For the average young person back in the 1950s, only two things really mattered: A hot date for the weekend, and a hot car to go to the local drive-in, diner or secluded spot. Okay, so a Grease-like lifestyle wasn't enjoyed by everybody, but it's a sign of the times that for the youth of Generation Y, born in the 1980s and early 1990s, the internet is now considered more important than either dating or owning a car. The Connected World Technology Report by Cisco involved 2,800 college students and young professionals from 14 countries. When given the ultimatum of being forced to choose...
Solar Tech Could Be Improved Thanks To 13-Year Old Student
Solar panel technology has, thus far, not been of much use for automobiles. You may be able to specify a small solar panel on the 2011 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Toyota Prius, but it's mainly used to top up the energy needed to power accessories such as your air conditioning or in-car entertainment. As a...Antony Ingram
Bloodhound Land Speed Car Gets First Record (In Scale Speed)
If you've been following the race for the Land Speed Record you'll be familiar with Bloodhound SSC. The U.K-based team headed by Royal Air Force pilot Andy Green hopes to smash the previous record, set by Green himself, by achieving over 1,000 miles per hour. A car with the Bloodhound name has...Antony Ingram
Student designers tapped for Audi 'Intelligent Emotion' project
The future of automotive mobility is a question that has always captivated the mind of the carmaker and the driver alike. Today Audi takes its turn to give us a glimpse into what they think the future may hold, seen through the eyes of design students at the Munich University of Applied Sciences...Alex Kaufmann
Mercedes Benz design students pen F-CELL Roadster design study
With its skinny, spoked open wheels and an open-air cabin, the Mercedes Benz F-CELL Roadster looks more like the cars of the turn of the 20th century than those of the 21st, but design students blended the two to illustrate a point. The combination of old and new symbolizes a rebirth of thinking...Alex Kaufmann
European design students take the wraps off 1/4 scale supercar concepts
The Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) is a massive six-city, three-country school that is one of Europe's foremost centers for fledgling automotive designers. The students there have collaborated with DR Motor Company to produce a trio of 1/4 scale supercar models. Dubbed Action (blue), Spirit...Kenneth Hall
Students of the FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria have designed a set of six KTM-inspired concepts. Using the edgy, futuristic design language made famous in KTM's motorcycles and X-Bow roadster, the students have styled a high-performance buggy, an environmentally-friendly sportster, a water-borne motocross vehicle and more. The most KTM-looking - at least for those familiar primarily with the X-Bow - is the KTM AX (pictured above), a four-wheel off-road buggy with a radically aggressive design. The layout, styling and coloration of the car are very similar to the...