We all hate parallel parking, and there has never been a practical alternative on cars… That is until now, as William Liddiard has invented a set of omnidirectional wheels that let your car move in any direction, rotate in place and slide into a parking space!Read More
Disney Research has been busy inventing some impressive, sometimes creepy innovations for a while. The latest innovation from the team is a small, four-wheeled robot called 'VertiGo,' which has the uncanny ability to climb up walls.Read More
If you've been on any road ever in the United Kingdom, chances are you know about potholes. Turns out one anonymous resident has taken matters into his own hand, calling himself 'Wanksy' and drawing penises around them that the city's council cannot ignore.Read More
Being human, we find it difficult to accept defeat. We all like to think we're good drivers, a Lewis Hamilton incarnate of the school run if you will. But even so, admitting reversing is often times painfully difficult is easy, where you can never be entirely 100% sure that something or someone isn't just inches away from your rear bumper. Which is why researchers at Keio University in Tokyo are hard at work in developing a technology that could turn the rear of your car transparent for such occasions.
On Saturday night, a woman named Betty Wheeler was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver near a highway intersection in Waynesboro, Virginia. As the scene of the crime was investigated, one piece of evidence surfaced: a car part (an air dam) that broke off upon impact (the image above). This is when the community of commenters around the car culture blog Jalopnik took action, and may have just given the authorities some valuable information about the case.
Imagine, if you will, being stuck in a tail-back miles upon miles long, no hope of moving past your 2mph average speed any time soon and your frustration with the motorway infrastructure of our country becoming ever greater. Then imagine pulling out of the traffic, taking your wheels to the hard shoulder and putting your foot firm to the floor, using the slip road as if it were a runway at Heathrow. Thanks to the Massachussets-based Terrafugia Inc, taking your car to the skies is no longer a distant concept resigned only to the pages of science-fiction novels and the visuals of films, the congestion-avoiding ideal is closer than you might first think...
We can only imagine a life in the world of marketing. A life in which we picture groups of creative-types huddled around a vast, bleach-white meeting room table darting ideas off each other, reminding every other person that thinking ‘outside the box’ is key to success. For every dozen or so marketing campaigns that crash and burn under their own ridiculousness - think Coca Cola's entire launch and subsequent withdrawal of 'New Coke' – there comes along one every so often that is so well thought-out it demands attention and ignites discussion.Read More