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X-bike

X-bike
Car  |  Motorcycle
Introduce a bike, The X-bike. This was to have small wheels 每 essential elements when trying to save weight and space on a folding bike.
> The frame 每 two main frame elements fold in a scissor action by a skew joint. This allows the wheels to fold side by side.
> Steering 每 this was by auto-tensioned cables via variable ratio pulleys. These provide a good steering feel to hub-centre steering.
> Drive 每 this was by internal belt or miniature chain.
> Construction 每 this uses injection-moulded long fibre carbon and glass shells ultra-sonically welded together. Fusible core, foam and gas injection technologies were also used.
> Tyres 每 solid tyres were developed as an option with PU versions performing better than pneumatic equivalents.
This project was undertaken in collaboration with David Southward (CCL founder) and Shaun Househam. More Pics.
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Proxima - The Car Bike

Proxima
Car  |  Concept
We have seen a similar product, The Cirbin V13R($55,000) a three wheeled sports vechicle. Today we will see this concept, the Proxima Bike/Car Hybrid Concept. Proxima is meant to be a merge between a car and a motobike. It has 2 tandem seats. From the front to the rear it ideally change from a car to a bike. I like its back wheels design, so cool!
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Car Laptop Desk

Car Laptop Desk
Car  |  Accessories
If you use the Laptop in your Truck, SUV, Car, Van? The Jotto Desk - Laptop Desk($TBD) is a cool and useful gadgets for your car. Soon, other mobile professionals and private individuals began utilizing their laptops as a GPS device, or turned their car in to a mobile office.
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Parajet Skycar - World's First Carbon-Neutral Flying Car!

Parajet Skycar
Car  |  Transportation
The Parajet Skycar will be the world's first carbon neutral flying car. The Skycar Expedition team plan to take the eye-catching vehicle from London to Timbouctou in 2009, using a combination of flight and driving to battle the tough Saharan terrain. The 3000 miles of journey from London to Timbouctou. The Parajet Skycar betweens a dune buggy and a paraglider. The Parajet Skycar powered by a biodiesel-modified Yamaha R1 1000cc motorcycle engine. The motor runs through a Continuously Variable Transmission either to power the rear wheels or to turn a large rear-facing propeller via a belt drive.
The Parajet Skycar in fly mode will be suspended by the latest ram-air wing and capable of take-off from a field or airstrip in less than 200 metres. It will be easier and safer to fly than any other aircraft, as it has no pitch control and therefore impossible to stall or dive. Should the engine fail, the pilot would simply glide down into the nearest field or strip of sandy desert. In the event of catastrophic wing failure, car connection system failure or mid-air collision, an emergency ballistic reserve parachute can be deployed. Its steel framed chassis, subsequent models will be made from aluminium which will be lighter and thus increase range, performance and luggage capacity. It has independent 4 wheel suspension and rear wheel drive. One pilot and one passenger will travel side by side and in road mode the car will accelerate 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds, have a top speed of 180 kmph and a range of 400 km. In fly mode the Parajet Skycar will have a take-off speed of 60 kmph, a top speed of 110 kmph and a range of 300 km. Cruising altitude will be 2000 每 3000 ft with a maximum altitude of 15,000 ft. Conversion from "road mode" to "fly mode" and visa-versa will take just three minutes. The prototype is expected to cost only UK£35,000, Cool!
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Becker Antomotive Design

Becker Antomotive Design
Car  |  Suv
Becker Antomotive Design($125,000 - $225,000) partnered with STRUT created special-edition Cadillac Escalade ESV for Becker. The new Becker/STRUT Cadillac Escalade ESV combines an unmatched blend of privacy and European luxury interior craftsmanship with cutting-edge mobile office capabilities in a floor-to-ceiling custom-leather interior designed for comfort, convenience, and ergonomic utility. They integarted into the Escalade ESV an Apple iPod audio-video system, satellite HDTV, DVD and digital surround sound. Besides entertainment, it also ready for the work, with a onboard computer system, broadband Internet connection and full printer/scanner functions. The exterior of the Escalade ESV features a custom-crafted jewelry collection from STRUT featuring a woven, diamond-mesh front grille and surround with matching side vents, all created from the finest stainless steel available and highly polished for style and durability that will withstand all weather conditions.
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Adams Ttrail A bike

Ttrail A bike
Car  |  Motorcycle
The Ttrail A bike($TBD) is a one-wheeled bike extension that attaches to the back of your bike. It is a good way that you can bring your child on a longer bike ride. Your companion can assist you with pedaling, and you can ontrol the steering and speed. It allows your child to become familiar with the process of riding a bike, and they can relax if they feel tired. It is the easy folding design, you can fold it in your car. You can also included adjustable handlebars and seats that accommodate a growing child. You can buy it from the Amazon for $145.
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Boeing Teams With SkyHook to Build Heavy-Lift Rotorcraft

