Semi Truck Jump World Record

Video: Semi truck sets new world record with a crazy 166-foot jump

By on July 28, 2015 at 11:55 AM.

Video: Semi truck sets new world record with a crazy 166-foot jump

Gregg Godfrey isn’t just any semi truck diver: In fact, he can perfectly parallel park right after setting a new world record for the world’s longest semi truck jump. Godfrey flew an impressive 166 feet in the air on Friday at the Evel Knievel Days in Butte, Montana before safely landing his rig and completing his parking job. More →

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University of Michigan Self Driving Cars

University creates a ‘fake’ 32 acre city to test self-driving cars

By on July 21, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

University creates a ‘fake’ 32 acre city to test self-driving cars

Tesla and Google aren’t the only companies aggressively exploring autonomous driving technologies. Earlier this week, a simulated 32 acre city opened up on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus. The fake city, so to speak, was developed in conjunction with automakers, a slew of tech companies, and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The goal? To test automated and connected cars in real world conditions.

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Car Hacking Experiment Charlie Miller

Terrifying: Hackers take over a Jeep driving down the highway at 70 mph

By on July 21, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

Terrifying: Hackers take over a Jeep driving down the highway at 70 mph

Driverless cars promise to be safer than cars driven by humans… but that’s assuming they don’t get hacked by malicious actors. Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek recently used Wired’s Andy Greenberg as a human guinea pig for their latest experiment that involved taking over his car while it was driving at a high speed. More →

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Hankook Tires

Company develops air-free car tires that will never go flat

By on July 17, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Company develops air-free car tires that will never go flat

For as far as automotive technology has advanced in just the past decade alone, the frustration of dealing with a flat tire remains a problem that affects everyone. So while we now have cars that can switch lanes and parallel park all by themselves, we still haven’t stumbled upon a solution to eliminate flat tires.

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Parallel Parking How To

How to Master Parallel Parking, Explained in One Easy Chart

By on June 29, 2015 at 11:49 AM.

How to Master Parallel Parking, Explained in One Easy Chart

For many people, attempting to parallel park into a tight spot can be an extremely nerve-wracking experience. The problem, more often than not, is that most folks are bombarded with all sorts of parallel parking tips, hacks, and guidelines which, taken together, often results in a confusing, if not intimidating, mess. What’s more, because parallel parking skills are rarely stressed during driver’s ed, most drivers are forced to learn on their own through trial and error.

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Samsung See Through Truck

Samsung’s Insane New See-Through Truck Will Blow Your Mind

By on June 23, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

Samsung’s Insane New See-Through Truck Will Blow Your Mind

Well this is downright clever. Samsung is developing a ‘see through’ truck that will enable vehicles traveling behind large trucks to see what the traffic in the opposite lane is like in real-time. This is accomplished by fitting trucks with a night-vision enabled and wireless video camera in the front and transmitting the footage to a large display on the back. The underlying goal is to help drivers keen on passing slow moving trucks make more informed decisions in moments where a rash decision could prove deadly.

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Slow Left Lane Driving Fines

Slow left lane drivers, it’s time to speed up or pay the dawdle tax

By on June 12, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

Slow left lane drivers, it’s time to speed up or pay the dawdle tax

A study of road rage conducted by GfK on behalf of Expedia revealed that left lane drivers who are driving below the speed limit are the third top reason to get other drivers’ blood boiling, right after texting while driving and tailgating. It’s not surprising that more U.S. states are coming up with legislation to fine left lane hogs. More →

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Tesla Model 3

Tesla is finally making a car you can afford – here’s when it will be released

By on May 7, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Tesla is finally making a car you can afford – here’s when it will be released

During Tesla’s earnings conference call on Wednesday, Elon Musk finally disclosed when Tesla plans to begin production of the highly anticipated Tesla Model 3, and what it will look like. What’s more, Musk at long last gave us a launch window (read: year) that, we can only hope, won’t be subject to change in the months ahead.

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License Plate Funny

The DMV recently declared the license plate ‘370H55V’ to be obscene – can you guess why?

By on April 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

The DMV recently declared the license plate ‘370H55V’ to be obscene – can you guess why?

If you’re lucky enough to be able to afford a Lamborghini, it doesn’t necessarily follow that you have carte blanche to come up with any type of vanity license plate your heart desires.

While typical objections to license plate permutations typically focus on overtly offensive words, a Texas man named Safer Hassan recently learned the hard way that even obfuscating an alleged obscenity might leave you with a revoked plate.

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Motorcycle Crash First Person

Watch a man on a motorcycle get hit by a car and land on his feet, all in first-person

By on January 30, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Watch a man on a motorcycle get hit by a car and land on his feet, all in first-person

I could have made a list of all the reasons why I would never personally own a motorcycle and carry the list around in case anyone ever asked, but now I can just point to this terrifying video instead. More →

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