Month: September 2016

A three-wheeled trike designed to go off-road and drive in snow

Our Prototypes column introduces new vehicle concepts and presents visuals from designers who illustrate the ideas. Some of them will be extensions of existing concepts, others will be new, some will be production ready, and others really far-fetched. The concept The Drakkar is a rear-wheel drive trike designed for enduro use. It features a 166-horsepower Read More

Tent idea for top of car to make camping easier, more comfortable

Our Prototypes column introduces new vehicle concepts and presents visuals from designers who illustrate the ideas. Some of them will be extensions of existing concepts, others will be new, some will be production ready, and others really far-fetched. The concept The Moonlit is a futuristic shelter designed to be installed on most cars. A large Read More

Ford debuts four-wheel hoverboard-like prototype for getting around cities

As car companies move into an age where megacities, traffic and long commutes are the norm, it is clear they are not only just thinking about cars, but how to move people in the most efficient manner. Ford has been pushing the idea that the 113-year-old manufacturer is not just a car company but also Read More

Uber begins using self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

Uber riders in Pittsburgh can get a glimpse of the future by summoning a car capable of handling most of the tasks of driving on its own. Starting Wednesday morning, a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions will pick up Uber riders who opted to participate in a test program. While the vehicles are loaded with Read More

Nissan recalling 134,000 cars on fire risk, mainly in U.S., Canada

Nissan Motor Co is recalling about 134,000 late-model cars, mainly in the United States and Canada, because a fluid leak in the braking system could lead to a fire, the company and U.S. regulators said on Friday. No one has been injured due to the potential defect but several incidents were reported to Nissan of Read More

Michigan soon won’t require a human in driverless test cars on public roads

Michigan would no longer require that someone be inside a self-driving car while testing it on public roads under passed unanimously Wednesday by the state Senate, where backers touted the measures as necessary to keep the U.S. auto industry’s home state ahead of the curve on rapidly advancing technology. The expansive bills , which are Read More

Audi using VR to demonstrate safety features, tempt buyers

They say you’re not supposed to drive with your eyes closed, with good reason, but here I am doing it anyway. I’m not technically blindfolded, but I might as well be. I’m sitting behind the wheel of an Audi A4 wearing a bulky virtual-reality headset, so I definitely can’t see anything in front of me. Read More

The engine blew on the used car I just bought, what can I do?

I purchased a used 2012 Subaru Forester with 204,000 kilometres on the odometer a few months ago and got an oil change five weeks ago. The engine blew and it’s going to cost $5,000 to fix. The mechanic said the engine ran out of oil and that there are no leaks. I’ve contacted the oil Read More

A jet-powered flying motorbike designed for fun and racing

Our Prototypes column introduces new vehicle concepts and presents visuals from designers who illustrate the ideas. Some of them will be extensions of existing concepts, others will be new, some will be production ready, and others really far-fetched. The concept The Sonic SX is a jet-powered flying motorbike inspired by Franky Zapata’s This flying bike Read More

Protect your skin during repeated hand washing with biodegradable cleaner

Worx BIODEGRADABLE HAND CLEANER Available at: , , (Alberta), Price: $21.99, 453-gram container Constantly cleaning with some shop soaps and industrial cleaners takes a toll on your skin. And sometimes the scent is overwhelming. Worx Biodegradable Hand Cleaner is a line of cleaners created by a family-owned company in Calgary. Both EcoLogo- and Green Seal-certified, Read More

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