SkyHook JHL-40
Car  |  Transportation
The SkyHook JHL-40 is a neutrally buoyant heavy-lift aircraft being designed and built by Boeing for SkyHook International Inc. It is designed to carry up to 80,000 pounds and fly up to 200 miles without refueling in harsh environments such as the Canadian Arctic. The neutrally buoyant feature allows SkyHook to safely carry payloads unmatched by any rotorcraft in existence today. The helium-filled envelope is sized to support the weight of the vehicle and fuel without payload. With the empty weight of the aircraft supported by the envelope, the lift generated by four rotors is dedicated solely to lifting the payload, leaving the aircraft neutrally buoyant. It is expected to benefit several industries, including energy, mining and logging. And I think it will be a good vehicle for the earthquake assist.
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Peugeot +

Peugeot
Car  |  Concept
This Peugeot + three wheeled eco vehicle looks so cute! Designed by David Vargas for the Peugeot Design. It's a hybrid, between a scooter and a car. This combination allows using a smaller electric engine, saving energy. This saving generates less pollution and a major autonomy of the batteries. Besides the small size gives more agility into the traffic and makes easier to find parking. From the image info that it is a two seater car just like the Smera EV. Its three wheelers design, more like a scooter, but with two front wheels for extra stability.
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Saleen Aquada

Saleen Aquada
Car  |  Transportation
Another Sea Limousine fit for Dubai's The World. The Saleen Aquada($TBD) is cross between a Jet Ski and a quad bike, it can reach speeds of 40 mph on land and water. The Aquada is intended to work as a sports car on the road and a speedboat on the water. "Simply press a button and drive into the water. The wheels automatically rise and as you press the accelerator nearly a tonne of thrust pushes the Aquada onto the plane. The whole process takes less than 12 seconds. The Aquada can plane at over 30mph." Saleen will be conducting manufacturing design and engineering work required to bring the Gibbs Aquada and Quadski to the North American market. Gibbs plans to introduce the models here late in 2009 or early in 2010. And Saleen is also looking at ways to improve their performance.
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Solar Powered Sea Limousine For Dubai Tomorrow

Solar Powered Sea Limousine
Car  |  Transportation
The Solar Powered Sea Limousine designed and developed by Dennis Ingemansson. This idea is based on "The World" located in Dubai - a society with new needs of marine transportation between artificial islands. The World is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map and located 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) off the coast. This concept powered with solar cells integrated in the window skin and moves forward with hovercraft. This vehicle is controlled by a satellite navigation system, therefore no human pilot. This concept deliver a new dimension of discrete sea limousine in terms of luxury yacht design.
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Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle

Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle
Car  |  Motorcycle
The Zigo($995) is a modular bicycle that allows you to carry a couple of kids in the ChildPod up front, which makes it easier to keep an eye on them while you're riding. It features the LeaderLink System allows the Leader to uncouple in 30 seconds or less, transforming it into the separate elements, Zigo ChildPod and Zigo Cycle. A multi-fun bicycle!
Price: $995   |   BUY   |   Source

Icare Concept

Icare
Car  |  Motorcycle
This Icare Concept looks so cool! By Enzyme-Design. It is caught my eyes. With it's unconventional looks, breathtaking design. It with a Honda 6 cylinder flat engine and 1800 cm3. With double exhaust pipe. If its wheels can directly stand in the floor, I will love it.
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Opel Eye Camera Reads Road Signs

Opel Eye Camera Reads Road Signs
Car  |  Accessories
The Opel Eye Camera system is a Traffic Sign Recognition and Lane Departure Warning system available early next year in new model opel vauxhall insignia cars, which scans the road ahead at 30 frames per second to read road signs and tell you when you're wandering from your lane. The Traffic Sign Detection can read speed limit and no-passing signs and even notify drivers when speed restrictions have been lifted. Depending on light conditions, the system begins to recognize and repeatedly read signs at 100 meters. The Opel Eye camera also checks whether drivers stay in their chosen lane on the highway. This helps prevent a dangerous situation, such as a driver falling asleep at the wheel. Lane Departure Warning can be switched on or off via a button. When active, it warns the driver with a gong sound and a blinking signal on the instrument panel.
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Ferrari California Fast-Action Retractable Hard-Top

Car  |  SportsCars
A video of the new Ferrari California's trick folding hard-top, reall cool! "Thanks to a mechanism that moves multiple segments in unison, the hard-top can be deployed or retracted in only 15 seconds 每 faster than the soft-top on any convertible ever to roar out of the gates at Maranello."
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CLEVER Concept

