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Self-driving BMW

Selfdriving BMW
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BMW announced their ConnectedDrive Connect (CDC) semi-autonomous driving system, and has just released a new video of it in action. It uses four types of sensors, radar, cameras, laser scanners and ultrasound distance sensors, to stay aware of the car's surroundings. Check out the video.
"However, when the car senses it is behind a slowpoke, it looks for an open lane where it can safely merge at speeds up to 130 km/h (81 mph). If an opening is found, the system will steer the vehicle into that lane, pass the slower vehicle and return to its original lane.
As Dr. Nico Kaempchen explains, "Our main challenge was to develop algorithms that can handle entirely new situations. In principal, the system works on all freeways that we have mapped out beforehand with [a] centimeter accuracy." He goes on to say CDC ensures the car "adheres to all traffic laws" and sticks to the speed limit."
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Acura NSX Concept

Acura NSX Concept

Acura NSX Concept
Car  |  Concept
The Acura NSX Concept has just unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. The NSX Hybrid Concept is powered by Acura's Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) technology, a direct-injection, mid-mounted V-6 engine, and dual-clutch transmission. The all-wheel drive system can deliver instant negative or positive torque to the front wheels when rounding corners. Jump more see more pics and video. 
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A test of airless tire

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It looks cool

The world's most expensive quad bike goes on sale for $265,000

The worlds most expensive quad bike goes on sale for

The worlds most expensive quad bike goes on sale for
Car  |  Motorcycle
It may looks impressive! But the world’s most expensive quad bike can’t even be driven on the road. Manufacturers Lazareth say that the Wazuma V8 is so powerful it is purely a track-only vehicle. It features a 250bhp 30L V8 Ferrari engine and BMW M3 handlebars with the "6 speed sequential gearbox controlled from the handlebars". The Wazuma V8 has a top speed of 241km/h. The red hued 2011 dated off-roading bike can be yours for a staggering €200,000 ($265,000).
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2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe

2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
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The new 2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, a four-door, four-passenger sibling to the 6 Series Coupe, arrives late next summer in the U.S, aiming at its competitors as the Audi A7 and the Mercedes-Benz CLS. Available in three models The 640i Gran Coupe, powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-6 rated at 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque that hits 0-62 in 5.4 seconds. And the 650i Gran Coupe and the all-wheel-drive 650i xDrive Gran Coupe, both models feature a more potent variant of BMW's twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8, 0-62 less than 4.6 seconds in either model. All three 6 Series Gran Coupe variants use BMW's eight-speed automatic transmission, and all have top speed restricted to 155 mph. Other features include adaptive LED headlamps, Active Roll Stabilization, Integral Active Steering, active cruise control, night vision with pedestrian detection, and a Bang & Olufsen surround-sound audio system.

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Stormtrooper Motorcycle Armor

Stormtrooper Motorcycle Armor
Car  |  Motorcycle
This stormtrooper motorcycle armor from UD Replicas that you see in the image looks awesome, which shaped like a Stormtrooper outfit. It’s made from grade-A cowhide, a suit will set you back $1,143. Features:
- Incredible attention to detail, featuring form molded details like never before.
- Raised rib detailing on the sleeves, shoulders, legs, torso and midsection perfectly replicating the look of rigid armor.
- Adjustable forearms, biceps, thighs and shin leather armor allow for a personalized ‘custom’ body fit.
- Waist belt is part of the jacket and not removable. Cleverly hidden is the main front zipper which has 3 main access points providing function, while allowing the main torso armor to be uncompromised and true to what was seen on screen.
- Snap buttons on the cuffs and wrist zippers.
- Jacket and Pants zip together at the waist essentially converting this to a one-piece body suit.
- Removable quilted cotton lining.
- CE-approved body armor in the shoulders, forearms/elbow, back spine protector, thighs and knee/shin armor is standard for riders but is easily removed for day-to-day wear.
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Toyota Fun Vii - The Car Of The Future

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The Toyota Fun Vii is a spectacular design concept unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show this week. The 'Vii' stands for Vehicle, Interactive, Internet. It's a car, a gaming machine and a smartphone all in one.
Almost every part of the car can interact with the internet. Almost every surface of the car is a touchscreen that can be adjusted by the driver, including color changes. Oh, and the car can drive itself.
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2012 Porsche Panamera GTS

