Imagine a car that tailor-fits your needs based on your routine: what interior temperature do you prefer during your morning drive to work? What kind of music do you listen to on your way home or which routes do you take when you go to the gym? How about the ideal seat heating temperatures you prefer during winter? Read more

Equal | Smart Concept Car for Wheelchair Users #Video

Equal | Smart Concept Car for Wheelchair Users #Video

It may look slightly like Renault’s Twizy from the outside but this concept car called “Equal” from two young Hungarian car designer Vedran Martinek and
Dario Dropucic caters to differently-abled persons.

Aiming to provide easier mobility to people with disabilities, this concept car opens in the back to provide easy access to wheelchairs (watch video) which will also serve as the car seat, eliminating the need to switch seats. Hopefully the “Equal” gets its funding on Indiegogo so people in wheelchairs will get to move around easily. Read more

Nissan Unveils New Face of London Taxis #Video

January 8, 2014 | Author: Francis Gabay

Filed Under: Featured, Green, Japanese Cars, MotorNews, VIDEO

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Just like the iconic yellow cabs of New York City, England has the Hackney carriages called the LTC black cab roaming the streets of London but a new cab design coming from Japanese carmaker Nissan is on its way near the end of 2014.

The new taxis will be the first electric taxis with zero emission, a breathe of fresh air for a city that suffers much with air pollution. Based on the NV200 multipurpose platform of Nissan, the cabs will be built by Nissan Design Europe (NDE) in Paddington.

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Latest Civic Type R Development Car Takes to Tochigi Test Track #Video

Ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda has showcased the latest Civic Type R development car at its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan. The currently camouflaged car is being put through its paces as part of an extensive testing process taking place in Europe and Japan, ahead of its much anticipated launch in 2015.

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Terrafugia Transition's Flying Car Completes Maiden Public Demo Flight

Terrafugia Transition has finally proven that flying cars, you know, automobiles that levitate, are not just for sci-fi movies any longer. Read more

AutoMotorTech | Car Hackers: Let’s Go and Hack a Prius! #Video

August 5, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

Filed Under: AutoMotorTech, Green, MotorNews, VIDEO

AutoMotorTech | Auto Hackers: : Let's Go and Hack a Prius! #Video

The youngsters are just having a bit of fun. Hackers never intend to do harm. The two here demonstrate the fun they have after taking over the car’s electronic systems.

On behalf of Forbes, the two computer security freaks have removed a Toyota Prius dashboard, exposed the electronic equipment behind it, and set to work with their laptop. Look what they can do! They can turn off the brakes from the back seat, play with the steering wheel, as well as all sorts of other mayhem. Read more

Green Motor | USA: Electric Cars overtaking Plug-in Hybrids… #Video

The silent electric automobile was initially viewed with derision. But it has now overtaken its rival, the plug-in hybrid automobile – and this in the USA, home of the gas guzzler.

In the first half of 2013, a total of 20,121 fully electric automobiles were sold in the United States (9,839 Nissan Leafs, 882 Mitsubishi i-MiEVs and around 9,400 Tesla Model S). In the same time period, 18,335 vehicles with plug-in hybrid drive found new owners. Read more

Geek Motors | Best Amphibious Car Yet #Video

August 4, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | cb

Filed Under: MotorNews, VIDEO

Best Amphibious Car Yet

Have you ever wanted an amphibious car that was both fast on land and water as well as looking really cool? If you answered yes to all of the above then you’ll love WaterCars new vehicle. Its called the Panther and it, hands down, has to be one of the coolest amphibious cars ever. If not the coolest.

First off, the Panther resembles a Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler and along with its long travel suspension and wide 30×9.50R15 tires, it certainly looks like it could tackle any type of terrain you feel compelled to drive through. Just not the Guinness World Book of Records one you have planned out…with the spikes and all that jazz.


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Experiments in Speed Documents A Bike-makers Quest for Speed, Personal Limits #Video

Following the footsteps of the ‘salt flats pioneers’ of the 60s who chased speed records with all sorts of vehicles, a bike maker from the UK decided to build the fastest bike that he could make. Check out the short film “Experiments in Speed” after the break to see how fast the bike maker went. Read more

Air or Car Accident? Insurers are Clueless #Video

August 2, 2013 | Author: MotorBlog.com | am

Filed Under: MotorNews, VIDEO

Air or Car Accident? Insurers are Clueless #Video

It can be assumed that Ray Siebring has not had to fill out a claims form for his insurance. What did he have an accident with? Well, he fell from the sky in an automobile. Is he covered by his insurance policy, and will the police believe him?

The latter is confirmed, with the pilot roughly landing his flying automobile named Maverick in some bushes in Vernon, Canada. Fortunately, he missed the nearby school…

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