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Drone over Hong Kong

Team BlackSheep took their Discovery PRO first-person quadcopter into the skies in the remote outskirts of Hong Kong for a stunning view of its incredibly green mountains and spectacular scenery surrounding the area. More here. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Possible MKX concept teased as Lincoln confirms China expansion

Filed under: China, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Crossover, Ford, Lincoln, Beijing Motor Show, Design/Style We’ve been speculating for years about the future of Lincoln. Some thought that Ford needed to kill the division like it did Mercury, while others saw the sales possibility in a brand with so much history. Ford has finally made a decision, and [...]

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Frontback almost never happened. Now it’s got 1M downloads, 75% monthly growth, and an Android app

Breakout mobile photo sensation Frontback is an app that almost never happened. It’s a fact that seems mind-boggling given that the company raced past its one millionth download in late March and has now doubled its user based in the last eight weeks and tripled the number of photos uploaded and viewed monthly since the beginning [...]

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DS 6WR channels Citroën Wild Rubis into Beijing

Filed under: China, Crossover, Citroën, Beijing Motor Show, Luxury Citroën has unveiled preliminary images and information about “the first ever SUV for the brand,” the DS 6WR, before the model’s official debut at the upcoming Beijing Motor Show. Said to be directly inspired by the Wild Rubis concept that bowed in Shanghai last year, the [...]

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100 Tesla Model S hatchbacks to get NCE convertible conversions

Filed under: Aftermarket, Convertible, China, Tesla, Electric The folks Newport Convertible Engineering have made a specialty out of taking coupes and sedans and converting them into convertibles. Sometimes this results in absolutely weird creations like a Range Rover droptop, but its latest project is significantly greener. The company has developed hard and soft top conversions [...]

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Ecommerce giant Alibaba buys China’s most popular maps company

Alibaba has agreed to acquire AutoNavi, the most popular digital mapping company in China, in a deal valuing the company at $1.5 billion. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. The deal follows a series of partnerships and acquisitions announced as Alibaba prepares to go public on the New York Stock Exchange this year. The [...]

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Audi and FAW to launch A6 E-Tron in China

Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, China, Technology, Audi, Beijing Motor Show, Electric Audi and its Chinese joint-venture partner FAW have announced that they’ll be building a production version of the Audi A6 E-Tron Concept, shown at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. Based on the China-only long-wheelbase A6, the plug-in-hybrid model is being targeted specifically at the [...]

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Saab begins 9-3 EV pilot production

Filed under: Sedan, China, Plants/Manufacturing, Saab, Electric To say that Saab has had a tough time lately would be like saying that it’s been a little colder than usual this winter. After General Motors finally gave up and sold it to Spyker in 2010, Saab declared bankruptcy the following year. GM successfully blocked Spyker from [...]

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These Bamboo Micro-Homes Would Turn Abandoned Buildings Into Villages

As China designs a roadmap to bring 100 million rural citizens into cities over the next five years, it and other booming east Asian countries will confront a problem that’s been around since the 1980s: The massive housing shortage and the illegal dwellings that result. Two architects think they’ve found a temporary solution in bamboo. [...]

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