2012 Porsche Panamera GTS
Car  |  Coupe
Porsche has revealed the new Panamera GTS which will go on sale in February 2012. Based on the all-wheel-drive Panamera 4S, powered by a modified 4.8-liter V8, delivering 430 horsepower at 6,700 rpm. From 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds with a top speed of 178 mph. The new Panamera GTS other features unique black highlights, adaptive sports seats, a SportDesign steering wheel with shift paddles and GTS leather upholstery with Alcantara surfaces. US prices will be announced at a later date, more than the standard 4S.
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My Dad's Car

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To pay for his son's education, Herb Younger was forced to sell his beloved '65 Impala. Two decades later, they found a way to pay him back. [ Youtube ]

Mercedes-Benz SF1 concept car

MercedesBenz SF1 concept car

MercedesBenz SF1 concept car

MercedesBenz SF1 concept car
Car  |  Concept
Mercedes-Benz SF1 concept car by Steel Drake.
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1969 Holden Hurricane Concept

1969 Holden Hurricane Concept

1969 Holden Hurricane Concept
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Holden has gone back to the future, restoring its very first concept car -- the 1969 Holden Hurricane.
"The futuristic research vehicle described as an experiment "to study design trend, propulsion systems and other long range developments" has been restored to its former glory as a labour of love by a dedicated group of Holden designers and engineers.
Code named RD 001; the Hurricane is a mid-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-seater sports car which incorporates a remarkable array of innovative features and technology, much of it way ahead of its time.
Features include:
electronic digital instrument displays,
station-seeking radio,
automatic temperature control air conditioning,
rear vision camera
automated route finder "
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Vintage NOS Gran-Prix Bubble Shield

Vintage NOS GranPrix Bubble Shield
Car  |  Motorcycle
$60 (helmet not included).
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2012 BMW 3 Series

2012 BMW 3 Series

2012 BMW 3 Series
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BMW has revealed its sixth-generation 3-series sedan. BMW revealed its sixth-generation 3-series sedan. Powered by BMW's new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that first debuted in the Z4. The new four-cylinder produces 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque that can get the car from from 0-60 in 5.7 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 130 mph. Other features includes a new full-color, high-resolution Heads-Up Display; Active Blind Spot Detection System; Camera monitoring for a Lane Departure Warning System and Collision Warning; and a new Surround View system with Top View and Side View to augment the rear-view camera. The 2012 BMW 328i and 335i will arrive in U.S. showrooms in February 2012, the all-wheel-drive 328i and 335i xDrive models will be available in this summer. Check out more see more pics.
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SoundTank by Nik Nowak

SoundTank by Nik Nowak

SoundTank by Nik Nowak
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Berlin-based artist Nik Nowak likes to rock his audience with strange-looking mobile sound systems - sound tank that emit bass-driven electronic music. His creations bear names like Baron Bass, Sackkarre (sack barrow), Mobile Booster. They are a mixture between extravagant vehicles and big speakers. Watch it in action after more.
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Land Rover DC100 Concept Official Photos

Land Rover DC100 Concept Official Photos

Land Rover DC100 Concept Official Photos
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Land Rover DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts - two modern interpretations of the iconic Land Rover made their debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
"Both concepts are based on the same shared 100-inch wheelbase. They feature sustainable hi-tech materials and the latest technology to optimise fuel and operational efficiency at all times, in all modes and in all driving conditions.
DC100 and DC100 Sport include a variety of capability technologies including a Terrain-i scanning device to warn of obstacles when off-road, Wade Aid sonar technology to assess water depth and Land Rover Terrain Response System, which automatically optimises the car for any environment"

The Pagani Huayra's Ignition Key Is Actually A Miniature of the Pagani Huayra

The Pagani Huayras Ignition Key Is Actually A Miniature of the Pagani
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Horacio Pagani's Ignition Key is a miniature model of the vehicle. The key splits into two halves, one of which is used in the ignition while the other has a USB stick to hold music for the audio system. Check out the video after more.
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Sealander Amphibious Camping Trailer

Sealander Amphibious Camping Trailer
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The Sealander is a canoe and a camping trailer. Created by industrial designer Daniel Straub, actually floats on water. Its wide, bowl-shaped design not only provides stability while floating, but it can easily navigate shallow waters without running aground. The inside of the rather compact, but light, trailer is designed to be completely modular, allowing it to be configured for cooking, cleaning, eating, sleeping and even on-the-water activities like swimming or fishing. It includes a small electric outboard motor that the propulsion while out on the water. Available sometime in 2012, around $20,400 (€15,000). Check out the video, after more.
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Jaguar C-X16 concept

