Transportation

Audi Developing Traffic Light Detection System

Love to drive fast? Break the law? Good! Audi is aiming to get you into one of its cars in the next few years with a feature that should keep you seated. The Travolution system will communicate with traffic lights to let the driver know what the current state of the light is and when it’s changing colors. While most ...

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I’m A Dancing Robot, No Time To Talk

Ever since that damn Transformers movie, car manufacturers just can’t get enough of displaying their new cars as dancing robots. Of course, it’s hard to forget Citroen’s line of commercials, which began in 2004 (prior to Michael Bay’s film) and since then has multiplied. The latest in Citroen’s line of cars-gone-robots is the C4. By C4, I don’t mean the ...

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Ferrari Station Wagon Is Busted

I guess enough money can make anyone talk. Ferrari custom-built this four-door 456 Venice Station Wagon for the Sultanate of Brunei. I guess oil-rich sultans need a place for their kids and soccer equipment too. It’s just so fucking ugly! Ah! I can’t look at it. If you must, there are more pictures after the jump. You’ve been warned.

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Chevy’s Going ‘Lectric

Nothing beats driving 60 miles for one hour only to end up stopping for an 8 hour charge as you run up the electric bill of some random stranger. Not even Chevy can deny the satisfaction of only having to stop at a gas station once a month, so it’s officially announced the Chevy Volt due out on the streets ...

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Hot Air Balloon Soars To A Galaxy Far, Far Away

In a world of good-guy smugglers and noble Jedi, one Sith must instill fear any way he can. That’s why Darth Vader built this hot air balloon. Not just because the town fare is approaching and Vader wanted to make sure he’ll be soaring high next to the Yogi bear and Batman inflatables but because Vader wishes to scare away ...

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DIY: Hurricane Tether

We all love our cars. We’d go to extreme measures to protect our automobiles even during a hurricane as extreme as Ike because let’s face it: no one wants to drive through flooding waters when they can just tie their car to a tree and hope for the best. C’mon, what’s the worst that could happen? The tree could fall ...

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New Jet Fuel Made From Pond Scum

Finding new ways to make eco-friendly biofuels is going to be crucial to surviving this whole global warming thing. That’s why it’s so exciting that someone’s figured out how to power jets with alga. A synthetic biology company named Solazyme has figured out how to make jet fuel using oil produced by caged marine microorganisms. Other companies are researching algal ...

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When Will I Get My Flying Car?

Since the days of The Jetsons and even long before that, mankind has dreamed of a fully operational hybrid flying car. What would be better than being able to go airborne as soon as you hit some traffic? Moller International, the company devoted to making an affordable flying car, has announced their latest creation, the Autovolantor. The flying car, although ...

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NoPattern Skate Decks

Colors and vectors and shapes, oh my! Chuck Anderson’s creations for NoPattern’s decks are incredible. Looking more like vector-based wallpaper for your computer than a skateboard deck, Anderson clearly pulled out the big guns for this series. At $55, they’re priced to move and will most likely sell out unless you hop all over ’em like a jackrabbit. Just don’t ...

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Double-Sized DIY Bike

While out grabbing coffee this afternoon I spotted this crazy double-sized DIY bicycle. It’s made with two separate bike frames welded together and joined in front by a metal bar. The pedals actually work, but I can’t imagine why anyone would want to ride this thing– it seems like a horribly unsafe way to get around. Maybe it gives you ...

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