"The new Audi A8 is the first car in the world to offer an optional factory-installed WLAN hotspot for wireless Internet access. Passengers in the front and rear can simultaneously access the Internet through the car's integrated WLAN module and via UMTS, using up to eight terminal devices such as laptops, Apple iPads or netbooks.
Using the WLAN hotspot is remarkably simple. To activate Internet access with speeds up to 7.2 Mbit/s, the driver merely needs to insert a data-capable SIM card into the Bluetooth online car phone. Alternatively, an Internet connection can be established via Bluetooth by using a compatible mobile phone with a SIM Access Profile. Any existing mobile phone contract can be used for this – often coupled with a flat-rate data plan."
"Conquest Vehicle Inc's flagship vehicle, the KNIGHT XV defines the future of the ultra-luxurious, handcrafted fully armoured SUV. This one-of-a-kind, V10, 6.8-litre, Bio-fuel powered SUV was inspired by military vehicle designs and features security appointments that are unrivaled in today's SUV marketplace. The KNIGHT XV(TM) is priced at $295,000 USD. Only 100 will be made available as a limited first run. Each vehicle takes 1,500 hours to build by hand. The KNIGHT-XV(TM) is built using ballistic hardened steel making it fully armoured including ballistic fiberglass fenders, bumper and up to 64 mm. (2.5 inches) transparent armor (glass)."
Tim Cotterill, a British man who created a 200mph monster trike, he called the Road Rocket. It is a five metre-long, 1225kg trike with a 1000bhp engine and handlebars so wide it took engineers 23 attempts to come up with a steering mechanism that worked for it.
"I have to say it really has exceeded all my expectations and fulfilled my wildest dreams,"
"I did get it up to 160mph on a straight stretch of road in the high desert and actually deployed the Simpson parachute just for the heck of it."
said Mr Cotterill. Watch the video!
ForFreedom Caravan designed by Robert Williams.
Features sandwiched fiber glass walls with closed cell insulation for proper heating, modern furnishing, offers choice of interior and exterior color choice, Internal electric heating with solar panels on the rear section to provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to standard caravans. Robert Williams writes:
"An expanding living unit, designed for the professional urban couple in need of a short break."
Mercedes-Benz and Eurocopter have worked together to unveil the Mercedes-Benz Style EC145 luxury helicopter. It is an eight seats, twin-engine turbine luxury helicopter, the cabin layout has been inspired by Mercedes-Benz’s new R-Class range. The EC145 is equipped with comfortable seats made of exclusive materials coupled with sumptuous wood for the floors and ceiling. All seats are mounted on rails and can be quickly and easily reconfigured or removed to make room for luggage. There are also three multi-function boxes with features such as a cool box, cup holder, table, 15-inch monitor and DVD player. The interior offers supreme flexibility for both business and private travel: in the partition wall which separates the cockpit from the cabin, extra storage space is provided by drawers.
"On the main deck was a smoking room with its own wet bar, a dining salon, and seating for the 66 passengers which could also be converted to sleeping berths for night flights. Aft of the passenger spaces was an all-electric galley, lavatories, and cargo hold. The cockpit, navigational office, engine control and radio rooms were on the upper deck. The lower deck held fuel tanks and nine watertight compartments, only seven of which were needed to provide full flotation."
As the yacht is merely a design, it’s assumed characteristics have a Hull length 15m, Hull width4 m, and Height 3.8m. In order to reduce weight, the lamination provides to use fiber Kevlar/carbon.
Also, in order to combine high performance and low power consumption, three different motors are assumed for the yacht: 2×700 hp Volvo Penta IPS 900 diesel, 2×950 hp diesel Seatek, 2x (3x) 550 hp v 12 - 60 ° Lamborghini petrol.
Deisgned by Mauro Lecchi.
Dean has taken a gas guzzling 8 mile-per-gallon HUMMER H2, a symbol of extravagance, and converted it into a working horse drawn cart. Dean has pimped it out with silver chrome, working LED lights and a booming audio and video system. He calls this piece the CEO Stagecoach.
dailymail writes: 'It's a lot of fun and firing the flames makes me feel like James Bond,' said the plumber, 30, from Stamford in Lincolnshire. 'The flames are pretty big and up to 15ft long so you could definitely set fire to someone's car if you wanted to.'
'The only problem is it can get rather hot if you are riding the moped and blast the flames when the wind is in the wrong direction.'
The Taurus Concept is a compact, urban-targeted, open-top, saddle-ridden vehicle balancing on two wheels. It's basically a more stylish Segway with a saddle. When driven, by leaning forward and backward the rider can control the speed and change the direction by steering wheel.
Jalopnik wirtes "The company is called Rotel Tours (the word is a portmanteau of "rolling" and "hotel") and it has, unbelieveably, been hosting bus-bed tours of Europe, Asia, and Africa since 1959. It was founded in 1945 by a man named — we are not making this up — George Hötel. His firm's buses cater almost exclusively to German tourists; in the past fifty years, they have done everything from crossing the Sahara desert to traversing Mongolia and Vietnam. "
"It has been built by a team from the BBC1 science programme Bang Goes The Theory and will go on display at the Big Bang science fair in Manchester to show how fuels other than conventional petrol and diesel can power vehicles.
The team calculates the Carpuccino will do three miles per kilo of ground coffee - the equivalent of about 56 espressos per mile.
The journey will use about 70 kilos of ground coffee which, at supermarket prices of between £13 and £26 a kilo depending on brand and quality, will cost between £910 and £1,820, or between 25 and 50 times the £36 cost of petrol for the journey." dailymail said.
Porsche just released a video showing the new 918 Spyder concept, its new 918 Spyder is a mid-engined sports car with plug-in hybrid, powered by both a 500-horsepower V8 and a pair of electric motors (on the front and rear axle) producing an additional 218 hp or 160kW. It can reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds, a top-end speed of 198 mph. The best past about it is that Porsche says it can also achieve 78 miles per gallon and emit just 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer
The 3R-C has a clear canopy that covers the driver's seat while it is parked and not in use. When 3R-C vehicle is in motion, the canopy becomes an enveloping wind-shield that provides the pilot, who sits low in the vehicle, with significant protection from the bodywork and doors.
The high sides of the safety shell seat give greater safety to the occupant, reducing the threat from side impacts and improving weather protection. In front of the driver is a lockable boot area, which gives significant secure storage for luggage or other items. The 3R-C's designers created a flexible cover that surrounds the upper torso to reduce exposure to bad weather and improving comfort.