Many travelers who drive a motorhome or a large campervan in an unfamiliar territory may encounter roads that are too narrow, have low bridges, or are simply too bumpy and twisty for a large, relatively heavy vehicle. Following instructions of an ordinary GPS navigator may lead the driver to a place where it is difficult to continue and difficult to turn back. Fortunately, a few specialized navigators for trucks are available that can help.
Travelers who make long road trips often like to pack a bicycle along for excursions in city centers or old towns. Foldable bikes that don’t take much space inside a motorhome or a campervan are handy, and suitable for short rides. What if the foldable bike had an electric motor and was engineered like a sports car? The Gocycle GS is not only all that, but comes with many other innovations as well.
Electric vehicles can come with plenty of innovation as companies like Tesla, Google and Uber have already shown to the world, but a startup Lit Motors intends to change the way motorcycles are built and ridden. C1, the planned electric motorbike from Lit Motors is designed to stay upright even when a sudden heavy impact hits it on the side.
Every traveler, who every now and then crosses country borders, has a high-priority task to do after arriving in a new country: organizing access to the internet. Here is a guide with instructions to using pre-paid SIM cards overseas. Fortunately, new and easier solutions have been developed, like the Nommi, a personal Wi-Fi/4G router that provides mobile internet access in more than 100 countries at an affordable cost.
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A campervan is perhaps (depending on the model and the way the owner has modified it, if at all) the most flexible vehicle for touring, or living and working on the road. Often, however, campervans are lacking a bathroom. A German company has introduced a product called Bath2go that includes a toilet and a shower, and can be installed to many vans.
Vespa Elettrica, an electrically powered scooter, will zoom the streets of many cities and towns, at least in Europe in 2018. The all-electric model of the iconic scooter has retained its beautiful ageless looks, while adding a bit of extra power for that moment when the red lights change to green. For travelers, an electric Vespa brings a little bit of quietness to noisy city streets, and perhaps scooter rentals pick up the model for tourists to rent.
Head-up display (HUD) devices for cars typically project navigation information, travel speed and other useful pieces of information to the windshield so that the display doesn’t block driver’s view to the road ahead. It is easy to install a head-up display to an old and trusty road trip vehicle as well, but is the device worth the investment?
A new electric vehicle from Segway may be a solution for travelers who have been looking for a small vehicle for transporting them in cities to nearby sights. The Segway One S2 is a electricity-powered unicycle that is small enough to easily fit into a campervan, motorhome, or ordinary hatchback.
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No matter how many languages a traveler masters, there are plenty of moments during journeys in different parts of the world when a local language skill is desperately needed. Translation applications on a phone can help if both the traveler and the local have enough patience. The closer to natural interaction the translation tool is, the better the communication will be. Google promises that its new headphones – Pixel Buds – will translate your speech to a local language and local speech to your language on the fly.
The introduction of electric vehicles is bringing many innovations for all travelers and commuters. One of the smartest ideas for charging electric cars is being trialed in London where ecar owners can charge their autos from street side lampposts in 2018.