We've seen big trucks decked out for the ever-anticipated apocalypse, but if you're looking for something a bit smaller and easier on gas, Motopeds has a bike that fits the bill. The Survival Bike: Black Ops edition, is a model outfitted with an end of the world arsenal, including a crossbow and tomahawk.
Hennessey has taken the wraps off the Venom GT's successor, the Venom F5. Its name is fitting, alluding to the strongest tornado possible with wind speeds hitting up to 318MPH. Aerodynamic changes are said to boost the Venom's performance, drawing from the knowledge bank formed in developing the Venom GT.
In this weekend's odd news, one Mercedes owner decided to trick his vehicle's Active Lane Assist feature...using a soda can. By taping the beverage to his steering wheel, he bypassed the S Class's ALA security requirements and leaned back, letting the car drive itself on the highway.
Ford and General Motors have been both slapped with a class action lawsuit from the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies on behalf of 300,000 artists and record labels. At the heart of the issue is the companies' CD-ripping feature in some cars, which is said to violate copyright law.
By January next year, residents of the UK might start seeing cars without drivers, or at least without manual driver interference, on public roads. The legalization of these types of autonomous vehicle is part of the country's efforts to bill itself as place that is conducive for building and testing self-driving cars.
The Jaguar XE has been introduced, and with it comes a new first for the maker: a projected fuel economy beyond 75MPG, something that is joined by a new modular architecture, RC5754 aluminium alloy, and environmentally friendly CO2 emission numbers. The car is set to be unveiled on September 8 in London.
A Ford spokesperson spoke today on the next big internal transition for the company: one of phone switching. Ford’s Sara Tatchio suggested that by the end of this year, 3,300 Ford workers will no longer carry BlackBerry smartphones. Instead, they’ll be switching to Apple’s iPhone.
Electric vehicles are a growing force on pubic roads, and to help spur their presence, BMW has rolled out its i DC Fast Chargers. With these chargers, i3 owners can juice up their car to 80-percent in half an hour, and there's the promise that the technology will "change the face of public charging".
This week the folks behind a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology have suggested they’ve stabilized the "holy grail" of batteries. Standard batteries for smartphones and tablets today use Lithium Ion battery packs while this new conglomeration will bring on the age of the lithium anode. What’s that mean for your smartphone? Great things!