TRANS PORTATION curated News March 5th

BOATS - Remote-Control Cargo Ships Could Set Sail
These unmanned vessels would be steered by onshore e-navigation systems. Continue reading
http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/remote-control-cargo


Bykes - Lazareth Wazuma GT isn't a car, isn't a motorcycle, is somehow legal
Filed under: Performance, Geneva Motor Show, Europe, SpecialtyLazareth, a motorcycle and automobile tuner that hails from France, is known for producing some of the most outrageous custom creations in all of Europe. Its latest, known as the Wazuma GT, can be seen above. It's got four wheels but really only three contact points, the minimum amount of bodywork possible, two seats and an engine.It's the details that make the Wazuma GT special, start ...
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/lazareth-wazuma-gt-geneva


Bykes - Yamaha Champions Riding School Teaches Motorcycling On The Track
I recently had the opportunity to participate in the Yamaha Champions Riding School at Miller Motorsports Park outside of Salt Lake City, Utah .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonfogelson/2014/03/05/yamaha-


Bykes - You can join Team Nature at the 2014 Five Boro Bike Tour
The Nature Conservancy is calling for riders to join their team .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/you-can-join-team-nature-201


CARS - Brabus G800 iBusiness 'literally knows no limits' and has WiFi
Filed under: Aftermarket, Performance, SUV, Geneva Motor Show, Europe, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury, Off-RoadYou might think that bombing around in a V12, 800-horsepower, 1,047-pound-feet of torque, triple-black German mega-SUV - both on paved roads and over broken ground - would be more than enough entertainment for your average gazillionare. As it turns out, or at least as the Brabus G800 iBusiness would suggest, even all of that gets a little dry if ...
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/brabus-g800-ibusiness-mer


CARS - Dazzling Interior Could Save 2015 Sonata
Not a lot of details are visible – call them broader strokes instead. It seems as if the new Sonata will get a larger infotainment screen that is placed higher on the dash .. ...
2015 Hyundai Sonata interior
http://www.torquenews.com/108/hyundai-reveals-interior-2015-


CARS - Even the Chevy Bowtie Grille Emblem on the Camaro Z/28 is High Performance
During the early stages of aerodynamic testing of the 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, the team found that the Chevrolet “Bowtie” emblem on the grille displaced a surprising amount of air
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Flowtie
http://www.torquenews.com/106/even-chevy-bowtie-grille-emble


CARS - Geneva: Carlsson's CS50 Versailles is gold-plated S-Class excess
Filed under: Sedan, Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz, LuxuryThere's always that guy at the party who takes the joke too far, and at this year's Geneva Motor Show that role falls on the shoulders of the German tuners at Carlsson with its CS50 Versailles. It has created a customized Mercedes-Benz S-Class covered in thousands of dollars of gold leaf.Carlsson claims that the CS50 is inspired by the famed Palace of Versailles in France,
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/carlssons-cs50-versailles


CARS - Geneva: Redesigned Citroën C1 brings a bit of Paris style to Geneva [w/video]
Filed under: Convertible, Budget, Geneva Motor Show, Hatchback, CitroënFans of super-small city cars should be enjoying our Geneva Motor Show coverage, as the flashy Toyota Aygo, the Peugeot 108 and this new Citroën C1 are all making their introductions.We already told you about its polarizing eyelashes over the headlamps, and we'll admit, they're a dominant feature in the front of the car. The rest of this little French hatch is far more convent ...
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/redesigned-citroen-c1-vid


CARS - Get a load of these crazy European Nimrods
Filed under: Aftermarket, Coupe, Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Design/Style, Off-RoadI've been attending the Geneva Motor Show for the better part of a decade, and it's become my favorite stop on the entire show circuit, in large part because of all the exotic automakers, coachbuilders and green startups. I also love the Palexpo's consistently mind-bending displays of tuners, who typically work exclusively on six-figure automobiles.
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/nimrod-elite-tuning-lambo


CARS - Hamann BMW M6 Mirror can now cash the checks its body writes
Filed under: Aftermarket, Coupe, Performance, Geneva Motor Show, BMWAnyone remember the Hamann Mirror? Need a refresher? The Mirror is German tuning company Hamann's idea of a BMW M6. It was shown at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show as an M6 Gran Coupe, sporting a ridiculous paint job and some meaty, multi-spoke 21-inch wheels.Consider this car the Mirror Mark 2. Based on the M6 Coupe, Hamann has applied a similar visual theme, using the same 21-inc ...
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/hamann-bmw-m6-mirror-gene


CARS - Hamann gets stealthy with its more powerful Lamborghini Aventador Limited
Filed under: Aftermarket, Coupe, Performance, Geneva Motor Show, LamborghiniThe tuners at Hamann have gotten their hands on the Lamborghini Aventador and are offering a suite of stealthy upgrades and a boost in power for buyers who don't think Lambo's top model is already enough. The company wants to create a special model with "uniqueness in every way."The Limited wears a two-tone body kit in Stealth Grey matte paint with Poison Green trim. Hama ...
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/hamann-lamborghini-aventa


