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Wilcraft - Amphibious Ice Fishing and Hunting Vehicle

Wilcraft

Wilcraft
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The Wilcraft is a multi-seasonal amphibious vehicle designed for the ice fishing and to get you into those hard to reach hunting spots. The Wilcraft offers incredible stability on water, ice and land. It¡¯s a light-weight vehicle, has a ground pressure equivalent to a person walking and it can float, so it¡¯s great for crossing those pesky frozen lakes and rivers. It has 11 inches of ground clearance to help clear obstacles and can carry about 250 kg. Powered by a 305 cc engine, can go as fast as 20 MPH, and featuring includes a two-speed gearbox with reverse, locking differential, hydraulic disc brakes. Onboard there are 3 ice fishing holes, a place to stash your auger and a cover to keep you warm while you¡¯re out there on the ice fishing. Prices start at US$10,495 and there are options galore, including caterpillar tracks, a collection of hunting blinds and transport trailers.
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Price: $10,495   |   BUY

Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike

Sand-X Bike
Car  |  Motorcycle
Platune has collaborated with Sand-X, a Swiss company specializing in Off-road vehicles, announced a dune vehicle, the Platune-Sand-X mobile. This vehicle is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds(is double as fast as a Yamaha Raptor 700 (0-100 km/h <5.4 sec.).
"For instance, Platune is particularly proud to announce that both companies currently work on the development of a Platune-Sand-X mobile, which will be only available in an exclusive limited edition. Moreover, it speaks for Sand-X when Gulf News once wrote
that the SAND-X will soon revolutionise dune riding the way we know it? for the Offroad bike is claimed to be the safest, fastest, and most powerful dune bike.
Clearly, Swiss quality and precision perfectly merged with Platune's expertise to finally conquer the unforgiving desserts of the world. In fact, the new SAND-X is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in as little as 2.8 seconds, which is double as fast as a Yamaha Raptor 700 (0-100 km/h <5.4 sec.). However, its breathtaking speed is not enough. The vehicle is highly maneuverable, mobile, and certainly indispensible in transporting equipment, for the SAND-X has a bigger loading capacity and is able to carry more gear combined with a bigger fuel range (>350 km) for longer operations. "

Students Build a Car the Blind Can Drive

Students Build a Car the Blind Can Drive
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Virginia Tech undergrads have built a car that the blind can drive. This semi-autonomous vehicle is equipped with laser range finders, computer with voice software and other sensory technology that helps direct visually impaired drivers to take the wheel on a closed course:
We are not only excited about the vehicle itself, but also the potential spinoff technologies from this project that could end up helping the blind,¡± Dennis Hong, the director of the university¡¯s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory said.
"The Blind Driver Challenge team at Virginia Tech¡¯s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory built the buggy. The steering wheel is hooked up to a distance monitor that gathers information from laser range finders, and it uses voice software to tells the driver how far to turn the wheel. For example, the monitor will tell the driver ¡°turn left three clicks.¡± As the driver does that, the monitor makes three clicking noises.
A vibrating vest provides cues to follow when accelerating and decelerating. The vest vibrates in different places ¡ª the back, the belly and the shoulders ¡ª to convey different commands. When the entire vest vibrates, it means, ¡°Slam on the brakes!¡±
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The Shweeb - Pedal-Powered Monorail

