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A Cardboard Bicycle That Could Change the World

A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.

Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle from cardboard. Continue Reading →

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by Biking to Work

The warm summer weather opens the doors to numerous things. Tank tops, barbeques and best of all, outdoor activities. For anyone frustrated with a mornings traffic density on the way to work, hopping on your bicycle can definitely set your morning on the right foot. Peak-hour city trips up to 10km are often faster by bike than any other form of transport, door to door.

In addition, riding to work or to the shops is one of the most time-efficient ways to incorporate regular exercise into everyday routine. You can get your daily exercise done without having to spend extra time or money at the gym. The simple act of riding your bike can burn between 750 – 1000 calories an hour, which helps both your health and fitness. Continue Reading →

The ‘Metromorph’ Concept Car Parks Itself As Your Apartment Balcony

The ‘Metromorph’ concept car from designer Roman Mistiuk solves several sustainable transportation problems all at once in a really creative way. The ‘Metromorph’ concept is designed to face the ever growing issues of metropolitan cities. When the user is home the vehicle becomes a balcony thus addressing parking restraints and real estate value. Continue Reading →

Deuce Electric Concept Car Rendered in a Surfer’s Way

When people say Deuce, they’re usually referring to Detroit or the number 2, so we were a little surprised to see that term pop up on a concept car for San Francisco surfers. Nevertheless, we like this sharp EV, which is designed with gullwing doors and a hatchback for the ultimate mix of style and utility.

The Deuce features unique cargo options such as front trunk space under the hood a la Porsche, a surfboard rack up top, and space inside the rear hatch for stowing your adventure gear. We have to assume the battery pack is stored in the floor like in the Tesla Model S, since there isn’t much room left anywhere else for it. Continue Reading →

‘Bike Guide’ City Sightseeing Concept

The ‘Bike Guide’ concept creates a tour bus that’s a far more active experience. Rather than simply park in front of something interesting, this conceptual bus releases all of the riders on their own bikes, leaving them to explore at will.

The ‘Bike Guide’ bus is solar powered — not driven by the attached vehicles Flintstones-style — and features a handy screen that will give you information about the touristy world around you, a lot like the pop-down screen you’d find on an airplane. All the bikes have their own screens, too, which will help you find interesting things to see, and warn you when it’s time to head back to the bus. Continue Reading →

Infiniti Takes Luxury to School With QX56-Powered Boat Project

The Nissan Infiniti QX56 full-size luxury SUV might be best known for its leather-trimmed, 7-passenger interior and technological advances like the world’s first Around View™ Monitor, but its real claim to fame could be its powerful, 400-horsepower 5.6-liter V8 engine and 8,500-pound towing capacity. Offering strong low-end torque, smooth operation throughout the entire RPM range and peak torque of 413 lb-ft, the Infiniti QX certainly has “power to go, power to tow” credentials in spades.

Now, in a unique twist on putting the cart before the horse, Infiniti has embarked on a one-off project to add QX power to what’s being towed – a boat modified around a QX engine and designed with the luxury, performance and craftsmanship of its flagship SUV. Continue Reading →