This Futuristic Truck Was Actually Designed By Walmart

With 7,000 tractor trailers currently in its fleet, it makes sense that Walmart would have a vested interest in designing more efficient delivery vehicles. The company's new ultra-aerodynamic Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience—or WAVE—concept is lighter and more fuel efficient than other trucks on the market, and can… » 3/04/14 11:53am 3/04/14 11:53am

Honda Will Now Let You Download Its Concept Cars

There was an old anti-piracy ad that said something completely inane like "you wouldn't download a car, so why would you download music?" It was ridiculous and everybody laughed mercilessly. Except now, Honda is actually letting – nay, encouraging – you to download their cars. Or 3D models of its cars, at least. » 2/01/14 4:40pm 2/01/14 4:40pm

This Heads Up Display Lets You See Through the Truck in Front of You

Is there anything more terrifying than attempting to pass a slow-moving truck on a two-lane road when you're really not sure what's waiting for you up ahead? Researchers at the University of Porto in Portugal don't think so; they've come up with a clever system that could allow drivers of smaller vehicles to see… » 10/18/13 11:45am 10/18/13 11:45am

A Shock-Absorbing Airless Tire That Will Never Go Flat

Inspired by Bridgestone's puncture-proof tires, and Michelin's Tweel, Hankook has decided that it wants to get into the next-generation tire market with its own i-Flex. Like the previous creations from its competitors, Hankook's tire trades an air-filled bladder that's prone to leaks and punctures for an engineered… » 9/10/13 4:09pm 9/10/13 4:09pm

The Best Guess at How Elon Musk's Hyperloop Transit Fantasy Might Work

Earlier this week, Elon Musk announced that he would publish an alpha design for his crazy-sounding "Hyperloop" by August 12. According to Musk, the diagram above is as close as anyone has gotten to figuring out how the super-fast transit technology might work. And it seems bonkers. » 7/19/13 10:20am 7/19/13 10:20am

Cars From The Future: Volvo Tandem Car

Because everyone knows how popular the tandem bicycle is, Volvo's Monitoring and Concept Center has designed this vehicle that takes a cue from the tandem bike. This is Volvo's Tandem Car. The schtick behind this thing is that it is an inline two-seater that is also, what else, but energy efficient. The design of the… » 5/20/08 3:40pm 5/20/08 3:40pm

F1 Carbon Watch Concept Doesn't Include Hookers

Despite what you may or may not think about F1 racing in light of the recent hooker-centric events, it's still a pretty damn popular sport. As such, John Pszeniczny has taken inspiration from the racing series to create the F1/Carbon GMT watch. This design's a concept made of carbon fiber — we think to make it lighter… » 4/25/08 1:20pm 4/25/08 1:20pm

Honda Racer Hot Wheels Toy Is Whacky, Real Whacky

Hot Wheels' 40th anniversary is upon us and to celebrate Mattel, parent company of Hot Wheels, arranged the "Hot Wheels Designer's Challenge." This challenge gave a handful of big name car manufacturers like Honda, Lotus and Mitsubishi the opportunity to design a crazy ass Hot Wheels car. Honda decided to go above and… » 4/23/08 3:20pm 4/23/08 3:20pm