Singapore’s First 3D-printed Concept Car: Coupé of the Future

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed nation’s first urban solar electric car with cutting-edge 3D-printed body casing that is having nearly 150 parts. The two eco-cars, dubbed as NV8 and NV9, are racing in this year’s the Shell Eco-marathon Asia that is taking place in Manila at the end of this month.

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Electric Planes to serve Training Markets: The New Era of Aviation

Airbus in collaboration with a Chinese aviation manufacturer envisions that the time has come for electric airplanes hitting the mainstream aviation projects including training flights. It’s been quite some time now since electric aviation have been working towards creating electric trainers because of its affordability, cleanliness and vibration-free quality relatively.

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10 Screenshots from Musk’s Open Source Tube Transport System: The Hyperloop

Elon Musk’s concept of travelling through conduits has started making progress. His research company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has already gathered over 100 engineers and is working along crowd collaboration approach. Musk, the inventor, engineer and entrepreneur, envisions developing ultra speed, intercity transporter using a low-pressure tube train, which would run at a speed of 760 mph. Each capsule would carry 6-8 passengers and depart after every 30 seconds. As per him, the project, Hyperloop, would touch completion within seven to ten years. Due to his current commitment with SpaceX,…

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Hyperloop is crossing the threshold of a Pipe Dream: Elon Musk’s 760mph Supertube

Last year, Elon Musk, the Tony Stark of our real world when surfaced his futuristic concept of human transportation at the speed of sound via pods, some of the people, who doubted his abilities considered it no more than a figment of imagination, which was far from becoming a reality. However, Musk, the man behind PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX, showed an air of seriousness for his pipe dream. In order to herald a revolution in travel industry, bypassing the traffic and the railroad project, he created a new firm by…

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Automated Valet Parking and Charging for e-Mobility: A Smart Car System

A research conglomerate in Europe is about to finish a futuretech project involving an autonomous car dropping passengers at a railway station and then getting itself parked by identifying an empty spot and later picking up its commuter again. V-Charge is the name of the project that not only helps in commuting, parking but also includes charging up of the automobiles, autonomously. However, the mobility during the entire operation would be slow, so that the sensors may decipher the surrounding accurately.

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Aircraft with Panoramic Pods: Passengers to share Pilot’s Eye View

Ever wondered how it would feel to sit in a cockpit while the plane is gliding through the clouds high above. Especially, imagining a view that only pilot’s are privileged to see is one of my most cherished dreams. I have always given a thought over it even when am not within a plane. Watching a plane from below have always struck me with the idea as of how would it feel for the person(s) who are steering the huge machine above.

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Chevy transfers the Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo concept to the Physical World: Future of Racing Cars

Nissan rolled out the imaginary concept of Gran Turismo 6 beast from the virtual arena into the real world around June 2014. Now it seems, Chevrolet too is trying to move in the same direction. Lately, at the LA International Auto Show, Chevy came out with its Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo (VGT).

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Musk unveils ‘the D’: Model S Dual Motor is Super Fast

The much-awaited Musk’s Tesla Model S Dual Motor (D) is finally unveiled. The beast has four-wheel drive (4WD) along with a second motor for enhancing the extra axle at the rear. This helps in propelling the car from zero to 97 km/h in mere 3.2 seconds. The electronic machine system tosses torque between the front and rear wheels from one millisecond to the next hence perking up on both, the grip on territory as well as energy efficiency. With an aim of outperforming gasoline-powered cars, the new Model S delivers…

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10 Autotech Bane or Boon Innovations: Living Next to Supertech Cars

Owning and driving a super tech car is what all autotech aficionados aspire for. Keeping in mind the tremendous development in the automobile technology, the driving experience has transformed significantly. But the question is that whether this development is towards a betterment or is there something else hidden beneath the thrill. In an attempt to answer this, we have compiled a list of ten such tech developments that we need to think whether they are bane or boon, so here we go,

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Harley-Davidson’s first Electric Motorcycle: H-D’s new Avatar

Today we have giant companies Like Tesla, Honda and BMW, investing in research for creating advanced electric cars. But when it comes to electric bikes, the market is limited with just a few options of low powered electric bikes or scooters which surely does not appeal to motorcycle lovers. However, this perception of electric bikes seems to change, as the king of motorcycle, Harley Davidson has announced their project LiveWire to roll out first ever electric bike. 

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Fully Autonomous Vehicles: Profit Center for Chipmakers

IHS Technology envision that market for MCUs and processor units would touch half a billion dollars by 2020. Similarly, revenues from optical sensors would escalate 7 times by the same year. Google has already rolled in its driverless car and by the end of 2014 we would be witnessing more such autonomous vehicles from robot manufacturers as well, as in robocars. As of now, these cars are not functioning as fully autonomous vehicles and they do require human intervention, especially to avoid unanticipated events. In fact, they are being operated…

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Tesla’s Model X: Style and Functionality Combo Driving up the Research Budget

Stylish is the word that resonates well with Tesla Motors. This time, the coolness is reverberated by the Falcon Wings of the highly anticipated Model X electric car. A beautiful blend of an SUV and minivan, the electric powertrain boasts of providing an unfettered performance and brilliant functionality. Unlike any other SUV, the center of gravity is positioned at the lowest level providing nimble reflexes at every curve of the road. The automobile conveys moment torque during path progressions or while entering into a different lane deftly even when there…

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Lamborghini Huracán: The New Italian Exotic Supercar Replaces Gallardo

21st century heralds the supercars that not only give preference to speed but also give equal importance to safety, reliability and spaciousness where minimum fuel consumption and less carbon emissions comes in as default features of course. The new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 rolls in at the same time and earns full marks in all the set parameters. Huracán made its presence felt in the 2014 Geneva Auto Show, where it replaced Gallardo, the most sought after sports car from the same company. The exotic is expected to release somewhere…

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Magnetic Fields in Electric and Hybrid Cars Involve No Threat: Cars under Safety Margin

Majority welcomed the vehicular era when electric and hybrid automobiles took to the center stage. While there were still others who were doubtful regarding the dangers that might affect the passengers including drivers imposed by the possibly generated electromagnetic fields. However, the increasing number of electric car ownership has thwarted this idea. Seven various electric cars, including hydrogen, gasoline and diesel powered cars, were put under survey by SINTEF, Norway and they discovered that exposure of the electromagnetic radiation was less than 20%. A limit, which was suggested by ICNIRP,…

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Protean Electric’s Gearless, Direct-Drive System: An In-Wheel Motor Concept

Protean Electric, an automotive start-up is paving way towards revolutionizing electric cars with its in-wheel motor design. Beijing roads will first experience this radical technology. Like the EcoMotors, Protean Electric’s preferred the East Asia since the government is very supportive towards technology that evangelizes fuel efficiency and air quality. In-Wheel Motor Concept Generally, central motor in an electric vehicle is under bonnet that transmits power down to the rotating shaft, which further sends torque to the axels. But in the Protean system, small motors, which is responsible for creating power, is…

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