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Video: Crazy semi truck jumps off a ramp and soars into the air

I don’t even think Optimus Prime would dare try and jump off of a dirt ramp. And yet daredevil Gregg Godfrey did with his non-Transformer semi or semi-trailer or big rig or transport or articulate lorry (depending on where you’re from). He set a new record for jumping a semi truck at 166 feet which beat the old mark… » 7/27/15 8:20pm Monday 8:20pm

Driving Australia's Most Challenging Off-Road Trail

For most of Cape York, the remote peninsula north of Cairns that runs parallel to the Great Barrier Reef, the nearest major city isn’t even in Australia, it’s in Papua New Guinea. You know, where head-hunting was a thing up until a couple of decades ago. We just drove through it on the most challenging off-road trail… » 7/20/15 5:40pm 7/20/15 5:40pm

LA Freeway Looks Post-Apocalyptic After Drones Delay Firefighters

Dozens of charred, abandoned cars made for a surreal landscape after a massive wildfire swept across a major Southern California freeway yesterday afternoon. Early this morning officials confirmed that five drones flying over the scene hindered firefighters’ response and caused the fire to jump the freeway. » 7/18/15 11:00am 7/18/15 11:00am

Building a Model Car Makes These 3D Puzzles Worth Completing

There’s the satisfaction of placing the final piece, but what other motivation is there really for completing a 2D puzzle? Not much. That’s why these 3D puzzles from Eureka are a better use of your leisure time since you’re left with a surprisingly detailed model car in the end. » 7/03/15 10:35am 7/03/15 10:35am

Toyota's Crash Test Simulators Now Account for Bodies Braced for Impact

An accident can happen in a split second when you’re driving, but studies have shown that half the time the human body is still able to quickly take defensive action before the impact. So Toyota has upgraded its crash test simulation software with improved virtual muscles to take this into account. » 6/26/15 10:35am 6/26/15 10:35am

Photoshop Contest: Help Google Decorate Its Self-Driving Car

Google has launched another attempt at persuading us that its cute little self-driving cars are not, in fact, out to kill us. This time, it wants the help of Californian artists–who are invited to submit art to be featured on the cars. But we don’t think this wonderful opportunity should be restricted to Californians. » 6/25/15 3:30pm 6/25/15 3:30pm

Lego's Gorgeous New Ferrari F40 Even Has a Removable V8 Engine

Released back in 1987, almost 30 years ago, the Ferrari F40 is still considered to be one of the greatest supercars of all time. It was the last car that Enzo Ferrari himself personally approved, and Lego has finally immortalized it in plastic bricks with its latest Creator model. » 6/25/15 9:30am 6/25/15 9:30am

Video compares pit stops in F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car and more

F1 Racing is like driving jets on the ground. NASCAR is like racing monster cars in sheet metal around an oval. Indy Car are powerful beasts themselves. Each type of racing has their own unique demands and needs. Here is a video that shows the difference between pit stops in F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car, Formula E and… » 6/23/15 9:38am 6/23/15 9:38am

A Smartphone App Turns a Land Rover Into a Giant RC Car

Have you ever found your car stranded in a parking lot because some neighboring (jerk) drivers have parked too close for you to even open the door? That’s one problem that Jaguar Land Rover’s new prototype remote app can solve, letting you back your vehicle out of a tight spot using your smartphone. » 6/16/15 9:50am 6/16/15 9:50am

Car driving in a loop inside a death cage ball just ignores gravity

Well, this looks fun! The cage stands at about 40 foot tall and is the biggest of its kind in the world and yet the crazy car inside just drives in a vertical loop over and over again like it’s on a normal road that doesn’t go freaking upside down. It’s got to get a little dizzying in there. » 6/15/15 7:30pm 6/15/15 7:30pm

8 crazy vehicles that no longer exist because they were too crazy

Cars, motorcycles, trucks, airplanes, mopeds, tanks, fighter jets, ships, trains, big rigs and so on. We’ve figured out that those are the vehicles that work out best for our purposes and our world and our needs. But we had a lot of missteps and weird ass experimental vehicles along the way. Here are 8 crazy vehicles… » 6/09/15 9:12pm 6/09/15 9:12pm

How States Use Inflated DOT Forecasts to Rationalize More Highways

Americans are simply not driving as much as they used to; most experts agree we hit “peak car.” But that’s not the story according to the Department of Transportation’s forecasts, which year after year show skyrocketing demand for more roads—and year after year are proven wrong. Still, states use this data to fund… » 6/09/15 8:00pm 6/09/15 8:00pm

Google Will Now Tell You When Its Driverless Cars Crash

Last month, a vehicle rear-ended one of Google’s self-driving cars at a Mountain View intersection. No one was hurt, but Google didn’t exactly broadcast the news to the public. Now, anyone will be able to download monthly reports about where the cars are and what they’re doing, thanks to a new transparency initiative… » 6/05/15 4:23pm 6/05/15 4:23pm