Segway-Ninebot is best known for their self-balancing human transporters, but lately, they’ve been dabbling in the electric scooter and karting worlds. Their latest project, the Ninebot Gokart PRO cam hit a top speed of 23 mph and travel up to 15.5 miles on a single charge, thanks to its 432 Wh battery with four air-ducts. The coolest feature might be the Immersive Engine Sounds Simulator, or basically a Bluetooth speaker, capable of producing single cylinder, two cylinder, V8, or V12 engine sounds. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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The current Land Rover Defender (L663) shares no components or technology with its predecessor and features permanent all-wheel drive, locking differentials, as well as a two-speed transfer case. Unlike previous models, this one boasts an aluminum unibody instead of a body-on-frame construction, while all Defender 110 variants come with air suspension as standard. Ever wonder what it would look like as a four-wheel drive off-road adventure van? Samirs Customs shows us just that with Van Defender. Read more for additional pictures and a bonus video.
Priced at over $1.7-million fully optioned, the ultra luxurious Vario Perfect 1200 Motorhome is what you want to be in during a zombie apocalypse if money is no object. In addition to rolling around in luxury, it has a built-in garage that can fit a Mercedes-AMG GT or a similarly-sized vehicle. It’s based on a Mercedes-Benz Actros 2453 chassis and powered by a 10.7-liter turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine generating 422 horsepower or an optional 12.8-liter engine making 523 hp. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
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Lazzarini Design Studio is no stranger to watercraft, but their most recent project just might be the craziest yet. Called Avanguardia, this 450-foot swan-shaped superyacht starts at a staggering $500-million and spans five separate decks. It can easily accommodate up to sixty people, but the standout feature is its control tower, which looks like a swan’s head and is used to maneuver the vessel. For shore excursions, this head can be separated to be used as a 50-foot cruiser. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Segway Ninebot’s ES2 Electric Kick Scooter is a great way to get around the city, and you can get one for $399.99 shipped, today only, originally $589. The ES2 is powered by a 700W electric motor and can hit a top speed of 15 mph, while the Smart Battery Management System closely monitors the battery cells to ensure longevity. Its front wheel suspension maximizes riding stability and cushions the bumps to absorb shock, making the ride fun as well as silky smooth. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Transparent OLEDs have been showcased at trade shows for years, but this is the first practical application of the technology in a public setting. LG installed their see-through displays on subway trains in China, or to be more specific, the Beijing (Line 6) and Shenzhen (Line 10). Some of the windows have been replaced with 55-inch transparent OLED displays that show real-time information about speed, schedules, locations, transfers, associated flights, local weather, news, and more. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The MIT Media Lab City Science group realizes the issue with autonomous bicycles is keeping it balanced, so tricycle mode was integrated when the rider dismounts. It transitions using two linear actuators that separate and rejoin the wheels as needed. Two electric motors propel the bike when in autonomous mode: a hub motor up front and a second motor for steering. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Big Bud 16V-747 is currently the world’s largest farm tractor, built in Havre, Montana in 1977. This 1100 horsepower beast is about twice the size of many of the largest production tractors in the world, depending on parameter. The United Tire Company of Canada, which made the tractor’s custom 8-foot tires, went bankrupt in 2000, which meant the tractor could not be used for regular work starting in July 2009. Read more to see it get its tires replaced for the the first time in decades.
Electric scooters are nothing new or special, but what about a racing series centered around them? Introducing the eSkootr Championship (eSC), led by CEO Hrag Sarkissian, COO Khalil Beschir, ex-Formula driver Alex Wurz and Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi. The racing series is set to launch in 2021 in the hearts of major cities around the world. Read more for a video and additional information.
Lamborghini partnered with The Italian Sea Group to unveil the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, and it is the supercar of luxury yachts. It’s powered by two MAN V12 engines, each producing 2,000 hp, for a combined output of 4,000 hp, or enough power to propel it to a top speed of 69 mph, making this boat Tecnomar’s fastest motor yacht yet. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.