Archived Articles from 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.
Odd-Wheel Wonders: 11 Novel Vehicles with 1 or 3 Wheels
When you get around, it's usually on two or four wheels. But the inventors of these crazy vehicles decided to go a different route by using one or three wheels.
All-in-One Bicycle Helmet: Sleek Integrated Lights & Signals
Incredible design is not just about looking good (which this does) or working well (which this does), but weaving these solutions neatly together.
Origami Kayak: Packs Flat, Folds Up to Form its Own Case
Portaging in the wild is one thing, but try walking your canoe or kayak down the street and you may smack some unsuspecting pedestrian in the head.
3D Printed Car is Strong, Light and Close to Production
Strong as steel, half the weight and running on very little gas, the plastic Urbee 2 hybrid vehicle is manufactured with a near-automated 3D printing process.
Intelligent Interstates: 5 High-Tech 'Smart Highway' Systems
Color-changing and glow-in-the-dark paint, mini windmill-powered lights, a lane that charges your car for you magnetically while you drive and more.
Clear Sailing: Cleverly Transparent Canoes & Kayaks
These clear canoes and transparent kayaks give water travelers a whole new perspective on the hidden underwater world beneath them.
Wheely Great Ideas: 10 Cool Bike Technology Concepts
Bikes are more than just a way to get around - there is a whole culture surrounding them. These futuristic ideas would take cyclists into the future in style.
Happy Trailers: 11 Cool Campers & Mobile Home Concepts
There is nothing like hitting the open road. But don't pay for a hotel when you get there - take a trip in one of these amazing modern mobile homes instead.
Bike Campers: 12 Mini Mobile Homes for Nomadic Cyclists
Who says you can't camp in luxury when taking a bicycle tour? These 12 bike trailers
Boat to Go: Portable Flat-Pack Vessel Folds Up Like a Tent
This is one boat that doesn't require any special equipment to transport to the lake. It folds up just like a tent, then becomes a fully functional vessel.