You’ve probably witnessed them too, drivers who completely ignore crosswalks and don’t even slow down as they approach them. But if these optical illusion crosswalks catch on, the chances are that crossing the street will be even safer. The smart concepts in the following images are meant to fool drivers into thinking there’s a roadblock ahead, and make them slow down when approaching a pedestrian crossing. More →
If there’s one thing we learned from endless episodes of MTV Cribs back in the day, it’s that athletes, rock stars, and A-list celebrities are all bonded by a common interest: A love and passion for fast and expensive cars.
While everyone is likely familiar with expensive cars from the likes Porsche and Rolls Royce, there exists a subset of supercars which are so expensive that they even make a regular Ferrari seem affordable by comparison. At this level, we’re not talking about cars that cost somewhere in the multi-hundred thousand dollar range. Quite the contrary, my friend. No, at this level we’re talking about cars that sell for 7 figures and can easily hit 200 mph on the speedometer.
To get you acquainted with the types of cars the wealthiest in the world keep in their garages, listed below are the 8 most expensive supercars in the world.
If you’re in the market for an unstoppable truck that can even drive through water, you’ll have to pack up your bags and head to Russia and plunk down $65,000 for the SHERP ATV.
Sporting self-inflated tires, the SHERP ATV won’t win any awards for speed, but where else are you going to find a vehicle that can climb over obstacles up to 2.4 feet high and not sink to the bottom when put in water. Looking like a real-life Tonka Trunk, the stout Russian truck can reach a top speed of 28 mph, and in water it manages to move forward at a respectable but plodding pace of 3.7 mph.
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit may not have the Tesla Model 3 as we were initially promised, but that’s not to say that there aren’t a number of interesting new cars and out-there concepts worth highlighting.
Earlier today, for example, we brought your attention to the Buick Avista, a concept car that looks like it might otherwise come from Tesla or Porsche. Also getting in on the action was Audi, who earlier today rolled out the Audi h-tron Quattro, a stout SUV with quite a few tricks up its sleeve.
A recently filed patent from Ford shows that Tesla isn’t the only forward-thinking car company on the planet. While the concept car detailed in Ford’s patent may never see the light of day, it’s just crazy and cool enough to warrant covering.
The patent in question describes a futuristic car with a detachable rear wheel that can quickly transform into a electric unicycle. In other words, the patent essentially describes the ultimate in quick getaways for both villains and heroes alike. In fact, the entire contraption may remind some of this famous scene from the Batman film The Dark Knight.
Not many hackers have names and reputations that last years beyond their most famous exploits. George Hotz, aka geohot, is an exception to this rule. Still only 26 years old, Hotz initially burst onto the scene in 2007 when, at the age of 17, he managed to jailbreak the original iPhone and get it to run on other carriers. At the time, back when the iPhone was an AT&T exclusive, this was big and exciting news.
A few years later, Hotz made headlines yet again when he reversed engineered the PS3, subsequently prompting Sony to sue him before the two parties ultimately reached a settlement agreement.
Most concept cars, in an effort to give us a glimpse of our driving future, focus almost exclusively on wildly imaginative and outlandish exterior designs. More often than not, these concepts, while cool, are a little bit too outlandish to be taken seriously.
Earlier this week, during the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volvo decided to flip the script entirely. Instead of focusing on the exterior, Volvo rolled out an “interior design concept” that, while decidedly futuristic, is something you can actually imagine driving sometime in the not-too-distant future.
When it comes to automotive luxury, there are typically two ways to go. You can spend six figures and go with a standard luxury vehicle, a respectable group that includes heavy hitters like Tesla, the Mercedes S-Class, Porsche, and others. Or, you can drop a cool million, at a minimum, and step into the weird and endlessly fascinating world of multi-million dollar supercars where maintenance costs alone can sometimes top out at over $100,000 annually.
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 →
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.
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 →
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.
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.