The power to move… out of thin air

The power to move… out of thin air

Still waiting for the hydrogen economy to ignite and save us from the oil squeeze and environmentally unsustainable fossil fuels? New Zealand engineer John Fleming is part of an effort to bypass the hydrogen era and go directly to the nitrogen-hydrogen economy. Pure...
Bill Martin revolutionises gearshifting

Bill Martin revolutionises gearshifting

Kiwi inventor Bill Martin has developed a gearbox that looks set to consign current manual and automatic transmissions to the dustbin of history. The last big breakthrough in automatic gearboxes was in 1928 with synchromesh. Now, 90 years later Martin’s...

The Flying Car finally comes of age

Terrafugia has completed flight testing of the Transition POC (Proof of Concept). Introducing the Transition®. Simply land at the airport, fold your wings up and drive home. Fly a distance of 725 kilometers at speeds of 115 km/hour; requires a special license to drive...