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The Ultimate Cycling Helmet?!

Cycling can be a dangerous mode of transport, whether it’s due to the adrenaline-fueled decent down a treacherous trail, or the vulnerability during the morning commute. Because of this, rider safety is something to be taken very seriously! The Ventoux Hybrid Helmet ingeniously bridges the gap between the comfortable and lightweight open-face and the all-head protection focused full-face to create a product that incorporates the best features of both these products!The slim and lightweight desig...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Product Design, Jean-Baptiste Petricoul, Ventoux Hybrid Helmet, Jean Baptiste Petricoul Protected, Petricoul


Flectr’s Award-winning bike-reflectors are back with color variants!

You may remember the FLECTR 360 OMNI from last year. The German Design Award and Eurobike 2018 Award-winning sticker promised to make bicycling safer without any extra effort than installing these film-based, adhesive reflectors on your bicycle rim. Using a microprismatic film, these stickers reflect ambient light in all directions with full intensity, making them instantly visible. Just attach them on the rims of your bike and they enhance your visibility manifold, making your otherwise silen...
Tags: Deals, Design, Automotive, Popular, Product Design, Random, Jorg Neugebauer, Kai Wiehagen, Kai Wiehagen Jorg NeugebauerClick, FLECTR, FLECTR 360 CL


Observing Cars Crashing Into K-Rails, to Debunk a Theory

During my ambulance days, a State Trooper explained to me that K-rails were designed to keep cars stuck to them in the event of a collision (as opposed to ricocheting the car back into traffic, where they would cause mayhem). Have you ever heard this? I was never able to confirm it--no manufacturer makes such a claim--but if we look at the design of K-rails, the physics of their construction seems to back up the Trooper's assertion. However, I'm not convinced, especially after seeing the cras...
Tags: Design, Cars, Bmw, Jersey


Nissan unveils incredible solar-powered mobile workshop for woodworkers

Over the years, we’ve seen thousands of unique van conversions, but Nissan has taken the van-loving world by storm with its new NV300 concept van — a mobile workshop for woodworking professionals. The amazing design, which was a collaboration between Nissan and UK-based firm Studio Hardie, is fully-functioning mobile woodworking studio that can be taken off grid, letting wood-loving artisans find inspiration anywhere they choose. What’s more, the van runs on solar power and its tools are powere...
Tags: Europe, UK, Design, Automotive, Gallery, Electric Vehicles, Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Belgium, Solar Power, Nissan, Sustainable Design, Mondrian, Hardie, Van Conversion, Brussels Motor Show


A Scooter for us Big-Kids!

It’s likely that you will associate the word ‘scooter’ with your childhood, where hours were spent gliding around on the two-wheeled contraptions. But, why should kids have all the fun? Qui is a redesigned electric scooter that has been designed with the desire to alter how the scooter’ feels in the public mind’.At first glance you will see how this is far from the simple scooter that you may have grown up with; Qui carriers a sleek yet muscular design that is packed full of intuitive design fea...
Tags: Design, Automotive, Electric Scooter, Product Design, Mak, Rice Mak


AeroMods: DIY Aerodynamic Improvements to Cars

"Hypermiling" is the practice of saving gas by driving conservatively. Practitioners accelerate slowly, coast wherever possible, and let physics do most of the braking for them. Ardent hypermilers can improve fuel economy by absurd amounts, wringing , for example.This gamification of fuel economy has led fanatics to create DIY aerodynamic modifications. Cardboard, plastic, bondo, duct tape and more are pressed into service: Spotted on Popular Mechanics: Jason Ebacher Spotted on VW Vortex ...
Tags: Design, Diy, Cars, Jason Ebacher, VW Vortex Spotted, Darin Cosgrove, AeroCivic Spotted on AeroCivic Spotted


With CabinSense, cars will soon know who’s riding in them and respond accordingly

What if your car could know who's riding in it and customize the entertainment and safety options accordingly? That’s what's promised by the new CabinSense in-car Occupancy Monitoring System. The post With CabinSense, cars will soon know who’s riding in them and respond accordingly appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Emerging Tech, Smart Camera


Audi’s Geneva-bound Q4 E-Tron concept will give us a glimpse of the future

Audi has released a trio of teaser sketches to preview the Q4 E-Tron concept. Scheduled to make its debut at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, the design study takes the form of an electric SUV with a muscular design and a tech-filled interior. The post Audi’s Geneva-bound Q4 E-Tron concept will give us a glimpse of the future appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Geneva, Audi, Electric Cars, 2019 Geneva auto show


2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive

Volvo laced up its smallest station wagon in hiking clothes to create the V60 Cross Country. It's a lifted, all-wheel drive wagon that laughs at icy roads while coddling its occupants. We travel to Sweden to try it out. The post 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country first drive appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Sweden, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Station Wagons, Volvo V60 Cross Country, 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country




