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Toyota's Night View Identifies Pedestrians

Nightime driving is an area that can always be improved upon. We now have headlights that turn with the steering wheel to essentially "see" around corners and detectors on the front of our cars that will warn the driver of something in the road ahead. Toyota took that a step farther by putting together a system that can recognise humans and feed the information straight to the dash.

New World Record for Largest Single-Cylinder Motorcycle

When we think of today's motorcycles, most people will automatically picture a V-Twin on a sunny afternoon. We sometimes forget about the hard hitting single cylinders. However, Franz Langer has come up with something that should bring the spotlight back to single cylinders for at least a while.

Neat Idea? It’s A Watch And A TV Remote All In One!

Make sure you're always on time to catch your favorite TV show with this beautiful, cutting-edge creation.

Amazing Police Supercars : Reasons Not to Speed From Around the World : Part 2

Well, in case none of the Police Supercars from the previous list caught your attention, maybe some of these will. Again, in no particular order.

Scotland's New Supercar : Falen

Keating isn't the only new kid on the block when it comes to sports car anymore. Dowdeswell and Hardie design studio based in Gleneagles, Scotland has released some concept drawings of what is supposed to be their first step into the supercar world. Assuming it does make it into production, it will easily be one of the most amazing designs ever created.

Amazing Police Supercars :Reasons Not to Speed from Around the World : Part 1

Speeding is unsafe and in almost all cases it is wrong. Having said that, if the risk you are posing to yourself and others doesn't deter you and nor does the punishment, perhaps seeing these in your rearview mirror will at least make you think twice before you try again. Because you won't get away from these police supercars.

89mpg Harley : Winner of the 2008 Green Grand Prix

The Green Grand Prix, which takes place in Watkins Glen, NY, is the only race in the US specifically for alternative fuel vehicles. This year, there were many great entries covering every genre of vehicle, but 1 stood out when it came to fuel efficiency.

A Multi-Functional Hearing Aid That Makes You Really Happy!

This man is jumping for joy. He can hear all the sounds in his environment, just like fully-hearing people can. He can also wirelessly connect to his mp3 player, watch TV, and make and receive cell phone calls... all through his hearing aid!

As Phonak, the maker of his Exélia™ hearing aid, suggests, the picture represents the joy that comes from finally experiencing a full life.


Flame the Robot Walks Like A Human

A new robot named Flame is the most advanced walking robot that walks like a human. Researchers from TU Delft including Daan Hobbelen have designed the cutting-edge robot by making the traditional sloppy human walking movement more stable.


The NICE Car at the London Auto Show

The No Internal Combustion Engine (NICE) electric car company, based out of the United Kingdom, has been quietly working on a new sports car for some time now. Now that it's (for the most part) done, they will be showing it off at the London Auto Show.