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Translogic celebrates its 100th episode (Video)

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Transportation, Videos

Normally Translogic is out educating use on alternative fuel powered vehicles. We’ve seen everything from poop-powered cars to a flying jet-man. Though the latter isn’t green, it’s definitely an alternative to four-wheeled commuting.

This episode of Translogic marks its 100th installment. How do you celebrate a 100th installment of a show? Take it to the Disney World Speedway, of course.

Beyond the normal, green-powered flare, Translogic decided to celebrate their 100th episode by driving Lamborghinis and Ferraris, to which we have no complaint. With that said, enjoy the clip!


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Velib and Autolib: Bike and car sharing changing the way Paris gets around

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Transportation, Videos

Paris is one of the trend-setting cities of the world when it comes to fashion and delicious food. However, when it comes to personal transportation, like all metropolitan cities in Europe, it's better to walk than drive. However, soon that may all be changing, as Vélib' and Autolib' launched their ride-share programs. Vélib' features over 20,000 bikes, and Autolib' currently features 250 cars and is expected to grow to over 3,000 cars, by next year. The rental prices range from $12-21 an hour. Not a bad alternative to mass transit. Check out the video above to see how it works.

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Translogic interviews The Jetman about his flying suit

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Science, Transportation, Videos

The dream of personal flight has always been knocking at transportation's door, but never has it had the right sales pitch. Now, over in the Bex, Switzerland, Translogic had the opportunity to interview Yves Rossy, the Jetman. This guy isn't your average adrenaline junky--he's more of a visionary. His plan is to one day build an Iron Man-like suit for personal flight. We know, keep dreaming, right? Yeah, that project is nowhere near complete, but it takes research and development for big ideas to come to fruition. For now, the Jetman is busy perfecting his personal jetwing. Check out the video above for what one day could be sharing garage space with your car.


Video: Poop-powered Volkswagen New Beetle roams the streets of Bristol

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Science, Transportation, Videos

From what we can see, Translogic has gotten its hands on some sick modes of transportation. This, by far, has got to be the most creative and, shall we say, natural way, to get a Volkswagen New Beetle moving. The Beetle, also known as the Geneco Bio Bug, runs on human waste, though that might sound crude, there's more to it than you might think. It runs on something they refer to as biogas, a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide. Check the video above, shot on location at the Wessex Water waste treatment plant in England, to see what the poop-powered Beetle is all about.

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YikeBIke introducing a modern Penny Farthing-style electric bike

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Misc. Tech, Transportation

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We all remember the Penny Farthing bikes, right? They featured one oversized wheel and no pedals. Whether you saw it in an old British flick or in a book, we never thought that the style would make a comeback. We were wrong. YikeBike, a small company across the pond, is aiming resurrect the Penny Farthing bicycle.

Once you get past its odd look and the slight discomfort of the seat, you may actually fall in love with one of these. There's certainly some good to like about the YikeBike. It’s sleek, slim, and when folded up is about the size of a suitcase. Furthermore, for those that travel into the city by bus or train, you can use a TikeBike once you leave public transportation to get to your destination. All that said, there are a few things we definitely don't like about this thing. The YikeBike is an electric-powered bicycle which uses break regeneration to slow itself down when you let off the gas. So you can never completely come to a stop, unless you bail out. The price of the YikeBike may also leave you screaming, as it's priced at $3,800 for the carbon fiber model, and $2,000 for the aluminum version.

Translogic's Bradley Hasemeyer skimmed across the pond to try the YikeBike for himself, check out his test ride after the jump!

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