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Mercedes Develops Split View Navigation Screen

It's becoming more and more apparent that the days of long road trips spent talking to your passengers are pretty much dead. With more complicated stereo systems and in dash DVD, you can cruise along for hours without saying a word to anyone else inside the cabin. Mercedes has added another link to this chain, in the form of a multi-view LCD screen.

Progressive European Companies Offer Refund Services When Travel Plans Fall Through

Most of us are not aware of our rights to refunds and compensation when we cancel our travel plans or when weather or overbooking disrupts our airline flights. Two progressive and trendsetting new companies in the travel industry help people reclaim their rightful funds at a time when the economy requires us to watch our finances.

Are 4 Front Wheels Better than 2 ?

While the jury may still be out on that question, the Covini Engineering team is hoping to finally put their 6-wheel concept vehicle into production and maybe be able to shed some light on the paradox.

Customized Travel Guides: Great Idea That Leaves Me Wanting More

Offbeat Guides may look like a typical travel guide, but it's the only version that provides up to date information to future voyageurs by allowing you to create a live version immediately.

7 Car Safety Products For Your Pets Recommended By Bark Buckle UP™

Eighty-two percent of dogs travel in the car on a regular basis and on vacations. Fifty percent of dog owners consider their pet's comfort when buying a car. But how many pet owners consider their pet's safety when buying a car?

Tokyo Metro's Manner Poster Series Scolds Subway Slobs

Tokyo's subway system is the envy of the world, thanks in part to the millions of thoughtful passengers who ride the trains each day. Not everyone is doing their part, however, so a  monthly "Manner Poster" campaign has been instituted to remind city commuters to be on their best behavior.

High Speed Trains Designed For Cold Siberian Winters

Siberian winters create quite a challenge to the makers of high-speed trains who must provide top comfort as well as speed to its passengers. Enter Conti Tech, an elastomer specialist that has developed an exceptionally cold-resistant secondary suspension system especially for these conditions. Read on and be cozy and warm.

Pillow Crash Helmet: Great Idea?

U.S. Patent #3,538,508, also known as the Pillow Crash Helmet dates back to 1970 and is just as silly today as it was then. More than likely inspired by the courtesy pillows handed out on airplanes, this pillow goes a step further and upon command, becomes a crash helmet. Read on for some smashing details.

World's First All Electric Plane Takes to the Sky

While most people are focused on cleaner burning cars, there are a few who are more interested in cleaning up the skies. Randall Fisherman is one such person, and he designed what could be the first all electric fully powered airplane.

Hijacker Injector: Great Idea?

Patent #3,841,328, the Hijack Injector, dates back to 1974, and although amusing in nature, is shrouded in a topic that couldn’t be more serious. One man’s idea about how to control a mid-air hijacking situation may be off base, but it is to be commended, sort of. Read on and watch your seat!

Russian Bulava Missile Hits Bulls-Eye

The Bulava, which is still under development, is a submarine-launched ballistic missile designed by the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology. Its purpose is to possess defense capabilities so advanced as to make it nearly impervious to existing and future missile-defense systems. Read on, but look over your shoulder intermittently.

DNA Reveals First Americans Came From Siberia

It has always been a moot point as to how the first humans arrived on the North American continent. Scientific findings now strongly suggest that the vehicle definitely was a temporary land bridge that spanned the Bering strait, connecting Siberia to the continent. What is the truth? Will we ever know? Read on and wonder.

VAPSTER Fuel System Offers Huge Increase in Fuel Mileage

Vapor delivery systems are nothing new. It is a well known fact that the vapor from gasoline burns, not the liquid, which is why we get all the videos of people trying to put out a match in a tank of fuel. Taking this fact, it becomes apparent that we could greatly increase the efficiency of our engines by vaporizing the fuel before it is ignited. Gerald Rowley has developed a system that does just that.

The Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle Provides Innovation and Peace of Mind

The Zigo Leader Carrier Bicycle was one of 10 winners of 130 entered in the 2008 JPMA Innovation Awards Competition. It is the first family transportation system powered by Mom or Dad. One or two children can be placed in the ChildPod. The LeaderLink System can be disassembled in 30 seconds or less, transforming it into the separate elements, Zigo ChildPod and Zigo Cycle. The ChildPod can be converted into a Jogger with the Jogger Kit or a traditional bicycle trailer using the Trailer Kit.

Could Waste Fees be California’s New Years Resolution?

While some program's pay consumer money to recycle in an effort to reduce waste, California has plans to approach the waste issue a bit differently and much more aggressively. How? California plans on implementing bans on certain plastics and charging fees for the use of others.

New Tire Technology May Provide More Safety For Our Troops

In everyday driving scenarios, your tires are among the 3 or 4 most important safety features your vehicle has. Looking at them as a safety feature may seem a little bit of a stretch, but when it comes right down to it they are the only contact between yourself and the pavement. If you move out of the everyday and go to a combat zone, tires could mean the difference between life and death. For this reason, a new kind of tire has been developed for the US Military that could help bring more of our men and women home.

Mercedes-Benz Designs New In Car Entertainment System

It seems like more and more auto makers are starting to include complex entertainment systems in their new vehicles and they just keep getting more complicated. Mercedes Benz is hoping to put a halt to the confusion with their new system called myCOMMAND.

Honda Introduces Thier Own Green Driving Tool

As has become apparent over the past few months, automotive manufactures have made it their mission to help people learn to drive more efficiently. One of the first examples was the ECODrive system from Fiat that allowed you to upload driving data to your computer and review it to find ways of improving you driving. More recently, Honda has provided a somewhat similar system that provides real time feedback as you drive.

Going Home is For Losers! 10 Better Places to Go For Thanksgiving

Want to go someplace really great for Thanksgiving?

As turkey time draws near, most of us are preparing for a gut-busting food fest with our families. But, not everyone adheres to the normal Thanksgiving day festivities; no, there are those who look for something a little different for Thanksgiving. So, in the spirit of diversity and adventure, here are 10 great Thanksgiving travel destinations for those looking to not go home for Thanksgiving.

London's Double Deck Buses Go Green

Among other things, London is very well known for its double-decker busses. The have been in operation for many years and thanks to improving technology, it looks like they will be around for many more. This confidence comes as a result of the delivery of the first hybrid version of the iconic bus, with more to follow.