From the end of next year, Volvo’s XC90 will “assist” the driver. And by “assist”, we mean “accelerate, brake and steer.” Or, to boil it down to its essence, “drive.” Continue Reading
Bottom Scanning Security
Imagine sitting down in your car and having the engine start automatically as the cabin adjusts itself to your personal specifications, or plopping down in your desk chair to log in to your PC .
The seat is 98% accurate when detecting who is seated on the driver’s seat and its more convenient as compared to face recognition or finger print scanning.
Sound Perfume glasses
Sound Perfume is a pair of glasses, developed in Japan, that stores eight solid-state perfumes which can be emitted when you meet someone.
This helps you remember the encounter more clearly, by associating a particular smell with that person.
Check out the awesome product video
MyModernMet: The 458 Spider is the world’s first convertible hard-top model for a rear-engined car. The top is made of aluminum and folds back in 14 seconds, leaveing enough space for a rear luggage bench behind the two seats.
The new car is powered by a 4.5-liter V8 engine that puts out 570 horsepower. Using a seven-speed transmission, the Spider accelerates to 62 miles per hour (or 100 kilometers per hour) in 3.4 seconds.
Porsche has now opened its doors for those who want to buy the 918 Spyder, one of the hottest hybrids out there. The car features a mid-mounted V8 paired with two electric motors, one front and one rear, which provide an additional 218 horsepower and AWD handling to boot. These motors are powered by a li-Ion battery pack that offer 16 miles of purely electric range when charged for about seven hours on a standard 110 outlet.
The 46″ prototype TV, shown at CeBit in Germany, includes solar panels that produce energy from the ambient light in a room – because it was engineered to use very little energy, no additional power sources are needed. The thin screen can display images and information while allowing objects behind it to be visible – this means that it has applications ranging from car windshield HUDs to storefront displays and digital window blinds.
From the official Google blog: Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big problems using technology. And one of the big problems we’re working on today is car safety and efficiency. Our goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.
So they have developed technology for cars that can drive themselves.
Their automated cars use video cameras, radar sensors and a laser range finder to “see” other traffic, as well as detailed maps (which we collect using manually driven vehicles) to navigate the road ahead. This is all made possible by Google’s data centers, which can process the enormous amounts of information gathered by our cars when mapping their terrain.
Check out the video below to see the Google driven car in action around a track. This happened at the TED conference that’s happening this week in Long Beach, California.
Read More: New York Times October 2010 article
CNET, November 2010: To celebrate the landmark one million Facebook fans, Porsche is letting those fans include their names on a special model that will be on display at the Porsche Museum Stuttgart, Germany. Fans have until December 31, 2010, to opt in on the offer. The car, with all the names, will be shown in February 2011.
Facebook’s color scheme and the names of 27,000 lucky Porsche fans. Thats what this one-off 2011 911 GT3 R Hybrid wears for a skin.
This car was introduced to celebrate Porsche’s fan community on Facebook which recently added its one-millionth fan. Porsche has achieved the fastest 1,000,000 Facebook fans in automotive history.
Head over to the micro-site where you can zoom in on the car to search for your name. Or use the “Search” option for the same.
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We have earlier seen some innovative furniture units for the book lovers, including the Kosha by Claudio D’Amore and the Reading furniture by Remy van Oers. This time, we have the Ofo chair bySolovyov Design studio, which comes with built-in book storage.
Tribute to the Sun
Winner of the first Geneva Time Exhibition Superwatch Award 2011, the awe-inspiring Helios watch by Frédéric Jouvenot pays tribute to the cult of the sun in the ancient world. The enigmatic timepiece represents each hour by a radioconcentric sunbeam. The 12 sunbeams are designed on the dial in the sectors of a classic display. For the minutes, they are displayed in a central moon with an index that makes one revolution per hour. The dial of the Helios timepiece follows the passage of the sun. At noon, all rays blaze brilliantly, and the design represents the sun at its peak. As time passes by, each sunbeam gets replaced by a moonbeam. Twelve dark segments symbolize the midnight. The darkness of the face reveals the central area with an opening, which resembles the moon. Watch the video
Just another coffee table
Sand & Birch, the Italy-based design studio known for high-end luxury design, interior design and architecture, has now created the Zeno coffee table for Blueside – Emotional Design, a new brand of Italian company Steroglass.
The “FOR2″ by After 6 Design Studio (A6DS) is a multifunctional chair designed by Sia Zanjani for two with storage space for up to 15 wine bottles and 8 wine glasses.
A dip without getting wet
Like Segway intended to change the world of transportation with its electric scooter, Raonhaje seems to achieving the same in underwater transportation with “EGO,” the world’s first compact semi submarine that doesn’t needs extensive training to be on your own in your underwater excursion. This battery powered boat-cum-submarine can be operated like a car, which explains its electric-car-like looks. An electronic accelerator pedal is applied instead of a throttle lever in the boats to work like the accelerator pedal of a the car. You can control the navigation by adding the direction switch.
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