CLEVER Concept
Car  |  Motorcycle
The CLEVER concept design from the Technical University of Berlin - a compact fuel-efficient vehicle for city driving. It is a three-wheel vehicles(two rear wheels and one front) and for two with a tandem seat constellation. It has a computer-countrolled hydraulic rolling system which results in a driving experience with zero lateral forces at tilting angles of up to 45∼, similar to riding a motorcycle. It is 10 ft long, 3.3 ft wide and 4.4 feet high and weighs 870lbs. Powered by single cylinder 230cc compressed natural gas engine, which can reach top speed 62 mph and produced less than 60 g/km of CO2. Its fuel consumption is 188 miles per gallon. If it ever makes it to production, the vehicle is expected to cost around $10,000. It is a compact and low emissions urban driving vehicle. Check out see more CLEVER's pics and the its competitor - Carver's video.
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ICON A5 Folding Plane

ICON A5 Folding Plane
Car  |  Transportation
ICON A5 Folding Plane($139,000; late 2010) Looks Like Sportscar, Costs as Much as Maserati. It is a two-seater lightweight aircraft which with like folding wings (so you can keep it in your garage) and seat belt-like parachutes (so you can ease the whole thing down to the ground). Features a high-strength, lightweight carbon fiber airframe and is powered by a reliable, 100-hp Rotax 912. It can reach the speed of 120 mph. Other feautures include an intuitive, sports car-like cockpit with MP3 port, and an amphibious design with retractable landing gear for flying off land and. The standard ICON A5 model is amphibious with retractable landing gear and manual folding wings. Now you can order with a refundable $5,000 deposit. A5 initial deliveries will be in late 2010.
Price: $139,000   |   BUY   |   Source

Bi-Cycle

Bi-Cycle
Car  |  Motorcycle
A fun bicycle, and a new way to ride the tandem bicycle. A unique tandem bicycle, Bi-Cycle allows both riders to contribute equally to the riding experience. Since both riders can steer and pedal at the same time, riding this bike demands a trust bond between the riders. Check out see the video.
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Lumeneo Smera EV is Narrow Like A Motorcycle

Lumeneo Smera EV
Car  |  Coupe
The Lumeneo Smera(EUR 20,000 - 30,000; about $30,000-$45,000) is 2.4 metres (8 feet) long, and 80 cm (less than 3 feet) wide. It can hit a top speed of 80mph, and will take you 93 miles on one charge. The vehicle is quite narrow, and handles more like a motorcycle than a car, tilting around curves rather than turning. The wheels are powered by dual electric 20hp motors, which according to the manufacturers, will last you for 200,000 km. It is powered by a 144 volt lithium ion battery, which can be charged in a few hours. Unfortunately it just a concept now, but the SMERA line will be UE approved and available for sale from the Paris motor show, in october 2008. And good news for the French guy, customers will get a 5000 direct refound from the French Goverment.
Price: EUR 20,000 - 30,000   |   BUY   |   Source

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model

BMW GINA Light Visionary Model
Car  |  Concept
BMW revealed the GINA Light Visionary Model sports car concept features with fabric body panels that bends into different shapes! Built on the discontinued BMW Z8 platform - complete with its 5.0-liter V8 - the GINA Light Visionary shares design. BMW's design chief, Chris Bangle, hopes the car is a showcase of what could be possible in 10 years' time, when drivers could choose a shape for their vehicle at the touch of a button. The GINA Light Visionary Model presents features such as a virtually seamless outer skin made of a textile fabric that stretches across a moveable substructure. Functions are only offered if and when they are actually required. It looks so cool!

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Rocketshields - Detachable Sportbike Canopy

Rocketshields
Car  |  Motorcycle
If you want to add a detachable canopy on your sportbike that you can ride in the rain day? With Rocketshields, the detachable sportbike hardtop canopy, you can do just that. It looks cool! In this case, it is a 2006 Kawasaki ZX-10R with the canopy by David Fermil. if your sportbike with this canopy, next time when you go on your sportbike, beware of your leg will hit it, :-).
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Scorpion Hydrogen Sportscar

Scorpion Hydrogen Sportscar
Car  |  SportsCars
The gas is expensive today. The first vehicle ever to come standard with a water-fueled hydrogen on demand unit. Now the Ronn Motors unveiled the Scorpion Hydrogen Sportscar, features hydrogen "on demand" technology. Without the hydrogen fuel injection system(Produces hydrogen during vehicle operation through electrolysis of water using the power generated from the vehicles electrical system.) installed, the Scorpion reaches 27 mpg. With it, it can can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and achieve 40 mpg. The first of 190 of these limited run Scorpions rollout in October 2008. [ more pics see here ]
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Scotland Supercar - Falen

