Humanity Gets a Laser-Shooting, Drone-Slaying Dune Buggy
Here in the U.S., small consumer drones are fairly benign nuisances—buzzing around beaches, filming neighborhoods from 400 feet, and hopefully keeping clear of airports. To U.S. armed forces fighting overseas, though, small drones can be huge threats.
This ATV Shoots Down Drones With Lasers
There's a new weapon and sensor package that not only fits on the back of of an all terrain vehicle, but also shoots down drones with laser beams. Defense contractor Raytheon has put its Multi-spectral Targeting System and a portable laser into the Polaris ...
Can't stand-up in there! Jerry Seinfeld struggles to cram into his dune buggy as he films in Los Angeles
The coffee is easy — it's the getting into the car that's hard. Jerry Seinfeld was spotted clambering into a dune buggy outside Urth Cafe in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The 63-year-old was filming the latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, as ...
Race enthusiasts still embrace the modest VW Beetle
Though this is a much more modern version, it looks similar to the 1967 Meyers Manx dune buggy that won the first race. - While motorcycles led much of the race, the victory went to Vic Wilson and Ted Mangels, driving a Meyers Manx dune buggy built by Bruce.
The answer is the laser dune buggy
In a windowless room on Raytheon’s campus in McKinney, Texas, a small team of blue jean-clad engineers and physicists is doing something that’s never been done before. They move back and forth between computer screens and a vehicle that looks like it ...
The Baja Bug: 50 Years of Off-Road Racing
You don’t ask for diamorphine, you ask for Heroin. Okay, bad example, but when you have sand to conquer, you ask for a dune buggy. The reasons for that are many, but among the biggest is the Beetle’s early dominance of the Baja 1000, a grueling race ...
Bugs in Baja – Volkswagen marks 50 years of desert racing
In the late summer of 1967, the newly formed National Off-Road Racing Association (NORRA) enlisted the help of Bruce Meyers, builder of the Volkswagen Beetle-based Meyers Manx dune buggy, in soliciting sponsorship from Volkswagen for the inaugural Mexican ...
Raytheon Unveils a Drone-Killing, Laser-Firing Dune Buggy
U.S., small consumer drones are fairly benign nuisances-buzzing around beaches, filming neighborhoods from 400 feet, and hopefully keeping clear of airports. To U.S. armed forces fighting overseas, though, small drones can be huge threats.
CMU's DARPA Urban Grand Challenge win a decade ago launched many careers
A poster caught Kevin Peterson's eye. Stuck to a wall inside Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, the poster had on it a dune buggy with lasers flying through the desert. "A lot of us saw that and thought this is what we have to do," Peterson said.
Las Vegas 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours
On any given day, watch with jaw dropped ... Take an exhilarating shake, rattle and roll tour of the Nellis Dunes by dune buggy from Las Vegas. You'll feel the wind in your face as you traverse dry ... Spend some time away from the casinos to see the ...