BMW Lovos

September 26, 2009


BMW Lovos concept uses solar technology. The body of Lovos consists of 260 identical interchangeable particles contained in the hinges on the overall structure. These individual elements are mobile and can be closed, as fish scales, or open.

Scales operate as an air brake, and turn with the sun, gathering energy through solar cells located on them. 12 scales, closing each wheel is also functional: As soon as the car begins to move, they change their position, moving into the wheel, creating a semblance of turbines.

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Mini E

October 30, 2008


The Mini E will be powered by a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor and fed by a high-performance rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the vehicle will be nearly silent and emissions free. BMW Group says that they will be putting 500 cars on the road under real daily traffic conditions which will make it possible to gain widely applicable hand-on experience.


Based on the current Mini model, the car will initially be available as a two-seater. (The space in the back seat will initially be taken up by the lithium-ion battery.) The battery can be plugged into all standard power outlets.

The Mini E’s styling is a bit different. A specially designed logo in Yellow, depicting a power plug in the shape of an “E” is set against a silver backdrop. It will be applied to the roof, the front and back, and the charger port lid.

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Rather than just stick a BMW badge on the lid, Acer has conducted seven months of market research to discover what constitutes a sexy laptop, then left the results in the capable hands of over 100 designers and engineers at BMW Designworks.
With glossy black lid, grey keyboard and Webcam doubles up as a sort of car door handle for opening the sexy 15.4-inch screen. Plus the shortcut buttons on either side of the keyboard are just like those on either side of a BMW car stereo. Ironically there’s even a button that does absolutely nothing–like the dummy switches on cars that haven’t got all the optional extras.

The Aspire 5920 is Santa Rosa’d up to the eyeballs and packs a 2GHz Intel T7300 CPU, 2GB of 667MHz (not 800MHz unfortunately) RAM, and an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT graphics card for gaming. There’s even a Dolby-certified speaker system with a subwoofer underneath. SGD2,698 on May 30, 2007

If BMW is not your taste, then maybe you want to get the Acer Ferrari 1000 or the other computer/ fast car callaborations instead.

Update: I just bought it a day after Vesak day, 1 June 2007. Crashed it in 4 days…

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Top 10 Car Keys

May 9, 2007

1) Bentley

2) Merc Benz

3) Jaguar

4) Land Rover Range Rover Sport LR3

5) Audi

6) BMW

7) Lexus

8 ) Volvo

9) Infiniti

10) Cadillac

I just received these on the email… Great product designs. Thanks Cheryl.


An old video of Ross Lovegrove, an industrial designer, best known for his work on the Sony Walkman and Apple iMac. In this highly visual presentation, he presents his work—from furniture to water bottles—which is organic in form and inspired by nature.

…and car on a stick!…

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