The Shweeb
Car  |  Transportation
The Shweeb is a Pedal-Powered Monorail system that is "a direct response to the transportation needs of today and the future." Each capsule holds a single rider who has to pedal in order to get from point A to point B and let you go much faster than a bicycle. The seat adjusts to your exact height and is as comfortable as a hammock. It exists right now, you can find it at an amusement park in New Zealand(Feel the adrenalin kick in as you fly around curves swinging out 60 degrees! You soar 4m above the pond and then miss the ground by inches!).
"Our proposal to get you safely and quickly from one point in the city to another would be to elevate you onto a network of interconnected monorails where you never have to stop at traffic lights. The ideal vehicle for such a system already exists. Fully faired recumbent cycles, because of their low aerodynamic resistance, are breaking all bicycle speed records and currently reaching speeds of 90 kph (56 mph) in sprints. Suspending these comfortable and highly efficient machines from monorail tracks has the added advantage of taking away the rolling resistance of pneumatic tyres. Trains of Shweebs can further reduce the aero drag ¨C ten people travelling at 40 kph will each have a lot less work to do than a single rider at the same speed. A single rider requires only a fraction of the energy to achieve the same speed as a normal cyclist ¨C thanks to the significant reductions in both aero drag and tire friction. The vehicle is completely weatherproof, you can¡¯t derail or fall out while on the cellphone or blackberry!" Check out watch the video of it in action.
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Virtual Model Antonella

Virtual Model Antonella

Virtual Model Antonella
Car  |  Other
This woman is fake! Ford has designed a woman for their latest-generation Fiesta, named Antonella(photo above)! Virtual model Antonella is the personification of a profile created from demographic research about the Fiesta¡¯s target customer, said Moray Callum, executive director of Ford Americas design. NY time writes:
"Antonella is an attractive 28-year old woman who lives in Rome. Her life is focused on friends and fun, clubbing and parties. She is also completely imaginary. She was the guiding personality for the Ford Verve, a design study that served as the basis for the latest-generation Fiesta.
A character invented by Ford designers to help them imagine cars better tailored to their intended customers, she embodies a philosophy that guides the company's design studios these days: to design the car, first design the driver...
Invented characters get everyone on the same page," Mr. Callum said. "Personalizing gives context to the information we have. Sometimes the target demographics are difficult to relate to by, say, a 35-year-old male designer.
...Ford's goal in using made-up characters is that they will help produce cars that transcend national traits and are instead built around international
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ParaJet SkyCar is available for Sale

ParaJet SkyCar

ParaJet SkyCar
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The "World's First Bio-fuelled Flying Car" flew from London, England to Timbuktu in Mali, Africa. the news was highlighted on the LikeCool. Now the ParaJet SkyCar is available for pre-order. Previously, Parajet said test flights of the skycar might happen this September, with a possible release date of early 2010. Expected to start selling toward the end of next year for an estimated price of £50,000 ($81,700), now pre-order for refundable deposits of £10,000 ($16,338). Shipping in late 2010.
The vehicle is completely street legal and can accelerate to 62mph in just 4.2 seconds, has a top speed of 140mph. In the flying mode, the car takes to the skies from the field in under 200m at a required speed of 37mph and the flight mode can reach speeds of up to 100mph.
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Price: GBP 50,000   |   BUY

Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit Replica

Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit Replica
Car  |  Motorcycle
Now you can dress like Batman while riding a motorcycle. The Dark Knight Motorcycle Suit(Coming soon) is a replica of the suit worn by Christian Bale in The Dark Knight film, including jacket, pants, boots and gloves. Features:
- Strong Cordura Mesh Base with Heavy-duty 4 way stretch Spandex
inserts.
- Removable CE Approved Body Armor in both Jacket and Pants
- Highly detailed, removable lightweight interior lining.
- Form Molded Leather and Kevlar Armor Sectons.
- Made from Quality Tanned Cow Hides
Price: $TBA   |   BUY   |   Source

BMW S.X Concept

BMW SX Concept

BMW SX Concept
Car  |  Concept
The BMW S.X concept by designer Iulian Bumbu, a graduate of the Transportation Design Course at the Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) in Milan. This BMW S.X Concept represents the next generation luxury sports coupe from BMW could look like. And it would be well positioned to take over where the current 6 Series BMW. This design has high-mount brake lights incorporated into the edges of the rear window and the lateral vents located just behind the front wheels.
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The Mini Cooper by Matt W Moore.

