Another fantastic Top Gear segment shot in Abu Dhabi… this time Richard Hammond takes a look at Porsche’s new hybrid supercar, the 918. I can’t get enough of the blue flames shooting out of the exhaust.
Mercedes 6×6 in the UAE…
Mercedes created an incredible 6×6 beast based on their Geländewagen (G-wagon) platform. A joy to behold… and Top Gear’s Richard Hammond proves it a joy to drive as well. Bonus that it was filmed here in the UAE.
An Internet-connected Transportation System
So you have a network of taxis and buses running around your city and you make them all unique WiFi access points. Pretty slick. Step it up a notch though and you have an innovative way to track the status of various components of your city’s infrastructure. Outstanding!
Fascinating look at why a Toyota V6 and a Porsche Flat 6 sound so different…
Ultimate Paper Airplane
Whoa… a 1/60th scale Boeing 777 made completely from manilla folders. You can read more here. Or see amazing photos here and here. This guy has mad skills.
Politics and Transportation
A Big Ship
It’s so big they call it a "facility".
Flying back in the a day
Overview of international air travel across the British Empire during the 1930’s. The old planes are cool looking… Crazy to think the cabins weren’t pressurized and people had to deal with altitude sickness.
Amazing Aviation Video
Wolfe Air Reel from 3DF on Vimeo.
Abu Dhabi’s New Midfield Terminal
My current airport, Abu Dhabi International, is building a new Midfield Terminal. The National has some nice renderings for a glimpse at what it should look like in 2017. My role is actually on the existing airfield, refurbishing a runway and some taxiways as well as building new aprons.