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General Motors Exploring Small Urban Transportation Concepts...Introduces EN-V

Our cities are becoming more populated with each passing day, meaning more fuel is being burned and more traffic is packing the already crowded streets. In places like New York City where this is already a problem, working around the issue is simply not an option. General Motors hopes to combat these matters with the introduction of their new EN-V Concept Vehicle.

BMW Planning Electric Vehicle to Replace the 1-Series ActiveE

A short while back, BMW released the news that they will be building a limited production electrically powered version of the popular 1-Seriew Coupe, called the ActiveE. Since then they have been quietly working on their next all electric vehicle, which they are planning on introducing sometime in 2013 to pick up where the ActiveE will leave off.

Electric Taxis Get Tokyo Going Greener

Those cute little taxis buzzing around Tokyo's business district are the city's first electric cabs. The ZeROTAXI service run by a privately owned limousine company aims to turn Tokyo green - one fare at a time.

Transonic Combustion Promising More Efficient Engines through Enhanced Combustion Process

The key to making an internal combustion engine run cleanly and efficiently is the proper delivery of fuel and air. While this sounds simple, it appears as though we are still learning what the "proper way" actually is. However, thanks to a recent breakthrough made by Transonic Combustion Inc., we seem to be moving in the right direction.

Augmented Reality For Tablets Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

While Augmented Reality technology has been a topical point of interest these last couple of weeks at events like SWSWi in Austin and CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas, there has been very little talk of the suitability of utilizing AR features with the new tablets that will be flooding the market in the next couple of months. Granted, iPad's sin of omission by not including a camera or webcam kind of eliminates them from consideration, but it seems to me that the 10" tablet versus the 3" smartphone screen would provide users with a greater opportunity to view AR overlays, markers, advertising, points of interest and other layers of data that AR is known for.

GM Developing Night Vision Heads-Up-Display...Will Cover Entire Windshield

Using a small piece of real estate on the windshield to project information is nothing new. In fact, is has been around for nearly 20 years. Interestingly enough, as most of our technologies evolve into more compact forms, GM is hoping to supersize their next generation Heads Up Display.

Fox Mobile's Bitbop - First To Add Mobile TV To Smartphones

Would you pay $9.99 a month to get TV on your smartphone? That's the new offering that the Fox Mobile Group is betting on. Introduced as a new wireless video subscription, the service will provide users with premium video content that includes downloadable movies and streaming content.

AO Bike Powers Itself

The AO Bike is a simple, effective breed of commuter bicycle. It provides the rider with several advantages over the traditional bike.


Korean Based Company Moving Forward with OLEV Technology

The idea behind an Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) is relatively new, but has been thoroughly researched over the past year or so. Now, A South Korean Amusement park is testing a prototype designed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), who hopes to have a fully working design ready within a year or two.

Destination Dinners: Cultural Cuisine Recipe Kits

One of the highlights of visiting different countries is the cultural experience that you're exposed to. But when it's not possible to fulfill all of those jet setting dreams; there is one company that can bring it to you by way of your palate.

Chris Hughes Using Social Media Engagement To Expand 'The Good Web'

Non-profit social networks are gaining prominence online. The genre of sites known as "The Good Web" are championed by people like Corey Szopinksi and Jane McGonigal who have furthered a good number of causes using social media as their conduit. Entering this arena is Chris Hughes, a wunderkind of sorts, unknown to the general public, but widely known in social networking circles and the Democratic National Party.

Japanese 'Maid Trains' Hope Miniskirts Will Maximize Ridership

Two train lines in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture aim to sweep passengers off their feet this weekend. Six young ladies in full-out Akihabara maid costumes have been hired to serve refreshments, cosplay style.

World's Most Dangerous: Hornet Superbike

The Hornet Superbike is an interesting concept in the world of motorbikes that makes the traditional motorcycle or dirt bike look as safe as a Volvo.

Golf Course + Safari Park = 'Lion Woods'

Forget Tiger Woods, here's 'Lion Woods'. A Japanese golf course happens to be located immediately adjacent to a popular safari park. Golfers are advised to stay out of the rough... and I ain't lion.

Solar Roadways Prototype Built and Could Win an Award

Last year, in September, I wrote an article about Solar Roadways and their $100,000 grant, by the Department of Transportation, to build a solar powered road prototype. They did exactly what they set out to do and they built a prototype. Now they are finalist for an award.