GM Is Developing Smarter Headlights That Will Follow a Driver's Gaze

There are already cars on the road with intelligent headlights that can sweep left or right to improve visibility as a vehicle steers into a turn. But Opel/Vauxhall, a European subsidiary of GM, are developing next-generation headlight systems that can keep track of where a driver's looking, and automatically… » 3/25/15 2:30pm 3/25/15 2:30pm

Boring automaker hypnotizes customers to make them like their cars

Europeans think German automaker Opel is an extremely boring brand so, for their Danish campaign, they decided to hire a hypnotist to wipe people's minds clean of any preconceptions. Then they let them test a car and, apparently, they loved it—or maybe the hypnotists tricked them about that too. » 5/29/14 9:01pm 5/29/14 9:01pm

History's Daring Attempts at Rocket Vehicles

Other than for blasting out of Earth's gravitational pull, the rocket-powered vehicle has never gone mainstream—kind of a shame, really! But lucky for us, LIFE has a gallery of some of the more exciting tries. Maybe next century. » 1/10/11 10:00am 1/10/11 10:00am

Michelin Develops Revolutionary Active Wheel for Electric Cars

Is this tire really the "Holy Grail of Eco-Transportation," as Treehugger believes? Maybe. Time will tell if the electric engine inside the Active Wheel from Michelin will catch on and further drive down the cost of electric vehicles. For now, let's delve deep into this tire-motor combo, and you can decide for… » 11/30/08 4:30pm 11/30/08 4:30pm

Opel's Extendable Bike Rack Hides When Not In Use

Great for self-loathing bikers, the Flex-Fix feature on European Opel Antara and Corsa cars carry two bikes but hide away when not in use. » 10/05/06 7:05pm 10/05/06 7:05pm