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World's Largest Robotic Truck

World Largest Robotic Truck
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The world's largest robotic vehicle! When I hear "world's largest", I think maybe you will need to know it! Computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have teamed up with engineers from Caterpillar, adapting software CMU used in the DARPA Urban Challenge, to automate the 700-ton trucks, which are made to haul loads up to 240 tons from mines.
That's nearly two million pounds of metal, fuel and stone powered by a 3,550-horsepower, 24-valve engine moving at up to 42 miles per hour, with software and a robot at the wheel. The Caterpillar trucks will be equipped with numerous high-tech gadgets and GPS receivers to keep them on the road. Laser range finders would sweep the road in front of the trucks to identify large objects. Video equipment would then determine if the object is a hazard, such as a rock, or not. All of the information would then be run through a computer program that would tell the robotic driver to avoid the obstacle or not and by how much...[ link ]
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Hummer Tank

Hummer Tank
Car  |  Other
This Hummer Tank caught my eyes, which with the tank treads and in green-and-black color. It is modified a Hummer H2T. This H2T seems to apply the tire-to-tread conversion system, usually called Mattracks(the original rubber track conversion system, transforms most 4x4 vehicles into a true all-terrain vehicle, see more info, check out the link). These Hummer took photos at the 2008 SEMA Las Vegas auto show. Of course, it is actually work, but no other info. Check out see more pics.
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DSe Hybrid Yacht let the Suan and Wind Set you Free

DSe Hybrid Yacht
Car  |  Transportation
If you think of the private yachts can not get ecofriendly. Island Pilot has debuted its new DSe Hybrid Yacht($600,000; Pre-orders). This 40-ft yacht combines the benefits of solar, electric and diesel power. It can cruise at up to six knots on a sunny day for an indefinite period of time without any fuel and zero emissions. In diesel mode, its Parallel Hybrid Propulsion system can move at up to 13 knots. The DSe 12m will also be equipped with a pair of omni-directional, 1.5 kW wind turbines that will produce energy whenever the wind is in excess of 8 knots. It also comes with some modern amenities, includes Garmin HD radar, Fly by Wire controls, gyroscope, autopilot mode, 4 zones of air conditioning, ice maker, refrigeration, and a 26-inch HDTV...
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Nissan 370Z in Need for Speed

Nissan 370Z
Car  |  SportsCars
Nissan offers the first look at the upcoming 2009 370Z Coupe, which makes its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19th. The all-new 2009 Nissan 370Z, the first full redesign of the iconic Nissan Z since its reintroduction as a 2003 model, solidifies the strengths of its predecessor with an unmatched balance of performance, style and value. It might will has the new 3.7L V6 as used in the Infiniti G37. The all-new Z will go on sale at Nissan dealers in early 2009. You cannot wait for the Los Angeles Auto Show, at below you can see the video of the 370Z in Need for Speed video game.

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The T-REX - Three-wheeler Superbike

The T-REX
Car  |  Motorcycle
The T-REX($43,000) is a three-wheeler superbike packed with a 1200cc 4 cylinder engine that going 0-97 km/h in a 4.1 seconds and the top a top speed of 225 km/h. The T-REX is available in 4 colors(Red, yellow, blue or black). It features includes a multi-tubular steel-roll cage for maximum protection and the glass-fibre reinforced plastic body contains a carbon-fibre windscreen and headrest.
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2010 Ford Fusion with SmartGauge LCD Instrument Panel

2010 Ford Fusion with SmartGauge
Car  |  Accessories
Ford has revealed an innovative LCD gauge cluster called SmartGauge with EcoGuide that will debut in the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Mercury Milan Hybrid. It uses two, high-res, full-color LCD screens display on either side of the analog speedometer that can be configured to show different levels of information, including fuel and battery power levels, average and instant miles-per-gallon. Growing leaves and vines track and reward the driver's efficiency. "If you drive efficiently, the vines and leaves will grow lush, which is a very creative way of better engaging drivers in getting the most out of their hybrids." Pretty and cool. See the below video.

