Host Jonathon Buckley heads to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show to experience the next generation of automotive technology.
The Virtue Pedalist aims to combine the best of the bike and trike world to create the ultimate green commuter. With the e-assist of an electric bike, the stability of a tricycle, the storage of a cargo bike, and the aerodynamic enclosure of a velomobile, the Virtue Pedalist offers a little bit of everything.
Translogic heads to the Motor City for some head-to-head racing, only these vehicles have four motors and fly through the air. Detroit Drone hosts first-person view, or FPV, races for multicopter enthusiasts throughout the area. Watch as Translogic host Jonathon Buckley pops on a headset and takes the controls of his own drone for a high-speed race around Detroit's Russell Industrial Center.
Translogic heads to St. Cloud, MN to hit the dirt bike trails with X Games champion "Monster" Mike Schultz. In 2008, Schultz had a snowmobiling accident that required the amputation of his left leg. Now, as president of BioDapt he's developed the Moto Knee, a prosthetic leg specifically designed for extreme sports performance.
Translogic's Jonathon Buckley takes to the hills of Mulholland atop the Energica Ego, an all-electric performance motorcycle out of Italy. And while our ride takes place in the US, Energica CEO Livia Cevolini joins the conversation from across the pond to give us details on one of the world's first production-ready electric superbikes.
Translogic heads to Austin, TX for a chance to drive the all-electric Zombie 222, a 1968 Ford Mustang converted by Mitch Medford and his team at Blood Shed Motors. The Zombie 222 has classic looks, but modern performance with over 800 horsepower and 1,800 ft-lbs of torque, making it the fastest electric car we've ever driven on Translogic.
In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA, for the 2015 DRC Finals and track two of the teams vying for millions in prize money.
Translogic host Jonathon Buckley tests Lighting Motorcycles' all-electric LS-218 superbike. With a top speed of 218 mph, the LS-218 is the fastest production bike in the world – electric or otherwise. Its 150-kW electric motor produces 200 horsepower and 168 lb-ft of torque, making it one of the most powerful superbikes on the market today.
Translogic heads to Lincoln, NE, to check out the Rocket Mobility Tomahawk, an all-terrain tracked wheelchair that can help people with disabilities get out to explore the trails. We chat with Rocket Mobility President Brice Crawford, then go for a ride with Tomahawk user Alex McKiernan.
Translogic visits Georgia Tech for a glimpse at the future of parking. First, we demo Ford's remote parking program by driving a golf cart around campus from the comfort of an off-site lab; think of remote parking as a virtual valet. Then we see how Ford's "parking spotter" works, a crowd-sourced way of finding an open space.
- Jonathon Buckley
- Creator/Executive Producer
- Adam Morath
- Matt Wood
- Director of Photography
- Tomi Skarica