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BMW Helps You Be a Gentleman with New "Gentleman Function"

Under most circumstances, advances to make driving even more pleasurable are met with open arms and wide grins. This is especially true with BMW, the company that strives to create the perfect blend of performance and comfort in every one of their vehicles. Recently though, a new function on the BMW 7-Series has many people scratching their heads in confusion rather than jumping for joy.

Loop-In Concept "Skateboard"

The Loop-In combines skating and bicycling providing a thrilling new interface for performing your favorite tricks.

Scorpion EXO-900 3-in-1 Transformer Helmet

The Transformer Helmet provides three separate configurations, in addition to some other customizable features that make it the ultimate safety accessory for your next motorcycle ride.

Porsche May Have Been Caught Testing 911 Hybrid

There have been rumors flying around for quite some time now that Porsche is working to develop a hybrid vehicle. While they have confirmed they are looking into hybridization, they have not yet gone on the record to say which vehicle they are planning to adapt the new drivetrain for. However, some new images have surfaced that may suggest the vehicle in question is the next generation 911.

Nerdy "Spiderman" Scales Building Using Vacuum Gloves

In the name of science, engineer Jem Stansfield climbs a 100-foot building using a pair of homemade vacuum gloves.

Roller Coaster Rollerblade Run

Thought jumping that 4-step staircase was extreme? Try rollerblading down 860 meters worth of towering roller coaster.

MyTrybe Targets Behavioral Like-Mindedness In New Social Network

Trybe \trahyb\ n. a network of like-minded people Can another social network find the critical mass to grab any one's attention in the already over-saturated social media terrain? Between your followers on Twitter, your friends on Facebook, your professional contacts on LinkedIn, isn't your social dance card already booked up? How does a new entry gain the gravitas it needs to grow a sizable fan base for yet another social network? One with a catchy name like 'MyTrybe' thinks there is enough room to throw its hat in the ring!

Nissan Introduces Next Generation of CVT Transmissions

Nissan has been a proponent of the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for quite some time. They have spent substantial amounts of time and money on developing CVTs that are more efficient and provide a better overall driving experience. This is why it comes as no surprise that the next generation CVT has been unveiled by the Japan based country and they are promising a lighter, more efficient gearbox that will still offer an exciting driving experience.

StepGlider: It's Like a Mobile Nordic Track

The StepGlider brings roller blades/skates to the next level by incorporating your arms for a fuller workout and more efficient ride.

The Next Level of Tailgating: The Margaritaville Portable Tailgate Grill

The Margaritaville Portable Tailgate Grill mounts directly onto a vehicle hitch providing a portable grilling solution that travels wherever you do.

NHTSA Cracking Down On Large Truck Braking Regulations

Most professional truck drivers will tell you that one of the most challenging parts of their job is keeping control of such heavy loads when they need to make a quick stop. Heavy traffic and inconsiderate motorist only compound this frustration. Now, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Institute is planning on making the braking regulations even more strict, which could cause problems for manufacturers in the future.

New Delphi Engine Mounts Mean Less Vibration and a More Enjoyable Driving Experience

Even the most well balanced engines in the world will transmit some vibration to the cabin. This is especially true with high horsepower applications, which will shift more under hard acceleration and gear changes. Delphi, drawing from their suspension technology, has developed a new engine mount that could reduce this vibration, even when holding a 435 horsepower Porsche engine.

Ford Designs Another Custom Mustang for Experimental Aircraft Association’s Youth Program

Last year Ford revealed a custom built one-off Mustang known as the AV8R. It was specially built as part of a fundraising campaign for the Experimental Aircraft Association's Youth Program and was unveiled at the 2008 Gathering of the Eagles. This year Ford has once again brought out a custom designed Mustang and is aiming to beat last year's benchmark of $500,000.

Hyundai Launches World's First LPI HEV Into Production

A few months back, Kia unveiled their LPI (Liquid Petroleum Injected) Hybrid Electric Vehicle at the Seoul Motor Show, while others remained occupied with Diesel/Petroleum Electrics. Now, Hyundai has decided to join the LPI race and unleash a new LPI HEV version of the Elantra.

Nissan Advanced Dual Injector System to Boost Power and Reduce Fuel Consumption

Dual injector systems have been around for quite some time now and in their time have given us some impressive gains as far as power and efficiency are concerned. However, smaller displacement engines make using these systems more difficult due to higher injection pressures and less available space. Nissan has developed a new injector system that they claim will not suffer from these issues and still be able to provide a boost in efficiency.