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PAL-V Flying Car

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Dutch company PAL-V announced the first flights of its prototype "flying car". This unique vehicle is called the PAL-V One, or the 'Personal Air and Land Vehicle', and It marks the start of a new era. On the ground the vehicle drives like a sports car. Within minutes its rotor is unfolded and its tail is extended: then it is ready to take off thanks to the advanced gyrocopter technology.

VolksWagen Transporter DoubleBack Luxury Camper Van

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Based on the VW Transporter T5, The DoubleBack VW is a customized camping van with the extendable passenger compartment that comes with a fold-out double bed in the pod, an elevating roof and a kitchenette long with other home amenities.

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Mobile espresso maker by Handpresso Auto

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Mobile espresso maker by Handpresso Auto.
"It can be placed in the cup holder. Just plug the espresso machine into the 12V cigarette lighter, add water and a E.S.E. coffee pod of your choice. Then press the button, wait for the 3 beeps and the espresso is ready!"

Heikki Kovalainen to wear Angry Birds helmet for F1 2012

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Today the F1 season takes off in Melbourne. You should keep your eyes peeled for driver Heikki Kovalainen who drives for Caterham F1. He’ll be wearing the Angry Birds helmet for F1 2012. Cool
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Phyton - World’s fastest amphibious vehicle

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Watercar Phyton is the fastest amphibious vehicle. It can jet along at 60 mph on water, and on land, goes from 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds. The price is $170,000. The Python is a custom-built amphibious vehicle, uses an aluminum Corvette LS engine on land. Check out the video. It is awesome!
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Disappearing Car Door

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The Retractable Vehicle Door, called the Disappearing Car Door, by John Townsend of California-based company Jatech.

Zany Swiss man installs wood-burning stove in car

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Zany Swiss man installs wood-burning stove in car
"It's hard to imagine what led Pascal Prokop to install a wood-burning stove in his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon. Though we're safe to say that the trend won't catch like wildfire. Prokob built and installed the wood-fired stove himself and got an operating permit from the Swiss technical inspection authority. "

Self-driving BMW

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BMW announced their ConnectedDrive Connect (CDC) semi-autonomous driving system, and has just released a new video of it in action. It uses four types of sensors, radar, cameras, laser scanners and ultrasound distance sensors, to stay aware of the car's surroundings. Check out the video.
"However, when the car senses it is behind a slowpoke, it looks for an open lane where it can safely merge at speeds up to 130 km/h (81 mph). If an opening is found, the system will steer the vehicle into that lane, pass the slower vehicle and return to its original lane.
As Dr. Nico Kaempchen explains, "Our main challenge was to develop algorithms that can handle entirely new situations. In principal, the system works on all freeways that we have mapped out beforehand with [a] centimeter accuracy." He goes on to say CDC ensures the car "adheres to all traffic laws" and sticks to the speed limit."

A test of airless tire

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It looks cool

Toyota Fun Vii - The Car Of The Future

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The Toyota Fun Vii is a spectacular design concept unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show this week. The 'Vii' stands for Vehicle, Interactive, Internet. It's a car, a gaming machine and a smartphone all in one.
Almost every part of the car can interact with the internet. Almost every surface of the car is a touchscreen that can be adjusted by the driver, including color changes. Oh, and the car can drive itself.

My Dad's Car

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To pay for his son's education, Herb Younger was forced to sell his beloved '65 Impala. Two decades later, they found a way to pay him back. [ Youtube ]

SoundTank by Nik Nowak

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Berlin-based artist Nik Nowak likes to rock his audience with strange-looking mobile sound systems - sound tank that emit bass-driven electronic music. His creations bear names like Baron Bass, Sackkarre (sack barrow), Mobile Booster. They are a mixture between extravagant vehicles and big speakers. Watch it in action after more.
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Land Rover DC100 Concept Official Photos

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Land Rover DC100 and DC100 Sport concepts - two modern interpretations of the iconic Land Rover made their debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
"Both concepts are based on the same shared 100-inch wheelbase. They feature sustainable hi-tech materials and the latest technology to optimise fuel and operational efficiency at all times, in all modes and in all driving conditions.
DC100 and DC100 Sport include a variety of capability technologies including a Terrain-i scanning device to warn of obstacles when off-road, Wade Aid sonar technology to assess water depth and Land Rover Terrain Response System, which automatically optimises the car for any environment"

The Pagani Huayra's Ignition Key Is Actually A Miniature of the Pagani Huayra

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Horacio Pagani's Ignition Key is a miniature model of the vehicle. The key splits into two halves, one of which is used in the ignition while the other has a USB stick to hold music for the audio system. Check out the video after more.
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Sealander Amphibious Camping Trailer

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The Sealander is a canoe and a camping trailer. Created by industrial designer Daniel Straub, actually floats on water. Its wide, bowl-shaped design not only provides stability while floating, but it can easily navigate shallow waters without running aground. The inside of the rather compact, but light, trailer is designed to be completely modular, allowing it to be configured for cooking, cleaning, eating, sleeping and even on-the-water activities like swimming or fishing. It includes a small electric outboard motor that the propulsion while out on the water. Available sometime in 2012, around $20,400 (€15,000). Check out the video, after more.
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