Scotland Supercar
Car  |  SportsCars
Scotland has just unveiled its first supercar - Falen. It features constructed of carbon fiber and with a hinged greenhouse like a jet fighter. Currently a digital prototype, it will sport a 800 horsepower, 5.5-litre V10 Judd engine . Measuring less than 4.2 metres long, the Falen is shorter than a Porsche 911 and is aimed at trackday nthusiasts. The prototype is expected to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March of 2009, and only four will be built. You can see development progress at Dowdeswell & Hardie's website.
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A-Bike

A-Bike
Car  |  Motorcycle
Sir Clive's A-Bike measures only 67 x30 x 15cm. It weighs in at only 12-pounds and can be folded up within a mere 20 seconds. It is a super-light bicycle, you can easily take it to the bus and subway. Check out more see this adorable A-bike.
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Price: $300   |   BUY   |   Source

Speed Trap Alert By Your Mobile

Speed Trap
Car  |  Accessories
Trapster.com provides a new way to avoid speed traps. Motorists who come across an enforced speed zone, receive audio or text message warnings as they approach the area. Trapster works like this: Go to the Web site, and sign up for a free membership. Then download the Trapster software to your cell phone or PDA. Tenereillo said that most current-generation cell phones, Blackberries and other PDA's can accommodate the Trapster software. cnn said. If you see a police officer yourself while on the road, you just need to punch in #1 on your phone or dial a toll-free number. Other trapster.com users are then alerted by phone when near that same trap. It is a good idea, but base on it has enough users. [ Link ]
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Drivemocion Car Messaging Sign - Middle finger Sign

Drivemocion Car Messaging Sign
Car  |  Accessories
A Cool Car Gadget, the Drivemocion Car Messaging Sign(GBP 25; about $50) which drivers can use to communicate with other drivers. It is attached to the back window in your car. With the remote control fixed to the front windscreen, pressing it's buttons to activate messages is very simple to operate. I like this Middle finger message sign, it can display happy, sad, middle finger, cheeky, flirting 5 emocions. Check out see the video of the Middle finger message sign.
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Yamaha Deus Ex Machina Concept Motorcycle

Yamaha Deus Ex Machina Concept Motorcycle
Car  |  Motorcycle
Yamaha Deus Ex Machina Concept Motorcycle designed by Art Center Pasadena student Jake Loniak. It looks really cool! This concept bike likes a stand robot. The vehicle is powered by ultra-capacitors and doped nano-phoshpate batteries (similar to the ones currently used in hybrid cars) and it is controlled using 36 pneumatic muscles with two linear actuators set along a spine consisting of 7 artificial vertebrae.
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Kurrent Electric Car

Kurrent
Car  |  Coupe
The Kurrent($9800) is a mini and good-looking two seater electric. Kurrent costs you less than 2 cents per mile to drive this thing around. To charge it up, simply unplug your toaster and plug in Kurrent(Plug into standard household 110-volt outlet). And a full charge can last you a good 40 miles which is more than what you expect from a half-American, half-Italian NV (neighborhood vehicle). Check out this flickr page, you can see more real car pics.
Price: $9,800   |   BUY   |   Source

Griffin AutoPilot

Griffin AutoPilot
Car  |  Accessories
Today Griffin launched the Griffin AutoPilot($50). You can Charge/control/play your iPod through your car's AUX-in port. Compatible with iPhone and all dock-connecting iPod models, the control unit plugs directly into the 12v power port in your car while connecting to your iPhone or iPod through the dock connector. AutoPilot uses a line-level output jack to send the best possible sound from your iPod to your car stereos equipped with Auxiliary-In jacks.
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GEN H-4 - Smallest One-Man Helicopter

GEN H-4
Car  |  Transportation
The world's smallest one-man helicopter - GEN H-4($58,250). It is only 75-kilogram (165-pound). The GEN H-4 has a set of two rotors turning in opposite directions and can fly at a maximum speed of 50 kilometres (31 miles) per hour. According to the 75-year-old Yanagisawa, Since the concept of our helicopter came from Italy, I always wanted to take a flight in the birthplace of da Vinci, Why? Da Vinci's sketch, dated in 1493 and discovered in the 19th century, shows a vertical flight machine. As in the drawing, the GEN H-4 has no tail(Pic check out more). Yanagisawa runs a company in Matsumoto(Japan), selling the helicopter. He has sold five units in Japan and two to US customers. [ Link ]
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Scuderia Bizzarrini p538

Scuderia Bizzarrini p538
Car  |  Concept
The Scuderia Bizzarrini p538 is a stunning design from Stefan Schulze. Powering the Bizzarrini Livorno p538 is a mid-mounted 7.0 litre Chevrolet LS7 which develops 505 hp 6200 rpm and 475 lb-ft 4800 rpm. Based on the Galmer Arbitrage GT chassis, the P538 is a re-bodied Roadster version retaining essentially all of the original design but embracing the "open top" body concept with the style of the original 1966 P538. The New P538 will be available for viewing at the Nardo Ring in May of 2008.
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