Vehicle in Science Fiction
(Technovelgy items at top: skip down to News)

Name

Author (Publication Date)

Fred C. Smale (1900)
Philip K. Dick (1963)
Robert Heinlein (1941)
Enrique Gaspar (1887)
Philip K. Dick (1964)
Roger Zelazny (1966)
Daniel Suarez (2009)
David H. Keller (1935)
David H. Keller (1935)
Roger Zelazny (1966)
Robert Heinlein (1941)
Robert Heinlein (1985)
Frank Herbert (1965)
Neal Stephenson (1992)
E.B. White (1950)
Alan Dean Foster (2010)
Thomas A. Easton (1990)
Charles Stross (2007)
John Jacob Astor IV (1894)
John Jacob Astor IV (1894)
Larry Niven (1976)
Larry Niven (1969)
E.E. 'Doc' Smith (1941)
Philip Frances Nowlan (1928)
Ridley Scott (1982)
Thomas A. Easton (1990)
E.E. 'Doc' Smith (1937)
Philip K. Dick (1960)
Alan Nourse (w/Meyer) (1958)
Piers Anthony (w/R. Margroff) (1969)
John W. Campbell (1930)
George RR Martin (1977)
Isaac Asimov (1954)
William Gibson (1988)
Jack Vance (1964)
Philip Frances Nowlan (1928)
Jack Vance (1952)
George Lucas (1976)
David Brin (1990)
John Jacob Astor IV (1894)
Robert Heinlein (1951)
Frank Herbert (1965)
Alan Nourse (w/Meyer) (1958)
Jack Vance (1964)
John W. Campbell (1938)
Keith Laumer (1965)
Roger Zelazny (1966)
Thomas A. Easton (1990)
Lester del Rey (1939)
Clifford Simak (1957)
J.G. Ballard (1966)
Jack Vance (1964)
Frank Herbert (1977)
Vernor Vinge (1992)
Robert Heinlein (1941)
Larry Niven (1967)
George RR Martin (1977)
Robert Heinlein (1940)
Arthur K. Barnes (1938)
Jack Vance (1964)
Jules Verne (1904)
James Blish (1957)
Frank Herbert (1977)
Robert Heinlein (1940)
E.E. 'Doc' Smith (1950)
David Brin (1979)

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Auto Emotion Detector Lets Your Car Know Your Mood
'Why don't you take a stress pill and get some rest?'- Arthur C. Clarke, 1968.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 3/23/2014 )
RYNO To Heinlein - Your Tumblebug Is Ready!
'It is about the size and shape of a kitchen stool, gyro-stabilized on a single wheel...'- Robert Heinlein, 1940.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 2/11/2014 )
RF Safe-Stop Shuts Cars Off
'...a police control-override.'- Keith Laumer, 1965.
(re: Keith Laumer, 12/4/2013 )
Honda's Tumblebug - The UNI-CUB beta
'A tumblebug does not give a man dignity…'- Robert Heinlein, 1940.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 12/1/2013 )
Robert Heinlein, Your Personal Electric Helicopter Will Be Ready In 2016
"They were half way home when a single flyer, hopping free in a copter harness, approached the little parade."- Robert Heinlein, 1954.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 11/10/2013 )
Electronic License Plates For California By Smart Plate Mobile
Another science fiction prediction come to life!
(re: Daniel Suarez, 9/8/2013 )
Lawmaker License Plates Invisible To Traffic Cams
'Gragg's digital ink license plates flicked from California to Oregon vanity tags that read GECCO...'- Daniel Suarez, 2009.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 8/10/2013 )
The F-Bike Flies!
'The flycycles... a pair of four foot spheres joined by the constriction that held the saddle.'- Larry Niven, 1970.
(re: Larry Niven, 6/21/2013 )
Tesla's Supercharge Station Plan
'To recharge the batteries, which can be done in almost every town and village...'- John Jacob Astor IV, 1894.
