A Visit to Local Motors, Badass Innovators of Future Vehicle Design

Gizmodo had the pleasure today of stopping by the future Las Vegas factory, autoshop, office, and cafe space for Local Motors, easily one of the most innovative vehicle-design outfits in the country. » 1/06/14 7:30pm 1/06/14 7:30pm

Evatran Brings Wireless Charging To Cars

Until another alternative energy form come around, electric cars are the wave of the future. To make them easy to charge, Evatran has developed a wireless charging system. » 8/02/11 1:08am 8/02/11 1:08am

Someday We'll Eliminate The Dreaded "Are We There Yet?"

How cool would it be if you could draw on your window and have the drawings move along with the car? Cool enough to keep the kids quiet for a few hours, don't you think? » 7/20/11 10:50pm 7/20/11 10:50pm

Terrafugia Transition Flying Car May Finally Take Flight

The Terrafugia Transition Flying Car has been around for more than five years. Everyone hoped it would debut in 2009, but that never happened. Now in 2011, the car is inching closer to its first real flight. » 7/05/11 10:27pm 7/05/11 10:27pm

You Won't Miss a Turn With This Vibrating Steering Wheel

Researchers from Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey may have the solution to one of driving's most annoying mistakes —missed turns. » 6/08/11 11:32pm 6/08/11 11:32pm

The Military-Grade iPhone Windshield Mount

Using touchscreens in the car can be such a hassle, because even if you put them in a dash or windshield mount where they're safely in your line of sight, they still wiggle around too much. Or they did. » 1/12/11 4:00pm 1/12/11 4:00pm

The Sound Of This Car's Exhaust Can Shatter Glasses

This is the Lexus LFA. The sound of its exhaust can shatter champagne glasses. Or at least that's what this video wants us to believe. » 6/03/10 2:00am 6/03/10 2:00am

A Brief History of Our Flying Car Obsession

Jalopnik's gathered up the flying car covers from Popular Science's complete archives and come out with a brief 77-year history of our flying car fantasies, which shift from cautious to optimistic depending on the tone of the decade. [Jalopnik] » 3/09/10 3:59pm 3/09/10 3:59pm

This EMP Cannon Stops Cars Almost Instantly

We've heard of electromagnetic pulses cutting steel in milliseconds, but apparently they can also be used to stop moving cars just as fast. The cannon demonstrated in the video here is still a prototype, but it definitely seems to work. » 1/21/10 10:20pm 1/21/10 10:20pm

Car Gifts Too Dangerous To Actually Use While Driving

Theoretically, we shouldn't drive while playing with gadgets. But at stop lights and while we're waiting for roadtrip passengers to finish buying cornchips at the gas station quickmart, well, OK. » 11/24/09 8:00pm 11/24/09 8:00pm

Fiat Eco Drive Tells You How To Drive Cleaner

There are lots of ways to get the most out of your fuel tank without resorting to buying a new car—closing the windows when traveling over 50mph, using a car's air flow system rather than the AC, and easing on the break being just a couple of examples. In case you need a little help implementing these methods, Fiat… » 10/21/08 11:15pm 10/21/08 11:15pm

Mobile Microwave Brings Food Nuking Into Your Automobile

Roadsters who want their Hot Pockets on the go can now invest in a In-Car Microwave Oven! This mobile meal maker is made of a robust steel construction, boasts an LED screen with touchscreen operation, and can be powered either via your 12 volt cigarette lighter socket or directly by the car battery. The company… » 8/16/08 4:00pm 8/16/08 4:00pm

Much Cheaper Fuel Cells On The Way With New Prototype

Australian researchers have developed a new fuel cell prototype that could lead to much cheaper, more efficient fuel cell vehicles in the near future. Scientists at Monash University in Melbourne created a new cathode that could bypass the need for expensive platinum nanoparticles, which adds about $3500 to $4000 to… » 8/02/08 12:00pm 8/02/08 12:00pm

Only 25 Tesla Roadsters Left On Sale For 2009

Tesla Motors has finally begun deliveries of its awesome 100-percent electric Tesla Roadster, but eco-conscious sports car fanatics willing to plunk down the $109,000 need to reserve one quick. The company said it only has 25 production slots left for the second quarter of 2009. Locking in a reservation will cost a… » 7/26/08 6:00pm 7/26/08 6:00pm

SMART Car Vending Machine Only Dispenses Marketing Materials, False Hope

Here I was, credit card in hand, ready to fly across the Pacific and purchase my very first SMART Car from a vending machine, when I'm told it's just some advertisement. Sure, SMART Cars can't float (they can barely survive the SUV-congested streets of the U.S.), and the Japanese steer on the opposite side of their… » 6/15/08 3:30pm 6/15/08 3:30pm

Scorpion Supercar Uses Hydrogen Hybrid Engine to get 40MPG

According to Ronn Motors, the Scorpion supercar will not only achieve 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, but also earns green credentials by getting 40 miles per gallon. This trick is achieved by having a hydrogen-hybrid engine under the hood (also known as hydrogen injection, Water4Gas or HHO.) Small doses of hydrogen are… » 6/06/08 8:10am 6/06/08 8:10am

Navisurfer II Car PC, Surprisingly Affordable

The Navisurfer II is a pretty interesting little in-dash PC. Featuring a 7-inch flip-out touchscreen display, you can run Windows or Linux driven by a 1.3 Ghz processor in respectable 800 x 480 resolution. Built-in GPS along with a 2.5-inch hard drive (ranging from 40GB to 120GB) mean that you won't require an… » 2/06/08 9:55am 2/06/08 9:55am

Car Slippers Light Up the Bathroom Trail

We've seen flashlight slippers before, but were they in the shape of a car? Definitely not. These Illuminating Car speakers? Definitely shaped like cars. » 7/16/07 6:30pm 7/16/07 6:30pm