20 minutes. That's how long it took someone to stop and ask me about the cherry red Volkswagen California I was driving.
Welcome to the United States Canadian border in Port Huron, Michigan. Behind me is the Blue Water Bridge. Beside me is a blue Volvo V60 Polestar. This is the last year for this generation of car, and while it is old, this performance wagon is still a blast to drive.
Iceland is quickly becoming a hot tourist destination, with the amount of visitors having doubled in the past two years (thanks millennials). And it is no wonder why. The country is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes and volcanic activity in the world.
There are very few things in this word that I enjoy more than a road trip through the mountains, so I didn't hesitate when Volkswagen invited us to take their newest SUVs, the Tiguan and Atlas, on a road trip through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.
By the end of our four day trip we had scaled mountains, driven along the cliffs of the coast, through canyons and rain forests.
Nelys Navas left her life as a doctor behind to start a taxi company, driving tourists around Havana in her father's restored 1929 Ford Model A.
Normally in our Crowdfunding Combat series we pick two similar Kickstarter projects and pit them head to head against one another in a winner-takes-all combat to the death (minus the whole death part), but not this week. In this edition of Crowdfunding Combat we will take a look at three new-age tricycles, the urban mobility-inspired Me-Mover and Halfbike, as well as the showier Verrado Electric Drift Trike by Local Motors.
Google Street View is hardly new. The tech giant introduced this Google Maps enhancement in 2007 to help users experience unfamiliar locations as if they were there. In 2012, Google unveiled Trekker, a combination of their Street View camera and a backpack. This device has allowed Street View to go off road, and now even off land.
In early December, online retail goliath Amazon made headlines when they announced their plan for octocopter delivery drones, but that's not the only use for multi-rotor aerial technology. Similar multicopters have become extremely popular with photography and filmmaking enthusiasts in recent years by offering a reasonably inexpensive way to take aerial photos and videos.
It's another day and electric automaker Tesla Motors is in the news once again.
Every year, businesses spend billions of dollars on advertising, often with the goal of getting consumers to their locations to purchase goods or services. While ads can certainly be an effective means of getting people out of their chairs and into their cars, wouldn't it just be easier if the business picked you up?
There's something about a road trip that invariably gets me excited. Maybe it's the cultural remains of Manifest Destiny or my own sense of adventure, but each year I, like millions of other Americans, pack my vehicle to the brim with enough supplies to survive a mild nuclear winter and head off across the continent.
When all of us here at TRANSLOGIC were still youngsters, riding our bikes, dreaming of the day when electric cars would make a comeback, we, just like most kids, hated wearing our helmets. We knew the safety benefits, but helmets were uncomfortable, you always pinched your chin with the strap, and, most of all, a helmet made you look totally lame.
We all know the dangers of texting while driving, but what about Google Glass-ing while driving?
Among the cyclists here at TRANSLOGIC, there are two shared concerns: getting hit by a car, and losing our bike lock key. One is obviously much worse than the other, but locking up your bike a few miles from home only to realize that the key is an hour's walk away isn't exactly a great feeling either.
While we don't quite yet live in an era of jetpack travel, we are inching closer and closer thanks to visionaries like the Martin Aircraft Company.
Ed. Crowdfunding Combat is a new recurring series on the TRANSLOGIC blog that profiles two active campaigns on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and asks readers to vote on the idea they like best. The TRANSLOGIC blog staff does not endorse or contribute to the campaigns featured within the Crowdfunding Combat posts. Reader votes will have no direct bearing on the outcome of the featured campaigns.