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Toyota has filed a new patent for a wing system design for a flying car. The Japanese car giant's idea is based around a stackable wing system that could make a flying car possible. Most current flying car designs rely on large, heavy wing systems that protrude from the sides of the car and affect visibility for the driver. The patent is based on a four-wing design, with each wing comprising ...
The latest Range Rover goes way beyond what even the most ‘assertive’ Chelsea tractor owner would want. It's called the Sentinel and it can withstand 7.62mm high-velocity armour-piercing incendiary rounds and side-blasts from 15kg of TNT. Oh yes, and in case you were wondering if it can handle 2 x DM51 hand-grenades from above and below, it can. The Sentinel’s bullet-and-blast-proof cocoon is p...
With the petrol engine seemingly entering its twilight years, a host of companies are seizing opportunities in the automotive market. Google and Apple are focusing on driverless technology. Tesla is focussing on electric powertrains. And meanwhile, established car makers are working hard to keep up with the demand for electric, hybrid-electric and autonomous systems. The latest company aimin...
While hitchhiking may not be considered the safest way of travelling for humans, it seems that it's even more perilous for robots. A hitchhiking robot called hitchBOT started an epic journey to see the USA from Boston, but sadly his adventure came to an abrupt end in Philadelphia after he was vandalised. hitchBOT was part of an experiment to see how human beings would interact with a robot. T...
Car manufacturer Volvo and its technology partners Telstra and Bosch aim to begin testing driverless car technology in South Australia by November, according to reports. The trials will be co-ordinated by the Australian Road Research Board, with support from the South Australian government. The plans are aimed at fostering a driverless car industry in Australia. Driverless car testing is ...
Aston Martin (VanderWolf Images/Bigstock.com) While you would certainly never find a diesel engine in an Aston Martin, the firm looks far more kindly upon electric automotive technology. So much so that the company is working on a 1,000bhp electric car, which could be here by 2020. While the success of electric sports car firm Tesla is undoubtedly a key driver behind an electric Aston, far...
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