(re: John Jacob Astor IV, 5/31/2013 )
BMW Plans Fully Autonomous Cars By 2025
'She woke just before the signal from the car which would have called her... '- Robert Heinlein, 1941.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 3/2/2013 )
EU Parliament Requires Electric Cars To Make Noise
'...a sound tape to supply the noise of a soi-disant "[internal combustion]" engine...'- Robert Heinlein, 1985.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 2/13/2013 )
Pepper The Parrot's Bird Buggy
'Someone had put them on mobile platforms, the skrodes.'- Vernor Vinge, 1992.
(re: Vernor Vinge, 12/8/2012 )
Tesla Model S Declared Car Of The Year By Motor Trend
'They can therefore roam over the roads of the entire hemisphere [combining] the sensations of coasting with the interest of seeing the country well.'- John Jacob Astor IV, 1894.
(re: John Jacob Astor IV, 11/13/2012 )
'See-Through Prius' Demoed in Japan
You'll think you're driving a glass car!
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/10/2012 )
Self-Driving Cars Ready To Buy In 5 Years Says Sergey Brin
Your autonomous car will drive itself off the lot by 2017!
(re: Robert Heinlein, 9/27/2012 )
Hover Bike Like Star Wars Landspeeder - With Video!
This could be the speeder you're looking for.
(re: George Lucas, 8/28/2012 )
Google Self-Driving Car Now Commuter-Ready
'The car slid up the ramp... then joined the high-speed northbound stream. Mary Risling settled back for a little nap...'
(re: Robert Heinlein, 8/24/2012 )
Ford Smart Car Stops Your Texting
'Okay,' he said, feeling humiliated. Maybe the car was right...
(re: Philip K. Dick, 7/3/2012 )
Transcontinental Flight By Solar-Powered Plane
'...Placed in the wings of a plane to generate power from the light falling on that surface...'
(re: John W. Campbell, 6/7/2012 )
C1 - The Gyro-Stabilized Two-Wheeled Ground Car
'Motorcycle-wise, but automatically, the "Dilly" leaned against its gyroscopes at precisely the correct angle...'
(re: Robert Heinlein, 5/31/2012 )
Cadillac Super Cruise Self-Driving Car
Cadillac luxury, in an autonomous vehicle.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 5/6/2012 )
BYD Qin Car Has Dashboard 'i' Robot
Don't fly your X-wing without one.
(re: George Lucas, 4/22/2012 )
Audi E-Sound Gives Electric Cars A Voice
I seem to recall this idea from a Heinlein novel.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 4/16/2012 )
Hoverbike Is Stuff SF Dreams Are Made Of
Perhaps this reminds you of other sf favorites?
(re: George Lucas, 1/5/2012 )
Self-Balancing Electric Unicycle By MIT Student
'A tumblebug does not give a man dignity...' but it's a great idea for college students!
(re: Robert Heinlein, 1/1/2012 )
Princeton's Magic Carpet
I never thought I'd be writing a story about this one.
(re: Dan Simmons, 10/4/2011 )
Don't Drive Your Self-Driving Car
Don't try to drive your self-driving car, Googlers. Lesson learned.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 8/5/2011 )
D-Dalus Aircraft Has Contra-Rotating Cylindrical Turbines
The aircraft can move in any direction, or hover, or glue itself to the deck of a ship upon landing.
(re: Victor Appleton II, 6/23/2011 )
Autonomous Cars In Nevada?
'A person is not required to actively drive an autonomous vehicle.'
(re: Robert Heinlein, 4/29/2011 )
Take Control Of Cars Wirelessly
You think you have complete control over your car - but for how long?
(re: Keith Laumer, 3/20/2011 )
Google Cars Drive Faster, Safer Than You
This car reminds me of a predatory automobile from a recent story.
(re: Daniel Suarez, 3/4/2011 )
Geremin Gesture-Controlled Dashboard
Better than buttons on the steering wheel? You be the judge.
(re: Douglas Adams, 2/8/2011 )
Hamster Powers, Controls Strandbeest Walking Robot
This project is good practice for humanity, who may someday be able to help aliens get around in strange environments (like Earth).
