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Steve Wozniak to drive to South Pole

updated 01:05 pm EDT, Fri August 11, 2006

Wozniak to head south

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is planning to drive a Hummer H1 powered by hydrogen fuel cells from the McMurdo Station in Ross Island, Antarctica, to the South Pole. 'Woz' made the announcement at Stanford's AlwaysOn Conference in late July, according to leftlanenews. Wozniak's vehicle will be co-piloted by Buzz Aldrin, the former astronaut who walked on the moon in 1969, and the trip will be part of a research expedition slated for December of 2007. The expedition is to be filmed in 3D for the director James Cameorn.

by MacNN Staff





  1. goodmaj

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Wozniak drive to Pole

    So much time and money, so little to do.

  1. Lenio

    Joined: Dec 1969



    so what happened to Acquicor?

  1. notehead

    Joined: Dec 1969


    good for Woz, but...

    This doesn't do anything to demonstrate the viability of fuel-cell powered vehicles for the average person. How about a hydrogen-powered fuel car for the rest of us? You know, the kind that all the car companies were telling us in the 80's was ten years away?

  1. porieux

    Joined: Dec 1969



    sounds like a vanity project. hummers are an abomination so they should fit in well there.

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969


    the idea

    the idea behind this is to show a hummer, a known heavy vehicle, to get outstanding mileage on the hydrogen fuel cell system. Once this is proven, because Americans LOVE big heavyassed SUVs, you'll see extremly economical 4 and 2 door sedans, coupes, hatches and convertibles. No one would be interesting in hearing that the GM Sequel (the squished minivan hydrogen fuel cell concept for production car GM has announced and will show to the press in the coming month(s)..) driving to the south pole on a single tank of hydrogen. A hummer making it to and from on a tank, to two tanks IS impressive and promising.

  1. Gabriel Morales




    Off to another esoteric adventure with none other than Buzz Aldrin...

  1. NeutrinoMan

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Hummer Tracks

    Publicizing hydrogen fuel cell technology is a good thing, but do they have to rape the Antarctic environment to do it?

    Classic American thinking - if there's a problem, the only solution is to drive a big-a** vehicle over it.

  1. Recto Bold

    Joined: Dec 1969



    He could just stay there and not come back.

  1. crevatis

    Joined: Dec 1969


    American Thinking

    As an American, I prefer to fly over and bomb the problems with hyrdogen bombs, not drive over them with hydrogen fuel cells.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    You know

    If it were Bill Gates doing this, he'd be getting slammed for the ego-centric publicity ploy that it is. But its woz, so he just barely gets slammed.

    Of course, I would think it would be really hard to drive over that land, with ice crevices, cold, wind, etc, around every hill. But, then, maybe he just wants to be able to do it before it all melts and any idiot can drive over the land.

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