The $US10 million Automotive X-Prize was billed as a “Revolution Through Competition”, which backers said would promote real-world-capable “safe, affordable and desirable” 42km/L vehicles. The reality is it’s a complete farce. [Jalopnik]
Of the 136 fuel-efficient vehicles entered into the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize, three 100 mile-per-gallon contenders emerged victorious this week to share in the $US10 million prize. These are their names:
A program called MoonBots will allow children to simulate the conditions of Google’s $US30 million Lunar X Prize—get rover to the moon, snap HD pics, kick ass—but turns up the quirkiness (and the cool factor) by incorporating Lego.