(re: Vernor Vinge, 2/7/2011 )
Driver Alcohol Detection Systems for Safety By QinetiQ (And PKD)
Unfortunately, we cannot simply recline in the back seat and let the 'auto-auto mech' drive the car.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 1/30/2011 )
Uno By BPG Motors Transformer Like RIDEBACK
Is this the first real transformer vehicle?
(re: Tetsuro Kasahara, 1/11/2011 )
Land Crawler eXtreme Ready For Humma Kavula
If you are looking for a unique, child-sized riding robot, look no further.
(re: Various, 11/24/2010 )
Boeing Sixth Gen Fighter Needs No Pilot
How can pilots survive the high-gee maneuvers of the 21st century?
(re: Various, 11/9/2010 )
AutoNOMOS Robotic Taxi Called By iPad App
This modified VW Passat can be called and controlled with an iPad.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 10/14/2010 )
SBU Self Balancing Unicycle Perfected In V2.0
Revolutionary device now in its second iteration; comfortable, fast and environmentally responsible transportation is ready today.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/13/2010 )
Google's Autonomous Robotic Car
Self-driving cars have put over 140,000 miles on the road.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/9/2010 )
Ignition Interlock Required For NY Drunk Drivers
'It had been a bad night, and when he tried to drive home he had a terrible argument with his car.'
(re: Philip K. Dick, 8/13/2010 )
Buy Martin Jetpack This Fall
Ah, how long we've been waiting for a usable jetpack. Remember those sf ideas of yesteryear?
(re: John W. Campbell, 3/11/2010 )
'HPEMS' Means 'STOP' In Cop Speak
It induces strong disabling currents in vehicle ignition and control systems.
(re: Various, 1/21/2010 )
AirMule - A Star Wars Landspeeder By Urban Aeronautics
An interesting vehicle with multiple uses - one day, it might be just the thing for speeding around on desert planets.
(re: George Lucas, 1/12/2010 )
Parajet SkyCar Adventure
Unlike most flying cars, you can actually place an order for one of these right now.
(re: Jack Vance, 12/23/2009 )
Self-Balancing Unicycle Mythbuster Video
Fun video shows Mythbusters Adam Savage enjoying his new SBU.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 12/22/2009 )
OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown Foils Carjacker
Predicted by several science fiction writers starting in the 1960's, this device has been tested in the field. And it works.
(re: Keith Laumer, 11/17/2009 )
iPhone App To Drive Your Car
Watch movie then and German engineering now videos of this iPhone app that lets you drive your car by remote control.
(re: Various, 10/31/2009 )
AIDA Affective Intelligent Driving Agent
This cute little 'dashboard droid' should be familiar to sf movie fans everywhere.
(re: George Lucas, 10/31/2009 )
Autonomous Valet Parking By Volkswagen
Imagine leaving your car at the curb of the restaurant, pushing the 'park' button and just walking in for dinner. Watch the video.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/26/2009 )
WaterCar Python Not Your Father's Amphicar
This is not a slow boat and it's not a slow car, either. I'd like to try driving one of these. With video.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/12/2009 )
In-Road Electric Vehicle Charger
Intriguing patent surfaces (with video) for an in-road electric vehicle charging system; you can move on or off the charging strip at will.
(re: Hugo Gernsback, 10/11/2009 )
Honda U3-X Self-Balancing Unicycle Video
With video. What's that you're saying? Another attempt to bring Heinlein's tumblebug to life? That's right.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 9/24/2009 )
Toyota Ignition Breathalyzer Lock
Philip K. Dick told us this was coming almost fifty years ago. Like so many other things.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 9/7/2009 )
eniCycle Self-Balancing Tumblebug
Just the thing for engineers - if they're working on the rolling roads.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 8/22/2009 )
Life-Size Tachikoma Robot Vehicle
This is a pretty nice implementation of the Tachikoma tank, even if it doesn't climb buildings or turn invisible.
(re: Various, 8/15/2009 )
Wooden Helicopter Personal Transportation
The do-it-yourself spirit is alive and well in China; this farmer used materials at hand to construct a personal flying vehicle.
