After a long gestation period in innocuous bubbles, Google has decided it's time to expand its self-driving project and integrate sensors and software into passenger cars. As it turns out, those cars will be hybrid Chrysler Pacificas specially built to house the hardware required for safe autonomous driving. Read More
Volkswagen has swept past Renault, Seat and Honda in the race for Nürburgring bragging rights, having lopped 1.42 seconds off the existing front-drive production Nordschleife record in a Golf GTI Clubsport S. With no rear seats, insulation or floor mats, the Clubsport S is a limited edition GTI designed with laptimes, not the daily commute, in mind. Read More
One of the greatest parts of camping is leaving the hustle and bustle of daily life behind for the quiet solitude of a simpler world. But how much quiet solitude can you really get when driving a bus-sized RV filled with people, especially if those people don't share your vision of what camping is all about? The all-new Wheelhome Vikenze II strips camping down to its most singular form, offering seriously space-efficient accommodations for you, and you alone.
When you are happily cruising along the highway, it can be worrying if your car's "engine check" light starts blinking. There is often no apparent fault, but some underlying problems can be made worse by driving on. FIXD is a plug-in sensor that helps you avoid costly repair bills by diagnosing engine issues while you drive along. It then sends a simple report to your smartphone, advising you whether to keep moving or pull over. Gizmag Store has FIXD now at 20% off the MSRP.Read More
When Elon Musk announced the Tesla Model X would be fitted with a Bioweapon Defense Mode, many wondered what he knew that they didn't. Turns out the head of Tesla, SpaceX and PayPal wasn't worried about global chemical warfare – rather, the HEPA filters in the Model X and Model S are designed to protect us against the scourge of air pollution.Read More
Volkswagen has updated its Amarok, but rather than focusing on what makes it rugged and tough, the changes are all about refinement. With a more powerful V6 diesel engine, more precise steering and shiny exterior highlights, the updated truck should offer a more car-like drive.
Having Homer Simpson read driving instructions to you may end in a big "doh" according to a new study. An international team of researchers has found that the more a person identifies with the voice guidance in their vehicle, the more likely they are to get into an accident.Read More
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