Anki DRIVE Is the Hilariously Fun Future of Weaponized Slot Cars

These tiny little speedsters are Anki DRIVE, the awesome 21st century take on the classic slot car. They use your iPhone as both a remote control and an artificial intelligence brain, so you can race against human or a computer opponent. And did I mention these cars also have laser guns and tractor beams? » 5/19/14 5:21pm 5/19/14 5:21pm

A Drag Racing Icon Just Set a 184 MPH World Record for Electric Cars

Don "Big Daddy" Garlits is one of the Old Masters of drag racing. The first driver to officially break the 170, 180, 200, 240, 250, and 270 MPH barriers on a 1/4 mile drag strip, his name is plastered across racing's many halls of fame. Last week, at 82 years old, Garlits earned another record, driving the world's… » 5/07/14 11:00am 5/07/14 11:00am

Caterham's Smart New F1 Racer Collects Data From 500 Onboard Sensors

In a sport where the difference between winning and losing is measured in thousandths of a second, squeezing every last ounce of speed out of your F1 racecar is absolutely imperative. A new collaboration between GE and Caterham aims to do just that—by leveraging the power of big data and materials science. » 10/07/13 11:30am 10/07/13 11:30am

AI Tech Racers: Danger Dodging Slot Cars

These AI Tech Racers from Tomy are some of the more interesting slot-style racecars we've seen. The cars have built-in sensors to detect and avoid obstacles in their path—provided they have room to maneuver—and as a result, they can fly around a track without being locked into slots. Once started, the cars ride on… » 2/20/08 5:00pm 2/20/08 5:00pm

A1 Racer Beats Boeing 777 In Runway Showdown

A Boeing 777 jet and an A1 Grand Prix racer clashed at the Auckland International Airport in New Zealand to see which was the faster machine. The Boeing got a headstart down the runway for the first race, and defeated the A1 handily. When the starting points were equal, however, the A1 emerged as the victor, reaching… » 1/13/08 6:08pm 1/13/08 6:08pm