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Meet the World’s Oldest Luxury Automobile, the 130-Year-Old Daimler Motor Car
Meet the World’s Oldest Luxury Automobile, the 130-Year-Old Daimler Motor Car

9 Aug 2022, 14:10 UTC / Developed in 1892, this motorized carriage was not just one of the first automobiles to go into production, but also the first luxury model

 
The Three-Wheeled Davis Divan Is How the Car of the Future Looked Like Back in the 1940s
The Three-Wheeled Davis Divan Is How the Car of the Future Looked Like Back in the 1940s

6 Aug 2022, 11:17 UTC / Set to be produced in large numbers by a carmaker that came out of nowhere, the quirky three-wheeler was one of America's most fascinating cars of the 1940s

 
59 Years After Its Debut, the W113 SL “Pagoda” Remains a Groundbreaking Open-Top Icon
59 Years After Its Debut, the W113 SL “Pagoda” Remains a Groundbreaking Open-Top Icon

30 Jun 2022, 10:06 UTC / While not the fastest, nor the most powerful convertible of the 1960s, the Mercedes-Benz W113 SL was one of the most revolutionary

 
A Look Back at the Original Cadillac Eldorado, One of America’s Most Iconic Convertibles
A Look Back at the Original Cadillac Eldorado, One of America’s Most Iconic Convertibles

28 Jun 2022, 13:26 UTC / Now almost 70 years old, the first-generation Eldorado remains a 1950s design icon and one of the most beautiful convertibles ever conceived in the U.S.

 
Fly Your Wheels Suite Is What Puts Power Wheelchairs in Airplanes
Fly Your Wheels Suite Is What Puts Power Wheelchairs in Airplanes

17 Jun 2022, 15:16 UTC / Collins Aerospace and the National Institute for Aviation Research have developed the Fly Your Wheels Suite concept, a suitable system for wheelchair passengers

 
Euphony – Flying Like a Private Jet – Acoustic Innovation From Safran Seats and Devialet
Euphony – Flying Like a Private Jet – Acoustic Innovation From Safran Seats and Devialet

16 Jun 2022, 14:36 UTC / Passengers can now experience a more enjoyable flight, in the ambiance of their favourite music or desired podcast, no longer interfered by the background noise

 
Futuristic "Lexus: Sparks of Tomorrow" Project at the 2022 Milan Design Week
Futuristic "Lexus: Sparks of Tomorrow" Project at the 2022 Milan Design Week

7 Jun 2022, 12:08 UTC / Surrounded by one of the capitals of art and fashion, Lexus highlighted its vision for a sustainable future with its "Lexus: Sparks of Tomorrow" Project.

 
Remembering the Playboy, America's First Production Convertible With a Retractable Hardtop
Remembering the Playboy, America's First Production Convertible With a Retractable Hardtop

6 Jun 2022, 19:23 UTC / Forgotten by many, the fascinating little Playboy was one of the first production convertibles to feature a retractable hardtop

 
Changing Shades of a Car in the Blink of a Thought – BMW IX Flow Meets Neurotechnology
Changing Shades of a Car in the Blink of a Thought – BMW IX Flow Meets Neurotechnology

20 May 2022, 16:29 UTC / With the virtuous purpose of raising awarness over mental health, the Munich-based startup brainboost, BMW Group and rad°hub started a one-off collaboration

 
You Won’t Believe the Mind-Blowing Features of This 70-Year-Old Ford Show Car
You Won’t Believe the Mind-Blowing Features of This 70-Year-Old Ford Show Car

31 Mar 2022, 14:36 UTC / Arguably the most fascinating concepts of the 1950s, the futuristic Ford X-100 had more gadgets than your favorite superhero's car

 
82 Years Ago, Chrysler Unveiled Its First True Show Car, the Fascinating Thunderbolt
82 Years Ago, Chrysler Unveiled Its First True Show Car, the Fascinating Thunderbolt

25 Mar 2022, 14:32 UTC / One of the first show cars ever created, the Chrysler Thunderbolt was a marvel of engineering that continues to impress eight decades later

 
This Neo-Classic Alfa Is 100% Electric, But It Doesn’t Sound or Behave Like a Typical EV
This Neo-Classic Alfa Is 100% Electric, But It Doesn’t Sound or Behave Like a Typical EV

23 Mar 2022, 13:43 UTC / The Totem GT Electric is an exquisitely modernized and electrified Alfa Romeo icon that sounds like it's ICE powered and comes with a sequential gear shifter

 
Detroit Electric Model 82 Brougham: Examining a 102-Year-Old, American-Built EV
Detroit Electric Model 82 Brougham: Examining a 102-Year-Old, American-Built EV

7 Mar 2022, 14:15 UTC / Fifty years before the birth of Elon Musk, this fascinating series-production EV was roaming the streets of American cities

 
With an Electronically Retractable Hardtop, This Ford Was a 1950s Transformer
With an Electronically Retractable Hardtop, This Ford Was a 1950s Transformer

4 Mar 2022, 14:24 UTC / With one of the most innovative features of the 1950s, the Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner was the first U.S.-built convertible coupe

 
Bugatti Celebrates 100 Years of the Type 30, a Model That Revolutionized Sports Cars
Bugatti Celebrates 100 Years of the Type 30, a Model That Revolutionized Sports Cars

2 Mar 2022, 12:34 UTC / An innovative sports car introduced in 1922, the Type 30 was the first production Bugatti to feature an eight-cylinder engine or power-assisted front brakes

 
BMW Z1: The 1980s Oddball With Electric Sliding Doors and a Removable Body
BMW Z1: The 1980s Oddball With Electric Sliding Doors and a Removable Body

27 Feb 2022, 11:08 UTC / Definitely not the prettiest car to don BMW badges, the wacky Z1 roadster was one of the most innovative at the time of its introduction

 
The Lickable TV Is Here: Taste The TV Prototype Offers Multi-Sensory Experience
The Lickable TV Is Here: Taste The TV Prototype Offers Multi-Sensory Experience

24 Dec 2021, 07:31 UTC / A Japanese professor has created a prototype of a TV that offers sampling of food tastes on a hygienic film that rolls over the TV screen

 
Volkswagen VR6: The Odd, Yet Brilliant Member of the Legendary Six-Cylinder Club
Volkswagen VR6: The Odd, Yet Brilliant Member of the Legendary Six-Cylinder Club

22 Dec 2021, 15:42 UTC / One of Volkswagen's most famous engines, the VR6 is innovation at its finest, providing adequate amounts of power in a compact package since 1991

 
The Evolution of Jaguar’s XK Six-Cylinder: An Iconic Engine Produced for 43 Years
The Evolution of Jaguar’s XK Six-Cylinder: An Iconic Engine Produced for 43 Years

13 Dec 2021, 15:39 UTC / Created in the 1940s and produced until the early 1990s, the XK six-cylinder is not only Jaguar's masterpiece, but one of the most legendary engines of all time

 
Schlörwagen, the Ultra-Aerodynamic Wing on Wheels That Dreamed Big
Schlörwagen, the Ultra-Aerodynamic Wing on Wheels That Dreamed Big

3 Dec 2021, 06:44 UTC / In 1939, German engineer Karl Schlör dreamed of creating the perfect Autobahn cruiser, and he did. It was just not practical, nor safe