Nissan’s new black cab taxi for London – an annotated graphic

With all this talk of London, the Olympics and now the Paralympic Games, our minds turn today to how all the visitors might be ferried around the capital. Black cabs are the typical road vehicle of choice for people in a hurry and with close to 20,000 licensed taxis buzzing about the winding streets of this fair city, undoubtedly with 20,000 hairy sunburned elbows leaning out of 20,000 drivers windows, it’s big business. Today’s graphic looks at Nissan’s new take on the black cab concept, with its NV200 London Taxi. Claimed to be 50 per cent more fuel efficient than … Continue reading Nissan’s new black cab taxi for London – an annotated graphic

London 2012 Paralympic games, Oscar Pistorius’ blades – an annotated graphic

Already a star of the London 2012 Olympic Games, double amputee Oscar Pistorius – aka Blade Runner – is now poised to make an even greater impression on the Paralympic Games. Today’s graphic looks at how Pistorius’ blades work and compare them to human limbs. You might also be interested in the latest edition of the E&T podcast, in which we talk to Richard Hirons, clinical specialist prosthetist at Ă–ssur UK Ltd, about his company’s involvement in the design of Pistorius’ running blades. All our podcasts are free to download. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading London 2012 Paralympic games, Oscar Pistorius’ blades – an annotated graphic