(re: John W. Campbell, 8/9/2009 )
Toyota i-Real Personal Transport Now In Use
Sit up straight if you want to look pedestrians in the eye, then recline for speed. With video.
(re: Various, 6/25/2009 )
Ripsaw MS1 Like Laumer's Bolo
This unmanned tank can do speedy maneuvers and zip along at up to sixty mph. It's not autonomous - yet.
(re: Keith Laumer, 5/13/2009 )
Electric Cars To Make Noise By Law?
A quarter-century ago, an SF writer thought that it might be cool to give silent cars real engine sounds. Now, you might be forced to - and no way to turn it off.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 5/12/2009 )
Tesla Model S Not Your Grandfather's Electric Phaeton
Tesla has finally unveiled their electric car for the rest of us; take a look at the future of the electric Phaeton.
(re: John Jacob Astor IV, 3/27/2009 )
Cajun Crawler Like Segway With Legs - Lots Of Legs
This unique vehicle has the creepiest locomotion I've seen in a while.
(re: Various, 3/20/2009 )
Dynamic Augmented Wheel System Eight-Part Wheel
Interesting concept seems to work as prototype, but despite similarity to smartwheels, I think there is a traditional solution that works better
(re: Neal Stephenson, 3/13/2009 )
Deep Flight Super Falcon Luxury Submarine
Try flying underwater with this unique submersible from Graham Hawke.
(re: Various, 3/10/2009 )
Global Comm Net May Reduce Emissions
Interesting idea for (among other things) reducing emissions of the earthly vehicle fleet.
(re: Doctor Who, 3/8/2009 )
Katana Mono-Wing Rotorcraft Nano Air Vehicle
DARPA is financing this coin-sized flying machine; take a look at four imagined futures as well.
(re: Raymond Z. Gallun, 3/6/2009 )
Hamster Controls iRobot Create Vehicle
This hamster knows where he's going; the next step is to soup up this iRobot hobby robot for some real speed.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 3/5/2009 )
Chrysler To Help Battle Skynet
Hopefully, they won't be saying 'I'll be back - for more money' anytime soon.
(re: Various, 1/27/2009 )
Texting UK Police May Control Your Car
This technology may be familiar to fans of Greg Bear.
(re: Keith Laumer, 1/25/2009 )
Lrry-1 Fire-Breathing, Riding MechaDog Video
You'll need to look at the video before you decide what this thing really is; from the Mutoid Waste Company.
(re: Anthony Boucher, 12/12/2008 )
Moller M400 SkyCar Taking Too Long
What exactly is keeping this guy? Don't we all want skycars? Robert Heinlein certainly did.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 11/25/2008 )
Yamaha Deus Ex Wearable Motorcycle Concept
Although only a concept, the 'Deus Ex' may remind you of another vision of the wearable motorcycle.
(re: Various, 11/10/2008 )
'Mycodiesel' From Patagonian Tree Fungus
Interesting find in the rainforests of Patagonia; the only organism that produces ready-to-use fuel. Put a fungus in your tank.
(re: Neal Stephenson, 11/10/2008 )
Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Like Thunderbirds' Fireflash?
Nuclear-powered aircraft could make a comeback after being given the axe in the 1950's.
(re: Various, 10/30/2008 )
Hover Chair Like Star Wars Landspeeder
Keith Dixon makes himself a hover chair - it's like floating on a cloud. For $9,600 I was hoping to go find some droids...
(re: George Lucas, 10/30/2008 )
Self-Balancing Unicycle - Heinlein's Tumblebug
Nifty cycle looks a lot like what Heinlein described in the 1940's.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/23/2008 )
PlantBot: Humans Provide Gift Of Greater Mobility With 'Skrodes'
Unusual work by an unusual group gives us a glimpse of what Vernor Vinge had in mind fifteen years ago. With interview and moving image.
(re: Vernor Vinge, 10/19/2008 )
Rocket Races Approved For Earth Only, Unfortunately
I'm certainly in favor of rocket racing and this is a good start. However, I can recall at least one sf work that offered rocket racing on somewhat larger scale.
