Transportation

Mio Goes 3D For GPS, Really

A GPS is a GPS is a GPS. Most GPS devices are seemingly carbon copies of each previous one. Mio plans to change the 2D road schematics of in-car GPS platforms and add in a 3D twist, featuring topographic maps and 3D displays of landmarks. The new Mio C620 and C620T devices both offer a 4.3 inch display, based around ...

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These Toy Cars Have Paid Their Dues, But Not Their Repair Bills

Looking for a creative gift for a friend who collects car models? We aren’t either, but we do happen to think these “Urban Collectibles” cars are a nifty change on the usual spic and span version of model cars. Each model looks like a demolition car gone bad. Maybe even one of the cars used for a monster truck smash ...

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Brenter Snowbike For Extreme Snowy Transport

Snowboarding and skiing are pretty ancient on the whole scheme of things. While we’ve seen some interesting uses of snowboard integration, this is a first for a totally new snow ride concept. The Brenter Snobike C4 adds in the functionality of bicycles for the slope. Even though it’s called a Snowbike, don’t expect to see any wheels. The system uses ...

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Sony CMOS Camera Made For Cars

Sony has developed a CMOS camera to be integrated into the Nissan “around view monitor”, which displays an overhead view of a vehicle with four cameras video system. The 23.4 23.4 21.7mm camera will offer 1.3 MP, 30 frame rate per second, with a 186.2 view in a horizontal direction and 147 in a vertical direction. We guess ...

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Toyota Makes Realistic Driving Simulator; Crash Dummies Everywhere Rejoice

Toyota has announced that they have created a world-class driving simulator which will “effectively analyze the driving characteristics of average drivers”. Located at TMC’s Higashifuji Technical Center in Susono City (wherever that is), the simulator apparently offers the most realistic driving experience without being in a car. We must ask, wouldn’t it have been a lot cheaper just to use ...

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Custom Segway: Pimpin’ Your Personal Ride

The Segway has been used in many ways, even as a mobile baby carriage pusher (or as I like to call it, the lazy bitch mobile), but we’ve yet to see some real custom Segway rides. SegwayJunkyard has put together some impressive custom Segway devices, including the Night Rider (pictured left) and a special Segway made for LG (pictured right). ...

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Riding On Quarter Shaped Dubs

Shown on display at SEMA 2007, these spinning rims are designed to look like you’re riding on a set of quarters. Behind the spinning blades is the image of George Washington as portrayed on the U.S. coin. Not only are they unique in design, but these rims are absolutely gigantic. The rims pictured are a massive 30 inches. Wouldn’t have ...

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Anti-Theft Car Tattoos: Un-Pimp My Ride

Designed by Dominic Wilcox as part of his New Work collection, these Anti-Theft Sticker Tattoos make your car look like they are already on the verge of rusting over. These tats use the same theory as these Fake Spill Seat Savers, by making a wanted commodity less appealing. Just place them at strategic points and the car is automatically less ...

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Park to Play: Use Your Car as a Game Controller

Why screw around with some flimsy racing wheel when you can use your own car to control the game? This concept has been utilized before, but a new system called Park to Play could make it possible for the average consumer to bring the experience home. In addition to using the steering wheel and the pedals, opening and closing the ...

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The Church Tank: Not Aerodynamic Enough For Battle

The Church Tank is the brainchild of Russian artist Kris Kuksi, and you probably already guessed that it makes a statement about war in the name of religion. It’s not an actual tank, only a model measuring 8″ h 4″ w x 10″ d, but I have a feeling that a full-size version would generate a little too much drag ...

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