Archived Articles: Vehicles & Mods

Cars are just too commonplace these days, with so few things to set apart one style or model from the next. Here are some excellent examples of creative hacks, scientific mods and artistic makeovers that will make you marvel at once-conventional vehicle types from cars, bikes and trucks to planes, boats and submarines.

Wood Could: 12 Unlikely Timber-Based Transportation Designs

Why stop at slapping a couple of ‘70s-style faux wood panels on the sides of your ride when you could be driving a car or motorcycle that’s made entirely ...

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Sladda: IKEA to Sell New Flat-Pack Bicycle for Urban Cyclists

IKEA has announced a new lightweight bicycle with a rust-resistant chain, aluminum frame and low-maintenance construction all aimed to make it easier for more ...

Spherical Tires: Magnetic Levitation for Driverless Vehicles

The Eagle 360, a new tire design concept from Goodyear, is a rounded sphere held in place by magnetic fields and designed for a smoother ride in your future ...

Driving on Auto-Pilot: 13 Future Visions of Cars & Commuting

Within fifteen years we could be zooming around in flying passenger drones and self-driving luxury pods, and claiming packages from driverless delivery trucks ...

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Mild Max: Perth Police Put a Stop to Motorized Picnic Tables

In what could be viewed as a pre-apocalyptic take on hacked vehicular hybrids of the Mad Max movies, a pair of picnic table cars have been spotted on the ...

Eff You: Sleek & Superior Bicycle Defies Global Racing Rules

This stunning concept bike breaks from conventions set by international racing authorities to bring riders a vastly improved cycling experience, from ...

Robotic Delivery: 6-Wheeled Drones Set to Roll Out in London

With all the focus on flying drones, grounded versions can fly under the radar, like the bot driving this latest business from the co-founders of Skype. ...

Reading Railroad: Chicago Rolls Out Mobile Train Car Libraries

A project in Chicago is turning train cars in the city’s elevated rail network into moving libraries, providing free reads for travelers and commuters ...

Fast-Flipping Flybike Folds for Easy Transport in Seconds

Pull up on the center of this electric bicycle’s frame and the whole thing instantly folds in half, making it easy to tote the smart-phone-connected bike ...

Wave-Free Surfing: Electric Boards Power Through Calm Waters

Leaving those stand-up paddleboarders in the proverbial dust, these new battery-powered boards will let you cruise lakes, rivers, cannals and other bodies of ...

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