The Government Will Soon Mandate A Camera On Every Car's Ass

In an effort to prevent low-speed driveway accidents, federal regulators are poised to enact a rule requiring that all passenger vehicles be equipped with rear-view cameras starting in 2014. » 2/28/12 2:30pm 2/28/12 2:30pm

How To Take Car Photos With An iPhone

In the spirit of Chase Jarvis's excellent book The Best Camera is the One That's With You, I've recently started shooting cars with my iPhone 3GS. Who knew that tiny little lens had soul? » 4/05/10 12:00pm 4/05/10 12:00pm

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

Google Street View: How They Did It

If you're like us, you've been playing with Google Maps Street View for the past week instead of working. But if you've also spent too many hours wondering, while picking lint off a throw pillow, how they created all those street-level panoramas, you might want to leave the day room for a few minutes. For much of it,… » 6/01/07 9:00am 6/01/07 9:00am

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… » 2/27/07 1:14pm 2/27/07 1:14pm

In Soviet Russia, Art Car Photographs You!

I don't know that I can put this any better or crazier than the author of the source site has: » 12/26/06 1:13pm 12/26/06 1:13pm

Now take that dream, add 2000+ cameras, a bunch of wiring, and a flair for camera-based mosaic work and you get the camera van. I've got a ten spot that says this thing reeks of patchouli.

Green Light, Camera, Action: Helmet Cam

Roadfly's new blog directs us to a piece of equipment that should be standard on all performance cars, a helmet cam that can be mounted on a car's dash. Not that we're condoning the videotaping of illegal roadway outings or anything. It's just that you never know when something interesting is going to happen during a… » 10/21/05 3:24pm 10/21/05 3:24pm