I’m so sorry, but I’m a Cars truther now.
I’m so sorry, but I’m a Cars truther now.
Mark Rober, who we last saw engineering a dart board that guaranteed a bullseye with every throw, has just built what every car-loving kid always dreamed of: an epic Hot Wheels track that has tiny vehicles racing between floors, through swimming pools, and jumping over giant explosions.
Because... cars? And racing? And it’s for kids, I guess? I gotta tell you, I’m really in the weeds on understanding the world of Cars. This trailer has mooing tractors and it’s honestly more confusing than AP Physics ever was.
If there are two things every stroller lacks, it’s a $3,000 price tag and the ability to make a child look like an unfortunate castoff from Downton Abbey. Luckily for all of us, however, a company called D.Throne has created an obscenely over-the-top electric car for kids that you can justify as an essential baby…
You might think you’re a good driver. But you’ve got nothing on a nameless 8-year-old hero from Ohio. This past weekend he and his 4-year-old sister waited for their parents to fall asleep, stole their car, and then drove to McDonald’s to chow down on some McMeats.
Okay, so I know the reason why—because Ford has a new marketing deal with Marvel to promote its latest car through the medium of cosmic superheroes. But come on. If the Star-Lord’s ship the Milano could have feelings, it would be very hurt right now.
Enigmatic entrepreneur Elon Musk has no shortage of hobbies: sometimes, he makes cars. Other times, he likes to do a space thing or play Martian overlord. But now, the 45-year-old billionaire is turning his attention to the arts, as evidenced by a series of cryptic drawings he created using Tesla’s new sketchpad…
Mainly, how the hell does any of this work? And secondly, what does the Cars Pope have to say about all this?
Witness them. Oh god, witness them.
Maybe first thing on a Tuesday morning isn’t the best time to melt your brain. But then again, since the week isn’t even half over yet, taking a ride on a psychedelic Hot Wheels track might actually be the perfect distraction to all the work you’d rather not be doing.
If society collapses at some point in the next four years—or even if you’re planning a low-budget road trip—this nifty Car Hammock turns your ride into a comfy place to sleep so you don’t have to resort to a night spent in an uninsulated tent, or apocalyptic abandoned factory.
Every kid knows that if you want your die-cast toy cars to make an impressive jump off a ramp, you need a lot of steep track to build up speed. But Nerf wants to change all that with a new line of blasters that simply fire tiny toy cars directly at a ramp, so you don’t need any track at all.
If you’re from a place where it snows a lot (I’m not), and where people don’t annoyingly complain about how cold it is all the time (not me), and are totally prepared for the winter months (also, not me), you’re probably not as surprised as I am about this seemingly never-ending stretch of badass snow plowers…
The North American International Auto Show gets under way in Detroit this week, and despite reveals of countless drool-worthy supercars, energy-efficient electric vehicles, and autonomous cars that drive all by themselves, Playmobil might actually steal the spotlight with a perfect miniature version of the Porsche 911…
It’s one of the oldest tricks in Hollywood: if you want a tiny model to look like a full-size vehicle, you just need to film it with a high speed camera. As The Slow Mo Guys demonstrate in their latest round of experiments, a couple of Traxxas XO-1 RC cars suddenly look like there’s a Hollywood stuntperson behind the…
In ruling that Chinese film The Autobots was an illegal copy of Disney and Pixar Animation’s Cars, a Shanghai court fined the movie’s producing and distributing companies $190,000 and ordered them to cease the copyright infringement. But even now, The Autobots’ director continues to say he’s never seen Cars.
With modern cars becoming more connected, with smarter features, hacking is a real danger. It’s rare, but it’s already happening. We’re not in the “stop your engine” world yet, but it’s easy to break into a car with keyless entry and steal everything inside without the owner ever knowing the car was unlocked.
Driving around Manhattan can hardly be considered driving because there’s so much damn traffic and construction and crazy taxis and people on the street. Most of the time you’re “driving,” you’re actually just stopped or digging your car out of a pothole, or are constantly avoiding accidents or dodging human bodies.…
There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the upcoming duel between the giant fighting robots being built by the MegaBots team in the US and Suidobashi Heavy Industries in Japan. But even if it never goes down, at least we’re getting a bunch of awesome videos of giant robots smashing things up out of it.