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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...

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...

High performance fuel cell unveiled

Intelligent Energy has unveiled an innovative 100kW automotive fuel cell, providing vehicle manufacturers with a new high performance option for their next generation of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs). The system has been developed in response to increasing market demand for next generation, high power automotive fuel...

Trucks are going on a diet

Commercial vehicles are traditionally big and heavy. But, with diesel prices skyrocketing, the industry is hungry for fuel-efficient vehicles. Truck manufacturers are responding with aluminum, composites and other lightweight, corrosion-resistant materials. This trend is forcing assemblers to use new joining methods, such as structural adhesives. Caterpillar Inc....

Are you a fan of Gran Turismo 6? Nissan has made a dream version of the car a reality!

Thought digital race cars were just in the world of dreams and for fun only? These dream cars are used to spark engineers imagination and to hear the public’s reaction to them. Some of the elements within these games are mostly for the virtual world and just...

Is this BMW’s toughest vehicle yet?

In August, BMW showed off their brand new armoured X5 Security Plus SUV at the Moscow International Auto Salon. However, it was not done a unique way… Instead of simply displaying the car and explaining that the new X5 SUV was extremely tough, resistant and rugged the...

How do you feel about driverless vehicles?

Google, Audi and Ford have all been making headlines recently with driverless cars which have been gaining a lot of interest and support from those who are interested and have tested them. However, industrial machinery companies such as Caterpillar and Komatsu have also created their first fleet...