The current land speed world record is 763 mph, set by the ThrustSSC supersonic car in 1997. It was designed by a team including supersonic car pioneer Richard Noble, who is back again with the Bloodhound, a car that could...
A team of twelve students at Virginia Tech are taking on an impossible seeming task: how do you design a car that can be driven by the blind? They've got a solution worked out, and with it one day blind drivers may be able to take to the streets independently without any need for assistance.
Cars that talk, old news. Cars that talk in a charming British accent, however — that's pretty cool. To mark the Mini Cooper's 50th anniversary, BMW (the company in charge of Mini production since 2001) made a version of the...
If there's one thing we don't need more of on the road right now, it's distractions. Yet a group in San Francisco is looking into the possibility of slapping digital license plates on cars. Rather than simply display your plate number on a sweet, scrolling marquee, the plates would display ads. Ads for other drivers to read.
This is the Uni-Signal, or Universal Sign Light. It's here to address a major problem with our old traffic lights: if everyone is supposed to know what a traffic light is trying to tell them, then why isn't it designed so that everyone will be able to read it?
You thought this was a solid gold Porsche, didn't you? Your eyes have deceived you, dear reader, because this is nothing but a glorified bicycle with an intricately crafted replica body placed on top. Clad in mylar like a lunar lander, its ultralight body is shaped exactly like a Porsche GT3.
The 2011 Audi A8 boasts, according to the company, the "first factory-installed WLAN hotspot in a car." Passengers in both the front and rear seats will be able to get their Wi-Fi on with up to eight devices, including laptops, the iPad and the like.
Those ambitious Turks in Istanbul must be planning to sell a lot of cars. They're building the gigantic Autopia Europia auto mall, the biggest in the world, giving you a full race track on top to test cars before you drive one home.
You might not want to travel to Disney World with the kids in this 10,382mpg "car," but with the equivalent of a liter of fuel, you could drive across America without stopping — if you had the bladder for it.
Well, this doesn't sound good. In a report titled "Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile," researchers found that the electronic control units (or ECUs) found in cars such as GMC's Yukon hybrid are susceptible to tampering. So vulnerable, in...