The Carbon Fiber Trailer Batman Takes on Vacation

When Batman needs a break from defending Gotham, he's not going to put Alfred behind the wheel of some dumpy ol' Winnebago—especially when he drives something as badass as the Batmobile every night. No, he's going to choose an RV befitting the Dark Knight, and the carbon fiber CR-1 certainly fits that bill. » 4/07/14 10:00am 4/07/14 10:00am

We Didn't Know How Tire Sounds Are Made Until Now

With supercomputers capable of beating our best chess and Jeopardy players, you'd think that being able to simulate the sounds a tire makes while rolling on a road was easy—but it's not. In fact, Yokohama had to team up with the Japanese equivalent of NASA to finally recreate how air and sound behave around the… » 3/20/14 8:47am 3/20/14 8:47am

In-Car Facial Recognition Detects Angry Drivers To Prevent Road Rage

Passengers in a car can help calm an angry driver when another vehicle cuts them off. But when a driver is alone, that anger can easily turn into road rage which puts everyone at risk. So researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne—or EPFL for short—are working on an in-car facial recognition system that… » 3/14/14 9:20am 3/14/14 9:20am

This Futuristic Truck Was Actually Designed By Walmart

With 7,000 tractor trailers currently in its fleet, it makes sense that Walmart would have a vested interest in designing more efficient delivery vehicles. The company's new ultra-aerodynamic Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience—or WAVE—concept is lighter and more fuel efficient than other trucks on the market, and can… » 3/04/14 10:00am 3/04/14 10:00am

The World's Largest Toy Car Collection Has Over 30,000 Tiny Vehicles

The fact that Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys are so cheap means that countless kids have giant collections of tiny cars. But the world's largest? With over 30,000 scale vehicles in his collection, Beirut's Billy Karam has a legitimate claim to that title, and Cool Hunting had a chance to tour his showroom. » 1/29/14 3:51pm 1/29/14 3:51pm

How Google Glass Will Save Car Enthusiasts From Extinction

"Computers are killing the automotive hobby!" Car geeks say this with defeatist disdain; tech nerds utter it with futurist superiority. Thing is, they're both wrong. Virtual reality and wearable tech could very well save hobbyist mechanics from becoming the 21st century's horseshoe installers. Here's how. » 1/21/14 4:00pm 1/21/14 4:00pm

These Easy-To-Install Treads Turn Any Car Into a Tank

If you're an off-roading enthusiast you've probably already seen those kits that let you replace your truck's wheels with a set of four tank treads for tackling any terrain. The Track N Go is the same idea, except that you don't need a garage, a lift, or any kind of mechanical know-how to install them. You just drive… » 1/12/14 11:02am 1/12/14 11:02am

Audi's Traffic Light Assistance Ensures You Never Hit a Red Light

The only thing more annoying than having to obey the speed limit when driving is having to frequently stop at red lights. So in a brilliant attempt to become the world's awesomest automaker, Audi has created a new in-dash system that tells you how fast or slow you need to drive in order to hit as many green lights as… » 1/10/14 12:40pm 1/10/14 12:40pm

Water Vapor Will Be the Only Emission From Toyota's New Fuel Cell Car

Electric-only cars might be envogue right now, but Toyota is pursuing another eco-friendly alternative to gasoline engines with its FCV concept. The company is now claiming the vehicle will be available sometime in 2015—at least if you live in California where (hopefully) hydrogen refill stations will be plentiful by… » 1/06/14 4:00pm 1/06/14 4:00pm

Bosch Will Soon Let You Remotely Park Your Car With Your Smartphone

How many times have you had to pass up a spot in a crowded parking lot because there wasn't enough room to squeeze your car in and get your doors open? In 2015 Bosch will debut its Automatic Parking Assistant which will allow vehicles to automatically pull into a tight parking spot with or without the driver at the… » 1/06/14 11:47am 1/06/14 11:47am

Garmin's Tiny Dash Cam Never Forgets Where or What Happened In a Crash

Russia seems to corner the YouTube market when it comes to crazy dash cam videos. But that could soon change when Garmin's new $250 Dash Cam hits the market in February. The tiny camera sits inside your windshield and records everything that's happening in front of your vehicle through a wide angle lens. And in the… » 1/06/14 7:00am 1/06/14 7:00am

5 Retrofuturistic Designs That Helped J Mays Reshape the Automobile

Ford Motor Company announced this week that top designer J Mays is retiring. In his 33-year career and 16-year tenure at Ford, Mays ushered in the era of retrofuturistic styling that other car companies scrambled to follow. Here, we look back at five of his vehicles that steered the shape of automotive design. » 11/09/13 9:20am 11/09/13 9:20am

Who You Gonna Call? The Littlest Ghostbuster and His Adorable Ecto-1

Do you recognize Cooper? Probably not, because he's a year older than the last time you saw him driving a tiny time-traveling DeLorean and wearing an adorable Marty McFly costume. This year, however, Cooper's hitting the trick-or-treating circuit in a wonderful Ghostbusters getup complete with his trusty push car… » 10/28/13 4:40pm 10/28/13 4:40pm

Self-Filling Gas Station Pumps: Welcome To the Lazy Future

The full-service pump at your local gas station is always a tempting option, particularly on cold mornings. Unfortunately, having to tip the attendant usually means most of us always opt for self-serve instead—but what if every pump was automatic? Husky and a company called Fuelmatics are developing robotic gas pumps » 10/28/13 8:46am 10/28/13 8:46am