Truck boards a ship by wildly driving down two thin wooden planks

This doesn’t seem like the most efficient way to get a car onto a ship but who am I to judge? It’s not like the planks were going to break or the wheels of the car were going to run off the edges or that anything could possibly slip out of position or anything like that could happen, right? » 5/26/15 10:03pm Today 10:03pm

Sorry, Hot Wheels, We Prefer These Wacky Star Wars Die-cast Cars

When Hot Wheels started making die-cast toy cars inspired by everyone’s favorite Star Wars characters, it seemed like a match made in heaven—or in a galaxy far, far away. But now that Tomica has revealed its own line of Star Wars-themed die-cast cars, we have to admit we actually prefer these wackier designs,… » 5/26/15 9:45am Today 9:45am

Sorry Tesla, Electric Cars of the Future Will Be More Like Golf Carts

Contrary to what the news cycle pounds into our brains, the electric car conversation does not begin and end with Elon Musk. There’s a more affordable and more relevant urban mobility solution than Tesla. I’m talking about the humble golf cart, which is already well on its way to ruling the world. » 5/23/15 2:00pm Saturday 2:00pm

Crazy Mad Max car shows how bad ass it is by scaling a sand wall

The new Mad Max movie is going to be filled with such crazy explosions and gnarly stunts that your eyes will pop but that’s just the beauty of being able to sprinkle movie effects onto a summer blockbuster. Not all of that badassery will be real. What is real is this awesome Mad Max Peacemaker car, this thing just… » 5/12/15 10:07am 5/12/15 10:07am

Self-Driving Cars Are Already Getting Into Accidents [Updated]

Update 06/21: Google has emphasized that none of the accidents its cars were involved with were the fault of its self-driving vehicles, and has updated its recorded miles to nearly a million. With that information, the accident rate for self-driving cars looks less unsettling and a lot more reassuring. » 5/11/15 9:52am 5/11/15 9:52am

Gymkhana Driving Is Somehow Even More Impressive With Tiny RC Cars

There’s a good reason Ken Block’s gymkhana videos have racked up millions of YouTube views: they show off an extreme level of driving skill that most of us can only dream about. Drifting RC cars is a slightly more achievable and affordable goal, but it still must take untold hours of practice to reach the skill level… » 5/07/15 10:52am 5/07/15 10:52am

Jaguar Plans to Let You Control Windshield Wipers With Just Your Eyes

In the not-too-distant future, eye-tracking technology will be a run-of-the-mill feature in many high-end vehicles, helping keep drivers’ eyes on the road. But Jaguar Land Rover has patented another use for the tech that allows cars to automatically trigger the rear window’s wiper so it’s always clean and clear when… » 5/05/15 9:48am 5/05/15 9:48am

This Gang of Flat Robots Can Autonomously Steal (Or Park) Your Car

Ever since cars first hit the road drivers have been terrible at parking, so it makes sense that we’re finally leveraging all the advancements we’ve made in robotics to do that for us. But instead of an automaton hopping into the driver’s seat, these flat but strong robots are able to lift a vehicle by its wheels and… » 4/28/15 12:20pm 4/28/15 12:20pm

Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection Knows Exactly Who's in Your Car

For years, government agencies have chased technologies that would make it easier to ensure that vehicles in carpool lanes are actually carrying multiple passengers. Perhaps the only reason these systems haven’t garnered much attention is that they haven’t been particularly effective or accurate, as UC Berkeley… » 4/28/15 5:00am 4/28/15 5:00am

A closer look at the new Batmobile in Batman vs Superman

If you want to get a closer look at the new black dune buggy that Ben Affleck’s stunt guy will be driving in the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie, here’s some up close footage from JoBlo Movie Trailers. You get up close shots of the parts and a glimpse of the weaponry. It’s like a cross between the Tumbler and… » 4/22/15 6:41pm 4/22/15 6:41pm

Being inside a car inside an automatic car wash can be so relaxing

I remember being so fascinated with automatic car washes as a kid. Your mom would pull up the family car and then relinquish control to what seemed like a highly choreographed ballet of robot arms and soap ballerinas that worked together to clean your car. I would watch the bubbles, listen to the thumping and enjoy… » 4/21/15 1:39am 4/21/15 1:39am

Tight Spot? The New BMW 7 Series Can Park Itself With No One in the Car

The actual car hasn’t been revealed to the public just yet—at least without its camo wrapping—but that hasn’t stopped BMW from announcing that its new 7 Series will be the first car that can be parked remotely using its key fob, without anyone actually having to be inside the vehicle. » 4/20/15 9:18am 4/20/15 9:18am