(re: Lester del Rey, 10/17/2008 )
Submersible Aircraft - DARPA's Flying Sub?
I really think that everyone who watched TV in the Sixties knows what they want; and what have those DARPA guys left out of their spec?
(re: Irwin Allen, 10/6/2008 )
Shape-Shifting Bomber In Need Of Plowsharing
Unfortunate budget cuts for DARPA may signal an opportunity for the rest of us to think of peacetime uses for cool military stuff.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 10/5/2008 )
4Moms Stroller: Death Cab For Cutie?
I'm thinking that I must have something in my database under the category of collapsible vehicle, but anyway.
(re: Various, 9/23/2008 )
Satellites To Limit Your Driving Speed
This will make you long for the days when Big Brother contented Himself with merely watching you.
(re: Nat Schachner, 9/18/2008 )
Pribot Robotic Prius Tours 'Frisco
New entry in self-driving sweepstakes comes not from a huge team but from one very determined engineer; you may recall his self-driving motorcycle from four years ago.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 9/17/2008 )
Jetpack From New Zealand Takes Off
Pretty nifty DIY jetpack from New Zealander Glenn Martin; includes better video than that provided by the New York Times.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 7/29/2008 )
Who First Thought About Solar Powered Cars?
The earliest reference I can think of is from 1940. But there are some cool hybrids with solar panels that will be available soon.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 7/11/2008 )
Robot Teddy Bear Chats With Drunk Drivers
If you think that getting into an argument with your car over drinking and driving is a bit surreal, you're right. But, bear knows best.
(re: Philip K. Dick, 6/18/2008 )
Gina Cloth-Covered Car From BMW
Watch the video to see how much this prototype car acts like a mammal with skin; I think we need to talk about exactly what sfnal properties the skin should have.
(re: Neal Stephenson, 6/14/2008 )
Superconducting Electric Motor Car
Now that gas costs $4 per gallon in the States, superconductivity in a car seems like a good idea.
(re: Various, 6/13/2008 )
Self-Repairing Aircraft Mimic Borg Cubes
It may be possible for aircraft to repair structural damage in flight - kind of like a Borg cube, but with no offers to assimilate passengers. Yet.
(re: Raymond Z. Gallun, 5/19/2008 )
Pinta The Robot Sailboat
This robotic sailboat reminds me of another kind of automated vehicle, sailing even further.
(re: Larry Niven, 5/13/2008 )
Audi Snook One-Wheel Concept Gyrocar Updated
Updated with RAH tumblebug picture from June, 1940 Astounding! If you're wondering how much fun it will be to drive, read what Piers Anthony and Robert Margroff wrote forty years earlier.
(re: Anthony/w R. Margroff, 4/17/2008 )
Rocket Racing League Almost Podracing
Take a look at these two videos, and tell me if you think that this exhibition event taking place this summer looks like a good step towards podracing.
(re: George Lucas, 4/16/2008 )
Aptera Electric Vehicle So Cool It's On Star Trek
Just the kind of flivver James Tiberius Kirk would need to be BMOSAC - big man on Starfleet Academy campus.
(re: John Jacob Astor, 3/22/2008 )
DARPA Vulture Five Year Flying Wing
DARPA sets yet another ambitious goal; I don't understand why nobody remembers the amazing prototype aircraft that reached 100,000 feet on solar power alone a few years ago.
(re: E.E. 'Doc' Smith, 3/4/2008 )
MDI OneCat AirCar Breezes Toward Consumers
The AirCar concept still seems to be sound; the Tatas don't put their money in products that don't work.
(re: Various, 2/18/2008 )
Robotic Flying Saucer Drones
This company also has big plans for this little unmanned aerial vehicle.
(re: Michael Crichton, 2/13/2008 )
Ginormous Mech Animals Only Way To Travel
You may not make it all the way to the planet of the Overlords, but you can seriously ride on these animals.
