What do you do if you want to simulate how the sun will look at any time during any point in the year? If you're Ford, you build the Visual Performance Evaluation Lab.
Piston engines are big, heavy, dirty, complicated, and expensive pieces of machinery that have been around for a century. It's about time for something better, and one option could be wave disk engines, which are small, light, clean, simple, and cheap pieces of machinery that aren't around yet. But they're close.
Modern cars are getting more and more computerized, and that's a good thing, since they can now interconnect with all of our mobile devices and the Internet. But this also leaves them more vulnerable to hacking, even by something as simple as playing music on the stereo.
The Chevrolet Volt has a 35 mile all-electric range, which isn't especially high, and a pricetag of $41,000 before tax credits, which is. GM might be thinking about solving one of these problems by making the other one substantially worse.
Unlike most concept cars, Volkswagen's XL1 will be making that difficult jump from fantasy to reality. It's going to get produced, and when it does, it'll be the most efficient production car on the planet.
Flying cars, or roadable aircraft if you prefer, are a problematic compromise because things that fly generally need wings or rotors and things that drive generally don't. The iCar laughs at traditional lifting surfaces and just uses its huge wheels instead.
It was only around 100 years ago now that what we think of as the modern car started revolutionizing the way we travel. What will transportation look like in another 100? One ex-BMW engineer is hard at work on a vision that seems completely nuts, yet he's totally serious about it. It would be nothing short of a revolution.
From what we've heard, the Marcos Mantis XP is considered one of the ugliest sportcars ever made. Frankly, we don't see it like that. We admire the Mantis XP not for its putrid color (we admit, the color is horrendous),...
More American's than ever are struggling with their weight, but who knew that our cars are also suffering from an obesity epidemic?
In the future, stores won't exist anymore as you'll be able to print everything from clothes to food right at home using a 3D printer. Just download a recipe or a pattern, hit print, and in a few minutes you'll have a fresh copy of whatever it is that you need. We're not quite there yet, but we're close, and here are 14 things that you probably didn't think were possible to print out for yourself.