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Pictures: World’s first hand-woven Car made in Nigeria

World's first hand-woven Car, Nigeria: Artisan Ojo Obaniyi, who has made this car is a 40 year old man. His workshop is in Ibadan in southwest Nigeria. Don't think this car doesn't use fuel. It works like any other car. Nigerians use this fiber to make mats, baskets and other useful products. Obaniyi’s Volkswagen is more than just a vehicle...

A Japanese researcher has created the world’s first ‘car in a bag’:

A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world's first 'car in a bag'.Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered "WalkCar" transporter, which is the size of a laptop and resembles a skateboard more than a car.The slender WalkCar is...

NARICT engineer wins national chemical engineers’ award

An engineer with the National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria, Dr. Diya’uddeen Basheer Hassan, has won the Best Prize for the prestigious Boskel Chemical Engineering Award with a cash reward of N1m. Dr. Hasan, who is the Head of Industrial and Environmental Technology Department (IETD) of NARICT, won the award for his work on ‘Design and Development of...

Google’s driverless car might not be completely self driving anymore

Google has been undoubtedly working really hard to find a foot in the field of extraordinary vehicles. Speaking of extraordinary vehicles, Google’s dream self driving car is certainly one of the most extraordinary vehicles that mankind has seen. But the California Department of Motor Vehicles seems to be in the mood to spoil the dream of Google. According to the...

UNIBEN Students’ eco-friendly Car Passed International Evaluation

Nigeria has recorded a major feat in automotive technology innovation with a car called “Tuke-Tuke’`, produced by students of the University of Benin. The car has passed international technical evaluation in Rotterdam, Netherlands, a statement said. The statement was signed by the Media Manager of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), Mr Precious Okolobo on Thursday in Abuja. It said that...

Updated; Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE: Categories of Membership

The following are guidelines for persons aspiring to become members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. There are six grades of membership namely: Fellow, Honorary Fellow, Corporate Member, Graduate Member, Associate and Student Member. The education and training required for each grade of membership are listed hereunder: Student Member A Student Member shall be a person who is undertaking an approved engineering...