It's been a long while since we've covered Phoenix Motorcars. Following the company's 2009 bankruptcy and a shift in focus away from light duty vehicles, Phoenix fell off our radar a bit. But, as promised all those years ago, Phoenix is still working on alternative-fuel vehicles and has just announced the launch of a new electric vehicle platform and all-electric shuttle bus.
Believe it or not, the Induct Navia is not the first boxy, autonomous shuttle we've ever seen. That honor goes to the VIPA (a French acronym that stands for Autonomous Individual Passenger Vehicle) from Ligier that made its debut at the 2011 Challenge Bibendum. As we said upon seeing that bit of wheeled craziness, self-driving boxes are a cool idea, given right environment. Induct showed off the Navia at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, and we, for one, welcome our new box-driving
One brilliant man considers space exploration among a short list of areas most likely to affect the future of humanity. Can you guess who? Not a famous politician or an astronaut, at least yet; it was an eager entrepreneur named Elon Musk. The man is best known for co-founding PayPal and Tesla Motors, both of which are considered to be nothing short of revolutionary. But did you know that his greatest attempt at advancing humanity comes from his lesser known company, SpaceX? In 2002, Space Expl
After nearly 30 years and 134 liftoffs NASA launched its final shuttle into orbit. Space shuttle Atlantis will carry out the program's last mission. While the future of NASA's budget still remains up in the air, we at TRANSLOGIC want to recognize all that the shuttle program has accomplished. The crew onboard the Atlantis, Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley, Mission Specialist Sandy Magnus and Mission Specialist Rex Walheim, are finishing off a very special program that we can all be
Sometime today, astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis are scheduled to begin fitting the Hubble telescope with three new gyroscopes. But why does Autoblog care? Well, apart from the fact that the whole mission is super cool, one of the galactic grease monkeys wielding a wrench today will be Andrew J. Feustel. He's one of us car guys who really wanted to be an astronaut and found a way to make it happen.