We have seen technology do some amazing things. Advances have allowed us opportunities that were only figments of our imaginations ten short years ago, but when technology is married to Big Brother we have potential for big problems.
Carmakers are getting ready to introduce new vehicles that will automatically notify the authorities when you surpass speed limits. Talk about an auto-ticket! The technology is called, called “V2X” and according to a report over at The Motley Fool [who are shareholders], discussing the possible revenue boon this would be for cities and towns across the country and how it could be taken advantage of for county coffers, . . . Read Complete Report
Cuba will ease restrictions on vehicle imports for the first time in half a century, marking the end of an era that made icons of the island’s vintage cars.From ioj Motoring December 20 2013 at 09:06am
The official newspaper Granma said the decision to allow cars to be imported for sale at market prices on the island was taken on Wednesday by Cuba’s council of ministers. . . . Read Complete Report
Posted: Dec 20, 2013 4:48 PM PSTUpdated: Dec 20, 2013 6:28 PM PST
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
Associated PressHAVANA (AP) – Cuba will eliminate a currency pegged to the dollar as part of a move to end its unique double-currency system, which had become a symbol of economic inequality to many islanders, Cuba’s top economic official said Friday. . . Read Complete ReportImage: Cuban 3 peso note. SOURCE: Wikipedia (Fair Use)
Featured Image: From Stanley Meyer’swater fuel cellpatent, which he claimed produced more energy than it consumed. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (A portion of the disclosure of this patent document contains material which is subject to (copyright or mask work) protection. The (copyright or mask work) owner has no objection to the facsimile reproduction by anyone of the patent document or the patent disclosure, as it appears in the Patent and Trademark Office patent file or records, but otherwise reserves all (copyright or mask work) rights whatsoever).
U.S. Patent 5,149,407: Process and apparatus for the production of fuel gas and the enhanced release of thermal energy from such gas
Just imagine: a car that could run entirely on water. Clean energy that could revolutionize the automotive industry – if, of course, it works. Tune in to learn more about the so-called water-powered car, the man who allegedly invented it – and why some people believe it was purposefully suppressed.
There was a ray of hope recently for those who are looking forward to a car that’s a bit more Blade Runnery as Terrafugia’s Transition flying car made its first public flights at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. There, the Terrafugia team conducted two 20-minute flight demonstrations and also showed off the capability for the Transition’s wings to be folded up so it can be driven about like a car.
Classed as a light sports plane by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Transition is also a road-legal vehicle. . . . Read Complete Report
AirVenture 2013 saw a dream come true for the Terrafugia team: the Transition street legal airplane flew and drove before the airshow crowds for its first public demonstrations. With footage from the Transition’s on-board cameras and from the ground courtesy of EAA, fly — and drive — along with Chief Test Pilot Phil Meteer for this historic experience.
Learn more about Terrafugia and see how you can join us in creating the future at www.DrivenToFly.com.
LONDON — A British university is delaying the release of an academic paper on how the anti-theft systems of millions of Volkswagen vehicles are at risk of being hacked after the German carmaker took legal action against it.
In a statement, the University of Birmingham said it would “defer publication” of the paper — which explains how researchers were able to subvert Volkswagen’s security system — after an interim injunction issued by England’s High Court. It said it was “disappointed with the judgment which did not uphold the defense of academic freedom and public interest, but respects the decision.” . . . Read Complete Report
Featured Image: FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY. Canada Grande Prix 2008. Lap1 Turn 1. Lewis, Robert, Kimi, Fernando, Nico, and Felipe all hold their positions. Nick goes wide behind Barrichello. CREDIT:Mark McArdle SOURCE: Wikipedia(Public Domain)
Apr. 26, 2013 — Drive technology has an electric future — of this Fraunhofer research scientists are in no doubt. At the Sensor + Test measurement fair in Nuremberg from May 14 -16, they will use an electric racing car to present novel solutions for battery management and electronic sensor systems together with an industry partner. The scientists are following a new trend, as even FIA, the governing body for world motor sport, federation of the world’s leading motoring organizations and organizer of Formula 1, is planning a racing series for electric vehicles. . . . Read Complete Report
EV West Electric BMW M3 E36 Pikes Peak Race Car Drifts and Burnouts
Published on Oct 7, 2012
The Electric BMW M3 E36 from Pikes Peak built by EV West at Oceanside Motorsports for a BMW CCA event with Bill Caswell as a guest speaker. The M3 does some drifts and i catch a ride on it. Credit to Neil for the awesome driving. . . Description published w/video.
High-performance electric cars have been around for some years now, but despite the fact that Detroit and the electric car go back a long way, no all-electric supercars have been built in the Motor City. That is, until now. After giving us a bit of a tease last month, Detroit Electric has taken the wraps off its Limited-edition SP.01. According to its maker, the SP.01 is not only the “first pure electric sports car” to come out of Detroit, but it’s also reportedly the fastest, and the first to be fully integrated with a smartphone. . . . Read Complete Report w/slide show
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