Hi-tech Electric Wheelchair of the Future Promises Greater Mobility

Wheelchairs are about to make a great leap forward in form and function. The four-wheeled Rodem electric wheelchair prototype not only looks stylish and sporty, it's designed to make mobility much easier for the disabled and the elderly.

Lexus Breaks into Premium Compact Segment with Hybrid Concept

German auto makers have been pushing vehicles in the premium compact segment over the past few years, with the most recent being the introduction of the BMW 1-Series. This also happens to be one of the fastest growing segments in the industry right now, which explains the recent release of a Lexus Hybrid Concept that would look to challenge the 1-Series and others in the same class.

A La Carte Maps: Creative Travel Guides For The Artistic Traveler

Ok, I know, you think you've seen them all before - all kinds of companies are creating maps and travel guides for tourists, and many offer customizable options online. Well, you haven't seen it all just yet, because one company is going back to basics and incorporating more creativity and even some art into the creation of their unique brand of travel guide.

Peugeot using Frankfurt to Unveil Hybrids by the Handful

This year's Frankfurt Motor Show is looking more and more like a stage for hybrid introductions. Among the many automakers that are planning on unveiling new eco-friendly concepts, Peugeot has come forward with a new kind of hybrid drive system aimed at keeping complexity to a bare minimum.

MAPTOR: Map Meets Pico Projector

MAPTOR is a pico projector meets map. Project a map onto nearly any surface and get instant location and direction information to keep you traveling on the right path.

GM's Next Generation 6-Speed Automatic Transmission Gets Another Boost in Fuel Economy

About a year ago, General Motors introduced their 6T40 6-speed automatic transmission.  It was built for small and mid-sized car market and promised to boost fuel economy by 5%.  Since then the engineers at GM have been working on ways to improve upon the already solid gearbox, the results of which have yielded another 5% boost in overall economy.

Internet Rehab For NetAddicts!

"They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said: no, no, no!"  A 'rehab center' for all those socially networked, gaming addicts out there.... has opened its doors. And for the low, low cost of $14,500, your followers, contacts and friends can send you straight from your intervention to its Redmond, Washington headquarters. 

New 5-Stroke Engine to Boost Efficiency and Reduce Emissions

Our four stroke engines have been around for a very long time and while many small changes have been made to them over those many years, the basic principal of operation has remained the same. Now, a new engine design that uses an additional stroke may be taking over the number 1 position when it comes to small powerplants.

GM Rates Volt at 230 mpg: Outrageous Claim or Realistic Number?

Earlier this month, GM released information that the upcoming Chevy Volt would be able to see as high as 230 miles per gallon of fuel.  Ever more impressive is that the EPA is backing this claim…for now anyway.  But the real question is: How did we reach this number to begin with?

Hennessey Performance Reveals 1000 Horsepower Venom GT…Denys Targeting Veyron

Hennessey Performance is known for making some of the fastest cars on the road.  Their most powerful vehicle to date is the Venom 1000TT Viper GTS, which takes the stock Viper V10 and boosts it until power reaches excess of 4 digits.  This was apparently not enough however as the Hennessey Team has released images of their new concept vehicle: The Venom GT.

Ford's New Vehicle-to-Grid System to Reduce Stress On Local Power Grid...Offers Hope for Plug-In Vehicles

One of the most compelling arguments against all Plug-In Electric Vehicles is the local grids ability to handle to extra load.  With only a few, there shouldn’t be a problem, but as more people begin to transition to plug in type vehicles, the demand for power will sky rocket with no real way to supplement it.  To combat this problem, Ford has developed a system that will actually talk to the local grid while plugged in.

Nissan Unveils All Electric Leaf Concept…Says EVs Could Account for 10% of Market by 2020

Keeping their hybrid development a secret has not been one of Nissan’s priorities throughout the past year.  Realistically, they have been using this opportunity to build up the suspense for the revealing of their hybrid concept.  The culmination of which has finally been realized with the unveiling of the Nissan Leaf.

A Hotel All About Boys And Their Toys

While women might get away to a hotel with dreams of a quiet bubble bath, a glass of champagne, and perhaps an in-room massage, many men have a different idea of a relaxing hotel getaway. It's no secret that boys like their toys, and one international hotel is finally recognizing this by giving men an exclusive experience.

Mazda Designs Even Lighter MX5....Plans to Unveil at Frankfurt

Few people who have driven the Mazda MX-5 have had complaints about handling.  For 20 years, the same formula of lightweight components combined with sporty suspension has given the MX-5 superior handling even when compared to sports cars costing 2 or 3 times more.  In honor of the MX-5’s 20th year dominating the corners, Mazda has designed a new concept they plan on unveiling at Frankfurt.

Viewsonic Portable Media Players Offer Larger Screen For Better Viewing

Ever feel like you need a magnifying glass to watch a movie on your portable player?  ViewSonic may have figured out a way to reduce your eye strain with the VDP500.