(re: Arthur C. Clarke, 1/29/2008 )
Australasian Intelligent Speed Adaptation Initiative - Big Road Brother
Surveillance is one thing; automated ticketing another. But actually stopping a vehicle automatically?
(re: Keith Laumer, 1/12/2008 )
GM Betting On Driverless Cars
When GM says it thinks that autonomous vehicles will be commercially available in ten years, you're starting to get mainstream.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 1/9/2008 )
Dub Pimpstar Rims LED Wheel Display
Forget driving while talking on a cell phone - this takes distracted driving to a whole new level.
(re: Various, 1/8/2008 )
PAL-V Personal Air And Land Vehicle
The flying car concept is born again for the new year; is this the world's first practical flying car?
(re: Fred Smale, 1/2/2008 )
Disappearing Car Door Perfect For Your Motor Coach
You'll forget all about that gull-wing door nonsense after you've seen this one.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 12/14/2007 )
VertiPod From Air Buoyant: Segway Of The Sky
This is a classic single-person flying machine; you steer it by leaning where you want to go.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 12/11/2007 )
PhantomPark Secret Agent Parking System
I'm pretty sure I saw the idea in the sixties - maybe in a James Bond film. Anyway, you can get one now, if you like.
(re: Various, 11/29/2007 )
Volitan Solar 'Sail' Yacht
The Volitan looks good in this conceptual video; I like the idea of a boat powered by sun and sail only.
(re: Jules Verne, 11/27/2007 )
Waterspout Helicopter Designed To Take Off Underwater
Here's a cool design from a team of American and Israeli students; a submarine-based helicopter that can take off while the sub is still submerged.
(re: Various, 10/31/2007 )
Nissan Pivo 2 Concept Car Spins Its Wheels
You've gotta love this bug-like buggy, but you'll have to watch the tire wear.
(re: Various, 10/5/2007 )
Nano Air Vehicle Floats Like Maple Seed
Next time you crunch through the maple seeds in the spring, be careful where you step.
(re: Various, 9/25/2007 )
X-Hawk Concept Video Vs. Bladerunner Flying Car Video
That's right - you pick the future.
(re: Ridley Scott, 9/7/2007 )
Underwater Express - High Speed Troop-Carrying Torpedo
This remarkable development has at least been foreshadowed by elements of computer games.
(re: Hideo Kojima, 9/5/2007 )
Tribal Pizza Carputer For Snow Crash Deliverator
It's just the first generation, but I can almost smell that fresh 'za gliding silently to my house.
(re: Neal Stephenson, 8/18/2007 )
Tango Motorcycle Monocycle Like Heinlein's Tumblebug
This looks like great fun to ride, way more fun than a Segway, anyway.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 8/3/2007 )
Front Runner Hydrofoil Like Star Wars Podracer
Who knew that Boonta Eve races were held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
(re: George Lucas, 6/22/2007 )
Smart Wheels Are Artificially Intelligent
Looks like the old 'Tiger Paws' advertisement will finally come true - not the tires, but the wheels themselves.
(re: Neal Stephenson, 6/19/2007 )
GEN H-4 Looks Like Heinlein's Copter Harness
John Thomas really wanted one of these, and so do I.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 4/4/2007 )
Blimp Swims Through Air Like A Fish
Yet another use for electroactive polymers, helping non-rigid airships swim like fish.
(re: Various, 3/24/2007 )
MiniC.A.T Urban Air Car
This remarkable car is on the verge of mass production in India; it runs entirely on air.
(re: , 3/20/2007 )
Car Seat Prototype Knows When You Are Sleepy
This smart car seat will wake you up when you get sleepy behind the wheel - but will it get to market fast enough?
(re: Robert Heinlein, 3/5/2007 )
X-Hawk Fancraft Like Blade Runner Flying Car?
Interesting working prototype of a flying car-style VTOL aircraft.
(re: Ridley Scott, 2/6/2007 )
Drivemocion More Expressive Than KITT
I hope this thing offers more than just the smiley face.
(re: Various, 1/23/2007 )
HyperBike - NASA-Supported Heinlein Lunocycle?
