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      Just came across this best inventions list according to Times. Thought I'd share :) You can see the full list - the 50 best inventions of 2010 - Time magazine here

      Here're just some of the inventions from the Transportation section.

      Google's Driverless Car

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      We already discussed it HERE :)
       
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      Antro Electric Car - made in Hungary!

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      The Antro Solo concept is a three-passenger car, with a hybrid drive and solar cells on its roof that the company says could generate enough electricity for up to 20km a day at city speeds.

      Nice interior :D

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      Planned Features (translated from Hungarian by Google)

      SOLO

      ultra-light, m ??<350 kg
      aerodynamic design, cw <0.22
      three-person body + pótüléses
      length <320 cm
      width <190 cm
      height <130 cm
      consumption is <1.8 l/100 km
      CO2 <45 g / km

      DUO

      ultra-light, m ??<700 kg
      aerodynamic design, cw <0.20
      max. six-person body
      length <480 cm
      width <190 cm
      height <140 cm
      consumption is <2.5 l/100 km
      CO2 <63 g / km

      More info here.
       
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      Edison2 car - built with lightweight materials, superior aerodynamics and 100mpg fuel efficiency

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      "The car is powered by a single-cylinder motorcycle engine, that burns a mix of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, mounted at the back of an extremely lightweight frame. The designers, mainly former race car drivers, decided to stick with an internal combustion engine because batteries add weight.

      "Electric cars have real issues. Batteries are heavy, big and costly. With electric drives cars get heavier, performance suffers and costs go up," the Edison2 blog said.

      The entire car, which some have likened to a helicopter or an egg on wheels, weighs in at 830lbs (376kg). The Smart Car is about 1,600 (726kg).

      ..It has a top speed of 100mph..." (Source: guardian.co.uk)
       
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      Martin Jetpack - It has a 200-horsepower engine and actually flies! For about 30 minutes...

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      Watch the video here:

       
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