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Tesla Model S, All-Electric 4-Door Sedan

Tesla Model S
Car  |  SportsCars
Are you a rich guy and crazy for the All-Electric sport car. This Tesla Model S photo from roadandTrack (Photo Illustration by Larson?, it looks like no the really photo!). Tesla has just announces plans for the Tesla Model S($60,000; 2010), an all-new 4-door 5-passenger sedan powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. It going 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds and get 225 miles on a single charge. It will cost you $60,000, and it goes on sale in late 2010.
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Luxury Submarine - Phoenix 1000

Luxury Submarine
Car  |  Transportation
At U.S. Submarines have developed the world's first personal luxury submarines, it named the Phoenix 1000. The Phoenix 1000 is a 65-meter (213') personal luxury submarine. The total interior area of the submarine is in excess of 460 square meters (5000 square feet) on four levels and is able to dive up to 1,000 feet. The significant volume, coupled with very large acrylic viewports, and the potential for relatively large open spaces, results in a vehicle as luxurious as the finest of motor yachts. The Phoenix is capable of making trans-Atlantic crossings at 16 knots yet can dive along the route and explore the continental margins of some of the most fascinating waters on earth. It would be suitable for use as an exclusive submarine cruise ship or as a charter yacht. The estimated price of the Phoenix is $78 million.
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2008 LA Design Challenge

2008 LA Design Challenge
Car  |  Concept
What will you image the the World of Motorsport in the year 2025? This year's LA Design Challenge will tell you, they choose the "Motorsports 2025" as this year's theme. You can see the concepts come from the Audi, Mitsubishi, BMW, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, GM, Toyota, Honda and Volkswagen. The upper pictures are the Mercedes-Benz Formula Zero.
The 2008 LA Design Challenge includes Audi R25, Hydrogen Powered Salt Flat Racer, Chaparral Volt, Honda The Great Race 2025, Mazda Kaan, Mitsubishi MMR25, Mercedes-Benz Formula Zero, Toyota Lemans Racer, Volkswagen Bio Runner.
"Luxury racing arrives in the Formula Zero Racer by incorporating the thrill of Formula One, the track dynamics of the bobsled or luge, and the grace and efficiency of yacht racing. Reminiscent of the Mercedes Benz racing heritage of the 1930's, the Formula Zero Racer is loaded with technology designed to extract the maximum thrust from the electric hub motors, aero-efficient solar skin and high-tech rigid sail. Each team is allocated the same amount of stored energy and it is left to the teams and drivers to manage the variables to win the race. The winner is determined by total elapsed time combined with the energy efficiency factor. Spectators at the Mercedes Benz Formula Zero racing Series are treated to a new dimension of racing as the transparent track is visible from all perspectives - even from below!"
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The Dragon by Wikked Kustoms

The Dragon
Car  |  Motorcycle
Pamela has just sent us these really cool pictures of the motorcycle, Pam saw it at the Festival of Speed in Orlando 2 weeks ago. The motorcycle called "The Dragon". By Wikked Kustoms of Florida. It also won top prize in the 2008 Builders Invitational held in Tampa Bay. The Dragon with real crocodile skin seat and beautiful work(Click picture to enlarge). About the price, it will cost you $69,000.
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MINI E

MINI E
Car  |  Coupe
The all-electric MINI! Yes, Cool! 500 all-electric MINI E will be availble in the US states of the California, New York and New Jersey starting sometime in 2009. The MINI E powed by a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor fed by a high-performance rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It can hit 62 mph in 8.5 seconds, cover about 150 miles with a full charge on a current charging station in 2.5 hours. The possibility of offering the MINI E in Europe as well is currently being considered. You can see it at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19 and 20, 2008.
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Action Mobil - A Ultimate Expedition Truck

Action Mobil
Car  |  Truck
If you love camping and you are a rich guy. The Action Mobil's new Globecruiser(EUR490,000; about $670,000) a six-wheel-drive expedition truck. It with two tanks can store 219 gallons(fill up will cost you $800) and includes a 4 x 240W solar system supports the batteries and LPG tanks. Other features included heated air-suspension seats and satellite systems. It based on a the MAN TGA 6 x 6 platform, powered by a 783ci turbodiesel engine, which pumps out a very healthy 388 kW. Now only a question, where you want to go?
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Peugeot Design Contest 2008 Winner