This unique bicycle combines elements of old-fashioned big wheels and racing wheelchairs. NASA's interested, too.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 1/22/2007 )
Peter Robbins' Alicia, Tom Swift's Jetmarine
Remarkable homebrew submersible allows builder to live his Tom Swift-inspired fantasy.
(re: Victor Appleton, 12/28/2006 )
First Jetpowered Flying Man
Apparently, the first successful jet-pack; it looks pretty good on YouTube.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 12/25/2006 )
Innespace Dolphin Boat Breaks The Surface
This is another cool dolphin boat - closer to a product this time.
(re: David Brin, 12/11/2006 )
Bionic Dolphins And Whale Waldoes
Amazing prototype submersible is not your father's water toy; this baby's got a Corvette engine.
(re: David Brin, 10/29/2006 )
Shiva The Riding Mechanical Lion
This retro mechanical lion has at least one feature that DARPA's BigDog robot doesn't have...
(re: Various, 10/18/2006 )
DARPA Urban Challenge For Autonomous Vehicles
Cars that can really drive themselves in traffic? DARPA sets the Urban Challenge.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 10/4/2006 )
Rinspeed 'Splash' English Channel Crossing
Amphibious cars are almost speedy enough for sci-fi.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 8/12/2006 )
Hyanide Motorcycle Snowmobile Eyecandy
Part tank, part motorcycle - the Hyanide design prototype looks promising.
(re: , 7/25/2006 )
DARPA Urban Challenge - KITT, Put Up Or Shut Up
Okay, KITT - it's time to come out of retirement and win this thing for Knight Industries.
(re: Various, 5/2/2006 )
CLEVER Car One Meter Wide
The CLEVER car is a zippy little prototype vehicle just one meter wide
(re: Frank Herbert, 4/25/2006 )
Eunicycle Single-Wheel Gyro-Stabilized Scooter
Dr. Trevor Blackwell has constructed a self-balancing, powered unicycle he calls the Eunicycle. It's pretty close to what Robert Heinlein had in mind in 1940 in The Roads Must Roll.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 1/31/2005 )
Mac Mini and KITT The Knight Rider
the 6.5"x2" Apple Mac Mini is just the right size to fit into a car stereo single-DIN compartment. Let the Mac Mini custom auto conversions begin!
(re: Neal Stephenson, 1/13/2005 )
Ornithopters In Fact And Fiction
An ornithopter (a flapping wing aircraft) under development at the University of Toronto's Institute for Aerospace Studies may yet make Leonardo da Vinci's dream a reality. Frank Herbert fully visualized them in Dune.
(re: Frank Herbert, 12/2/2004 )
Animaris Rhinoceros Transport
The Animaris Rhinoceros Transport is - well, I don't know what it is. It stands about 4.7 meters tall, and is constructed with a steel skeleton covered with a polyester skin.
(re: George Lucas, 9/29/2004 )
SubjuGator: Flying Sub From Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
The SubjuGator is an autonomous underwater vehicle based on the design of the Flying Sub
(re: Irwin Allen, 9/20/2004 )
Springtail EFV-4B Personal Air Vehicle From Trek Aerospace
The Springtail EFV-4B Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) is a fourth-generation vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft powered by a single engine.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 6/15/2004 )
VolksVegan - Biodiesel Powered Vehicles
The VolksVegan biodiesel is a great little car; any diesel vehicle can be converted to run on vegetable oil. Rudolph Diesel would have approved!
(re: William Gibson, 4/12/2004 )
Skyray Human Glider Flight
Tired of dawdling along at one hundred and twenty miles an hour, a typical terminal velocity for human-shaped skydivers? Can you go faster? and farther?
(re: Robert Heinlein, 12/17/2003 )
EMBRIO Embodies The Tumblebug
Bombardier recently came up with a new concept vehicle that "promises a whole new experience on the road." The EMBRIO would be a single-wheeled vehicle that used gyroscopes and sensors to maintain proper attitude.
(re: Robert Heinlein, 11/30/2003 )

 

 

 

 

 

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