If you've always found the Segway's two wheels to be a little excessive you'll be pleased to hear Audi has come to the rescue. The A0 - A1 being a European-market minicar and A2 an aluminum-bodied economy car - is a conceptual foray into the world of personalized mobility developed jointly by Technische Universität München in Germany, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. It's known as a monocycle (presumably "unicycle" sounds a little too "circus clown") and motion is granted by an electric motor that turns a single, hollow wheel that's self-stabilized and...
Ethernet May Reduce Cost, Improve Vehicle Communication Tech
If ethernet brings up images of 1990s technology and its use in cars suggests a spaghetti of cables like your office, then think again. Freescale Semiconductor is one of several companies now exploring ethernet technology in an automotive communications and networking environment, and it could...Antony Ingram
Video: Don't Have Active Stop Tech? Take The DIY Route
The only trouble with flashy new technology is that it tends to be expensive. Manufacturers spend millions developing the latest infotainment and safety kit and they have to recoup their costs somehow. So what can Billy Joe Average do if he hasn't got the money to get a car with the latest safety...Antony Ingram
Maybach And de Grisogono Unveil Diamond Studded 62S
Before you start questioning who on earth would want to buy a diamond studded Maybach 62S, recall rapper Birdman recently spent a cool $8 million on the one-off Maybach Exelero coupe so there’s certainly a market out there for people with simply too much money on their hands. Nevertheless, it...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Bianci Pro Racing Watches Win The Jay Leno Seal Of Approval
Your wristwatch can say a lot about you as a person. Rolex? Traditional topsider type. Casio? Hipster. TAG Heuer? Leonardo DiCaprio. Now, a new line of watches wants to tell the world that you're a gearhead -- and it's got Jay Leno on its side. The line is called Bianci, and one glance at its "Pro...Richard Read
Bentley’s Commemorative James Bond Book Comes With Embedded Bullet
When it comes to James Bond’s choice of ride, an Aston Martin usually springs to mind. However, in celebration of the release of ‘Carte Blanche’, the new James Bond book by Jeffery Deaver, on May 26, it’s Bentley that’s risen to the challenge of releasing a special...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
General Motors announced last week that it would be delaying development work on several new models to help cut costs in the near term, but Ford has a different idea for future success. Rather than cutting back, Ford is betting its future on its ability to design a new generation of must-buy vehicles. Meetings on the subject of what to do to prevent the current slide from progressing into bankruptcy have been underway for the last six weeks, reports The Detroit News. The outcome is the plan to create new cars rather than cutback and rely on existing models. "We're only going to be in business...