Jaguar CX16 concept

Jaguar CX16 concept
Car  |  SportsCars
Jaguar is unveiling the C-X16 coupe concept, a compact, rear-wheel drive, two-seater. Powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 putting out 376 horsepower, 332 pound-feet of torque, and an eight-speed gearbox. Hybrid system controlled by a steering-wheel mounted 'Push to Pass' button boosts output another 94 hp. A top speed of 186 mph, 0-62 mph in 4.4 seconds and 50-75 mph acceleration in 2.1 seconds with CO2 emissions of 165 g/km.
Adrian Hallmark, Global Brand Director, Jaguar Cars: "The C-X16 embodies the established Jaguar strengths of sensual design, animal-like agility and inspirational performance and combines these with attributes that set us on a course to create sustainable sports cars of the future."
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Ferrari 458 Spider

Ferrari 458 Spider
Car  |  SportsCars


The new 2012 Ferrari 458. It is world's first mid-rear engined berlinetta and equipped with a retractable hardtop(Check out the video). The car's retracting back-panel mechanism is similar to the one on the Superamerica, but more streamlined in design, and it hides under a double-hump rear deck when stowed (the Superamerica’s roof laid itself on top of the rear deck). The roof can fold itself down into a space ahead of the engine bay in 14 seconds, and the independently operable rear window doubles as a wind blocker. Powered by a 4.5-liter direct-injection V8, 570 hp engine. Top speed is about 198 mph, with a 0-62 time of 3.4 seconds.
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Ashton Kutcher's Luxurious Two-Story Trailer

Ashton Kutchers Luxurious TwoStory Trailer

Ashton Kutchers Luxurious TwoStory Trailer
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This $2-million luxurious two-Story trailer is two-storey, 53ft long, 30-ton luxury home, has two levels with “a second floor that hydraulically emerge from the main body to offer a total floor space of 1,100 sq ft.”
"...the ‘Baby Girl’ boasts seven 60in 3D plasma screens, a vast living area, two bathrooms, a kitchen with granite surfaces and a conference space..." Cool
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The Porsche 929 Concept by Julliana Cho

The Porsche 929 Concept by Julliana Cho

The Porsche 929 Concept by Julliana Cho

The Porsche 929 Concept by Julliana Cho
Car  |  Concept
The Porsche 929 concept is a four seater vehicle concept with gullwing doors by designer Julliana Cho. These images look so cool.
"This 4-seater has suitable comfort for long distance drives with the fam, but maintains the brand’s iconic fluid styling with some added severity and drama in the lines and contours that give it that necessary edge the larger Panamara needed to maintain sporty appeal."
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The Flake

The Flake
Car  |  Concept
The Flake, Da Feng's latest design, is covered in hinged carbon-fiber pieces. Each one is connected by carbon nanotubes to tiny solenoids that can make them stand up or lay flat, like an angry cat puffing up its fur. Each "flake", is made of carbon fiber, and can go from perfectly flat and streamlined to standing up nearly vertically. So if you want to go fast, all the flakes lie flat, but when you turn, all the flakes on one side of the car will stand up, helping lock the car down to the road. The Flake car, its wheels are made out of twelve independently extendable leg-things, allowing for an adjustable contact surface. Their 12 “legs” extend and contract in response to the road surface and vehicle speed, the bottom part of the “wheel” flattens at high speeds, turning the circle into a D-shape, so Feng calls them D-wheels.
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BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept revealed

BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept revealed

BMW i3 and BMW i8 concept revealed
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BMW has just unveiled the new BMW i electric cars series vehicles, i3 and i8."SUV-like BMW i3 with rear-wheel-drive (originally called the MegaCity) carved from aluminum and carbon-fiber reinforced plastics. It has room for eight passengers (four up front and four in the back) and a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery. It's capable of 170 horsepower, tops out at 93 MPH and can go from 0-60 in less than eight seconds. "Unlike the standard i3, the BMW i8 will be a plug-in hybrid, the hybrid car with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that powers the rear wheels and a electric motor that powers the front, 0-60 mph is claimed to under five seconds. No word on when they will be production...
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Orphiro Electric Motorcycle

Orphiro Electric Motorcycle

Orphiro Electric Motorcycle
Car  |  Motorcycle

Orphiro's Electric Motorcycle(TBA) is powered by rechargeable batteries and is totally electric. It reminds me of one of the old Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the 50′s. The bike reminds me of one of the old Harley-Davidson motorcycles from the 50′s. The bike's lithium ion batteries with a motor that pushes a total of 72 volts, 60 miles on a charge, the top speed at 75mph. The bike is scheduled to launch in September and the pricing is unknown.

