Imagine Flying From NYC To LA In 2.5 Hours In The N+2

Lockheed Martin has been developing the commercial N+2 jet to travel at supersonic speeds (this means it would be faster than the speed of sound) fast enough to transport 80 passengers from New York City To Los Angeles in 2.5 hours, instead of the 5 hours it would take using conventional technology. Unfortunately, this speed…

Yellow Chevrolet Corvette sports car at the NAIAS.

Over 500,000 Vehicle Recalls Are On The Horizon

The government of Japan has ordered vehicles equipped with Takata airbags to be recalled due to a potential defect. The recall request came after the driver of a Honda subcompact vehicle in Malaysia was impaled with metal shards when her airbag exploded. There have been other dangerous airbag accidents unrelated to Takata which show that…

Mitsubishi Debuts The XR-PHEV At The LA Auto Show

Mitsubishi has debuted their new FWD XR-PHEV concept vehicle at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show). You’re probably wondering what its electric range is. The two-door crossover can tavel 53 miles per charge if using electricity alone. 53 miles of electric range is substantial for a plug-in hybrid, but it is backed by…

Newark Airport Is Getting A High-Tech Upgrade

Terminal C at Newark Airport will upgrade the environment in terminal C so that customers can dine in it. They will utilize up to 6,000 iPads in the terminal which will enable travellers to use their United reward miles or money to purchase meals (with delivery) and travel accessories. From Mashable: ‘[The] dining venues will…

Queensland Researchers Develop Supercapacitor For EVs

Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia have developed a new carbon-based supercapacitor (otherwise known as ultracapacitor) film technology with an improved power density. This enables it to provide larger bursts of power for acceleration. This just means it can discharge its energy more quickly. According to the Queensland University of Technology’s website:…

A Model S in Wale. This vehicle got a Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating.

Tesla Model S Receives A Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Rating

The Tesla Model S electric car has achieved a 5-star safety rating from both the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and the NHTSA. This says a lot about the unusual technology behind this car. Every vehicle has its strengths and weaknesses, and unfortunately: manufacturers skimp on one thing or another to meet their design…

The Next Jeep Wranglers Will Be Made Of Aluminium

The Jeep Wrangler will now be built with an aluminium body. Jeep will continue its body-on-frame design. I have seen people comment on the concept of switching to a unibody design, but there was a great deal of opposition to that. Some opponents of the switch cited that unibody designs are not as durable as…

#X: It Can Wait. Why You Should Not Text While Driving

AT&T has launched a campaign to discourage people from texting while driving using the hashtag #ItCanWait. It encourages drivers to send #x to anyone they are currently texting before they start driving. The #x indicates they are about to drive so they’ll stop texting them until further notice. Demi Lovato did an advertisement with AT&T…