Here's yet another look at Google's self-driving car, which is almost ready for public streets around the world. Just to recap, it uses a combination of video cameras, radar sensors, lasers, GPS and the most detailed 3D maps ever compiled to navigate the roads. According to Chris Urmson, leader of the project, "The maps even show the height of the curb. They are constantly being updated to show road works and other variables." Continue reading for a detailed video and more information.
Here's a first look at the all-new BMW M4 Convertible, which sports the Active Sound Control feature, like in the M4 Coupe, where a live amplification of the engine's natural sound will be inducted into the passenger cabin via the speakers. One caveat: it's slightly heaver than the coupe, at 3851-pounds. Continue reading for more cool things you may not have known about the sporty car.
It looks like a classic 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud on the outside, but on the inside, everything has been transformed for a luxurious getaway by the team at Timeless Travel Trailers. You'll find plenty of natural hickory wood paneling / accents, along with aged oak flooring, copper sheet, and genuine leather to finish off the theme. The restoration also included a hand-polished exterior, as well as a new axle, brakes, running gear, suspension, wheels, tires, and coupler solidify the ride. Continue reading for more pictures.
The Veyron may feature an 8.0-litre, quad-turbocharged, W16 cylinder engine that produces 1001hp, but Mike Harrah definitely has this beat. Continue reading for more pictures and information. He's the proud owner of one of of the biggest semi trucks you will ever see. It pushes over 3,400 hp and is held together with a 40 foot chassis, thanks to a dozen superchargers and 24 cylinders (two V12 engines) that could whet the appetite of any muscle / power / hyper car junkie. Continue reading for more pictures.
At first glance, this either appears to either the interior of a futuristic spacecraft, or a first class airline suite, but it's actually just the Mercedes-Benz Brabus Sprinter X van. In addition to a built-in Nespresso machine, there are four business seats for conferences, a third additional row of seats, all of which are heated and have integrated massage functions. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Lamborghini Egoista was first unveiled in 2013, and is a concept car created for the company's 50th anniversary. Not just for looks, it's a fully functioning model, based on the Lamborghini Gallardo. Featuring a 5.2 L (317 cu in) V10 engine producing 600 hp (447 kW; 608 PS). Continue reading for more cool facts you may not have known about the fighter-jet inspired supercar.
What happens when you cross a Star Wars X-Wing, F-117A Nighthawk, and a speedboat? The "Ghost" by Juliet Marine. This crazy vessel was invented and designed by a medical tech millionaire Gregory Sancoff in Maine. It's made to 'fly' above the water on legs and deliver marines into battle. The 38-foot long main cabin rests on top of a pair of 12-foot tall struts which, when moving at speed, prop the cabin above the water like a hydrofoil. Continue reading for more images and information.
After discovering that the studio behind 007 Skyfall 3D-printed an Aston Martin, Ivan Sentch, a programmer from Auckland, decided to create his own version using a $500 Solidoodle 3D printer. His most recent project was a 250 GTO Ferrari replica, but this project will set him back at least $15,000 - so far he has spent around $2000 on plastic plus the initial price of the printer. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny exam answers gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Rocky the French bulldog jumping for his life.
In case of a zombie apocalypse, make sure you have an Avtoros Shaman 8x8 all-terrain vehicle to drive around, or so we'd like to dream. It's powered by an Iveco F1C 3.0-liter turbo diesel that generates 146hp, mated to a a 6-speed manual gearbox, and get this, 3 different steering systems. These tive the driver (from the captain's chair) the ability to switch between On-Road (front 4-wheel drive), Off-Road (active rear wheel steering), and Crab Mode (turns all 8 wheels in sync to move sideways). Click here to view the first image in this week's internet trolls gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a bulldog that just can't reach something, no matter how hard it tries.
Most wheelchairs are not made to go off-road, this one is. Introducing HexHog, a battery-powered, joystick-controlled wheelchair ATV hybrid that boasts a patented flexing chassis for high-level stability. Its 36-volt lithium ion battery has a range of up to 12 miles when fully charged, and an 8.5 mph top speed over just about any kind of terrain. There's also a nifty seat transfer system that advances and lowers the driving seat to a position for independent transfer from a wheelchair as well as a sealed 6x6 transmission and raised drive motors in conjunction with the flexing chassis for treading water / snow / sand / mud / etc. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the luckiest motorcyclist ever to have been hit by a car.