The Mini Cooper

The Mini Cooper
Car  |  Other
The Mini Cooper painting designs by Portland-based artist Matt W Moore. Click 2 enlarge!
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Motorcycle Sidecars by François Knorreck

Motorcycle Sidecars
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What's it? Car or Motorcycle? It is Laverda motorcycle sidecar, a supercar sidecar, including gulfwing doors. This Motorcycle Sidecars by François Knorreck of Italy. It took the man ten-year period(10,000 hours of work) and at a cost of 15,000 euros to complete his work ¨C the Snaefell. Now this 1000cc Laverda motorcycle has three exhausts, and the other half uses bits from a Volkswagen Golf GTI, Audi 80 and a Citroen Xantia car. It looks amzing!
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12V portable Porta-Pizza Oven

Porta-Pizza Oven
Car  |  Accessories
LikeCool has reported a 12v in-car microwave. Now Stupididiotic also has a 12V portable in-car Pizza Oven($36) on sale. You just plug it to car¡¯s cigarette lighter, and heat(cook?) your pizza on the road. It has high and low settings for cooking and warming and built-in fold out carry handle. I don't know who will purchase it for your car, but it is really cool!
Price: $36   |   BUY   |   Source

Blind Dragster

Blind Dragster

Blind Dragster
Car  |  Other
Blind Dragster by Espen Dietrichson.
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Koenigsegg Quant Concept: A Four-Seat Solar Solar Sportscar

Koenigsegg Quant Concept

Koenigsegg Quant Concept
Car  |  Concept
The Koenigsegg Quant is an impressive solar sportscar, this Swedish car manufacturer has told a newspaper that they are set to start making them in limited numbers in the not-too-distant future.
It has 512hp, goes 0-62 in 5.2 seconds and can hit a top speed of 275 km/h. It features a thin solar coating on the bodywork to top up power and can be charged in 20 minutes(not all through solar) that give the vehicle a range of 500 kilometres.
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Akuma Apache Helmet with flash light.

Akuma Apache Helmet
Car  |  Motorcycle
The Akuma Apache Helmet($349) has twin rear LED lamps for ¡®higher visibility¡¯ including two mode steady and flashing, plus a handy front facing reading light for looking at maps, or maintenance work in the dark.
"The AH-64 Apache was built to endure front-line environments and to operate during the day or night using state of the art electronics. It only made sense to design and engineer a motorcycle helmet the same way"
Features:
- Integrated rechargeable power system which powers LED's in the rear vents for higher visibility. 2 Modes: Steady & Flashing
- Highly useful ultra bright led built into the front of the helmet. Useful for map reading, maintenance, or in any low-light situation. Light wherever you look. Not intended for use with visor down or while riding.
- Hypoallergenic, removable, & washable interior
- Chin-Curtain
- DOT & ECE 22-05 Certified
- Composite Fiberglass/Kevlar construction
- Superior airflow through 6 vents.
- Wind tunnel designed aerodynamic shape
- UV resistant clear-coat
- Includes wall charger for Power System

- ¡°Remove Before Flight¡± Key Chain
Price: $349   |   BUY   |   Source

Lizard helmet

Lizard helmet
Car  |  Motorcycle
Wow, Lizard helmet by Filippo Cazzaniga for Yamaha.

XR3 - Three-Wheeled Hybrid

XR3

XR3
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The XR3, its back, so Cool! The XR3, a three-wheeled plug-in hybrid that achieves 125 mpg on diesel power alone, 225 mpg on combined diesel and electric power. It can carry two-passenger in this three-wheeled hybrid. It is designed to be as light as possible. At just 1480 pounds, this high-performance design combines fast acceleration, and featuring its hybrid system allows for 200 mpg. The choice of operating mode ¨C diesel-only, battery-electric-only, or hybrid - is operator selectable by flipping a pair of switches. When operating on just the 23 hp diesel engine, the trike achieve 125 mpg. The li-ion battery pack is good for 40 miles.
According to latest info:
"The vehicle will arrive at our prototype facilities on the outskirts of Cleveland in a few weeks, and then it'll go out to the Center for Automotive Research where they'll run tests, computer-model the results, and do various changes to optimize the power train so we can freeze the design for production. "
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Car USB Charger

