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Your Jetsons Flying Car is Here...

Published Friday, April 28, 2017. Category: Airplanes

Flying "cars" are closer than ever to becoming a reality....well, sort of. There are quite a few companies that have introduced early-stage models. Terrafugia has actually flown a couple of prototypes. Sadly, none of these models seem to be very realistic or practical. Lilium may change all of that.

Cadillac Challenges Tesla's Autopilot

Published Monday, April 17, 2017. Category: Autos

Self-driving cars are all the rage nowadays. Pretty much every major auto manufacturer, as well as a lot of technology companies, are racing to automate vehicles. Several manufacturers have promised Level 4 automated cars (where the car almost completely drives itself) within the next 5 years.

Do You Know Where Your Bike Is Right Now?

Published Thursday, April 17, 2014. Category: Motorcycles

If you ride a motorcycle, you've probably had that nagging feeling where you wonder if your bike is still sitting safely in the parking lot where you left it. The Scorpio Ride Alarm can tell you exactly where your bike is...and whether the battery or tires need attention.

Solar Power for Semi Trucks

Published Thursday, April 10, 2014. Category: Equipment

Go Power! makes flexible roof-mounted solar panels that work great on RV roofs to help power appliances and gadgets while on the road. Now Go Power! has teamed up with Cummins Crosspoint to help truckers reduce the fuel consumed by their power-hungry accessories.

Tesla Fixes Fire Issue

Published Wednesday, April 09, 2014. Category: Autos

Tesla recently came out with a fix that should prevent future fires when the Model S runs over road debris.

Motorcycle Suit with Built-in Airbag

Published Tuesday, April 01, 2014. Category: Motorcycles

For years people have been trying to find ways to protect motorcyclists from crash injuries. Head injuries can usually be avoided by wearing a helmet, but neck, back and abdomen injuries are much more difficult to avoid. Enter Ducati and Dainese with their integrated wireless airbag bike-suit system.

And the World's Largest Aircraft is....

Published Friday, March 28, 2014. Category: Airplanes

What's larger than a Boeing 747 and the Antonov An-225 (the previous record holder for the largest aircraft)? It's the Airlander from Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV). The Airlander isn't an airplane though, it's an airship (think blimp). It can be flown by a crew and also be flown via remote control.

Self-Inflating Truck Tires

Published Monday, March 24, 2014. Category: Equipment

If there is one area of car maintenance that many of us seem to fail at, it's keeping our tires properly inflated. We all know we're supposed to do it and we know it costs us extra money when we don't do it. For truck drivers, Aperia has a simple solution...self-inflating tires.

Walmart Reimagines the 18-wheeler

Published Friday, March 21, 2014. Category: Equipment

Many of us have wondered when somebody would do something completely radical to the design of the big rigs rolling down the highway. Sure, In the last couple of decades we've seen more fairings, better aerodynamics on the cab and most recently, trailer skirting. But big trucks still seems to be a step behind automobiles when it comes to technology. Walmart decided to throw their two cents in and designed a crazy modern truck and trailer.

First Private Supersonic Jet Won't Have Windows but Streaming Screen Walls

Published Thursday, February 20, 2014. Category: Airplanes

The first supersonic jet designed for private use, the Spike S-512, will not have windows. It's not that people don't like windows. Windows cause drag, add weight and generally make the design of a plane more complicated. Instead, the S-512 will have huge video screens that will project live video of the outside world.

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