Archived Articles: Vehicles & Mods | Page 2

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.

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 ...

Back From the Future: Working Hoverboard Surfs Water & Rails

Pro skaters pull tricks on (and beyond) the pavement on this real-life hoverboard – at a distance, one might mistake their rides for normal skateboards, ...

Robot City: Entire Fake Town Built to Test Driverless Vehicles

Opening this week, Mcity is a completely artificial village for self-driving cars, bringing the future of automobiles back to Michigan, the historical home of ...

Modern Motorcycles: 15 Super-Sleek Custom Rides

With their streamlined silhouettes, exposed mechanical parts, high-end detailing and powerful motors, these 15 modern motorcycle designs represent a new era of ...

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R2-D2 Express: Take a Ride on a Real Star Wars-Themed Plane

Pretend like you’re on a journey to a galaxy far, far away while aboard a real Star Wars-themed aircraft painted to look like R2-D2 on a Japan-based ANA ...

Sound & Fury: Motorcycle & Instrument Designers Switch Roles

How would someone who designs motorcycles for a living approach creating a kit of drums, and vice versa? Yamaha’s Project AH A MAY explores that question, ...

Invisible Bicycles: Tokyo’s High-Tech Underground Bike Parking

Sufficiently advanced science has been said to look like magic, like this subterranean cycle storage system – except in this case images and videos give ...

Urban Transformer: Bus Unfolds into Mobile Fresh Food Market

Bringing healthy and organic fruits and vegetables into low-income areas of Toronto lacking grocery stores, this converted bus is much more than a normal food ...

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