Sure, nobody likes mowing the lawn, and to be able to get the chore over with faster would be great. But a riding lawnmower that can get up to 96MPH seems like it might be a bit of overkill.
Japanese automotive designers, much like their American counterparts, have been offering glimpses into the future for more than half a century—too bad it's a future we'll never get to live in.
The inventive ideas of futurist Buckminster Fuller live on in an exhibit titled "Bucky Fuller & Spaceship Earth" that illustrate exactly how far ahead of his time the late inventor actually was.
Mark Racop spends his days creating incredibly accurate, drivable replicas of the Batmobile from the 1966 Batman movie and series. Officially licensed and lovingly detailed, they're the ultimate object of lust for old-school Batman fans.
There are tons of interesting concept vehicles floating around, but the best are the ones that place the concept in a realistic context, such as the Volkswagen Moog car.
Most drag racers are powered by extremely powerful engines, the type that could get a jet to lift off from a runway. But not this dragster. No, this one is powered by six circular saws.
Because bicycles require no power source they'll likely never disappear, so it's only natural to envision the bike of the future, which if we're lucky will look a lot like the Full Circle concept vehicle from Korea.
This little guy is a robotic grasshopper. He was created by the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and it's been dubbed the Air Hopper. It's got four wheels and four legs, allowing it to roll around, walk and jump.
Want to travel in style? Don't want to just have another expensive luxury sedan? Well, say hello to Tom Wilson's Big Dog, a monster quad bike that uses lawn chairs for seats.
The main drawback of electric cars is recharging them. Unlike refilling a gas tank, charging a battery takes some time. And if you run out of juice, you don't want to get stuck waiting overnight for your car to recharge. But this car uses induction charging to get its power, and on a specially-made track, it can charge up right from the road it's driving on.