Nepal's Fifteen-Hour Jeep Ride From Hell

The Jeep Ride From Hell is a 15 hour journey (if you’re lucky) from the Nepalese town of Salleri to Kathmandu. There’s a reason why it’s a “jeep” and not a bus. That reason is that the “roads” are anything but; we often needed four-wheel drive to cross streams, get out of ruts, and make it through mud. All while carrying 15 people in a 9-passenger vehicle. But hey, it is the cheapest way to reach Mt Everest.

Wes Anderson's Movies Have The Most Beautiful POV Driving Scenes

Video The worlds that Wes Anderson creates in his movies are so beautiful that even something as mundane as driving from one point to the next seems like a fun-filled adventure. Here are his POV scenes of vehicles from movies like the Life Aquatic and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

How Ford's Top Interior Designer Puts The Future In The Front Seat

Amko Leenarts is the Director of Interior Design for Ford Motor Company, creating the interior look for Ford’s products worldwide. He spoke with Gizmodo about the design influences, technology and safety considerations that go into future designs.

The World's Smallest Electric Vehicle Is More Compact Than A Carry-On

Trikelet, which is being billed as the world’s smallest electric vehicle, is probably not going to suffice for your morning commute if you’re coming in from the suburbs. But to get you from wherever you park your car to your desk, it sure beats having to fight the rat race on foot.

This Chinese Farmer Is Recycling Suitcases Into Electric Scooters

This farmer wants to recycle old suitcases into inexpensive small-sized scooters. After 10 years of work he came up with this invention, capable of carrying two people and run up to 20km/h for 60km on one charge. It even includes a navigation system.

Segway Trike Manages To Defeat The Whole Purpose Of Segway

It’s almost as if Segway decided to make its own non-balancing Segway knock-off, but there are actually strategic reasons for adding that third wheel, the company claims. Because the SE-3 Patroller isn’t always self-balancing and making constant minute adjustments, it can maximise its range with its rechargeable and swappable Li-ion batteries. And, it’s much easier for police officers or security guards to quick hop on and off when in pursuit of a suspect.

France Spent $20 Billion On Trains That Don't Fit Its Stations

France’s national railway operator, SNCF, recently ordered 2000 new trains at a cost of more than $US20 billion. Now, it’s found out that they’re too big for many of the stations they’re supposed to pass through. And this isn’t the kind of order you can return.

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future Of Transportation

Tekhnika Molodezhi, or “Technology for the Youth”, is a Soviet and Russian monthly science magazine that’s been published since 1933. Like its US and French counterparts, Popular Mechanics or the Le Petite Journal, the magazine is famous for its spectacular covers — often depicting fantastic scenes from the possible future.

Monster Machines: This 130km/h Badger Fits In The Belly Of An Osprey

US ground forces are about to get an awesome new whip from Boeing’s Phantom Works: a petite combat support vehicle combining power, speed and all-terrain traction to deliver soldiers to just about anywhere on Earth — without all the hiking.

Silent But Deadly: EU Wants Electric Cars To Add Sounds For Safety

Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who’s ever had a near-miss with a Prius.

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