Motorola Solutions, not to be confused with the Google-owned Motorola Mobility, has been showing off the police car of the future. The Ford prototype is loaded with cameras and sensors, but it's not quite as Minority Report as you would expect.
We tend to think of high-tech driving safety innovations as being limited to the car itself, but a Dutch design team thinks that the road needs to play an active role, so they have proposed a number of cool new ideas to make driving less risky.
It's pretty creepy sounding, but instead of going all Ed Gein on us, Nissan engineers are working to develop synthetic materials that can replicate the touch and feel of a human finger.
Most people would agree that hybrid cars are generally good for the environment. That's fine and dandy. But if being good for the environment costs money, then all of a sudden going green becomes a lot less appealing. What's more important, saving a couple bucks, or saving the planet from certain doom? Well, good news: now you can do both.
The McLaren F1 has arguably been the embodiment of the word "supercar" since its introduction twenty years ago. Twenty years ago. For two decades it's been hard to match the F1's combination of looks, performance, and sheer exclusivity, but McLaren is about to unveil the F1's successor and heir to the supercar crown: the P1.
Until self-driving cars get mass produced, we're not going to stop inventing excuses to cover up our lousy parking skills. Chinese car maker BYD Auto has a good interim solution: remote control. Its So Rui car can be driven from the outside, but with a catch.
This isn't your childhood Hot Wheels slot car track — that was okay when you were a kid. This slot car racing track, built by Slot Mods, is for the big boys and girls. You see, adults don't play with their toy cars on the floor, they race them on top of detailed slot tracks modded on old defunct 1969 Camaros. Welcome to the big leagues, kid!
There are a fair number of Olympic events that involve throwing dangerous objects as far away from you as possible over and over. In the past, it's been the job of some poor sap to go out there and retrieve said objects, but this year, London will be using little remote controlled Mini Coopers instead.
Batman always always deliver on the gadgets, but his Tumbler is getting a little old. Gotham's vigilante deserves something newer, sportier, but with all the aggressiveness that is the Batmobile. The perfect candidate for the Dark Knight's new ride: the Aspid GT-21 Invictus.
Every year the Shell Eco-marathon presents a global competition for student teams to create novel vehicles that "travel the furthest on the least amount of energy." One entry from Aston University has taken the renewable vehicle concept to another level of wacky, forward-looking green design.