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Dashbot Is Your New Personal AI (In Your Car) | Autoblog Minute

California's Next Thing Co. created Dashbot your personal AI for your car.

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Bike Mine explodes to protect your bike or motorcycle

It produces a sound like a gunshot.

Before a thief notices the device has been fitted, a 150 db blast is triggered.

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Hitch Theaters makes the drive-in theater a go-anywhere option

A tow-hitch-mounted screen and a projector can turn your truck bed into a tiny movie theater.

The drive-in theater may be dying, but a new Kickstarter campaign wants to give you the ability to watch a big-screen blockbuster anywhere your truck can go.

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TrapTap maps speed traps and more

TrapTap, which has raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter with about a week to go, alerts drivers to speed traps, school zones, speed zones, and red light cameras by blinking red, green, or blue.

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Help make this amazing cars of Cuba book a reality [w/video]

Expert automotive photographer Piotr Degler has a Kickstarter for a coffee table book with over 200 magnificent images of Cuba's car culture.

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Voyomotive Voyo offers smartphone control of your car on Kickstarter

By combining data from the OBD-II port and vehicle relays, the Kickstarter for the Voyo claims to give drivers access to useful automotive features right from their smartphone. In addition to reams of useful data and the ability to control the locks, some models can even get a form of stop/start.

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Quikbyke Q-pod wants to Kickstart e-bike rental pop-up shops

EVWorld Seeks $275,000 In Crowdfunding For Its Traveling Electric Bikes

EVWorld publisher starts a Kickstarter campaign for a new electric-assist bicycle startup.

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Maxwell EP0 is the lightweight e-bike for bicycle purists

The No-Frills Electric Road Bike Weighs In At 26 Pounds

Maxwell Motorbikes is offering its lightweight electric bicycle through its Kickstarter campaign.

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The complete story of electric motorcycles gets Kickstarted

Book Will Detail History And Its Affect On Motorsports Today

Electric motorcycles have come a long way in the past 45 years. A new book by Ted Dillard will tell the story of their rise, and how it intersects with technological innovation, renewable energy and motorsports. At least, it will if the Kickstarter campaign supporting it continues down a successful path.

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Translogic 163: Acton Rocket Skates

Some of the most memorable Road Runner cartoons feature Wile E. Coyote strapping rockets onto his roller skates in ill-advised attempts to catching the blindingly fast bird. Things never seemed to work out for Wile E., but they do seem to be looking up for Acton founder Peter Treadway. The first iteration of his electric motorized skates made their debut on KickStarter in 2012. His latest model of Acton Rocket Skates exceeded their funding

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Novel head-up display aims to improve lap times with video-game-like ghost car [w/video]

Ever wish racing in real life was more like playing Gran Turismo or Forza? By that we don't mean lots of swearing and sideswiping other racers into corners – we just think it would just be useful to have all of the game's data available on-the-fly in real life, especially a ghost car for comparing previous laps. A solution for track drivers may be on the way from a c

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Australia's Joss supercars not dead yet, needs Kickstarter help [w/video]

Australia's Joss Developments made it further than some boutique supercar makers having actually produced a test car. However, the auto industry has always been a hard place for start-ups, just look at the failures of even high-profile ventures like Fisker, and Joss eventually succumbed. Or so it seemed. The Aussies are back, and this time they hope to raise the necessary funds to sell their JP1 track

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Of course we'd like to Kickstart a hoverbike [w/video]

It may not be a flying car, and it may not even be a Hoverboard. But we don't care. A hoverbike is still incredibly awesome, and there's now a chance to bring just such a device to the real world thanks to Kickstarter.

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Carpool Deville aims to be the world's fastest hot tub

The world needs crazy inventors with wild dreams. While we might not long for the things that they create, their contraptions certainly make the day a little more enjoyable. Take the Carpool Deville as an example. Nobody (well, almost nobody) is asking for a hot tub fashioned from a 1969 Cadillac that is still drivable. But now that you know that such a beast exists, don't try to tell us you aren't at least intrigued.

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Real FX could be the R/C slot car racing of the future

If you're of a certain age your simulated driving experiences probably followed an order something

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Whill aims to redefine the personal mobility vehicle [w/videos]

Meet the Whill Type-A. The product of a small group of engineers who worked at Japanese electronics companies and automakers - they started off with a motorized add-on for conventional wheelchairs three years ago - it's not a wheelchair, but a four-wheel-drive personal mobility device focused on style and maneuverability.

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Fish on wheels could become reality with your help [w/video]

We were impressed by the Fish on Wheels fish-controlled electric car a few months ago for its ability to blend technology and clever design. Now, Studio Diip, the Dutch company behind the cart, hopes to offer it to consumers through a Kickstarter campaign and bring the fish onto land.

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Havana Motor Club documentary revs up Cuban street racing scene

From the 1959 Cuban Revolution until just recently, it was illegal to buy or sell cars in Cuba without government approval. There were also very few new cars brought into the country. At the same time, racing was also banned on the island nation because it was considered an elitist sport. Of course, a government can do its best to prohibit whatever it wants, but that's not always g

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Local Motors Verrado Electric Trike drifts past Kickstarter goal

Well, it looks like Local Motors has blown by its fundraising goal for its Verrado Electric Drift Bike by a cool $6,000 so far. Riding sideways, of course. As it should be.

Crowdfunding Combat: ATLAS Heavylifting Multicopter vs. The Pocket Drone

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.

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