Twin USB Cupholder Adapter
Car  |  Accessories
The Twin USB Cupholder Adapter($20) comes with two DC outlets and two USB ports, let you charge your cell phone and iPod while using your radar detector or GPS. It plugs your car's cigarette lighter and comes with 4 LEDs let you know if the battery is not enough. Its USB ports can also charge your portable games, digital cameras. It likes cool!
Price: $20   |   BUY

Elmoto Electric Bike

Elmoto Electric Bike

Elmoto Electric Bike
Car  |  Motorcycle
Two German engineers have managed to develop an an electric bike without any external tech and financial support, the bike called Elmoto($5,700). Powered by a 2KW engine and its lithium battery packs in a single change for a range up to 70km, it will cost only around $1. It weight just 45kg thanks its aluminum frame, max speed at 45km/h(30mph). The developers expected to make 100 units by the end of this year and then significantly boost sales in 2010. It costs $5,700.
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Code X Yacht

Code X

Code X
Car  |  Transportation
Solar and Formula 1 engines unite two worlds in one boat, this is the Code-X Yacht. It is a 47¡ä 7¡± catamaran can either be thrust along at a brisk 80 knots by twin Ilmor formula one engines, delivering a hefty 710hp a piece, or at a more leisurely 9 knots by the twin electric motors. These can provide up to two hours of service when running off the lithium batteries and when they run dry there is also the option of continuing for an unlimited period using power generated by the catamaran¡¯s on-board solar panels. It also includes touch screen control, a Kevlar/carbon shell with phototropic-shaded screens and windows and a GPS-controlled ¡®virtual anchor¡¯ system that utilises the electric motors to maintain a stationary position regardless of wind or currents.
Note: Code X is based in Meggen on the shores of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.
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Hello Kitty Helmet

Hello Kitty Helmet
Car  |  Motorcycle
If you are a Hello Kitty fan and dirve bike, you will love it, the Hello Kitty Helmet. So cute!
Price: EUR 225   |   BUY

Transforming Cargo Concept

Transforming Cargo Concept

Transforming Cargo Concept
Car  |  Concept
Urban traffic congestion is an increasing problem which affects countless delivery companies every day. The unique ¡°CarGo¡± concept addresses this issue with its variable track, wheelbase and load carrying configurations.
Designed by Adam Schacter. The CarGo has one seater, and can be turned into three modes; a compact mode where the pickup section is placed longitudinally with the cabin, a narrow mode with tilted cargo bay for higher maneuverability and a full pickup mode for larger payloads.
And the electric truck's storage compartment when not in use, can be detached from the vehicle to further reduce the vehicle length.
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BodyGard 5-in-1 Emergency Tools

BodyGard 5-in-1 Emergency Tools

BodyGard 5-in-1 Emergency Tools
Car  |  Accessories
The BodyGard 5-in-1 keychain emergency tools($20) is a very cool emergency tool as the accessories of the car keychain, featuring include seat belt cutter and door glass breaker.
The two essential tools are the seat belt cutter and door glass breaker. The BodyGard also includes a sonic alarm, led flashlight, and distress flasher (bright red flashing light).
Jump more watch the video.
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The 2009 Fornasari Buggy

The 2009 Fornasari Buggy

The 2009 Fornasari Buggy
Car  |  Concept
The 2009 Fornasari Buggy was designed with 2 levels of mechanical; one is more accessible and a little less performance, the other one uses the classic architecture of Fornasari with a tube chassis. The buggy is built out of special steel piping chassis in molybdenum-chrome with 450 pipes running across to maintain the stiffness and torsion, while weighing just 150kgs. Power comes from a GM sourced 6-liter V8 that generates 602hp and 552 lb-ft of torque. Power is transmitted to all four wheels by a six-speed automatic transmission. The car accelerates from zero to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds, and with a top speed of 174mph. The total weight of the car is 1850kg.
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Transport TW - Magnet-powered vehicle for future city

