Here's How To Drive The Lunar Rover

Right now, sitting unattended and unlocked, in a pretty empty neighborhood, are three of the most valuable cars ever built — the lunar rovers from the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions. Those sweet, sweet mesh-tire’d rides could be yours for the taking — if you only knew how to drive one. That’s where we can help. » 5/06/15 10:10pm 38 minutes ago

This Old Volkswagen 'Terrorist' Commercial Isn't What You Think It Is

You might remember this Volkswagen Polo ad from the earlier part of the last decade, along with the Star Wars Kid and everything else you saw on eBaumsworld. You might remember it being “banned,” or just that it was an ad that “VW doesn’t want you to see!” But it isn’t that at all.
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This Shoulder Mounted Sim Trains Pilots To Evade Surface-To-Air Missiles

US forces use some unique techniques to train soldiers to use shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles against enemy aircraft. So how do the crews in the sky learn to defeat similar threats? Enter the Man Portable Survivability Trainer (MAST), the shoulder fired missile simulator of the future. » 5/06/15 8:40pm Today 8:40pm

BMW, Audi, And Mercedes-Benz Want To Buy Nokia’s Maps To Fend Off Google

Keeping with old the adage of the enemy of my enemy is my friend, Germany’s Big Three are working together to buy a controlling stake in Nokia’s Here mapping unit. The move is partially to keep it out of the hands of Google, Apple, or Facebook, but mainly to give the automakers a leg up on both self-driving vehicles… » 5/06/15 6:17pm Today 6:17pm

Tesla Raked In Another $51M From Selling Zero Emissions Vehicle Credits

Tesla is out with its first quarter financial results for the year, and aside from continuing to promise the Model X in Q3, delivering 11,160 cars for the quarter, and still on track to sell 55,000 vehicles for the year, it also pulled in another $51 million for selling Zero Emissions Vehicle credits to other… » 5/06/15 5:31pm Today 5:31pm

This Is How They Test Crash Barriers On Bridges

Ever stare at the barest pieces of concrete and metal preventing you from veering off a bridge and plummeting hundreds of feet to your watery grave below, and wondering how they test all that? Me neither, let’s be honest. But if you did, it’s exactly how you think they’d do it. By crashing big stuff into it. » 5/06/15 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

Why Exactly Is A Saudi Arabian Airliner At Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Airport?

In what is an unbelievably rare, if not unprecedented occasion, a Saudi Airlines Airbus A330 landed at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport today for technical reasons. The aircraft was empty, on a return trip from Brussels and it remains unclear if the stop was actually planned or part of an in-flight emergency. » 5/06/15 3:42pm Today 3:42pm

Here’s What It’s Like To Drive An Imported Nissan Skyline GT-R

I didn’t think I would like it very much. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I’m willing to admit it now: when I first asked you for car suggestions, and you told me to import a Nissan Skyline GT-R, I wasn’t very excited about it. I figured it would be just another used Japanese car: an overhyped, overrated dinosaur, and… » 5/06/15 3:00pm Today 3:00pm

The Trucks of the 2015 Lone Star Roundup

Earlier in the year I was talking to a few friends...artists, builders, about the current old truck trends. Slammed C10s are rad, but everyone has done them. Dropped effies are common as a cold around any hot rod show. They’re everywhere. When I had my ‘54 F100 at AutoRama last year people did not know what to think… » 5/06/15 2:53pm Today 2:53pm

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Battery life shouldn’t interfere with real life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you’re on the go. Right now, Jalopnik readers can grab one for $29.99 - that’s 72% off.
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