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

A Toyota Prius Was Hacked Into an Energy Generating Roller Coaster Just…

You might ask why someone would want to turn a perfectly good Toyota Prius into a roller coaster that moves at a mere 15mph. I ask why not? » 5/04/11 2:00am 5/04/11 2:00am

New Japanese Cars Are Slightly Radioactive

The AP says that a VERY small percentage (<1%) of new Japanese cars being shipped into the South American country are carrying a small amount of radiation. » 5/02/11 6:23pm 5/02/11 6:23pm

The Man Who Successfully Challenged Five Speeding Tickets Using Traffic…

Will Foreman keeps getting nabbed by traffic cameras for speeding. Believing the cameras to be inaccurate, he analyzed the timestamps and the position of his car in each pair of photos, using them to successfully contest five speeding tickets. » 4/22/11 12:40am 4/22/11 12:40am

This Emergency Light Will Help You Remain Stylish in Moments of Crisis

The Eton Road Torq is a simple device: toss it in your car (where you hopefully never have to use it). In the event you do need it, dig it out from under the seat, crank the dynamo for two minutes and use the 1 watt LED light for 15 minutes. Alternately, you can pop out the tripod legs, flip the flash light head open… » 4/13/11 5:40pm 4/13/11 5:40pm

Microsoft and Toyota Have Something to Announce Tomorrow, but What Is…

Tomorrow, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Toyota President Akio Toyoda will both appear in a videoconference for some sort of announcement. But what will it be? Maybe this? Will Toyota's engine now run on Bing? I don't even know. [Microsoft] » 4/05/11 6:51pm 4/05/11 6:51pm

Who Knew Rush Hour in L.A. Could Look So Nice?

If you've ever lived in Southern California, the mere mention of rush hour will inspire fear and dread in the hearts of residents. And yet, when you watch this 24-hour visualization of LA traffic, created by the Gray Area Foundation and Nik Hansellman for GPS app maker Waze, those feelings cease to exist. Go figure!… » 3/24/11 5:40pm 3/24/11 5:40pm

Watch This Massive Australian Flood Clear an Entire Parking Lot

Queensland, Australia is in the midst of a massive flooding disaster that's already claimed (at least) eight lives. Now, we've got some amazing amateur video of the flooding that shows—in horrifying glory—its full, powerful, car-moving devastation. Watch inside. » 1/10/11 8:46pm 1/10/11 8:46pm

Andy Rooney Hates Gadgets, Cars, and Gadgets in Cars

Andy Rooney, proprietor of all things that aren't fun and hater of all things that are, went on a 60 Minutes rant tonight about his dislike for gadgets, "green" cars, and—naturally—green cars with gadgets in them. Video inside. » 10/04/10 8:44am 10/04/10 8:44am

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

Software Bug Causes Toyota Recall of Almost Half a Million New Hybrid…

Toyota just announced a recall of its 2010 hybrid cars. Four hundred thousand worth. The reason? A change in "brake feeling" caused by faulty antilock braking software. There is no fix for cars on the road yet. » 2/09/10 3:16am 2/09/10 3:16am

The Joys of Driving Fast vs Driving Slow

Jalopnik has two great essays on driving: one opines that fast is better, but the far cooler one argues successfully that driving a shitty car faster than you should is more exciting. Which do you find more exciting? [Jalop and Jalop] » 12/24/09 8:09am 12/24/09 8:09am

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

I Would Not Be Ashamed to Have Belkin's Micro Auto Charger in My Car

Most USB car chargers look like a perfect nightmare of bad design and nerdery. Belkin has acknowledged this and offered up the respectable Micro Auto Charger (also realizing 4-port USB car chargers are overkill). » 4/21/09 12:00am 4/21/09 12:00am

Listening Test: Gizmodo's Week Long Tribute To Music Tech

I once read that music has more impact the louder you play it. On that note, I'll tell you the story of the summer I got addicted to very loud car audio equipment. » 4/13/09 9:17pm 4/13/09 9:17pm

Scosche's Recoil iPod Car Charger Keeps Low Profile With Retractable…

Between Cellphones and iPods and whatever else, a fair amount of wires are admittedly invading our cars. Enter Scosche's Recoil, an iPhone/iPod charger with a retractable, mess free wire. » 4/08/09 4:20pm 4/08/09 4:20pm

Ford Winning Dashboard Tech War: Trucks Getting Opera Browsers With…

If Ford can put Sprint 3G in their cars, and now, Opera browsers, what the hell is taking the rest of the industry so long? SHAME! » 4/02/09 3:40pm 4/02/09 3:40pm

Tesla Model S Electric Sedan Prototype Has a Giant Touch Dashboard

Kevin Rose, the Silicon Valley's John Mayer, just got a few Tesla S concept shots leaked to him. The S, Tesla's $50,000ish electric 4-door Sedan, is supposed to be unveiled in Los Angeles today. » 3/26/09 12:35pm 3/26/09 12:35pm

Rumored Toyota Hybrid Sportscar is Prius-based

The thing that's always kept me from wanting a hybrid car is that they aren't all that fast. And the ones that are fast cost too much money. That might change with Toyota's MR2 Hybrid. » 3/19/09 10:30pm 3/19/09 10:30pm

Sentience Intelligent Cruise Control Lets You Forget the Pedals…

Driving would be way more fun if we didn't have to worry about the whole gas and brake thing, right? Sentience understands this, and their intelligent cruise control means you can finally forget about it. » 3/12/09 7:20pm 3/12/09 7:20pm