Transport TW

Transport TW
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Designed by Harsha Vardhan. The 'Transport TW' a futuristic car that generates power from magnetic field generated by on-board electricity powered systems. The Transporter TW(Twin Wheel) is based around an electric engine which produces a magnetic field to drive the large wheels. The wheel rims are suspended over a superconducting fluid where the changing magnetic field produces the motion needed to propel the vehicle. The power generator and motion is thus smooth, nearly noiseless and green. The rider contorls the vehicle from the swivel seat, enters or leaves through a port at the rear of the cockpit.
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Inhalt

Inhalt

Inhalt

Inhalt
Car  |  Other
Inhalt is the multicellular caravan by Mehrzelle.
"Using the online Configurator, every user sets up a design that is unique, their own layout that they can identify with. The configuration is generated by a computer using the customer¡¯s inputs, and then the final design is done by parameters from the architects to yield an attractive and practicable result. The caravans are produced using the principles of ¡°mass customization¡±: this allows both the individual wishes of the customer to be accommodated while producing the caravan with series methods. "
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Ford 021c, ten Years ago Concept Car

The Ford 021c Concept Car

The Ford 021c Concept Car
Car  |  Concept
The Ford's 021c Concept Car was unveiled ten years ago! When the car was unveiled, consumers weren¡¯t ready for this concept, it was almost universally despised. But back to now, I'm sure you will like it. It's built from carbon fibre, it has some interesting features like the rear doors are hinged at the back that four wide opening doors for easy entrance and egress. The trunk functioned as a pull out drawer instead of a lift up lid.
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Hybrid Seven Roadster

Hybrid Seven Roadster

Hybrid Seven Roadster
Car  |  Design
The Hybrid Seven Roadster by designer Eric Stoddard. The Hybrid Seven is constructed of structural foam panels, sandwiched between layers of carbon fiber. Projected weight is under 450kg, and incredible performance can be achieved using minimum mechanicals. The faceted shape is a direct result of its panelized construction. The next evolution of the legendary Lotus Super 7. Pure lightweight simplicity!
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Green GT Design Study

Green GT Design Study

Green GT Design Study
Car  |  Concept
GreenGT of Switzerland has designed an electric racer for the requirements and specifications of Le Mans racing. Penned by French designer Thomas Clavet, the GreenGT design study, this prototype is made up of an FIA-spec carbon chassis with a fiberglass body. It powered by a pair of 100 kW water-cooled electric motors, which are mated to a differential gearbox patented by GreenGT. Power supply comes from flexcell photovoltaic solar panels and with and two lithium-ion batteries. The specs at below.
Maximum speed: 275 km/h (171 mph)
0-100km/h (62mph): Under 4 seconds
Horsepower: 350 to 400

They hope to bring two GreenGTs to LeMans in 2011, and plan to produce 22 road-going models within the next three years.
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Wooden Volkswagen Bus by Lee Stoetzel

Wooden Volkswagen Bus

Wooden Volkswagen Bus
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Artist Lee Stoetzel has made a wooden life-size Volkswagen Bus! The VW Bus is a one-to-one scaled 75" x 165" x 67 1/2", and is crafted from pecky cypress wood and steel.
"We build houses and think that we have controlled space, yet nature winds its way into those materials. The sculptures I have built light up to emphasize the power of natural form. ", Stoetzel say.
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Flying Pink Land Rovers by Transmutant

Transmutant
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Flying Pink Land Rovers by Transmutant, in the video, you can also find a very cool walking robots.
"Surrounded by scrapyards, in the middle of Hertfordshire wilderness, the smash-em-up artists of Transmutant are hard at work. Allied to an international network of mutoids, the troupe display their works at festivals and parties throughout Europe. If flying pink Land Rovers and newly invented walking robots arent your thing, look away now. Otherwise, enjoy the show. "