General Motors Autonomy

When General Motors looked back on 100 years of motoring, and recognised that just 12 percent of the world's population was using an automobile, it had a radical rethink. The result is the AUTOnomy: a vehicle designed around a fuel cell propulsion system in a "skateboard chassis" which can have a variety of bodies fitted. AUTOnomy provides a glimpse into GM's vision for the 21st century: a socially responsible, infinitely adaptable and globally marketable vehicle line that has minimal design constraints. And we just LOOOOVE the idea of having a different shape for every day of the week!.. Continue Reading General Motors Autonomy

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Toyota Pod

Take the latest in robotics and communications technology, combine it with the personality of the family pet and add a smiling visage that's reminiscent of the VW Beetle and you end up with the 'Pod'. Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show late last year, the Pod concept vehicle is collaboration between Toyota and Sony that takes the relationship between car and driver to a new level. Developed with entertainment, emotion and enhancement of the driving experience in mind, the Pod will play your favourite music, reflect your mood (and its own) through a display of different coloured lights on the front, say goodbye when you get out, thank other drivers when they let you merge and even wag its antenna 'tail' when its really chuffed... Continue Reading Toyota Pod

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Electric Scooters reach viability as urban transport

Once they were just environmentally friendly. Now they represent a very practical transport technology and when negligible running costs are factored in, a VERY affordable one too. We ride two of the first of this new breed and report on what's coming ... with links... Continue Reading Electric Scooters reach viability as urban transport

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