Author: Reid Creager

Auto Alternative?

The Minneapolis-based inventor wants to provide an innovative alternative to cars via his Raht Racer, a gas-saving, electric-assist vehicle that amplifies the rider’s pedaling power. From its outward appearance— a sleek shell that provides protection from the elements as well as an aerodynamic advantage over bicycles—to its lofty goal of moving as fast as traditional cars, the Raht Racer is so unconventional that some people have a hard time taking it seriously. At least, at first.

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Top 10 All-Time Auto Inventions

The most important car-related inventions of all time transcend engine technology. They include milestone safety and convenience factors that have ensured the automobile remains as popular and essential as ever in our lives.

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Auto Innovation 2019: Our Top Ten Picks

Connected mobile apps are changing the automotive experience before we even reach for the car door. They offer more than convenience; they provide real-time information and safety (you can even check fuel and tire pressure now). These apps are among the most noteworthy innovations in automotive technology in the past few years. Here are our top 10 newest inventions and services, in no particular order, that would have gotten Karl Benz all revved up.

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Sweet Savvy

The top-ranked female tennis player in the world on five separate occasions, Maria Sharapova is beautiful, elegant, and willing to do the grunt work.Her consuming passion for business’s intricate details has paid off with Sugarpova, the candy company she launched in 2012. Sharapova’s $500,000 investment became a business worth a reported $20 million last year.

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Short Song: The Rise and Fall of Napster

Despite its meteoric rise and fall, Napster has a permanent place in innovation and internet history. It has often been called the fastest-growing business of all time; perhaps more important, it revolutionized the music industry and forced it to adjust to the commercial realities of the internet age.

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