The Peugeot FRACTAL is a sporty little four-seat concept
car with an all-electric drivetrain and an advanced audio system.
Peugeot categorize the vehicle as an "urban coupe"
which is just a ridiculous statement considering A, It's a convertible,
and B, it could surely be used out of town too. Forgetting the
marketing BS language however, the FRACTAL is a pretty funky
looking machine with plenty of appeal.
Leaving aside the sharply sculpted body and two-tone coloring
(both influenced by the Onyx and EXALT concepts), the Peugeot
FRACTAL is packed with gadgets. It features an innovative '9.1.2'
sound system with tactile bass systems built into the back of
each seat. This system is linked to the hi-tech digital 'i-Cockpit'
and is designed to assist the driver by providing audio feedback
regarding the car's secondary systems. Continue
concept bike by Specialized
The reason why competitive racing bicycles look more or less
the same is due to an organization called the Union Cycliste
Internationale (UCI). Their rules on bicyle design are very
strict, meaning that the basic shape and form of the bicycle
is quite limited. Some say this helps level the playing field
by preventing some racers from having the technological advantange,
while others say it hinders the development of better bicycles.
Bicycle manufacturer Specialized's creative director, Robert
Egger, is clearly frustrated by the limits placed on his creativity.
But he's found a way to release that tension by creating a concept
bicycle called the fUCI. It's fairly clear what the 'f' stands
The French-built Fouga CM.170 Magister is a slightly unconventional
aircraft which looks more like a one-off experimental design
than a time-proven, multi-role jet operated by over 25 different
countries - right up until 2007 in the case of Belgium - and
still flown by many private owners to this day.
The Fouga CM.170 Magister is an old design, with its origins
starting in the late 1940s during the rapid advances in jet
technology. The aircraft was an adaptation of a previous Fouga
prototype, the CM.130, and it was conceived as an advanced trainer
for the new generation of fast-jet combat pilots. Continue