Improved Timelapse BumperCam Proves Reliable, Still Getting Good Race…

The first BumperCam, an ancient Kodak bolted to the rear bumper of a LeMons Volvo, took good photos but its large size made it vulnerable to crash damage. Not so with BumperCam II, survivor of three punishing races! » 1/31/10 5:00pm 1/31/10 5:00pm

Nextar Navigation System Includes Extra Feature

I'm (obviously) a bit of a gadget hound, and as a result I have some strong opinions on market trends. For example, I get sick of seeing companies release a relentless number of navigation systems that are all more or less the same. Nextar has stepped into the picture and made me smile by releasing what at first seems… » 2/13/08 4:15pm 2/13/08 4:15pm

Rear-View Mirror DVR Records Everything (Except The Rear)

Like the Honda Black Box Recorder we saw a couple days back, this rear-view mirror DVR is capable of continually recording footage for safety purposes. Or for jackass YouTube videos. Whichever comes first. It attaches to the windshield and plugs in via a 12V DC outlet. Check the jump to see some delicious hooning,… » 2/07/08 3:30pm 2/07/08 3:30pm

New Ford Backup Camera Prevents You From Killing Neighbor's Dog &mdash…

In no time you will be a towing master capable of buying and hauling all kinds of crap around town thanks to the optional rear-view camera system now available on a variety of Ford truck and sports-utility models. Backup cameras have existed in years past, but this one is a bit different. It displays the backup video… » 12/10/07 6:15pm 12/10/07 6:15pm

Clinton, Sununu Demand Backup Cameras For All

According to the NHTSA, "back-over" incidents kill 183 Americans every year, more than vending machines and schnauzers combined. The unlikely senatorial duo of John E. Sununu (not to be confused with John H. Sununu) and Hillary Clinton are introducing the Cameron Gulbransen Kids and Cars Safety Act, which would mandate… » 2/27/07 1:14pm 2/27/07 1:14pm