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Car  |  Concept
If you remember the 10 Finalist in PEUGEOT Design Contest 2008. Now Colombia's Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar (folding RD Concept) has been choose as the winner, a 25-year-old designer from Colombia. You can see a life sized replica at the next year's Shanghai Auto Show.
"His 3-wheeled design is called the RD and like most of the other entries, it is small and made for driving on narrow roads. During periods of heavy traffic or when space is limited, it can fold upward and shorten the overall length by a substantial amount. "
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Giga-Yachts A

Giga-Yachts A
Car  |  Transportation
A looks pretty whichever angle you see her, not a poor line in sight. A was built by Blohm & Voss, in Germany. It is 387 feet long(118 meters long), includes three swimming pools aboard, one master suite, six guest suites and accommodations for 42 staff. Its fuel tank is 757,000 liters, fill up the tank, it will cost $1.4 million. Built one Afor about 150 million Euros. Now the owner is Andrey Melnichenko, a Russian billionaire and financier.
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The Transition - The Flying Car

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Car  |  Transportation
The Flying Car will get real. A team at Terrafugia is about to a consumer vehicle that can take to the highways and the skies. The Transition($194,000) will go for sale by the end of 2009 for $194,000. The Transition with a pusher prop, four wheels and a pair of 10-foot-wide wings. It features designed to automotive crash safety standards, with an option for a full-vehicle parachute. The Transition is gas powered, can fly a range of about 450 miles. The first Terrafugia Transition is scheduled to take to the air next month. From the pictures, it looks so heavy, I feel it can not fly high and fast, but it is a good beginning. If you want to fly it, you will need a pilot's license to fly the Transition, but just a light sport license, which is significantly cheaper and easier to obtain.
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Tonke Campers

Tonke Campers
Car  |  Other
The Tonke Campers from Dutch. They are not injection-molded by machines. Tonke shows how you can marry 'oldtimer' materials and aesthetics with thoroughly modern fittings. All of Tonke Campers are hand-built the traditional way by craftsmen. They're inspired by gypsy caravans. The Tonke Campers includes two models: the Explorer and the Fieldsleeper. The Explorer(69,800; about $95,000) is based on the Renault Master van, with a six-speed stick shift and a 2.5 liter diesel with 260 Nm of torque. The longer Fieldsleeper model based on VW Crafter(85,017; about $115,000) or the identical Mercedes Sprinter van chassis.
"Gorgeous polished mahogany fittings provide a pleasing contrast to the teak floors. The sinks are porcelain, and the faucets are chrome. The windows are flat, clear and bright. You can specify solid wood doors and enjoy the view through safety glass, not molded or tinted plastic."
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2010 Mazda3

2010 Mazda3
Car  |  Coupe
Mazda has confirmed that all-new Mazda3 will be revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19, 2008. Now let us see its photos.
All-new Mazda3 sedan (North American specification)
Every element of the all-new Mazda3 has been developed for heightened exhilaration, with a more refined sporty ride, top class fuel economy and quietness. Environmental and safety features, based on Mazda's long-term "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom" vision, aim to achieve a balance with fun-to-drive. Add in a new expressive face and Mazda's dynamic design elements, and the all-new Mazda3 is everything a driver could ask for in a sports compact.
Following the world debut of the North American specification sedan with 2.0- and 2.5-liter engines at the show, the five-door hatchback version will be revealed in line with Mazda's global sales schedule.
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Titanium Fighter Motorcycle

Fighter Motorcycle
Car  |  Motorcycle
This limited-edition Fighter Motorcycle($110,000) was featured in the 2008 Christmas Book from Neiman Marcus. It caught my eyes, so cool(except for the price)! The Fighter Motorcycle from Confederate Motor Company, packs 190 mph of performance into its cutting edge carbon fiber, titanium, and aluminum chassis. It features included 64" wheelbase, 27"H seat, integrated braking system, high-tech bells and whistles. Only 45 of these raging, right-on machines are available.
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Peugeot HYmotion3 Compressor Concept

