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Sporkman
June 16th, 2009, 07:06 PM
Hydrogen car to be 'open source'

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45931000/jpg/_45931527_riversimplehydrogencar5_1.jpg

By Jason Palmer
Science and technology reporter, BBC News

The car may be rolled out in small to medium UK cities starting in 2010

The manufacturer of a hydrogen car unveiled in London on Tuesday will make its designs available online so the cars can be built and improved locally.

The Riversimple car can go 80km/hr (50mph) and travels 322km (200mi) per re-fuelling, with an efficiency equivalent to 300 miles to the gallon.

The cars will be leased with fuel and repair costs included, at an estimated 200 ($315) per month.

The company hopes to have the vehicles in production by 2013...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8103106.stm

spoons
June 16th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Hydrogen car or not, it's butt ugly.

SuperSonic4
June 16th, 2009, 07:25 PM
I wonder if it will be birmingham for the University of Birmingham are currently using a hydrogen car around campus

Sporkman
June 16th, 2009, 07:35 PM
Hydrogen car or not, it's butt ugly.

Fork & improve! :D

Swagman
June 16th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Already posted

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1189092

The Toxic Mite
June 16th, 2009, 07:54 PM
calvinps@InterCity-125:~$ sudo aptitude build riversimple
Reading blueprints... 100%
Please enter your car color: blue
[riversimple] Spray-paintng body, please wait... 100%
Please enter your trim color: maroon
[riversimple] Applying trim, please wait... 100%
Do you want normal wheels or alloy wheels?: normal
[riversimple] Saving changes... 100%
[riversimple] Thank you for building your car! It will arrive shortly, please wait...

calvinps@InterCity-125:~@


*takes my new car for a spin*

Woooooo!!!

spoons
June 16th, 2009, 08:16 PM
calvinps@InterCity-125:~$ sudo aptitude build riversimple
Reading blueprints... 100%
Please enter your car color: blue
[riversimple] Spray-paintng body, please wait... 100%
Please enter your trim color: maroon
[riversimple] Applying trim, please wait... 100%
Do you want normal wheels or alloy wheels?: normal
[riversimple] Saving changes... 100%
[riversimple] Thank you for building your car! It will arrive shortly, please wait...

calvinps@InterCity-125:~@


*takes my new car for a spin*

Woooooo!!!

Tony Stark: "Throw in a little hotrod red in there"
Computer: "Oh, yes, that will help you maintain a low profile."

sanderella
June 16th, 2009, 09:03 PM
It looks like the Bubble Car that was popular in the 1950's. Yes, I can remember that far back.:KS

http://www.oobject.com/category/bubble-cars/

tgalati4
June 16th, 2009, 09:45 PM
With Microsoft Sync as an option.

Vostrocity
June 17th, 2009, 10:53 PM
Hydrogen car or not, it's butt ugly.

Nah it's got a nice retro look, even though futuristic technology should really use futuristic designs.

ddrichardson
June 17th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Hydrogen cars? Dammit I'm 33 now, where the hell is my hovercar!!

tgalati4
June 19th, 2009, 06:34 PM
I'm still waiting for my color video phone that was promised at the 1964 World's Fair.

Well, we do have skype, but it's not mainstream yet.