Tablet games where you put an actual toy on top of the screen are nothing new, but what we haven't seen are toys that look like they're interacting with the game. Ptah Tech is a company that has launched a brand-new Kickstarter campaign for a game that will do just that – and the results look surprisingly fun.Read More
A new competition is combining two projects that are already capturing the imaginations of kids across the UK.Race for the Line challenges schoolchildren to emulate the Bloodhound team by developing and racing their own rocket-powered cars, using the new BBC micro:bit to capture performance data.Read More
Believe it or not, autonomous race cars will soon be battling it out on the track. As we reported last year, plans are for the Roborace autonomous racing series to run in conjunction with Formula E, starting in the 2016-17 season. Last week, newly-appointed design chief Daniel Simon, who has a diverse background designing concept cars for both global automakers and Hollywood, released the first look at the driverless Roborace car.
The pinnacle of motorcycle racing reaches a tipping point, as a new generation of spec electronics is enforced in an effort to shrink costs. Add to the mix a new tire supplier and wings designed to keep these motorcycles from flying, and we have the recipe for an excitingly unpredictable year.Read More
Formula One might still be top of the world motorsport tree, but GT racing is fast emerging as a battleground for incredible winged Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens and Audis. The latest supercar to be shod in slicks and fitted with a full aerodynamics kit is the McLaren 570S, which has made the jump from baby supercar to full on GT4 racer.Read More
Whether we're talking supercars or concept cars, "cars" is the operative word at this year's Geneva Motor Show, with larger vehicles like trucks and vans playing more of a supporting role at the show. But that doesn't mean they aren't making their presence known. There's a new six-wheeled version of the recently retired Land Rover Defender, a hybridized Volkswagen T6, a cool, little beach buggy called "Bee-Bee," and more.
Unless you can afford the expense of a racing school or track day, getting close to the experience of riding in a F1 or GT race car is near impossible. Fortunately, the average race fan can now have something resembling that experience, with the opening of the Motion Simulation Room in the UK.Read More
The Italian-made Brain One is a standalone, wireless tracking system that is claimed to be easy to use, and designed for integration with popular action gadgets. The device is intended to appeal to the motorsport fan who wants to improve their skills – or settle the "who's the fastest" argument with indisputable, hard data.Read More
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