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Nissan Leaf electric car driven from London to Edinburgh, to show how mundane a task it is.
3 years ago another journalist drove an early Mini-E electric vehicle from London to Edinburgh to show it could be done, however with the early development state of the technology and infrastructure it took him 4 days.
So Robert Llewellyn of [Red Dwarf frame] and the excellent electric car chow Fully Charged, and David Peilow, who has driven a Tesla Roadster the same route at the same time as the original Mini-E attempt, set out to prove how capable a modern electric car is of the same journey. Check out how their journey went.
The future of marketing that can take you places. Literally.
On a future road trip, your robot car decides to take a new route, driving you past a Krispy Kreme Doughnut shop. A pop-up window opens on your car’s display and asks if you’d like to stop at the store. “Don’t mind if I do,” you think to yourself. You press “yes” on the touchscreen, and the autonomous car pulls up to the shop.
Wait, how did the car know that you might want an original glazed doughnut? Because it has data on your driving habits, and you’re a serial offender when it comes to impulsive snacking. Your car is also linked to your online accounts at home, and you had recently “liked” Krispy Kreme’s Facebook page and visited its website.
Is this future scenario convenient—or creepy? It’s one thing if a car’s driver-drowsiness detection system** (which exists today) sees that you’re nodding off and suggests coffee. But to make your automated car divert from its usual course because some advertiser paid it to do so, well, that sounds like a mini-carjacking.
Softstop Barrier System Projects Giant Stop Sign on a Curtain of Water to Stop Motorists in Emergency
(via T-Bike - Bike Sharing System by Jung Tak » Yanko Design)
32 bikes in the parking space of 1 car? Pretty smart design from Seoul.
I like this system. Boris bikes 2.0.
The Invisible Bicycle Helmet | Fredrik Gertten by Focus Forward Films
Two design students are attempting the impossible. They’ve spent the last seven years developing an invisible bicycle helmet prototype - an elegant solution to a deadly problem.
Reveal at the end. Good idea.
Road-Paver Concept Lays Asphalt Underneath Traffic
Initially filled among the craziest ideas I’ve seen. Its actually i quite ingenious and tackles many of the problems with road resurfacing work. Video at source too.