Automotive, Cycling & Transportation News

Caseboards’ Skateboard Looks Good in the Boardroom

  Electric longboards are becoming increasingly popular for getting around, but carrying them around once you reach your destination is a real pain. If only there was a board that turned into its own case. Caseboards is an electrically powered skateboard that folds into a briefcase, making it easy to carry around. The board uses a powerful 500-watt brushless electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery that gives the skater a range of up to 18 miles depending on load, surface and grade. The board also uses regenerative braking that will charge the battery when slowing down or going [...]

The Extreme BajaBoard Takes the Skateboard Off-Road

  All vehicles provide some freedom and the most fun of those take us off the beaten path. Everything from the Jeep to the mountain bike has changed our off-road experience, and now it is the skateboard's turn. BajaBoard is an off-road electric mountain board that can power a rider down dirt paths or across fields at just over 30 miles per hour. Four independent RockShox shock absorbers in a double wishbone configuration provide the rider with stability on each of the all-terrain wheels with the suspension system actually designed to handle jumps. Power to the board comes from [...]

Smartphone-Sized JUMPR can Jumpstart a Car

  Portable power is a lifesaver when a small mobile device like a phone or camera is running low on juice and with JUMPR, really big mobile devices can also get the power they need with a jumpstart. JUMPR is no bigger than a smartphone and packs enough power to jumpstart a dead car battery. Inside the metallic case is a 6,000 milliamp-hour lithium polymer battery that is capable of delivering twelve volts at a peak of 300 amps. With the included jumper cables, that gives JUMPR the ability to start almost all four- and six-cylinder engines. As impressive [...]

The Lumen Bicycle Uses Ambient City Lights to Glow Bright

  When you are out in the bright lights of a big city night on your bicycle, safety means being seen. The Lumen glow bicycle uses those bright city lights making urban riding safer. The Lumen glow bicycle is coated with a retro-reflective powder that contains hundreds of thousands of microscopic spheres. These spheres do not just reflect the light, they return the light to its source giving the bike and rims a glow that can be seen up to 1,000 feet away without charging luminescent tape or batteries. During the day, the hand-welded double-butted chromoly steel bike has [...]

The URB-E E-Vehicle Makes Urban Commuting a Breeze

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   People looking for alternative and green urban transportation are getting another option that is also extremely portable. URB-E is a foldable electric scooter that completes your commute giving you a compact and lightweight vehicle for the, "last mile." URB-E unfolds from a form factor that enables the system to go anywhere when not in use, like on a train, bus or pulled along like luggage. The vehicle only weighs twenty-seven pounds, including the lithium-ion battery that will power URB-E for a range of [...]

Turn Heads with the Lunasee Hi-Viz Wheel Lighting Safety System

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   Riding a motorcycle at night safely means being seen and not wondering if the next car encounter will be the driver that did not see you. The Lunasee Hi-Viz Wheel Lighting system lights up your bike profile with a stylish glow, ensuring people will notice. The Lunasee Hi-Viz Wheel Lighting system is a combination of frame-mounted LED lights and wheel rim applied photoluminescent tape. Installing the system takes about two to five hours depending on your skills and involves applying the four-millimeter tape [...]

OBDLink MX WiFi Truly Connects Drivers with Their Cars

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   If you have ever experienced the frustration of a dashboard light diagnostic and wondered if the mechanic is being honest with you, or maybe you want to really check out a vehicle before you buy it, then you need to check out OBDLink MX WiFi. OBDLink MX WiFi is a small dongle-type device that connects directly to your automobiles on-board diagnostics port and allows real-time interaction with your car. Setting up OBDLink takes about three minutes, just plug it in, download the app [...]

RYNO is Single-Wheel Personal Transportation with Style

  If you are a fan of John Hart's "B.C." comic strip, you know the fastest way for a cave-person to get around is on their single rock-wheel scooter. The RYNO Cycle is a new evolution in personal transportation for the modern caveman and woman. The RYNO Cycle is an all-electric single-wheel personal transport that self-balances much like a Segway and can propel the rider at ten miles-per-hour for up to ten miles on a single charge. The cycle uses two sealed lead-acid batteries to drive the motors giving the bike enough torque to carry up to 260 total [...]

Motorized Coasting on an E-Go Cruiser Electric Longboard

  Check It Out or Buy on Amazon (Paid Link)   When I hear the term, "e-vehicle" I usually think automotive or bicycle; not skateboard. The E-Go Cruiser longboard is changing my mind and forever changing casual sidewalk surfing. The E-Go Cruiser is a quality Canadian maple deck longboard that uses a 400-watt peak electric motor and a synchronous drive-belt transmission to power the wheels. The speed is controlled through a wireless hand-held throttle with two selectable top speeds depending on your style, either 10 or 20 kilometers per hour, or about 7 or [...]