Peugeot HYmotion3 Compressor Concept
Car  |  Motorcycle
Peugeot HYmotion3 Compressor concept unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. It is a two-seater trike features Peugeot's 'HYmotion' hybrid/petrol technology. It is a scooter and a car hybrid which included a glass bubble roof. It also includes an 3kW electric motor in each of its two front wheels and a 125cc petrol engine in the rear. The HYmotion3 can be ridden in electric-only mode, petrol engine only mode, or hybrid three-wheel-drive mode. The HYmotion3 is 0-100km/h in 11.2 seconds, do the standing quarter-mile (400m) in 17.6 seconds and is capable of hitting a top speed of 110km/h. The best part of this vehicle is that the engine shuts down when it's not needed and the electrically-driven front wheels are capable of powering the machine. Other feature included a rear-view camera, anti-lock brakes and a regenerative braking system that charges the batteries which power the dual electric motors.
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Nissan Nuvu Concept - Electric Vehicle

Nissan Nuvu
Car  |  Concept
Nissan's Nuvu debuts this week at the Paris motor show. Nuvu is an electric vehicle, is agile, easy to drive and even easier to park. This mini car is just 3 meters and with 2+1 seating. The solar panels on its glass roof; its design takes a tree theme, with leaf-shapes for the solar panels and a trunk-style design in its cabin. The cabin is finished in natural, organic and recycled materials. "It represents Nissan's commitment to electric vehicle technology, considering that Nissan has already announced that it will present a production-ready EV at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, with sales due to start in Japan and North America in 2010. Whilst Nuvu is not that car, it does share some of the technology that will feature in the planned production vehicle."
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Cat 1 Uber-bike by Byron Hemmes

Cat 1 Uber-bike
Car  |  Motorcycle
" This Limited Edition (of one) cat 1Uber-bike by artist Byron Hemmes. It is a 1200cc Motorcycle. A big cat Motocycle. Powered by 1200cc Buell 97 S3 Thunderbolt engine, body made from high-grade stainless steel. It price at £320,000 (about $567,000)." See from bookofjoe.com.
I searched more info and high definition photos about this project. This bike named the Jaguar Concept Motorcycle from Massow Concept Cycles.
"Massow Concept Cycles - When first given the opportunity to view Barend Massow Hemmes' concept chopper folio nothing could prepare you for the impact of his collection. Using high end car trade marks and logos, Hemmes has developed these pioneering concept motorcyles making use of cutting edge engineering and materials technology. The jaguar 'leaper' cat logo became the first from his limited range to be built into a real machine. Engineered in high-grade stainless steel the bike flaunts a jaguar cat fairing on which the rider sits. This has been finished with ultra high gloss ebony lacquer. Hemmes is currently in talks with Jaguar to determine how they intend using it as radical new brand-awareness tool."

• Length: 2.3 meters
• Wheel center to center: 1.7 meters
• 1200cc Buell 97 S3 Thunderbolt engine
• Body made from high-grade stainless steel
• Air intakes and exhaust system custom-engineered to suit cat profile
• Cat fairing: Fiberglass finished in ultra-high-gloss ebony polyurethane lacquer
• Handlebar width: 1 meter
• Weight: 360 kg
• Seat: Stingray
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Lamborghini Estoque Concept

Lamborghini Estoque Concept
Car  |  SportsCars
It is a Lamborghini like no other before it: It is a four-door sports car ! Lamborghini Estoque is a study, a concept created specifically for the 2008 Salon d'Automobiles in Paris. It sits extremely low at just 1.35 meters (4.43 feet) high, but still has plenty of interior space for all four passengers. Lamborghini states that no official decision has been made regarding production, but did hint that the Estoque could lead to a third model in the lineup with numerous engine possibilities including the V10 from the Gallardo LP560-4, a turbocharged V8, a V8 with a hybrid mode, or even a high-performance TDI. It is debuting at the 2008 Paris Motor Show on Thursday, October 2, now.
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Mercedes SLR McLaren 722S Roadster

Mercedes SLR McLaren 722S Roadster
Car  |  SportsCars
The new Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster 722 S opens up astonishing dimensions when it comes to open-top driving. Delivering 478 kW/650 hp, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and a maximum speed of 335 km/h, this two-seater cabriolet surpasses the existing benchmark among open-top super sports cars C the SLR McLaren Roadster. Feature included a fully retractable folding soft top capable of withstanding the high speed and are made of carbon fibre. Only 150 examples of the 722 S Roadster will be made available starting Jan. 1 2009.
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10 Finalist in PEUGEOT Design Contest 2008

