iCandy September 2010: A Vehicle You Don't Need to Fill Up or Steer

This month's iCandy includes an autonomous solar-powered truck, a 3-D TV, and a device that might reveal the secret identity of dark matter

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Photo: Konstantin Chernichkin/Reuters
What this solar-powered truck lacks in beauty it more than makes up for in brains. The electric Piaggio Porter can drive itself. Notice its human occupants, researchers at Parma University’s VisLab, in Italy, with their arms outside the windows as the vehicle makes part of a 13 000-kilometer dash from Milan to Shanghai.

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