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TRANSLOGIC 30: SEMA + X Prize Winners

SEMA may be best known for its outlandish display of aftermarket bling, but we went in search of some legitimate tech. We found the Mission One PLE electric sportbike, Wattshocks regenerative suspension system, and the winners of the automotive X Prize. http://translogic.aolautos.com/


 


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Hi-Tech Aviation At EAA AirVenture | TRANSLOGIC
Watch Next Ep. Here: http://goo.gl/QthRHf We fly to Oshkosh, Wis. for the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture show, where you'll find the latest in high-tech aviation. We check out the GreenWing eSpyder, Synergy aircraft, Nimbus remote glider and the much anticipated HondaJet from the Honda Aircraft Company. We also check in again with an old pal: Jetman Yves Rossy. Subscribe For New TRANSLOGIC Videos: http://bit.ly/YPxiSb About 'TRANSLOGIC': Navigating the latest in transportation technology, TRANSLOGIC explores where mass transit, concept cars, electric vehicles and new transportation converge.  Get more TRANSLOGIC Read: http://translogic.aolautos.com/ Like: https://www.facebook.com/aoltranslogic Follow: https://twitter.com/aoltranslogic





Aeroscraft Rigid Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle | TRANSLOGIC
Watch Next Ep. Here: http://goo.gl/EBUqeC Don't call it a blimp. The Aeroscraft is a Rigid Variable Buoyancy Air Vehicle. This advanced airship's internal ballast system allows it to hover, ascend and descend without a runway takeoff, and can offload cargo without re-ballsting. Possible applications range from entertainment travel to military missions. We head to a historic hangar in Tustin, Calif. to check out the latest Aeroscraft prototype. Subscribe For New TRANSLOGIC Videos: http://bit.ly/YPxiSb About 'TRANSLOGIC': Navigating the latest in transportation technology, TRANSLOGIC explores where mass transit, concept cars, electric vehicles and new transportation converge.  Get more TRANSLOGIC Read: http://translogic.aolautos.com/ Like: https://www.facebook.com/aoltranslogic Follow: https://twitter.com/aoltranslogic





TRANSLOGIC 32: Japan, Modding
We travel to Japan for a look at some of the most innovative, interesting and insane forms of transportation in the world. First up: modding culture. The Japanese don't just modify their cars for performance and style, they trick out their scooters and cargo vans as well! http://translogic.aolautos.com/





BPG Werks DTV Shredder | TRANSLOGIC
Watch Next Ep. Here: http://goo.gl/1Z8uIS The BPG Werks DTV Shredder is a personal off-road vehicle like no other. Its unique pivoting platform allows the rider to steer the Shredder like a skateboard, while an upright handlebar offers stability. We sit down with BPG Werks CEO Ben Gulak to discuss the Shredder and his other creations, the Uno transforming motorcycle and the Mule II autonomous equipment transport. Subscribe For New TRANSLOGIC Videos: http://bit.ly/YPxiSb About 'TRANSLOGIC': Navigating the latest in transportation technology, TRANSLOGIC explores where mass transit, concept cars, electric vehicles and new transportation converge.  Get more TRANSLOGIC Read: http://translogic.aolautos.com/ Like: https://www.facebook.com/aoltranslogic Follow: https://twitter.com/aoltranslogic





Tango - Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE
Tango is an innovative half-lane tandem two-seat commuter car with over 33 kWh of lithium-ion battery storage. This striking vehicle challenges our perception of what a vehicle can be. A crowd favorite, this BEV is poised to enter low-volume production. Class: Alternative (Tandem) No. of wheels: Four Passengers: Two Drive type: Rear-wheel drive Power source: 2 100-hp electric motors, one driving each rear wheel. Fuel type: Electricity. 1.6 kwh of lead-acid batteries are standard, but in the Xprize competition, the car will run with about 8 kwh of lithium-ion batteries. Claimed range: 40 miles with lead-acid batteries; 200 on lithium ion Charging: 110-volt, 40 amp on-board charger. For more information: http://progressiveautoxprize.org GET INVOLVED! Watch Awards Show Live 9/16/2010 http://progressiveautoxprize.org/Live Blog http://autoblog.xprize.org/axp Facebook http://facebook.com/PIAXP Twitter http://twitter.com/progautoxp Flickr http://flickr.com/progressiveautoxprize





Mavizen TTX02, an electric superbike for the streets
Derived from the winning bike in the inaugural TTXGP on the Isle of Man in 2009, the Mavizen TTX02 is a British electric superbike that uses twin 96-volt DC motors and a 7.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack. Configured for the street or the track, the Mavizen reaches a top speed of 130 mph. It costs $30,000 to $32,000. Read more at http://lat.ms/bp9voY





Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE Winners on Today Show
2010.09.17 - Phil LeBeau covers the 3 PIAXP winning vehicles with their Team Leaders early Friday morning in New York City on MSNBC's Today Show. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/39230118#39230118 http://peraves.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/automotive-x-prize-winners-on-today -show/





Rinspeed | TRANSLOGIC
Watch Next Ep. Here: http://goo.gl/Ql021G If, like us, you're fascinated by futuristic transportation concepts, you've no doubt fantasized about touring Q's laboratory from the James Bond films. Where else could you find personal submarines, amphibious cars and transforming vehicles? As it turns out, you'll have to visit Switzerland for that. Swiss shop and automotive think tank Rinspeed has been churning out crazy concepts like the heavy-hauling X-Trem, aquatically-inclined sQuba and shapeshifting Presto for over 3 decades now. Some are even directly inspired by 007's most famous rides! Subscribe For New TRANSLOGIC Videos: http://bit.ly/YPxiSb About 'TRANSLOGIC': Navigating the latest in transportation technology, TRANSLOGIC explores where mass transit, concept cars, electric vehicles and new transportation converge.  Get more TRANSLOGIC Read: http://translogic.aolautos.com/ Like: https://www.facebook.com/aoltranslogic Follow: https://twitter.com/aoltranslogic