PEUGEOT Design Contest 2008
Car  |  Concept
The 10 Finalist in PEUGEOT Design Contest 2008.
"Create a Concept Car which is designed to evolve within the cities of the future, whilst retaining the key values of the 21st century. The projects should bear Peugeot's stylistic codes and must contain the following four aspects included in this design competition: environmental awareness, social harmony, interactive mobility and economic efficiency"
The Pics is the Peugeot 888 conecpt by Oskar Johansen. When leaving the city, entering the highway the vehicles requirements alter to "need for speed" Lowering the vehicle to a closed shape, the car gets a long distance between the wheel axis and a low point of gravity which gives the car stability at high speed.
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Ferrari V4 Superbike Concept

Ferrari V4 Superbike Concept
Car  |  Motorcycle
Designed by Israeli industrial designer Amir Glinik. This superbike concept using a modified V12 engine from the Ferrari Enzo supercar(Crazy idea!), chopped down to four cylinders and modified to drive just one wheel in a motorcycle frame. The V4 superbike features hand controls adapted from an F-16 fighter jet and bottons inspired by steering wheel of Ferrari's Formula 1 racecars. This Ferrari V4 Superbike other features included a all weather touch-screen LCD atop the fuel tank(I like this design!).
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Lamborghini Murcielago LP460

Lamborghini Murcielago LP460
Car  |  SportsCars
I love the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640, every guys love it! I search some info about it, powered by 6.5 litreclassic 60-degree V-engine; 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds. Pretty car and photos, check out see more.
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Audi Traffic Light Detection System

Audi Traffic Light Detection System
Car  |  Accessories
If you have many traffic ticket? You can consider this Audi's Traffic Light Detection System. Audi's stoplight detection system, named Travolution.
" The experimental 'Travolution' system, developed with Audi support by traffic management experts in the brand's German home town of Ingolstadt, will not only improve synchronisation and phasing of traffic light networks to reduce stopping times, but could also dramatically reduce the number of actual stops needed by creating a communications link between cars and the traffic light network.
Communications modules built into each traffic light are able to send messages to cars in the vicinity, alerting them to the time remaining until their next green phase. The car's onboard system is then able to calculate the speed which the driver must maintain in order to pass through the light during this green phase, and displays this via the Multi Media Interface display. "
A network of 46 of the 'intelligent' traffic lights has been installed in the centre of Ingolstadt, the software to which they are all linked optimising their phasing to bring stopping times down to a minimum, reducing fuel consumption and pollution in the process.
Of the 46 light gantries, three have been upgraded to enable communication with the specially modified A5 and A6 Avant models provided by Audi as part of the 1.2-million Euro pilot project. A further 20 cars and 50 light installations are to be incorporated as the project evolves.
If you want to save time and money on your commute, follow the Audis.
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T@B XL

T@B XL
Car  |  Accessories
The T@B_XL($TBD) is a luxurious caravan. This T@B_XL install a 23" flat-screen TV, CD-DVD radio with receiver, sound system, and subwoofer. It even includes a electric fireplace and the SkyView window. Of course, It has a toilet. Check out see more pics.
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Bimotrik Conecpt

Bimotrik Conecpt
Car  |  Concept
Designer Jonathan Mahieddine designed this vehicle - the Bimotrik. This concept is for the Peugeot Design Contest. This vehicle is a fusion of a bike and a car as it looks like a trike with a roof attached to it. Powered by hydrogen or electricity engine. And it has the very wing-like doors. Cool concpet! Check out see more pics.
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The Fresh Breeze Flyke - The Fly Bike

The Fresh Breeze Flyke
Car  |  Transportation
We have seen a flying car. Today you can fly and bicycle! The bicycle can be used with the motor running on the ground up to 40 mph. It is also a fully functional recumbent bicycle. The Flyke can be pedaled in bike mode with and without the motor attached, and can be propelled by the motor alone. After landing, you can pedal to the gas station, refuel, stop at a friends house, fly home, whatever. if you want to hands on the FLyke, you can ontact Southern Skies.
The Flyke launches like a regular trike. It offers a comfortable seating position and unobstructed view and great ergonomics. No special harness is necessary, sit down, fasten your seatbelt and take off. The bicycle is front wheel drive and steers with articulation. The whole front of the Flyke - the bicycle/seat assembly - pivots into turns. On the ground a steering handle is used. The weight is 21 kg (45 lb).
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