Category: Cars

Volkswagen Suffers Loss, Lowers Forecast Due To Scandal

Volkswagen Suffers Loss, Lowers Forecast Due To Scandal

Volkswagen said it lost 1.67 billion euros ($1.83 billion) for the third quarter as it set aside 6.7 billion euros to pay for recalling and fixing cars that were rigged to evade U.S. diesel emissions tests. The company warned Wednesday that operating profit this year would be “down significantly” as a result of the scandal. But it stayed with its […]

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3D Car Shows – Hand-crafted for the man who has everything. The Aviatore Veloce

3D Car Shows – Hand-crafted for the man who has everything. The Aviatore Veloce

Paolo Mastrogiuseppe has, for the past three years, been marketing his handcrafted dream creations in the form of the world’s most exotic racing engines functioning as espresso makers. Now the Bedfordview-based designer-engineer has launched his latest object of desire, which, like his half-scale F1 coffee machines, are conceived as functional artwork devices for “the man or woman who appreciates unique […]

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Welcome the First 3D Printed Functional Motorcycle

Welcome the First 3D Printed Functional Motorcycle

TE Connectivity replicated a Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle by 3D printing it to demonstrate how advanced this technology has become. However, the main goal behind this endeavor that took around 1,000 work hours and $25,000 is not to deliver just another 3D printed toy. The TE Connectivity motorcycle is a fully-functional one, though equipped with a small electric motor. This all-ABS […]

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Schaeffler drives development in Formula e

Schaeffler drives development in Formula e

On its visit to Berlin, Formula E is turning onto the finish straight in its inaugural season. While the motorsports fans are watching the drivers’ battle for the title with bated breath, Schaeffler is already working on the future of the world’s first racing series for fully electric open-wheel race cars behind the scenes. As the exclusive technology partner of […]

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Flatpack go-kart assembles in a few hours, can reach 25 mph

Flatpack go-kart assembles in a few hours, can reach 25 mph

Flatpack isn’t just for reasonably-priced Scandinavian furniture, and we’ve previously reported on a bridge, hurricane-proof home, and even a truck that comes in flatpack form. The PlyFly Go-Kart is a gasoline-powered flat-pack kart that can be assembled in just a few hours, while promising speeds of up to 25 mph (40 km/h). The PlyFly is the work of The FlatWorks, […]

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Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century

Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century

There are now over one billion cars traveling roads around the world directly and indirectly costing trillions of dollars in material resources, time and noxious emissions. Imagine all these cars running cleanly for 100 years on just 8 grams of fuel each. Laser Power Systems (LPS) from Connecticut, USA, is developing a new method of automotive propulsion with one of […]

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