The Future Truck 2025 forecasts a less demanding long haul
Consumers have been watching news about driverless cars for a few years now, eagerly anticipating the road trip where everybody gets to stare out the windshield and watch the world go by. But no consumer has watched driverless tech as closely as shipping companies, for whom the arrival of a delivery truck with no driver will herald fundamental changes to the nature of their business. Which begs a relook at Mercedes Benz‘ Future Truck 2025 prototype.
Perfect for those who love the outdoors, Paxis makes use of a swinging pod that docks at your midriff
It’s quite inconvenient to remove your backpack completely just to be able to rummage inside it. If you’re wearing a Paxis, however, this hassle will be a thing of history. Paxis was designed to allow any backpacker to have quick access to a backpack’s contents through the magic of ARC swing technology.
If tech analyst Trip Chowdhry's predictions hold true, iWindshield may be coming to a car near you
Apple could soon enter the market with a new heads up display (HUD). According to tech analyst Trip Chowdry, the infotech giant might be putting many of the concepts used in Google Glass into a car windshield display that includes both car performance information and augmented reality like GPS .
Zodiac Aerospace looks for a more comfortable and convinient air travel experience with Desire Lines life cabins
For the most part, air travel has become progressively less fun over the past two decades. Transportation security has made the airport less comfortable. Airline cost-cutting has made baggage and meals more of a chore. Efforts to cram more passengers in each flight has led to smaller seats with less leg room. In direct opposition to this trend is Zodiac Aerospace‘s proposed Desire Lines, which reinvents the entire airliner cabin to improve comfort and utility on board.
The WalkCar is an electric scooter the size of a small laptop, that rides like a skateboard and weighs a total of 6.6 pounds
A bag will now house a piece of transportation. The size of a laptop, the WalkCar, by way of Cocoa Motors, allows users to stand atop of an electric device and ride it like a skateboard. The rectangular platform has four wheels driven by an electric motor powerful enough to push a large person carrying a heavy load uphill. Stability and steering are handled similarly to a Segway.
Japanese bike shop KooWho aims to increase awareness on a hazardous trend
To all cyclists, with love. That’s the driving message behind cycling’s most recent innovation, the Alcoho-Lock. A product of Japanese bike shop KOOWHO, the new product evolves the modern bike lock into a safety device to prevent cyclists from drinking and riding. Blending the hardware’s breathalyzer technology with a supplemental application, the team aims to maximize efficacy of the product with a layer of interpersonal connectivity.
With cascading seats, the HD31 upgrades legroom and plane capacity on short-haul flights
Zodiac Aerospace’s HD31 plane seat design lets passengers 15 percent more legroom (translatable to 4″). Despite the extra space, it also allows airliners to add up to 30 more seats per cabin.
Book and Bed Tokyo is a hostel that doubles as a book store for well-read travelers looking for a place to spend the night in Japan's capital
Have you ever loved a book store so much you wished you could sleep amongst the many shelves, staying up late into the night reading after all the other patrons have gone? For those lucky enough to live in or visit Tokyo, that dream can come true thanks to Book and Bed Tokyo, a hostel that allows guests to rest and relax inside rows of books.
The CMYK 4.0 is loaded with smart features to ensure a cyclist's convenience, safety and peace of mind
Undoubtedly, riding a bike going to a particular destination is quick, somewhat traffic-free and, needless to say, environment-friendly. However, there are several road risks involved when riding a bike on public and busy streets. Brooklyness created a smart electric folding bike called the CMYK 4.0, designed to provide a cyclist with the best information to stay away from any possible road hazard.
Virgin Hotels customers can order Gap clothing and merchandise straight to their room
Gap and Virgin Hotel Chicago are exceeding expectations with a unique partnership that allows customers to order Gap merchandise straight to their hotel room.
Hipcamp's land sharing model creates more camping opportunities across a nation dominated by privately-owned land
Camping discovery and booking service Hipcamp has launched a new initiative enabling private landowners to transform their space into campgrounds. The company is helping people interested in the program with everything from the creation of an online listing, to photography, insurance, bathrooms, maps and more. Its model works similar to Airbnb, with payments made weekly to landowners via direct deposit.
Auto titans, take note: The University of Michigan opened a high-tech town for researching and testing driverless cars
Autonomous cars may not be driving down real roads anytime soon, but with Mcity at the University of Michigan, they now have their own private small town.