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Cool Concepts

  • Acura invents space-age car welding techniques ‘3D Lock Seam’

    Sometimes it's the small things that make big waves, like a small meteor smashing into an ocean. Acura has developed a new welding technique for its cars that, while seemingly insignificant, has major implications towards how it will build and develop its cars in the future. Hopefully it will also transfer to Acura's dad, Honda, in the years to come. If you've never heard of Acura, that's no real surprise. As Lexus is to Toyota, Acura is to Honda, acting as its luxury brand, but limited to North America and Hong Kong. So you might actually recognise a few of...

  • 8 of the geekiest and most exciting supercars of 2013

    The state of the global economy has had the entire world shaken up. People have been saying horrific things like, "The day of the supercar is over." Well I can tell you that a day may come when the world has no more eccentric, adrenaline pumping cars, but it is not this day. This year will see some of the most highly anticipated cars in some time, as well as something gangster from the East. Here is a taste of some of the most exciting cars that will grace the face of the planet this year. McLaren P1C Try to contain...

  • Foldable car from MIT and Spain set for 2013 launch

    Is the Smart Fortwo too big for you? Are you having trouble finding a parking in the heavily congested city you call home? MIT has decided to solve this problem. With help from Basque businesses and the Spanish government, MIT has developed an affordable foldable car to combat city congestion. There are many city-cars about these days to fight the good fight, but none that have the capability to minimise. It's a great trick, and makes parking spaces especially easy to find. Once you're ready to park after a leisurely drive, the back end slides up into the front, making it...

  • Tata Airpod, a compressed air powered car

    The world's oil supply is diminishing and car manufacturers are hard-pressed to find a sustainable and viable alternative power source. Tata, an Indian car company, has scoffed at the idea of hydrogen and electric vehicles and built, instead, a compressed air powered car, the Airpod. Tata is using technology developed by Luxembourg's MDI to build a small, one seater car that is capable of speeds from 45-70kph. It has a tank of compressed air on board that powers the engine and can be pumped in through a charging station or can be taken in by an electric motor whilst driving....

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