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.
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 →
We are taught to drive safely long before we actually have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a car, but for some hardheaded individuals, the education simply doesn’t stick. That appears to be the case for the driver of this Lamborghini Huracan, which can be seen exceeding 330 kilometers per hours (205 mph) before smashing into the traffic barrier and flying off the road. More →
As always, there was a huge focus on motor vehicle innovations at CES this year, from hydrogen fuel cells to dashboard operating systems. But here’s one thing you probably didn’t see: a 3D-printed car.
Chris Ziegler at The Verge had a chance to ride around in the Local Motors Strati at the North American International Auto Show this week and found that a 3D-printed vehicle shares a surprising More →
Dan Roosegaarde is tired of our stagnant pavement. Our roads have remained unchanged for decades, which inspired Roosegaarde and his team at Studio Roosegaarde to innovate in the form of glow-in-the-dark road markings. Wired.co.uk has drawn our attention to these fluorescent markings, which have replaced the prototypical street lights over a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands, providing a cost-efficient alternative that doesn’t require electricity and looks pretty amazing to boot. More →
Anyone in the Northeastern United States right now (or anywhere else that might be getting hammered by snow) knows how much of a pain it can be to drive during and after a blizzard. There’s ice everywhere, mounds of snow to drive around or over, and you have to fight your way through it all while other drivers who are less careful slide around the roads. Winter tires can definitely help, but buying them and having them put on your car is a pricey proposition that many people don’t want to deal with or simply can’t afford.
But what if there was a better way? More →
Some of the most interesting news footage of the over the past several years has come from a very unlikely source: cameras mounted on cars. The Associated Press reports that General Motors is hoping to capitalize on the windshield-mounted camera for a new social initiative that will allow drivers of the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette to record their cruises down the interstate and then download the footage to their computers. When parked, drivers will be able to view the recordings on an 8-inch touchscreen and “edit the videos to include their speed, location, lap times and other stats.” According to the report, drivers can record up to 13 hours of driving time using the new system. The 2015 Corvette will be available next fall.