Most of us have seen the impressive videos of Google's self-driving cars, but while the technology is real, the day when we actually have masses of driverless cars on the streets probably won't come very soon. However, Ford has unveiled what might be the next best thing.
We're not anywhere near a future where you hop on your bicycle and pedal to your destination through the very air, but a team of students from the University of Maryland have captured that idea, if only for a short time. It took a huge contraption to do it, but one pedaling person was able to hover.
Thanks to increasingly efficient public transport and virtual connections, car ownership among the young continues to decline. In an effort to boost interest in a car culture among kids, Toyota has come up with a unique new concept vehicle.
This concept car, from 22 year old Chinese transportation design student Huang Hao, is inspired by Taihu Stones, also known as scholar's stones. These porous, curving rocks can be found in all the best traditional Chinese gardens, and their forms lend themselves surprisingly well to a car designed for young couples in 2046.
First came the water-powered jetpack. Next came the water-powered jetboots. And now, we have the water-powered jetbike. It's Jetaviation's Jetovator, and they want you to "turn off the video games Saddle up and Ride the Hose!" So, go on, ride the hose. Ride it. RIDE IT.
E3 is an industry trade show centered around showcasing the very best video games that'll be coming out in the near future. That doesn't mean the show floor only has video game booths. There's also cars, cosplayers, giant replica mechs, and huge inflatable balloons — and Halo 4's upgraded Warthog vehicle that's just so beautiful.
We've seen some crazy motorcycles based on movie franchises before, but they're usually designed to evoke fear and/or coolness. However, every once in a while, we get something that transcends cool factor and lands squarely in movie geek territory.
The light cycles in Tron have been duplicated by several motorcycle enthusiasts in real life, but they're mostly eye candy, and hardly practical. If you really want something close to a light cycle experience that is also a more usable commuter vehicle, the C-1 might be for you.
As Land Rover has become the ride of the gentry in recent years it could be hard to remember that this brand has its roots in being an adventurers ride. No more, thanks to a "Survival Guide" created as part of the owner's manuals distributed to purchasers in Dubai.
One of the coolest scenes in the new Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol film involves Tom Cruise manipulating a map superimposed on the car's windshield. It looked like science fiction but Pioneer just made it a reality.