This car will make your summer BBQ a smashing success, and help you take aerial shots

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Monday 16 March 2015

Nissan and the Japan Barbecue Association have created a concept car that promises to make your summer barbecue a total delight. The Ultimate Smart BBQ vehicle is an all-electric compact car capable of powering appliances. It includes an attached electric grill and fends off unwelcome mozzies with a high-tech mosquito-repellant system of ultra-sonic waves and aromas.

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This taxi driver only drives backwards and has been doing so for only 11 years

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By Kenny Ong in News on Friday 9 January 2015

In his hometown of Bhatinda, Punjab, in India, taxi driver Harpreet Dev is infamous for his reverse driving skills. This talent was borne out of necessity eleven years ago when his Fiat Padmini became stuck in reverse gear in the dead of the night. ‘I was outside the city, I had no money, so I […]

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Why wash your dirty car when you can create such works of wonder from it?

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 6 January 2015

American artist and musician Scott Wade has been doodling with dirty car art since 2003 and coming up with various techniques that help him produce some stunning work. ‘The impermanence of this art form is one of the things I really love about it … it reminds me that all of life is transient, that […]

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This car can run for 100 years without ever having to refuel

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By Kenny Ong in New Trends on Wednesday 31 December 2014

Powered by thorium, which would last so long it may even outlive you, the vehicle will combust long before this chemical does. Thorium is radioactive, and bits of it is use to build a laser beam that heats water, which then produces steam and powers an energy-producing turbine.

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Man crosses road, got hit by not one but three cars three separate times, and survives

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By Kenny Ong in Video on Wednesday 10 December 2014

I’ve always believed that you go when it’s time to go and until then you’ll stick around no matter what. This man who crossed a road got hit by three different cars. That he survived only fuels my conviction further. The incident happened on October 28 in the city of Kunshan in Eastern China. The […]

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These specially commissioned va-va-voom sculptures depict the spirit of the Goodwood Festival of Speed

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England where fans can see F1 va-va-voom machines as well as cars and motorbikes from motor-racing history climb the hill.

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JR East of Japan reveals its super luxurious train and it’s kind of spectacular

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Thursday 12 June 2014

JR East of Japan has recently released new images of its upcoming luxury sleeper train, with its passenger suites guaranteed to release some oohs and aahs. Based on a design theme that heralds ‘a train where passengers can enjoy the flow of time and space.’, its very cool carriages come with extra large windows for the largest possible view of the outside landscape.

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Why pay for hotel rooms when you can sleep comfortably in your car

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By Kenny Ong in New Products on Saturday 7 June 2014

As long as we don’t wake up with a twisted neck, wouldn’t it be great to save a couple of hundreds of dollars by skipping hotel stays and sleeping inside our cars instead? Well, this dream has come true with the Inflatable Car Mattress. Manufactured by Eumerce, this is one inflatable car mattress that can instantly transform your car into a comfortable sleeping pad. It is specially designed to make maximum use of the legroom from your backseat.

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Live with your car in a giant garage house

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By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Having worked at a tyre store for number of years on weekends, I’ve met some people that are pretty enthusiastic about their cars. But this is taking it to the next level. Polish firm Kwk Promes has created a house that incorporates the good old automobile in a clean and important way. The owner of […]

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World’s cheapest car goes Bling Bling

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By Mohit Doda in New Design on Wednesday 17 November 2010

Tata Nano, the world’s cheapest car from India, is going to get a gold make over. Goldplus is celebrating 5,000 years of Indian jewelery by decorating the small wonder. After a design contest, they have shortlisted three designs, and you can vote for your favorite design and ultimately see the winner grace the Indian roads.

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