We can't help but feel that designer Marianna Merenmies is teasing us a little bit with her McLaren JetSet concept. After all, don't those rear wheel housings look suspiciously like wings? We think so, but apparently Merenmies is after a super light, super sleek one-seater city car for the world of tomorrow.
While several robotics labs have created freaky bipedal walking bots, one University of Arizona lab has recently unveiled a pair of freaky disembodied legs that mimics muscle and tendon systems to create the most human-like gait yet.
Maybe the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) blew its collective creative power inventing the clothing-sewing robot. Maybe it just wanted to take a week or two off. Either way, it's using crowdsourcing to build its new combat vehicle.
Motorcycles are a thing of the past as San Francisco-based Lit Motors prepares to release a completely enclosed, two-wheeled two-seater vehicle that remains balanced by using gyroscopes. This has been done before to some degree, but not in a vehicle of this size.
Audi just took one step closer to autonomous vehicles with its Travolution technology. Because the system is hooked up with traffic lights, it knows when to slow the car down so it won't have to stop at the next light. The result? Cars can reduce fuel consumption by 17% because they only need to stop at one out of five traffic lights.