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CV-1: The retro-inspired electric car was presented at an exhibition near Moscow

The CV-1 electric car was inspired by a model made in the 1970s called Izh-Kombi (IZh 21252) and it was build by Kalashnikov. The company is the famous manufacturer of the feared AK-47 weapon, and it has lately tried to expand to other markets. It began to launch clothes, umbrellas, or cell phone covers and now electric cars. The maximum speed of CV-1 electric car is 80 km / h and the manufacturer hopes that it will be able to compete with Elon...

Are autonomous cars safe? A new car model illustrates security breaches

A new car model illustrates the security breaches of autonomous vehicles. How safe are they after all? Every new generation of cars comes with technologies that expose new safety risks. But in the case of autonomous cars there is no precedent, the dangers being little studied, experts suggest in a new study. Imagine three different scenarios: The stand-alone car could take you to an isolated place, although the destination is your home. You...

Self-driving bus involved in crash on its first day

Las Vegas authorities have tested the bus driven 100% by autopilot in real traffic and it managed to crash on its very first day. The automated shuttle was first tested in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, after only 2 hours of running in Las Vegas traffic, the bus was involved in a road accident. While being tested, the bus was hit by a truck. However, according to interview, the autonomous system of the bus has performed perfectly. It seems that the...

Tesla’s self-driving autpilot actually works on the streets

Tesla is aiming for big things in the near future. Recently, they have released a new video depicting how their self-driving autpilot technology actually works on the streets. In the video, you can see the entire experience of a being in a Tesla car while it is set to self drive in a real life common scenario. According to the man in charge of Tesla, Elon Musk, the autonomous driving system will be available on all future Tesla cars.

NIO EP9 is the fastest electric car in the world

Let's face it, our interest in electric cars has increased significantly in recent years, especially thanks to Elon Musk and his Tesla cars. Now, it seems that we have a leader in the field when it comes to speed. This is NIO EP9. NextEV is a company that has become quite popular lately, but they lack that outstanding product to create a buzz on the market. This does not mean that the cars designed by them are dull. Not at all! Their product,...

Paris Motor Show 2016: the most beautiful concept cars

Paris Motor Show 2016 (Mondial de l'Automobile 2016) is happening right now! If you don't have the chance to find yourself in Paris these days, I will give you a glimpse by sharing the most beautiful concept cars from the stands. Overall, the new styles and concepts introduced at the show depict technologies that will be included in the models of tomorrow, few of them being scheduled to be released in future years. At this point, manufacturers...

The Evolution of the BMW 3 Series

The Evolution of the BMW 3 Series is a video animation created by folks at Donut Media and it beautifully captures the evolution of this car over the years, starting with 316 Alpine White from 1975 and finishing with F80 M3 Austin Yellow from 2015. For every car in the video you can see the main features and what's new compared to previous models. . The Evolution of the BMW 3 Series You should know that the 50s BMW was very different from the...

Player Two: Playing with his deceased father’s ghost in a racing video game

Two years ago, a heart breaking story surfaced on the Internet and it became viral instantly. A boy discovered his passed away father's ghost car in an Xbox game, 10 years after his death. The heartwarming story can now be experienced on Vimeo, since it was converted into a short film called Player Two. The father and the son were playing RalliSport Challenge frequently. After his father's death, his son did not have the strength to play the...

The car from the desert

From time to time, I love to redecorate my home. Sometimes I make small changes, sometimes I go for drastic ones. The other day I was looking for a new picture to hang on my living room wall. In fact, I was looking for a specific picture with a car in the desert. Yeah, I saw it somewhere and it remained in the back of my head (until I found it) I just wanted to share it with you girls.

Solar Roadways promises clean energy and revolutionary technology

I have no doubt that the future will unlock new ways to create electricity. I teased this interesting topic before and most scientists seem to believe that solar energy will solve a lot of problems, including the need to use fossil fuel to power our vehicles. Scott and Julie Brusaw are working on a project for a long time, a project that could change the future. They propose a special type of solar panels that can be used to create a complete...

Kiravan: the Ultimate Camper Van

I'm not sure if this story should be submitted to the "cars" or "design" category because it's suited for both of them. Bran Ferren is a grown-up (and a chief creative officer for a design company) from California who loves to invent and to play with toys. I mean, really big toys. In this regard, he invested millions of dollars in order to create the ultimate camper van with the sole purpose to tour around the world with it. At this point,...

Using your Smartphone to Get a Better Deal on your Next Car

Are you thinking about purchasing a new or used car? You probably already know that arming yourself with as much knowledge as possible will help you snag the best deal. From auto shows to online forums, there's a daunting array of info out there to help you find the car of your dreams. Yet have you thought about using mobile apps to compare your options and get a discount? There are a number of apps out there for smartphone users that allow you...