Lightning GT Electric Supercar | TRANSLOGIC
Watch Next Ep. Here: http://goo.gl/zSwl9k We're taking the show on the road again, stopping at locations all over the UK and Europe. We start in Surrey, England to drive a prototype of the Lightning GT electric supercar. Featuring a twin-motor RWD system and advanced lithium-titanate batteries, this GT EV hopes to capture lightning in a bottle with specs that will strike fear into performance-electric manufacturers the world over. Subscribe For New TRANSLOGIC Videos: http://bit.ly/YPxiSb About 'TRANSLOGIC': Navigating the latest in transportation technology, TRANSLOGIC explores where mass transit, concept cars, electric vehicles and new transportation converge.  Get more TRANSLOGIC Read: http://translogic.aolautos.com/ Like: https://www.facebook.com/aoltranslogic Follow: https://twitter.com/aoltranslogic





Winning Cars on the Road - Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE
These are the winners of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE driving in real world conditions. $5 Million Mainstream Class Winner: (Silver Vehicle) * Edison2 "Very Light Car #98" (Charlottesville, VA) * Economy: 102.5 MPGe * Fuel: E85 ethanol * Boasting the lowest drag coefficient of any car with four wheels tested in the GM wind tunnel and at the Chrysler Proving Grounds, this vehicle demonstrated over 100 MPGe on the test track, and verified in the lab, under stringent testing conditions using a highly innovative small displacement engine. Its low weight of just 830 pounds is a tribute to its use of light weight materials, reduced engine displacement and a host of other weight-saving innovations. $2.5 Million Alternative Side-by-Side Class Winner: (Green Vehicle) * Li-ion Motors Corp "Wave II" (Mooresville, NC) * Economy: 187 MPGe * Fuel: Battery Electric * This side-by-side two-seat battery electric car was built on a lightweight aluminum chassis and weighs in at only 2,176 pounds, despite the weight of its powerful lithium ion batteries. The Wave II demonstrated outstanding * low mechanical and aerodynamic drag that resulted in 187 MPGe in combined on-track and laboratory efficiency testing, a 14.7s zero-to-60 mph acceleration time, and over 100 miles range over a real-world driving cycle. $2.5 Million Alternative Tandem Class Winner: (Yellow Vehicle) * X-Tracer Team Switzerland "E-Tracer #79" (Winterthur, Switzerland) * Economy: 205.3 MPGe * Fuel: Battery Electric * This tandem two-seat vehicle combines the best of motorcycles and automobiles. This clever design has two extra outrigger wheels that deploy at low speed to stabilize the vehicle. At 1436 pounds, the E-Tracer is able to deliver over 100 miles in range, led the competition with over 200 MPGe in combined on-track and laboratory fuel efficiency and achieved a zero-to- 60 mph acceleration time of just 6.6 seconds. For more information: http://progressiveautoxprize.org ---------------------------------------- GET INVOLVED! Blog http://autoblog.xprize.org/axp Facebook http://facebook.com/PIAXP Twitter http://twitter.com/progautoxp Flickr http://flickr.com/progressiveautoxprize ---------------------------------------- ABOUT THE PROGRESSIVE AUTOMOTIVE X PRIZE Our goal is to inspire a new generation of viable, safe, affordable and super fuel efficient vehicles that people want to buy. $10 million in prizes will be awarded in September 2010 to the teams that win a rigorous stage competition for clean, production-capable vehicles that exceed 100 MPG energy equivalent (MPGe). We are proud to announce that the on-track Competition Phase will be hosted at Michigan International Speedway.





NASA morphing aircraft
NASA computer animation intended to illustrate the concept of a morphing, or shape-changing, aircraft





TRANSLOGIC 7.1: Ferrari 599, SLR McLaren, & Audi R8 V10
Translogic has featured some of the most fuel-efficient cars in the world, but in this episode we're looking at a different class of efficiency: performance. Bradley drives the Ferrari 599 GTB, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and the Audi R8 V10 to see what these supercars can teach us about efficient tech. http://translogic.aolautos.com





Translogic Test Run
Test Run of a Translogic GP thumb button / Intellishift ECU on a 2003 CSR Formula 1 Sidecar with a tuned 2004 Honda CBR1000RR engine.





University of Michigan Solar Car Team | TRANSLOGIC 99 | AOL On
Subscribe to AOL Autos Today: http://bit.ly/YPxiSb ***READ MORE BELOW 6 national titles. A $1.2 million budget. Over 100 students strong. The University of Michigan's solar car team is the largest student group on campus and considered the top in the country. This entirely student-run organization has built 11 solar vehicles over their 23 year history. Do they have what it takes to be the first American team to win Australia's World Solar Challenge in over 2 decades? AOL Autos enables you to search millions of car listings, compare car specs and prices, and read car reviews from owners and experts. Our love and passion for everything auto can be seen at http://autos.AOL.com/ and in our original series 'TRANSLOGIC' (http://goo.gl/NPTrk) and 'Techsplanations' (http://goo.gl/48rH0). AOL Autos video property is a part of the AOL On Network. Get more AOL Autos Read: http://autos.AOL.com/ Like: http://www.facebook.com/AOLautos Follow: https://twitter.com/AOLAUTOS





TRANSLOGIC 60: Local Motors Rally Fighter
We drive the crowd-sourced Local Motors Rally Fighter, a RWD off-road coupe powered by a Corvette LS3 engine.





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