June 10, 2014When David Schwartz was sitting in his living room watching the Tour de France 2011 the riders came to a stretch of uphill. It was at this point that he realised that the bodies of the riders were bobbing up and down as they were pedalling their bikes. This is when he thought that if their backs had something to push up against they would be better and the vertical motion would then be converted to increased leverage on the pedals.
February 25, 2013Fritz von Opel, founder of the Opel company, started development of series of rocket powered road and railway cars and planes, and in some cases driven or piloted by mr. von Opel.The world& 39;s first rocket-powered car, Opel-RAK-1 reached a top speed of 75 km/h (47 mph) on March 15, 1928, driven by Kurt C.
February 26, 2013As we all know,in most of the present motorcycles power of the engine is transfered to the rear wheel through a chain. In 1935 a group of five German engineers named Killinger und Freund from Munich started upgrading and modifying the model which won many motorcycle races in the 1920s.
November 10, 2012The JL421 Badonkadonk is a mobile land fortress designed probably for people who believe that a zombie apocalypse is getting closer. It can carry crew of up to 5 members including the pilot. The vehicle is powered by Tecumseh gasoline engine with 6 hp and surprisingly reaches top speed of 40 mph (approximately 60 km/h) due to its centrifugal clutch.
December 09, 2012 Image Source : Urban Arrow The Urban Arrow is intended to be “a replacement for the second car,” and it won an innovation award when it was first unveiled at the 2010 Eurobike trade show.The Dutch designers of the Urban Arrow used as a base for their project bikes with cargo decks in front of the biker called Bakfiets.
December 24, 2012 Image Source:Shayton We talk about the super cars competition, and a new member is about to arrive. It is Shayton Equilibrium. Shayton means & 34;falcon& 34; in the language of the Sioux tribe. According to this you would probably decide it comes from North America, but the origin of Equilibrium is Europe.
March 26, 2013During the last 15 years the solar powered vehicles were improved a lot. Nowadays we see many projects for solar-powered-anything, starting from cell phone charging devices, passing through many solar-powered cars and bikes, and ending with the PlanetSolar& 39;s boat which sailed around the world using energy from the Sun only.
The firm was forced to confess the truth after a report revealed the staggering fact about Nikola One.September 15, 2020Sometimes things aren& 39;t what they seem, especially online. Back in 2018, zero-emissions vehicle company Nikola released a video of their & 34;Nikola One Electric Semi Truck in Motion.
June 10, 2013Although the principle is not totally new as it has been used for transporting messages in vacuum tubes within buildings, ships and even small towns at the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century, it is now reinvented, improved and licensed by et3.com Inc. company. ET3 is a shortage of Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies and according to the company, what they licensed “is silent, low cost, safe, faster than jets, and is electric.
May 12, 2013Mankind& 39;s space exploration and eventual space colonization future is rapidly getting more and more exciting, and more and more a new symbol of individual liberty. On Friday, April 19th, 2013, SpaceX& 39;s Grasshopper did its fifth test-launch, and it continued its trending exponential altitude gains.
September 04, 2013Anyone familiar with modern history knows that the space exploration programs of many nations have led to some incredible technologies that we now use daily and take for granted. The microwave oven, for instance. And now, Ford Motor Company has announced a new initiative to explore how the communications systems of space robots designed for space exploration can enhance motor vehicle safety.
May 24, 2013 Image Source: AutoGuide Back in 2010, Venturi Automobiles teamed up with the Ohio State University to place a new FIA world speed record for electric vehicles. Their attempt was successful and the vehicle they created - Venturi VBB-2.5, reached top speed of 307.58 mph (nearly 492 km/h). Image Source: AutoGuide Now the same team, Venturi Automobiles and the Ohio State University, is attempting to break their own wolrd record via their new vehicle, the Venturi VBB-3, which is expected to achieve 372.
October 13, 2013An extraordinary history started in year 1963-1964 from strong-willed founder Ferruccio Lamborghini, a former mechanic at the Italian Royal Air Force during World War II then went to tractors business and a successful businessman in gas heater and air conditioning manufacture. His interest in powerful and luxury drove him to bring to life his vision of perfect super cars.
August 26, 2013August 22, 2013 saw the Dream Chaser spaceship, designed by NASA partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) of Louisville, Colorado, successfully complete a two-hour captive-carry test, the second of such tests, at the space agency& 39;s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, California.
August 15, 2013OLEV stands for Online Electric Vehicle and it is a development of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). The core of the project is electric vehicle supplied with energy by the road it travels along. In this case the electricity is provided by cables built-in the road.
August 02, 2013The vehicle reached top speed of 327 km/h (204,4 mph) which broke barrier of 320 kmh (200 mph) for electric vehicle. It happened in a year ago, on July 19th, 2012, at the Inyoken Airport, California. It is impressive that Chip Yates, the test pilot, kept such speed for over 15 seconds without using the full power due to a damaged cell inside the battery pack.
October 06, 2013Since the beginning of the modern engineering science engineers try to copy and implement natural motions of animals and humans into the machines they construct. At present we know about several projects of Boston Dynamics funded by DARPA, such as the charged by wire Cheetah, Atlas, the anthropomorphic robot, and the wireless BigDog.
October 18, 2013 Image Source: Arrow Copter AC20 is a new helicopter design developed and presented by the Austrian company ArrowCopter. This is a vehicle that carries crew of two – a pilot and a passenger, as the passenger is sitting behind the pilot. The propeller that pushes the aircraft forward is located behind the passenger and in front of the direction controlling fin.
October 07, 2013In one of our previous articles we brought to your attention Rimac Concept One an electric hyper car from Croatia with 1088 hp for $980 000. Now the same manufacturer, Rimac Automobili, reveals their new, far cheaper project called Greyp G-12 electric bike. You can have it for $8000. This is not exactly a bike, however, you can use the pedals or the electric motor, it is up to your decision.
December 30, 2013In the first half of 2013 we reported about the startup company Local Motors and their Rally Fighter. The special thing about that car is that the customer buys disassembled kit car in a crate and has to assemble it himself.Now the imaginable customer we mentioned above can choose what car to assemble – the off-road Rally Fighter, or a sports car from the Canadian company Dubuc Super Light.
December 29, 2013Every auto maniac has one or two dream cars. Unfortunately, these dream cars cost literally millions in some cases, which makes them affordable only for the richest people in the world. This is why many people replicate the car they dream about for many times lower price. Well, many replicas look like a joke with the original, but others are quite impressive.