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Rolls Royces Self-Driving Concept Car is a Wild and Crazy Vision of the Future

Supercar Blondie got to visit the Rolls Royce HQ to check out the Rolls Royce Vision 103EX concept car. The futuristic vehicle is Rolls Royce’s interpretation of what their self-driving car of the future might look like. The ‘Vision’ marks the 103rd experimental vehicle built by Rolls Royce. While these concept cars rarely make it to production as they are presented, they often provide inspiration for future models to come. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/rolls-royce-vision-103ex-concept-car-tour/

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BMW Unveils One of a Kind X6 in Vantablack

To hype up the world premiere of the third-generation BMW X6, the world’s first and only vehicle in Vantablack will be unveiled at this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The name Vantablack has already become synonymous with an entire range of extremely black coatings and paints such as VBx2. It contains an acronym of the technology enabling this superior black in its first two syllables, which stand for Vertically Aligned Nano Tube Array, a matrix made out of carbon. Each of these carbon nanotubes has a length of 14 to 50…

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Multilayered Timelapse Captures the Chaotic Beauty of Scooters in Taiwan

“Multiverse” is a short film by Hiroshi Kondo that captures the scooter culture of Taiwan. On Vimeo he explains: A crowd moving in one direction. People who flow in a moment. A scene where the difference with other people disappears and looks uniform. There are many different kinds of life there. You can feel invisible energy when you see a large mass of individuals.   I set myself in the streets of Taiwan, and I multilayered a lot of time to create a new timeline that reflects individuals. With Music…

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Theres a Garden Contest on the Backs of Japanese Mini Trucks and Its Awesome

Japanese mini trucks or Kei trucks, are small practical vehicles that meet Japan’s guidelines as a ‘light vehicle’. They are popular in Japan because of their manoeuvrability through small side streets and their ability to park in tight spaces. According to Spoon & Tamago, there’s an annual contest sponsored by the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors that challenges drivers to transform the back of their trucks into miniature gardens. There are few limitations and that has inspired people to stretch the idea of a garden into wild and creative places.…

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Guy Converts Old Ambulance He Bought Off eBay and Starts Driving South

Photograph by @vanlife_ian_down_travels on Instagram Late last year Ian Dow took a leap of faith and bought an old ambulance from Missouri on eBay for US$2,800. After driving it over 2,000 KM back to his home in Cali, he immediately began to convert it into what he called his, ‘adventure/travel machine and tiny home’. After six months of salvaging, building and tinkering he was ready for adventure with his new home, nicknamed ‘El Salvador’, and his best friend and dog, ‘Dino’. Photograph by @vanlife_ian_down_travels on Instagram Photograph by @vanlife_ian_down_travels on…

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There are Roads in Australia that are So Boring they Have Trivia Signs to Keep Drivers Alert

In Australia it seems everything is just a bit more dangerous. The animals are bigger, the insects are deadlier, and apparently some roads are so long and boring, the government has erected trivia signs in ‘fatigue zones’ to keep drivers alert and reduce crashes and fatalities. Reddit user eppinizer recently shared an example of these trivia road signs while driving on the A1 just north of Tooloombah Creek Conservation Park in Queensland. You can find a second example from Google Maps that was spotted by reddit user swaggler, travelling north…

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