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    If you are a Mini fans, watch 50 Years of MINI...
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    By a Vespa fan, turn his old Vespa motorcycle into a Vespa Rocking Horse for his grandson Diego. So this ※rocking horse§ named Diego as well. And this rocking horse is also using the fiberglass, metal and imitation leather for the seat.
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    Nissan's adorable Eporo concept robot cars, which is designed to travel in a group of like-vehicles, mimicking the behavioral patterns of a school of fish in avoiding obstacles without colliding with each other.
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    Wow, this full sized replica of the Batmobile looks amazing! It was bulit by someone from Sweden, made from a 1973 Lincoln Continental, took over $1 million US dollars and 3.5 years, 20,000 working hours to complete.
    Cost: over $1 million.
    Time: 3.5 years, 20,000 hours of painstaking work to convert a 73 Lincoln Continental.
    Contents: DVD, voice recognition, height adjustment, reversing cameras...
    Pleasure: Incalculable, as people gather around to oggle outside IKEA.
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    The Wilcraft is a multi-seasonal amphibious vehicle designed for the ice fishing and to get you into those hard to reach hunting spots. The Wilcraft offers incredible stability on water, ice and land. It*s a light-weight vehicle, has a ground pressure equivalent to a person walking and it can float, so it*s great for crossing those pesky frozen lakes and rivers. It has 11 inches of ground clearance to help clear obstacles and can carry about 250 kg. Powered by a 305 cc engine, can go as fast as 20 MPH, and featuring includes a two-speed gearbox with reverse, locking differential, hydraulic disc brakes. Onboard there are 3 ice fishing holes, a place to stash your auger and a cover to keep you warm while you*re out there on the ice fishing. Prices start at US$10,495 and there are options galore, including caterpillar tracks, a collection of hunting blinds and transport trailers.
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    Virginia Tech undergrads have built a car that the blind can drive. This semi-autonomous vehicle is equipped with laser range finders, computer with voice software and other sensory technology that helps direct visually impaired drivers to take the wheel on a closed course:
    We are not only excited about the vehicle itself, but also the potential spinoff technologies from this project that could end up helping the blind,§ Dennis Hong, the director of the university*s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory said.
    "The Blind Driver Challenge team at Virginia Tech*s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory built the buggy. The steering wheel is hooked up to a distance monitor that gathers information from laser range finders, and it uses voice software to tells the driver how far to turn the wheel. For example, the monitor will tell the driver ※turn left three clicks.§ As the driver does that, the monitor makes three clicking noises.
    A vibrating vest provides cues to follow when accelerating and decelerating. The vest vibrates in different places 〞 the back, the belly and the shoulders 〞 to convey different commands. When the entire vest vibrates, it means, ※Slam on the brakes!§
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    This woman is fake! Ford has designed a woman for their latest-generation Fiesta, named Antonella(photo above)! Virtual model Antonella is the personification of a profile created from demographic research about the Fiesta*s target customer, said Moray Callum, executive director of Ford Americas design. NY time writes:
    "Antonella is an attractive 28-year old woman who lives in Rome. Her life is focused on friends and fun, clubbing and parties. She is also completely imaginary. She was the guiding personality for the Ford Verve, a design study that served as the basis for the latest-generation Fiesta.
    A character invented by Ford designers to help them imagine cars better tailored to their intended customers, she embodies a philosophy that guides the company's design studios these days: to design the car, first design the driver...
    Invented characters get everyone on the same page," Mr. Callum said. "Personalizing gives context to the information we have. Sometimes the target demographics are difficult to relate to by, say, a 35-year-old male designer.
    ...Ford's goal in using made-up characters is that they will help produce cars that transcend national traits and are instead built around international
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    The "World's First Bio-fuelled Flying Car" flew from London, England to Timbuktu in Mali, Africa. the news was highlighted on the LikeCool. Now the ParaJet SkyCar is available for pre-order. Previously, Parajet said test flights of the skycar might happen this September, with a possible release date of early 2010. Expected to start selling toward the end of next year for an estimated price of £50,000 ($81,700), now pre-order for refundable deposits of £10,000 ($16,338). Shipping in late 2010.
    The vehicle is completely street legal and can accelerate to 62mph in just 4.2 seconds, has a top speed of 140mph. In the flying mode, the car takes to the skies from the field in under 200m at a required speed of 37mph and the flight mode can reach speeds of up to 100mph.
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    The Mini Cooper painting designs by Portland-based artist Matt W Moore. Click 2 enlarge!
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    What's it? Car or Motorcycle? It is Laverda motorcycle sidecar, a supercar sidecar, including gulfwing doors. This Motorcycle Sidecars by François Knorreck of Italy. It took the man ten-year period(10,000 hours of work) and at a cost of 15,000 euros to complete his work 每 the Snaefell. Now this 1000cc Laverda motorcycle has three exhausts, and the other half uses bits from a Volkswagen Golf GTI, Audi 80 and a Citroen Xantia car. It looks amzing!
