From the One Ring to conceal the wearer’s identity to Harry Potter’s disappearing blanket, invisibility has been a fascinating feature of Science Fiction. Scientists have been hard at work to make this technology see the light of day for many years now. Joining the research is Toyota, the Japenese carmaker which has patented a “cloaking device.”
The company recently acquired a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for “Apparatuses and methods for making an object appear transparent,” which Toyota filed on June 17. The company has forayed into the invisibility tech, not to make its cars invisible, but, a part of it at [...]
“Our aim was to make affordable electric cars that everyone could buy. We never wanted to just make expensive cars that no one would buy”, said the CEO of Tesla Inc. Elon Musk at the Model 3 event in Fremont, San Fransisco. Tesla revealed the fruit of its biggest ambition yet, the Tesla Model 3, bringing a top-of-the-line electric car to the masses.
Elon Musk, in his characteristically resolute tone, said: “In Tesla Model 3, we have managed to build the best car you can buy for $35,000.” The Model 3 has an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, a mileage of 220 miles and will cost $35,000 while the long range version with a mileage of 310 miles [...]
Easy go taxi app “Uber” has reportedly purchased 100,000 Mercedes Benz S Class vehicles. Till now Uber owned no cars of its own. Germany’s Manager Magazin, claims that both Uber and Mercedes are both investing heavily in making autonomous cars a reality.
This deal which sets the delivery in the future is for Mercedez Benz and Uber technology which will allow the cars to be Autonomous. It is estimated that the deliveries for the said vehicles will begin early 2020, according to Stuttgart. The premium S-Class has been able to park, maintain safe distances from other cars in tight, stop-and-go traffic without the aid of a driver, these features are said to be [...]
Solar energy is finally getting the attention it should have gotten about 30 years back. As environmental predictions grow dire, innovations in the field of sustainable transport mediums have been gaining steam. We have seen cars running on electricity, hydrogen and solar power. We have also seen efforts by researchers to develop airplanes powered by renewable fuels. One such audacious effort called the Solar Impulse 2 is undertaken by Swiss aeronaut Bertrand Piccard, and businessman André Borschberg. The solar-powered plane will be landing in Ahmedabad tonight at around 10 PM.
Solar Impulse 2 is on a trip around the [...]
Uber, the ride sharing service has had its share of misfortunes in India. The company that was briefly banned following a much-publicized rape incident has got back in business for over a month. It is trying to attract customers back to its service and has slashed the rates by 40% across all its services.
Uber provides three kinds of services; UberGO, uberX and UberBLACK. With UberGO, the company claims to provide rates cheaper than autorickshaws. Uber X lets users choose from mainstream sedans whereas Uber Black lets users access more premium cars. The company has slashed prices of all these cars.
Apple has been in the news recently following the revelations that the company is working secretly on an electric car. The news has spread like wildfire and experts from all corners of technology are weighing the pros and cons of Apple’s decision. But between all the talks a battery maker is suing Apple for poaching their employees.
A123 Systems is a lithium-ion battery manufacturer based in the American state of Massachusetts. It makes batteries for electric vehicles, commercial vehicles, and for the business sector. In 2011, the company’s battery technology was used to create a 32 MW energy storage system that was the [...]
Uber in India came under scrutiny after the recent rape incident. It was held responsible for not conducting a proper background check on the driver involved in the unfortunate incident. Now the company is taking several actions to revive its public perception. The app based cab service has introduced new safety standards through which it intends to create a safer environment for its riders as well as its drivers. The company has asked its followers to use the hashtag #BRINGUBERBACK to show their support for the company.
Uber will be facing a hearing at the transport department on Monday, 29th of December. This hearing [...]
Alternative fuel is the talk of the town. With the environment degrading with each passing day and more and more people joining the sane club of those who accept the climate change reality. The race to find the next best fuel is intense. Ethanol seems to be the immediate answer to the issue.
There are many contenders for the title of the best alternative fuel. There is everyone’s favorite; Solar energy. This is in fact the cleanest and the best fuel for our civilization. There have been massive investments around the world to substitute solar power as [...]
Picture a future with no street lights, but the road it self lit up. A road that warns you about blockages like fallen trees, giant boulders, crossing animals way in advance. A road that melts snow instantly, thereby no slipping cars. Not just roads but imagine parking stands, sidewalks, airport tarmacs and playgrounds that have programmable lights which work according to your requirement. Oh yes, they can also power themselves and everything around them with the awesome powers of the Sun. And here is the best part, this can be made possible in the present itself. Prepare yourself because the most freaking amazing invention of all time is about to be [...]
Etihad Airways has reached sky limits in terms of luxury by introducing a private suite complete with a living room, double bedroom, dining table separate, and an en-suite shower room. The three-section personal cabin on their new A380 features a lounge area, a bedroom and a bathroom.
Each of the Abu-Dhabi based airline will feature one residence, which can be occupied by two people. The residence bedroom features a double bed, joined to the living room by a short corridor. The living room features a two-seat leather couch, a dining table and [...]
Polaris is a recognized leader in the Powersports industry with annual 2012 sales of $3.2 billion. Polaris is famous for high quality off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER and RZR side-by-side vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
On the occasion of completing two years in India, Polaris Industries Inc. launched the RZR XP 900 at the Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
The Anniversary marks two years since the launch of the Polaris brand in India and since then, Polaris, has emerged as a market leader in ATV segment and has [...]
Hindustan Motors and Mitsubishi together have launched the Anniversary Edition of the Pajero Sport, in the occasion of completing one year of the SUV’s launch in India. The Pajero Sport Anniversary Edition model comes with a few additional features like Touchscreen audio system with GPS navigation, Reverse parking camera, Body colored bumper with a rear spoiler and the anniversary edition decal.
Everything apart from those additional tweaks remains the same, like the 2.5 liter turbo diesel engine that gives 178 of excessive power and 400 Nm of peak torque. Pajero runs with 5 speed manual transmission and an option [...]