Wheel reinvented: automated/electric vehicles to benefit

The skeptics are plentiful, but the company says that its unique approach strategically places the motor, steering, suspension, drivetrain, sensing, brakes, thermal systems and electronics into the wheel, creating a truly flat platform. This design provides a low centre of gravity to maximise efficiency and supports the vehicle’s agility and stability. Ree’s innovation drastically reduces […]

Injecting stability

On 22 February 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch killing 185 people and injuring many more. Buildings were damaged, roads rendered impassable, infrastructure destroyed and more than 7,000 homes were “red zoned” – meaning the ground they were built on was considered too high a risk for repairing or rebuilding. According to the Insurance […]

New Zealand City Skylines On The Rise

When the question “Why doesn’t New Zealand have any skyscrapers?” popped up on Quora, it elicited two responses. The first one listed down all the skyscrapers namely – Sky Tower (1076 ft in Auckland), Vero Centre (564 ft, Auckland), Metropolis (509 ft, Auckland) ANZ Centre (142 metres, Auckland), PWC Tower (142 metres), Oaks Residences (130 […]