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    The XR3, its back, so Cool! The XR3, a three-wheeled plug-in hybrid that achieves 125 mpg on diesel power alone, 225 mpg on combined diesel and electric power. It can carry two-passenger in this three-wheeled hybrid. It is designed to be as light as possible. At just 1480 pounds, this high-performance design combines fast acceleration, and featuring its hybrid system allows for 200 mpg. The choice of operating mode 每 diesel-only, battery-electric-only, or hybrid - is operator selectable by flipping a pair of switches. When operating on just the 23 hp diesel engine, the trike achieve 125 mpg. The li-ion battery pack is good for 40 miles.
    According to latest info:
    "The vehicle will arrive at our prototype facilities on the outskirts of Cleveland in a few weeks, and then it'll go out to the Center for Automotive Research where they'll run tests, computer-model the results, and do various changes to optimize the power train so we can freeze the design for production. "
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    Designed by Harsha Vardhan. The 'Transport TW' a futuristic car that generates power from magnetic field generated by on-board electricity powered systems. The Transporter TW(Twin Wheel) is based around an electric engine which produces a magnetic field to drive the large wheels. The wheel rims are suspended over a superconducting fluid where the changing magnetic field produces the motion needed to propel the vehicle. The power generator and motion is thus smooth, nearly noiseless and green. The rider contorls the vehicle from the swivel seat, enters or leaves through a port at the rear of the cockpit.
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    Inhalt is the multicellular caravan by Mehrzelle.
    "Using the online Configurator, every user sets up a design that is unique, their own layout that they can identify with. The configuration is generated by a computer using the customer*s inputs, and then the final design is done by parameters from the architects to yield an attractive and practicable result. The caravans are produced using the principles of ※mass customization§: this allows both the individual wishes of the customer to be accommodated while producing the caravan with series methods. "
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    Artist Lee Stoetzel has made a wooden life-size Volkswagen Bus! The VW Bus is a one-to-one scaled 75" x 165" x 67 1/2", and is crafted from pecky cypress wood and steel.
    "We build houses and think that we have controlled space, yet nature winds its way into those materials. The sculptures I have built light up to emphasize the power of natural form. ", Stoetzel say.
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    Flying Pink Land Rovers by Transmutant, in the video, you can also find a very cool walking robots.
    "Surrounded by scrapyards, in the middle of Hertfordshire wilderness, the smash-em-up artists of Transmutant are hard at work. Allied to an international network of mutoids, the troupe display their works at festivals and parties throughout Europe. If flying pink Land Rovers and newly invented walking robots arent your thing, look away now. Otherwise, enjoy the show. "
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    Autother flying car! This flying car called High Road Aerocar, developed by Leigh Aerosystems. High Road has successfully completed initial wind tunnel tests at the San Diego Air and Space Museum 12-foot tunnel, and detailed mechanical and structural design is underway. Stephen Harris, the man behind Leigh Aerosystems said, "We were extremely pleased how the data came out, we believe we have a practical airplane."
    Specs:
    - FAA certification for instrument flight operations
    - 100LL fuel
    - 180 mph cruise speed at 15,000 ft.
    - 20,000 ft ceiling
    - 500 mile range
    - 25 mpg fuel consumption
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    We have seen many really cool car concepts, today we bring you a Citroën concept from 1980. Called Citroën Karin, a concept car designed by Trevor Fiore in 1980, Cool?
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    The WorldFirst F3 race car is powered by chocolate, and features body made from potatoes, and a steering wheel made from carrots and other root vegetables, a flax fibre and soybean oil foam racing seat, a woven flax fibre bib, plant oil based lubricants and a bio diesel engine configured to run on fuel derived from waste chocolate and vegetable oil. And it can go 125mph round corners and cleaning the surrounding air as it drives! The WorldFirst F3 race car is developed at the University of Warwick's Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre. It is the first Formula 3 racing car designed and made from sustainable and renewable materials, putting the world first by effectively managing the planet's resources.
    James Meredith, a researcher at the University of Warwick and a project manager for the WorldFirst car, said "It's been very exciting working on the project and important for our team to develop a working example of a truly 'Green' motor racing car. The WorldFirst project expels the myth that performance needs to be compromised when developing the sustainable motor vehicles of the future"
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    GM and Segway are developing an electrically powered, two-seat prototype vehicle that has only two wheels. The Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility Project(P.U.M.A.) is a self balancing two-wheeled vehicle can reach the top speed of 35 mph(Segway's top speed at 12 mph). P.U.M.A. has an lithium battery that allows to travel for up to 35 miles on a single charge and it also with the vehicle-to-vehicle communications for reducing the risk of accidents and regulating the flow of traffic. No word on price, but it will cost about one-fourth to one-third of a a regular automobile. "And imagine doing this for one-fourth to one-third the cost of what you pay to own and operate today's automobile." said Larry Burns, GM vice president of research and development. The P.U.M.A. project will make its official debut at the New York Auto Show this week.
    What are the specifications for this prototype?
    Passengers: Currently configured for 2, but could carry more
    Top speed: Aimed to travel between 25 and 35 mph (40 每 56 kph)
    Range: Aimed to have a 25 每 35 mile range (40 每 56 km)
    Weight: Currently ~300 lbs/136 kg
    Key/system information: Wireless via handheld
    Charge time: ~8-10 hours
    Turning radius: Zero
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