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1/1 Scale Full Size 2011 Ferrari Steering Wheel Replica

11 Scale Full Size 2011 Ferrari Steering Wheel
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This 1:1 full-sized scale replica of the steering wheel used by Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa in the 2011 F1 season. Cool, but the $2,000+ price!
"This superbly detailed and finely finished replica of the Ferrari 150° Italia full size steering wheel is hand built from genuine carbon fibre and is fitted with moving buttons, paddles and switches.
The replica comes with a red leather base and a clear dust cover.
Each one of the limited edition of 250 pieces comes with a certificate of authenticity and a unique numbered plaque on the base.
Outer Box Dimensions: 45 x 42 x 42
Weight: 14.5kg
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Price: $ 2,230   |   BUY   |   Source

Man creates world's only turbine-powered Batmobile

Man creates worlds only turbinepowered Batmobile
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Casey Putsch built a Batmobile powered by a turbine engine(385-horespower Boeing turboshaft engine) from a naval helicopter. It features a custom tube frame/monocoque chassis with fully independant suspension, disc brakes, and a sequential shifter. It runs on kerosene, diesel, or Jet fuel and has a power to weight ratio comparable to a Dodge Viper. Despite being 20 feet long and 7.5 feet wide, the Batmobile is completely street legal. He also made the sound system iPod-compatible and added an iPad to his dash to function as an avionics system and GPS navigator. 
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Peel Microcars

Peel Microcars

Peel Microcars
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Peel microcars were built in Peel, Isle of Man in the 1960's by Peel Engineering. Two main models were produced in limited numbers: the two passenger Trident and one passenger P50. At just 54 inches in length, the P50 remains the world’s smallest production car.
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SoloTrek team plans a ducted-fan-powered multi-passenger hybrid car

Air Car ductedfanpowered multipassenger hybrid
Car  |  Concept

The idea comes from Michael Moshier and Robert Bulaga, his team of aircraft engineers that previously developed SoloTrek XFV (Exo-skeletal Flying Vehicle). And they're building on this experience to attempt to create a hybrid multi-passenger VTOL flying car:
"Ever since the Jetsons, we've been promised that an air car is just around the corner," says Moshier, "but the technologies and knowledge necessary to build such a machine have not been available - until now! And it will be developed here in the USA!"

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DARPA completes XC2V crowd-sourced vehicle prototype

DARPA completes XC2V crowdsourced vehicle
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DARPA's XC2V crowd-sourced military vehicle competition(a new concept vehicle on a common chassis designed for both combat reconnaissance and combat delivery & evacuation), now this design turned into a fully functional prototype by June. Local Motors won the XC2V competition, they were given a mere 14 weeks to build a prototype of their "FLYPMODE" concept, this prototype looks so cool. check out see more pics. 
"The XC2V is the first crowd-sourced, militarily relevant vehicle design. The DARPA XC2V effort, asked non-traditional DoD performers, small businesses, universities and the general public to contribute innovative ideas for a vehicle body designed to accomplish the critical mission tasks of combat resupply and medical evacuation. More than 150 credible designs were submitted, with the winning design taking less than fourteen-weeks to build. "
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2012 Mini Cooper Coupe

2012 Mini Cooper Coupe

2012 Mini Cooper Coupe
Car  |  Coupe
2012 Mini Cooper Coupe, which is the automaker's first production two-passenger automobile and also the fastest box-stock Mini ever. Available in three models, base Cooper Coupe, Cooper S Coupe and the John Cooper Works Coupe. Powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, and a six-speed manual transmission, a six-speed automatic is also available for the Cooper S Coupe and Cooper Coupe. The top of the line John Cooper Works gets an engine with motorsports-inspired tuning and a total of 208 horsepower that helps it from 0 -60 miles in 6.1 seconds, and a top speed of 149mph. 
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