting a hybrid drive system – among other newly-announced features... Continue Reading Terrafugia Transition flying car will now feature hy
Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and the world's first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. The fully-amphibious drop-shaped flyer with fore and aft wings sporting eight electric motors has a range of 25 mi (40 km) and a top speed of 6
robocar has made history as it becomes the first fully autonmous race car to complete the tricky and daunting goodwood hillclimb course. The post watch: robocar becomes the first autonomous race car to complete the goodwood hillclimb appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
This weekend, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, UK, is hosting its annual hill climb, where sporty cars old and new zip around the Duke of Richmond's estate. This year, an autonomous race car is driving itself around the 1.16 mile track, while visitors to Goodwood also get to sit in the virtual passenger seat for an immersive ride along. Now you can see exactly what that's like
Interested in developing self-driving systems, but don't want to make your own R&D car? This British startup is selling kitted-out Renault Twizy cars with full drive-by-wire capabilities, plus cameras, sensors and an open-source software platform for autonomous car research. We spoke to founder Mark Preston... Continue Reading Interview: StreetDrone announces open-source autonomous car pla
A pair of artificial intelligence Ph.Ds from Cambridge University are going all-in on machine learning as the foundation of autonomous cars. Their company, Wayve, has just released video of a kitted-out Renault Twizy teaching itself to follow a lane from scratch, over the course of about 20 minutes... Continue Reading AI algorithm teaches a car to drive from scratch in 20 minutes Category
One of the more interesting novelties from last year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, the GT Roof from GentleTent is billed as the world's first inflatable roof-top tent (RTT). It combines the convenience of a car-top tent with the ease and lightness of inflatable design. It also doubles as a sheltered raft similar to the SmithFly Shoal. Escape the trials of nature by sleeping on top of your ve
the achievement is not only impressive as it beat the previous record by 16 seconds, but also as the VW I.D. R pikes peak is the first fully-electric vehicle to do so. The post fully-electric VW I.D. R pikes peak car breaks the all-time race record appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
New York designer Marc Thorpe is behind the interiors of a clubhouse for classic car enthusiasts at Manhattan's Pier 76, where members can show off their vehicles and drink at an industrial-looking bar. Read more is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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