Smallest Car In The World


Now this car helps you reach a whole new level of cramped

Small cars are one of the solutions to our energy problems, but this guy’s gone too far. Thanks to 47-year-old Terry Watkins of the U.K., you’re now looking at the world’s smallest car, an absurd 39 inches tall, 26 inches wide and 51 inches long (that’s almost half the size of the current world record holder), and powered by an engine normally seen on lawn mowers. Continue reading… “Smallest Car In The World”


PUMA: GM and Segway Take a Swing at a Small Car


Go Go Gadget Tiny Car

Take two companies whose products often come out on the wrong end of a joke, slap them together, and here’s the result: The P.U.M.A., a sort of giant, two-person Segway that is designed for commuters, with a 35-mile range from its lithium-ion batteries. It has a top speed of 35 MPH, which is plenty for city cruising.

What it isn’t is good-looking, but bear in mind it’s a prototype, which explains the caution stripes and (presumably) the lack of any real weather proofing or other creature comforts…

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21st Century Car: Ford Model T 2.0


Made For Your Average Small Guy, and only 3 wheels

It’s been 100 years since Ford’s first Model T hit the road, and to commemorate the occasion, Ford commissioned a design contest to create Model T 2.0. Of the two winners of $25,000 in scholarship money, the Model T2 design you see above was our favorite, a three-wheeled coupe from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. It has motors on each wheel’s hub, powered by compressed air. It also sports an unspecified “novel steering system,” which we figure has something to do with all three wheels getting into the act.


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Micropayments Finally Finding a Home

 Micropayments Finally Finding a Home

Virtually everyone can afford micropayments, but they haven’t caught on until now

Micropayments have been one of the Internet’s most-hyped and least-successful ideas — until now, as virtual world creators and video game companies are beginning to expect, and even depend on, players to buy virtual goods in little chunks.

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