Since I can only attach 5 images in a post, here's some more.
From the Italian Pavilion:
And, the last but not the least,
A giant shoe! Everybody's means of transportation, Italy is famous for its shoes.
There are several exhibits at the Shanghai Expo. There's the Italian Pavilion, and there are a couple of city case pavilions, Venice and Bologna. So what can we see in those pavilions? History, art, tourism, fashion, wine, pasta...
And here are the more interesting things:
From the Italian Pavilion，
A Ferrari and A Fiat Cinquecento (looks like a last gasp attempt at customization
Updated 06-03-2010 at 08:46 AM by Yefei He
Tongji University in Shanghai, China is building China's highest fidelity driving simulator at its Jiading Campus. The School of Transportation Engineering will be the main beneficiary of the simulator. It will be a 8-DOF driving simulator with a 5.5m diameter dome. The motion base is electric. For now the cab inside is not interchangeable -- the projectors will be mounted directly on top of it. Oktal is the main contractor. The dome is currently being tested in France. Here are some photos of the
Updated 06-02-2010 at 10:37 AM by Yefei He
I was able to get into the SAIC-GM Pavilion in the Shanghai Expo last night without waiting in the line for too long -- only took me 15 minutes. During the day it is usually a 2- to 3-hour wait. The pavilion was jointly built by Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and General Motors. The theme is Shanghai's transportation in 2030. By that time, all the cars run on intelligent transportation system, with wheels, although plenty of flying cars abound. You get to watch a 20-minute movie in rocking
Updated 06-01-2010 at 11:38 AM by Yefei He
Shanghai SAIC group is a major sponsor of the Expo 2010. I spotted a couple of their electric cars outside the State Grid Pavilion. Hinting the charge stations will be part of the electric grid in the near future? The cars were British Rover designs. The company was bought by SAIC a few years ago. The engine specs are a bit underwelming, though.