Britain to Ban Sale of All Diesel and Petrol Vehicles by 2040

 

Cars, taxis and trucks sit in traffic inSales of all new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be outlawed in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of efforts to tackle air pollution.

The U.K. environment secretary Michael Gove said on Wednesday that “there is no alternative to embracing new technology.”

More than 2.6 million new vehicles were registered in the U.K. for the last year, making it the second biggest market in Europe after Germany. Continue reading

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Tires of the Future That You Never Have to Pump Up

MICHELIN_X_Tweel_SSLMichelin has unveiled its 3D printed Vision Concept tires that unlike traditional air-pressurized tires, don’t need to be inflated.
Cars of the future could be equipped with the smart tires that can tell you when they need servicing. The unique design was unveiled by a French company the at the 2017 Movin’ On conference in Montreal a week ago.
The inner design of Michelin‘s concept tires is modeled on nature. The honeycomb-like structure that is similar to the air sacks in the human lung. The alveolar pattern features a rigid center which branches out to thousands of chambers. The airless design reduces the risk of a blowout or flats due to punctures.
Michelin‘s airless Vision concept tires are 3D printed from bio-sourced and recycled biodegradable organic materials, including straw, bamboo, paper, tin cans, sugar by-products, and orange peels. Continue reading

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Toyota Sells all Shares in Tesla as Their Partnership Ends

800px-Toyota_FT-86_II_(5488848006)The Japanese car giant Toyota has sold the last of its remaining Tesla shares due to a lack of new developments.

Toyota has ended its tie-up with Tesla and will start developing electric vehicles by itself. The electric car pioneer changes its position from ally to a potential competitor. The Japanese carmaker prepares to launch its own purely electric car and is planning to invest in a range of future technologies, from hydrogen fuel cells to self-driving vehicles. Though the sale was completed by the end of 2016, the company announced the fact publicly on Saturday. Continue reading

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Who the Flyboard Air is Intended for? US Soldiers?

Lexus_Hoverboard_mockup_at_IAA_Frankfurt_2015_IMG_9297The Flyboard Air, a hoverboard invention that is reportedly being considered for usage by combat soldiers was spotted flying over Lake Havasu, Arizona a few weeks ago.
In a footage of the flight that gained wide attention online, Franky Zapata, 37, a former professional jet ski driver was seen flying his super-fast device dozens of feet above the lake while onlookers were watching the amazing flight. Continue reading

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Yacht-Inspired Rolls-Royce to be Most Expensive New Car Ever

Rolls-Royce_Phantom_Series_II_BMW_WeltA stunning yacht-inspired Rolls-Royce Sweptail sailed into record books as most expensive new car ever when the wraps came off today. The Rolls-Royce Sweptail was shown at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Villa d’Este in Italy yesterday.
An unnamed super-wealthy customer commissioned the fully bespoke car.

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Airbus Says Rides in its Self-Flying Cars Will Cost the Same as a Normal Taxi

800px-Flying_car..._this_one_is_more_plane_than_car_(4390845591)Airbus revealed a ride in its flying cars will cost the same as a regular taxi.
The company said its self-flying cars will cost ‘the equivalent of a normal taxi’, which means customers will pay between $1.50 and $2.50 per mile to travel by air.
Airbus is developing a flying taxi as part of an effort to reduce congestion in big cities by taking commuting to the skies. The customer would book the vehicle using an app, similar to car-sharing schemes. The aircraft would wait at a nearby helipad and pick up passengers at their requested location. The cost is low because the electric aircraft doesn’t need the same maintenance as a ground taxi. Continue reading

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Elon Musk is Building a Robot Army that Will Assemble Model 3 Cars

800px-Chemical_Genomics_RobotAn army of robots is being built to work in Tesla’s “alien dreadnought” factory. Pictures that leaked online show hundreds of robot workers that will build Model 3 being set up.

Tesla’s chief executive, Elon Musk, once said that when his factory becomes an “alien dreadnought”, the company “will be ready to support mass production of the Model 3.” Continue reading

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The Kitty Hawk Flying Car Officially off the Ground

800px-Clouds_over_the_Atlantic_OceanThe Kitty Hawk Flyer, an all-electric aircraft that is designed to fly over water, finally takes to the air.
The Kitty Hawk is a startup funded by Google co-founder Larry Page and headed by Google X founder Sebastion Thrun. A video of its first prototype vehicle has been finally released.

The ultralight aircraft will be launched later this year and the pricing will be revealed then. The Kitty Hawk Flyer looks like a giant drone and the driver is installed on top.

Although according to Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the aircraft falls under the ultralight category, owners will not need a pilot’s license to operate one.

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Revolutionary All-Electric Flying Car Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

450px-SeatbeltThe Lilium Jet promises to revolutionize the way we travel. The electric flying car has just completed its maiden test flight in Germany.
Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet, has successfully completed a series of tests using a two-seat prototype of the larger craft it is eventually planning to create.
The basic concept is that the new vehicle has the benefits of a helicopter. While taking off, it doesn’t require vast airfields or runways, and once airborne, the craft is able to achieve the higher top speeds like a jet.
In a video provided by the company, the aircraft can be seen taking off vertically like a helicopter. When in the air, the aircraft uses wing power to travel quietly and efficiently. Continue reading

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A Ferrari Once Owned By Trump Sells at Auction for $270,000

2006_Ferrari_F430_F1._(16428997006)A ten-year-old Ferrari once owned by President Trump was sold at auction on Saturday in Florida at a record $270,000. The vehicle fell short of its low estimate when it left the sale block.

Car lovers and Trump supporters had queued to admire the 2007 F430 F1 coupe at a convention center in Fort Lauderdale this weekend.

The Ferrari was estimated to sell for anywhere between $250,000 to $350,000. Bidding on the car stopped at $240,000, $10,000 below the lowest estimate of $250,000.

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