Volkswagen’s hot-rodded T-Roc R is ready to shred its tires to confetti

Volkswagen released a teaser sketch to preview a hot-rodded SUV named T-Roc R. Insiders suggest it will be closely related to the mighty Golf R, meaning it will pack a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at about 300 horsepower. The post Volkswagen’s hot-rodded T-Roc R is ready to shred its tires to confetti appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Volkswagen, 2019 Geneva auto show, Roc R Insiders


The Polestar 2, Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, begins taking shape

Volvo sister company Polestar has released a teaser image to give us our first look at the 2, its second model. Polestar tells us the 2 will arrive as a four-door fastback with a 400-hp electric powertrain and about 300 miles of range. The post The Polestar 2, Sweden’s answer to the Tesla Model 3, begins taking shape appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Sweden, Cars, Trends, Volvo, Electric Cars, Tesla Model 3, Polestar


Tesla’s Dog Mode lets good Samaritans know that Fido’s A-OK

Tesla's latest over-the-air software update adds two features called Sentry Mode and Dog Mode. Sentry Mode records footage and alerts the owner if someone breaks in, while Dog Mode runs the A/C so owners can safely keep their dogs in their car. The post Tesla’s Dog Mode lets good Samaritans know that Fido’s A-OK appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Pet Health, Pet Safety


Honda’s Urban EV is shaping up to be a high-tech, high-style electric city car

Honda will travel to the 2019 Geneva Auto Show to unveil a close-to-production prototype that previews an adorable, city-friendly electric car. The Urban EV will offer about 155 miles of range, and its interior is a tech lover's dream come true. The post Honda’s Urban EV is shaping up to be a high-tech, high-style electric city car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Honda, Electric Cars, Geneva Auto Show, 2019 Geneva auto show


Psychedelic Volkswagen Microbus from Woodstock returns for an encore

With its trippy paint scheme, the Volkswagen "Light" bus became a symbol of the 1969 Woodstock music festival. VW teamed up with the artist who created this rolling mural to stage a comeback in time for Woodstock's 50th anniversary. The post Psychedelic Volkswagen Microbus from Woodstock returns for an encore appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Vw, Classic Cars, Volkswagen, Woodstock, Volkswagen Microbus, Volkswagen Light


Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian

Rivian, the electric automaker that debut its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon . The news follows a report earlier this week by Reuters that GM and Amazon were in talks to invest in the electric vehicle company. “We’re inspired by Rivian’s vision for the future of electric transportation,” Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer Jeff Wilke said in a statement. “RJ has built an impressive organization, with a product portfolio and technology to ma...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Florida, UK, Tech, Automotive, United States, Electric Vehicles, Gm, San Jose, Michigan, La Auto Show, Mitsubishi, Reuters, Chrysler Corporation, Irvine California


General Motors cycles into a new market with its first-ever ebikes

When General Motors launched a public campaign last year to name its new ebike brand, many wondered if Bikey McBikeface might win out. But it didn't. Instead, it's called Arīv, and the two bikes are up for pre-order this week. The post General Motors cycles into a new market with its first-ever ebikes appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Cars, Trends, General Motors, Gm, Ebike, Arīv, Bikey McBikeface


Rock out in the carpool lane with Singing Machine’s Carpool Karaoke microphone

Carpool Karaoke fans can counting down the days till summer. That's when Singing Machine's Carpool Karaoke microphone will be available. Connect the Carpool Karaoke Mic to your car radio to make your next road trip a mobile karaoke party. The post Rock out in the carpool lane with Singing Machine’s Carpool Karaoke microphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, News, Cars, Trends, Carpool Karaoke, Carpool Karaoke Mic


Bentley Bentayga Speed surpasses Lamborghini Urus as world’s fastest SUV

The Bentley Bentayga Speed has wrested the title of world's fastest SUV from its cousin, the Lamborghini Urus. But the Bentley is just 1 mph faster than the Lamborghini. It requires 626 horsepower to achieve that top speed. The post Bentley Bentayga Speed surpasses Lamborghini Urus as world’s fastest SUV appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Bentley, SUVs, Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, Bentley Bentayga Speed, 2019 Geneva Motor Show


Uber Freight snags Airbnb, Box veterans as it eyes global expansion

Uber Freight, which helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, has made two high-profile hires this month as it continues to scale up its app and plans for a global expansion. The company has hired Andrew Smith, one of Box’s early employees, to head up global sales at  Uber Freight , and Bar Ifrach, formerly of Airbnb, to lead its marketplace team, TechCrunch has learned. Smith had a 10-year run at Box, where he was most recently vice president of field and commercial sales for Nort...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Texas, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, Automotive, Transport, Airbnb, Smith, Data Scientist, Ron, U S Department of Transportation, Andrew Smith, Waymo, Lior Ron



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