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Mercedes Benz’ Semi-Autonomous Truck Responds to Globe’s Growing Freight Numbers
Mercedes Benz’ Semi-Autonomous Truck Responds to Globe’s Growing Freight Numbers

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.

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Keep Your Straps On with Quick-Access Backpack
Keep Your Straps On with Quick-Access Backpack

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.

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Your Car Heads Up Display, Brought to You by Apple
Your Car Heads Up Display, Brought to You by Apple

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 .

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Boasting Comforts of a Cruise, Airline Cabins See Bright Flying Future
Boasting Comforts of a Cruise, Airline Cabins See Bright Flying Future

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.

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A Skateboard That Parks in Your Bag
A Skateboard That Parks in Your Bag

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.

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Bike Lock Breathalyzer Curbs Drinking and Riding
Bike Lock Breathalyzer Curbs Drinking and Riding

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.

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God Bless Four More Inches of Airline Legroom
God Bless Four More Inches of Airline Legroom

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.

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Enjoy a Good Read (and Nap) at a Book and Bed Hostel
Enjoy a Good Read (and Nap) at a Book and Bed Hostel

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.

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Electric? Foldable? Smart? Your New Bike Has It All
Electric? Foldable? Smart? Your New Bike Has It All

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.

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Order Some Jeans with Your Room Service
Order Some Jeans with Your Room Service

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.

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The Sharing Economy Goes Outdoors
The Sharing Economy Goes Outdoors

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.

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Welcome to a City Designed for Testing Driverless Cars
Welcome to a City Designed for Testing Driverless Cars

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.

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