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.
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.
Who knew that washing your car was so complicated? Car enthusiast blog Jalopnik put together a handy list of myths about washing your precious car that you should really be aware of, as they could totally change how you go about cleaning your car.
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 →
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.
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.