CARS - Honda Civic Type R concept reveal will dominate Geneva Auto Show
Honda Motors is very good at producing pent up anticipation in its fan base by leaking pre-show press releases and photo snippets. The Civic Type R is not the exception .. ...
2015 TypeR Concept
http://www.torquenews.com/1574/honda-civic-type-r-concept-re


CARS - IED Torino students dream up the PassoCorto for Hyundai
Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Performance, Geneva Motor Show, HyundaiEvery year the students at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin work up something new to unveil at the Geneva Motor Show. It's usually a concept for an Italian automaker (like the Alfa Romeo Gloria, the Cisitalia 202 E or the Abarth ScorpION) or at least something European (like the concepts they worked up with McLaren or the ones they did for Aston Martin). But thi ...
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/hyundai-passocorto-ied-to


CARS - Nissan GT-R NISMO and BladeGlider at Geneva are powerful reminders
The Nissan booth at the Geneva Motor Show is hopping with new showcases for the company's European audience .. ...
NIssan BladeGlider at Geneva
http://www.torquenews.com/1080/nissan-shows-gt-r-nismo-and-b


CARS - Nissan unveils the new Juke at Geneva - what will we get?
At the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland, Nissan has unveiled the new-generation of the Juke crossover .. ...
New Nissan Juke at Geneva
http://www.torquenews.com/1080/nissan-unveils-new-juke-genev


CARS - Official: 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo priced from $149,990* [w/videos]
Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Videos, NissanRemember when they called the Nissan GT-R a supercar-slayer? You can drop the "slayer" part, because the Japanese brute known as Godzilla has long since grown from an ankle-biter nipping at the heels of giants to a giant in its own right. And if that's the case with the "basic" GT-R, it's certainly the case with the new GT-R Nismo.While the base price for the GT-R has breached the six-fig ...
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/2015-nissan-gt-r-nismo-pr


CARS - Quant e-Sportlimousine shows promising tech with a confusing backstory [w/video]
Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Geneva Motor Show, Europe, Videos, Electric, LuxuryThe Quant e-Sportlimousine that you see here is just the kind of fascinating concept car that the Geneva Motor Show is known for offering up. The product of an energy company called nanoFLOWCELL AG based in Liechtenstein - with help at various points along the way from Koenigsegg and Bosch - the Quant promises a very advanced battery pack to power the electric dr ..
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/quant-e-sportlimousine-vi


CARS - We obsessively covered the 2014 Geneva Motor Show... and there's more to come!
Filed under: Geneva Motor ShowDespite only having two press days, there's so much coming out of the Geneva Motor Show that we feel compelled to run it over the majority of the week. That in mind, here's a look at everything we've covered thus far, and be sure to check this space again soon for our final wrap-up of coverage. Stay tuned. Get a load of these crazy European Nimrods The 2014 Ruf RCT offers rear-drive action with 911 ...
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/06/geneva-motor-show-roundup


EVs - Chinese Automaker Gets Go-Ahead to Sell Electric Vehicles
http://origin-www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-05/chine


EVs - Elon Musk Expands Electric Car Supercharger Network and Stores into Europe Regardless of Bad Economy
GENEVA, Switzerland – In order to serve a growing customer base in Europe, Tesla will open more than 30 new service centers and stores across the continent, the company announced today at the Geneva Motor Show. Tesla will also continue rapidly expanding its Supercharger network, allowing Model S drivers to travel long distances across Europe.. .. ...
electric car europe






http://solarthermalmagazine.com/2014/03/04/elon-musk-expands


EVs - Watch Out, Europe: Tesla Is Coming For You
When it comes to Elon Musk's ambition, there are no boundaries -- or at least borders .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/briansolomon/2014/03/05/watch-ou


FUELS - Several Large Companies Commit to Using Hydrogen Fuel Cells for a Number of Applications
SANTA BARBARA, CA – March 4, 2014 – HyperSolar, Inc. (OTC:HYSR), the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and any source of water, today commented that it is strongly encouraged by recent commitments of Fortune 500 companies to use hydrogen fuel cells for a number of applications. Last week, Walmart,..
hypersolar making hydrogen from solar






http://solarthermalmagazine.com/2014/03/04/several-large-com


TRAFFIC - Pedestrian Deaths Down In First Half of 2013, Report Says
There is some good news for walkers: for the first time since 2009, the number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is declining, reversing a three-year uptick .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2014/03/05/pedestrian-


TRAFFIC - Watch this driver hit 55 consecutive green lights in Manhattan
Filed under: Etc., VideosSometimes you just have to take joy in the little wins in life. It's not always about getting the big promotion at work or winning the lottery, sometimes it's just enough to hit a green light at the perfect time. And sometimes that turns into two lights, then three, and if you are the guy in the video below, it turns into 55 consecutive green signals.There are mitigating circumstances of course. The driver is in Manhattan ...
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/05/driver-hit-55-consecutive