Ecooter To Revolutionize Transportation, Does Not Look Like Ben Jones

Despite the fact that it hardly resembles its namesake, noted actor and former congressional candidate Ben Jones, the Ecooter brings together some old technology in a surprising new way. By mounting its four wheels in a diamond pattern, rather than the traditional square, it's able to lean through high speed corners… » 10/17/07 4:00pm 10/17/07 4:00pm

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Nissan Pivo 2 Concept Car, Now With Video!

It's adorable, it's blue — no, wait, it's adorable and blue! It's the Pivo 2, complete with robotic agent and powered by Lithium-ion batteries. Now, when we first revealed the new Pivo 2 concept car this morning, we saw it as nothing more than a more bubbly version of the old Pivo. Now that we've seen this video of… » 10/05/07 7:45am 10/05/07 7:45am

Nissan Pivo 2: 360 Degrees, No Reverse

Nissan's worked up a new version of its Pivo concept — the electric-powered, 360-degree swiveler first shown in 2005. It's the Pivo 2. Like the first Pivo, its cabin rotates, eliminating the need for a reverse gear, though its in-wheel motors can propel it in any direction — even sideways. What's new in the Pivo 2 is… » 10/05/07 6:23am 10/05/07 6:23am