'New' BMW motorcycle salvaged from sunken ship now an art exhibit

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A'brand new' motorcycle salvaged from the wreck of the container ship MSC Napoli has been turned into a piece of public installation art - in Austria. The BMW motorbikes washed ashore along with tens of thousands of pounds worth of other flotsam after the cargo ship sank off the Dorset, U.K., coast in 2007 following a storm. The stricken vessel was carrying 2,323 containers containing explosives, weedkiller, car engines, chocolate, Polish bibles, vodka, shampoo, wine, coffee, perfume, dog biscuits and frozen ducks - and 17 brand new BMW motorbikes. One of the pristine motorcycles is now presented in a glass case on the banks of the Danube. The Napoli ran aground on Branscombe beach on Saturday, January 20, 2007, after breaking up in a severe storm.


First autonomous container ship to launch in 2018

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It is set to be the first ship to sail the seas without a single human on board. Norway-based Yara has revealed its plans to develop the world's first all-electric and autonomous container ship that is predicted to remove 747 tons (678 tonnes) of carbon dioxide from the air by reducing diesel-powered truck haulage by 40,000 journeys a year. Named'Yara Birkeland', the high tech ship is set to sail in 2018 - it will initially be operated as a manned vessel, but the team has noted 2020 as when it will be fully autonomous. Norway-based Yara has revealed its plans to develop the world's first all-electric and autonomous container ship that is predicted to remove 747 tons (678 tonnes) of carbon dioxide from the air by reducing diesel-powered truck haulage by 40,000 journeys a year Yara Birkeland is the world's first all-electric and autonomous container ship. It is set to sail in 2018, when it will initially be operated as a manned vessel – the team has noted 2020 as when it will be fully autonomous.


Rolls-Royce Envisions Robot Cargo Ships By "End of the Decade"

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While it may seem that Rolls-Royce is purely a luxury car company, it has been cooking up something completely unexpected: remote-controlled cargo ships. The Rolls-Royce led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative (AAWA) has presented its vision at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam of how remote and autonomous shipping can become a reality. The company is working on virtual decks where land-based crews would control every aspect of the ship. Additionally, there will also be VR camera views and monitoring drones to spot issues humans cannot. Therefore, only requiring one human to steer several boats.


Rimac C Two electric hypercar shocks Geneva with 1,914 horsepower

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With 1,914-horsepower coming from four electric motors, the C Two can get to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds to edge out the new Tesla Roadster's 1.9-second claim and reach a top speed of 258 mph. Take it to the drag strip and it'll cover the quarter-mile in 9.1 seconds. Gets to 60 mph in 1.85 seconds. With a stiff carbon fiber monocoque foundation, carbon fiber roof, rear sub frame and structural 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack, the C Two has been developed to also be capable on a race track. With an adaptive suspension, Pirelli performance tires and six-piston Brembo calipers in all corners clamping down on carbon ceramic discs, the car is capable of covering two laps of the Nurburgring at full bore with a minimal drop in performance, Rimac says.


Wide body Mustang revealed

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Shelby American is throwing a big fat 50th anniversary party for its legendary Super Snake Mustang with a new wide body muscle car. The Shelby Super Snake Wide Body Concept is a sneak peek at a model the Las Vegas-based builder will likely put on sale this fall. The fenders on the plump pony are 4 inches wider in the rear and 2.5 inches wider up front compared to the stock Mustang GT that it's based on. Shelby says that Super Snake was designed for improved handling on road courses, and it features a fully redesigned and adjustable coilover suspension, plus 20-inch wheels with 12.5-inch wide rear and 11-inch wide front tires. There's also a set of enormous Brembo brakes, which should go nicely with whatever ridiculously powerful engine Shelby puts under the hood.