Posts Tagged ‘automotive’

@AeroMobil Flying car to debut at #Pioneers14 Vienna Festival for inventors – an annotated infographic

October 27, 2014

Good news: mankind has officially achieved 50 per cent of its 1970s vision of the future, with the news that a flying car will be demonstrated at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna this week.

The AeroMobil 3.0 “Flying Roadster” is a prototype flying car which combines the performance of a sports car with the qualities of an ultralight aircraft. It can be refueled at a regular filling station and take off from a 200-metre-long field.

So, we have the flying cars: all we need now is food in pill form.

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AeroMobil 3.0: up, up and away

AeroMobil 3.0: up, up and away

#FrankfurtMotorShow hot highlights – an annotated graphic

September 13, 2013

Star cars at the Frankfurt Motor Show: Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Audi and, umm, Fiat. Drive safe, now!

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Frankfurt Motor Show highlights

Frankfurt Motor Show highlights

Big trucks and luxury cars at #DetroitMotorShow – an annotated graphic

January 30, 2013

According to that hazy collection of commentators, know-it-alls and obsessive-compulsives collectively known as “industry experts”, in this case automotive industry experts, 2013 has been deemed the year of the truck and the luxury car at the Detroit Motor Show.

Some very shiny, powerful and expensive machines were on show – Ferrari 458 Spyder, Chevrolet Corvette, we’re looking at you – so it’s reassuring to know that the gas-guzzling petrolheads of the world haven’t been forgotten in these days of diminishing fossil fuels and accelerating climate change.

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Detroit Motor Show

Detroit Motor Show

 

Nissan car factories in Mexico – an annotated graphic

March 2, 2012

Nissan is to invest close to $2 billion to build a third factory in Mexico, taking the Japanese car maker’s  total capacity to more than one million vehicles. Nissan built approximately 600,000 vehicles in Mexicon last year.

Back in the UK, the Nissan car plant in Sunderland set a new production record in 2011, building a total of 480,485 vehicles, as reported by E&T recently.

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Mexico auto industry: new Nissan factory

Mexico auto industry: new Nissan factory


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