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Renowned tire maker Bridgestone has unveiled a new concept tire that they have developed that requires no air to make it functional. Instead of using rubber to build the tires, these airless tires are built with resin spokes that can support even heavy loads. By using a system of resin spokes, the new airless tire from Bridgestone can provide the same shock absorption level as an inflated tire. What’s good about it is you don’t have to worry about changing a flat tire or monitoring air pressure ever again. The idea behind the...

Last year, General Motors unveiled the Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V) concept, which was conceived by a number of design teams around the world. Now, in an effort to test the two-seater concept’s practicality, the company is planning to test it in demonstration programs worldwide. Also, the EN-V concepts will be sporting a Chevrolet badge, as it is now part of the brand. “For 100 years, the Chevrolet brand has been focused on making advanced technology that improves customers’ lives accessible and affordable, and the...

We all know that drinking coffee gives us that extra boost we need to get through what we do. Apparently, it does not only work for humans as it also work on cars. There is an actual car that runs on coffee and it recently broke the speed record, making its way into the Guinness Book of World Records. A group of engineers from the United Kingdom has set a new land speed record for a vehicle powered by gasification. The car, which is powered by coffee beans, is called the Coffee Car. It was created by the Teesdale Conservation Volunteers...

Electric vehicles, as good as good at they are at conserving scarce resources, has a well-known shortcoming: they can only be driven short distances. For example, the Chevrolet Volt has only a maximum range of 80.5 kilometers (50 miles) on a single charge. And, while it is possible to use fossil fuel to back up the car’s electric system, that takes away the point of having an EV in the first place. Now, researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology and Toyota Central Research and Development Labs have come up with the first mid-drive...

To celebrate 125 years of automobiles, German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz provided a sneak peek of there it sees cars are heading with its F 125! research vehicle. The F 125! concept is a futuristic luxury car that differs from its other first class vehicles as it has an emission-free driving system. It is surprising to see them look way into the future, as other research vehicles looked ahead one vehicle generation, which is usually seven to eight years. The new concept, which was presented on the 2011 Frankfurt Moto show, has a newly...

Snugg has recently received high ratings for their iPad cases, and its Snugg iPad cover has been a huge success. Now, the company has released an iPad 2 case that has a flip stand and a car headrest mount holder. Snugg is now offering a headrest mount holder that is designed to work with their iPad 2 case and flip stand. The Snugg iPad 2 cover is made of polyurethane faux leather that has white stitching on the sides. The front and back of the cover are stiffened to provide extra protection for your device and for better support when it...

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German luxury car manufacturer BMW has revealed that it is currently working on laser headlights, which is 1,000 times brighter than the current LED lights. The car maker said that lasers are the “next logical step” in the evolution of a vehicle’s headlights. According to BMW’s press release, the company believes that laser technology could bring in “entirely new light functions for even more safety and comfort and at the same time contribute significantly through its higher degree of efficiency towards a...

South Korean tech company LG ¬†and General Motors will join together to develop a new line of battery-powered cars in a very unusual pairing that looks to slash the cost and time to make electric vehicles. The deal, which is a first-of-its-kind, pairs an automotive maker and electronics giant to design and engineer vehicles. LG will be covering half the cost of creating a future line of hybrid and electric vehicles. After that, they will become General Motors’ supplier on things that they create together. LG Chem now supplies lithium-ion...

General Motors (GM) unveiled the Cadillac ELR Coupe, its first luxury electric vehicle. It is GM’s second extended-range electric vehicle and the third extended-range vehicle unveiled in the past month. The Cadillac ELR is a plug-in hybrid car that uses technology that is similar to the Chevrolet Volt that was released last year. “The concept generated instant enthusiasm,” said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac marketing, in a statement. “Like other milestone Cadillac models of the past, the ELR will offer...

If you are into the green vehicle movement, or just a fan of environmentally-friendly cars, you will find the Chevrolet Volt to be a very cool vehicle. You can charge the batteries inside the car at night while sleeping for full electric vehicle driving the day after. One of the cool features of this vehicle is you don’t have to worry about running out of juice since the Volt has a petrol motor that recharges the batteries when its power runs low. The thing that bothers people about Full-EV and hybrid vehicles is that they tend to...