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Chinese Inventor Creates Rideable Suitcase Scooter

He Liangcai, a Chinese inventor, has created an electric suitcase scooter. He was inspired by people struggling to carry their luggage through the airport. The motorized suitcase can reach speeds of 20 kilometers per hour (12 mph). Read more... June 7, 2014

Vandals Flipping Smart Cars in San Francisco

Vandals have been flipping over Smart Cars in San Francisco. The small cars are lighter than others and more easily flipped than a regular car. However, it still takes six to eight people to flip one of the cars. A tow truck is required to right the flipped vehicles. It looks like quite a bit of damage is caused to the vehicles when they are flipped, including broken windows. Some smart car owners are concerned because they don't have garages for their vehicles leaving them vulnerable to the car tipping vandals. Read more... May 3, 2014

Rearview Cameras to be Required on All New Vehicles by 2018

Rearview cameras will be required on all new vehicles starting in May 2018. The New York Times reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued the rule on Monday. Dr. Greg Gulbransen is one of the proponents of the new requirement. His 2-year-old son was killed in a backover accident in 2002. Gulbransen said in a statement, "It's been a long fight, and this rule took too long, but we're thrilled this day has finally come." Gulbransen says the rule should have been in place three years ago. Read more... April 2, 2014




April Fool's: Honda Launches First DIY Car

Honda has announced the launch of its first DIY car. The DIY car is called the 2015 Fit Kit. It comes shipped with 200,000 mechanical parts as well as a detailed instruction manual and DVD. Read more... April 1, 2014

White Out Conditions Cause 96-Car Pileup in Ontario

White out conditions caused a 96-car pileup on Highway 400 in Ontario. Canada.com reports that there were weather alerts about snow squalls out. The squalls caused nero zero visibility. They storms almost like a white haboob as they came in. Cars must have been unable to see the accident right in front of them as cars continued to crash into each other. Read more... February 27, 2014

WeatherTech to Advertise Its Automotive Floor Mats During Super Bowl XLVIII

WeatherTech will advertise its automotive floor mats during Super Bowl XLVIII. The 30-second ad is called "You Can't Do That." It will air during the second quarter of the big game. The ad will highlights how the floor mats are made on American made machines with domestically sourced raw materials by American workers. The mats are made at a plant in in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Read more... February 1, 2014

Nissan BladeGlider Reportedly Being Considered for Production

Nissan unveiled the Nissan BladeGlider at the Tokyo Motor Show. The vehicle is powered by lithium-ion battery technology and in-wheel motors. The triangular shape and aircraft look helps reduce drag. Read more... January 10, 2014

Toyota Unveils Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept at CES 2014

Toyota unveiled its new FCV concept vehicle at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The car uses Toyota's new fuel cell technology. Toyota says the FCV will have an EPA driving range of about 300 miles. Read more... January 8, 2014

NICB Provides Details on the 2012 Top Stolen Vehicles

The NICB has shared details on the most stolen vehicles for 2012. You can find the list here. The Honda Accord topped the list. It was followed by the Honda Civic, Ford Pickup Full Size and Chevrolet Pickup Full Size. Read more... October 21, 2013

Hyundai to Display Zombie Survival Machine at New York Comic-Con

Hyundai and The Walking Dead are bringing a fan-designed Zombie Survival Machine to life at New York Comic-Con. The living attendees of Comic-Con will bea ble to see the fan-built vehicle on the show floor on October 10. Kuo's Santa Fe design was picked as the winner out of more than 82,500 fan submissions. The camouflaged Zombie Survival Machine featurues knife blades, an automatic crossbow, razor-wired windows, three machine guns, a samurai sword, aluminum armor and a muffler silencer. Read more... October 9, 2013



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