Unless targeted at collectors who are happy to pay a premium for details and accuracy, toy versions of exotic sport cars rarely bear more than a passing resemblance to their real-life counterparts. So what happened here, because Playmobil’s Porsche 911 Carrera S is a near flawless replica.
It’s generally assumed that when you reach retirement age, life starts to slow down. But not for mechanics David Anderson and Mathew Hine, who spent six months upgrading a 10 MPH mobility scooter into a record breaking dragster that officially hit a top speed of 107.6 MPH.
The Porsche is a popular choice for Lego enthusiasts looking to test their modelling skills, but leave it to the toymaker’s official builders to absolutely nail the curves and contours that make the 911 so recognizable on this new Technic set.
Say goodbye to your relaxing drive to and from work every day. Harman is working with Microsoft to put an end to those few minutes of wasted productivity by bringing parts of Microsoft’s Office suite to your car’s infotainment system.
Falling asleep at the wheel can have have deadly consequences, but a driver who’s too distracted can be just as dangerous. So Harman has developed an in-car monitoring system that tracks the dilation of the driver’s pupils to determine how overloaded and distracted their brain might be.
A patent filed by Ford a few weeks ago reveals a rather unorthodox alternative to throwing a bicycle in your trunk. Like the Batpod that ejected from the Batmobile in The Dark Knight, the back wheel of your car could quickly transform into a self-balancing electric unicycle.
For some reason Restoration Hardware only sells a version of this sleek Roadster Scoot that accommodates kids aged two to four—not adults. So if you and your partner have ever thought about having or adopting kids, you’ve now got a perfectly good reason to expand your family.
Putting a couple of chocolate Santas in a stocking on Christmas eve is apparently no longer enough. McLaren, makers of some of the most expensive sports cars in the world, suggests slipping a 1:8-scale replica of the company’s P1 in a stocking for a truly memorable Christmas morning.
You can roll your eyes all you want at yet another ridiculous example of Star Wars merchandising, but secretly you’re probably going to place an order for these simple wiper blade upgrades because you know you can’t resist having a lightsaber wooshing back and forth across your car’s rear window.
No consumer is ever too young to start fostering brand loyalty. So to help promote the anti-collision technology in its vehicles, and to seed the next-generation of owners, Mercedes-Benz created a couple of nifty toy cars that were impossible for kids to crash into each other.
The most exhaustive part about maneuvering your car in and out of tight spaces in a crowded parking lot is the unending back-and-forth turning of your steering wheel. To make that easier, Ford is introducing something called Adaptive Steering that does most of the turning for you—at slower speeds.
Since all of the electronics in an electric car are reliant on the same battery as its motor, driving around in the winter with the heater blasting can greatly reduce its range. But a new type of ultra-thin, and ultra-efficient, heating panel covered in carbon nanotubes might change that.
Driving with a trailer in tow leaves with you a gigantic blind spot directly behind your vehicle. So to make it easier to keep an eye on traffic following you, Land Rover has come up with a way to make trailers appear to be transparent using strategically placed cameras.
Should I be slowing down in that case that upcoming green light turns yellow? How long am I going to be stopped at this red light? These are questions all drivers ask but never really expect to get answers to—unless they’re driving a BMW, now.
Self-driving smart cars might still be years away, but the technology that makes them so smart is already benefitting drivers. Ford is currently perfecting a headlight system that uses infra-red cameras to illuminate unexpected curves and hazards on the road ahead that might be invisible to drivers otherwise.
Shopping around for a car can be a lot work, as you weigh your needs and wants against your budget and try to find the perfect car for you. Here to help answer some questions you might have about buying a car are our friends from Jalopnik’s Car Buying blog.
When the Christmas book rankings were released in 2014, it came as a shock to many that a certain truck mechanic from Grimsby had outsold Hilary Clinton’s greatly anticipated memoir ‘Hard Choices’. Bookshops all across London were asking, “who is this Guy Martin?”, “where has he come from?” and, “was he the bloke on…