Watch This Flood-Stranded Trucker Lounge Atop His Semi And Chat On His…

If you're ever stuck on top of a tractor trailer in a huge flood, take this guy as a shining beacon of inspiration. Did he let his feathers get ruffled? Nope. He had a nice little cell phone convo while rescue workers figured out the sticky details. » 5/07/12 9:30am 5/07/12 9:30am

How To Remote-Start Your Car Using Little More Than A $10 Cell Phone

A man named Dave has wired a cell phone into his car so that it can be started from anywhere in the world. Marginally useless, yes. But also very, very cool. » 1/20/10 6:15pm 1/20/10 6:15pm

22 Custom Jalopnik Wallpapers For Your Apple iPhone And Palm Pre

The recent release of the Apple iPhone 3GS and the Palm Pre provide a great time for these twenty-two exclusive, high-resolution Jalopnik wallpapers to you, our car-obsessive readership. Take your pick below. » 7/07/09 1:00pm 7/07/09 1:00pm

Land Rover Lends Name To Virtually Everything-Proof S1 Phone

Land Rover partnered with Sonim Technologies to create this — the world's first IP-67-rated GSM mobile phone. The S1 is completely resistant to dirt, dust, drops and can be fully submersed up to 3.3 feet. » 6/17/09 4:00pm 6/17/09 4:00pm

The Facts About California, Washington's Cell Phone Bans

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, California and Washington state, but today, July 1, is the day that a new hands-free driving law goes into effect. Luckily for you, we're here to break down the new rules and explain what you can and can't do, along with providing some alternative options. Don't live in… » 7/01/08 1:20pm 7/01/08 1:20pm

Dallas Implements Unenforcable Cell Phone Driving Ban

With just two weeks left until one of the most car-crazy states in the US bans handset usage while driving, it seems other places are taking note. Dallas, Texas has announced it will be banning handset use in all 651 area school zones. The idea behind the ordinance is understandable, with crosswalks, bus stops and… » 6/16/08 2:00pm 6/16/08 2:00pm

Survey: 80% Of Americans Use Cellphones While Driving

A recent survey by the Nationwide insurance company has shown some surprising results in regards to cell phone usage among Americans.
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The report cites some of the as the reason the teenagers are the lowest cell phone users while driving. The survey also cites American's need and pressure to always stay in touch as…

Unlicensed Ferrari Cellphone: Cheap, Lame

We've seen that when Ferrari decides to brand something, it does so with class and elegance. This Ferrari branded car cell phone (not to be confused with car phone) is cheap, plastic and not even officially licensed. » 4/09/08 2:30pm 4/09/08 2:30pm

Hummer-Branded Mobile Phone Is Very Capable, Surprisingly

The Hummer HT2 is the company's second mobile phone branding adventure. The first Hummer branded mobile, the HT1 is still doing fairly well so it was only inevitable that Hummer would release the HT2. Despite what people may or may not say about Hummer owners, insecurities, compensation and whatnot, the H2T mobile… » 4/07/08 3:15pm 4/07/08 3:15pm

Motorola Brings Back The Car Phone!

It's not often that I get this excited over a new cell phone release, but Motorola has done. it Motorola is bringing back the car phone with the Smart Rider Car Phone. The difference is that this isn't that big bulky briefcase-style phone of the 1990s, but rather a new, small, slim phone that can do a million times… » 4/03/08 5:00pm 4/03/08 5:00pm

Jeremy Clarkson Under Investigation For Talking On Cell While Driving,…

We're guessing none of this would have happened if Jeremy Clarkson was Prime Minister, but everyone's favorite Top Gear host is in trouble with the law... again. Seems he was driving his 6.3-Liter Mercedes when a man driving with his girlfriend spied him allegedly chatting on his cell phone. They took a picture of the… » 3/12/08 10:40am 3/12/08 10:40am

Lamborghini Branded Asus ZX1 Smartphone Rearing Its Head?

Today's episode of Auto Branding Adventures is a particularly special one because it includes rumors and speculation rather than plain old products. Set for an announcement at CeBIT, a Germany-based technology tradeshow in March, is the Lamborghini branded Asus ZX1 smartphone. » 2/26/08 4:00pm 2/26/08 4:00pm

Prancing Phone: Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60 Limited Edition

High-end cell-phone builder Vertu has a new titanium ear pillow for Ferraristi. It's the Vertu Ascent Ferrari 60, inspired by the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. It's an extremely limited-edition follow-up to the company's Ascent Ferrari 1947, and like it, commemorates Ferrari's 60th anniversary. The Ascent 60 comes with… » 9/25/07 10:15am 9/25/07 10:15am

How To Set A Ford Taurus On Fire With Your Cell Phone Charger

Apparently it's as simple as plugging your cell phone charger into the electric socket and well, we'll let frequent Jalopnik tipster Buckster explain what happened: » 7/17/07 10:30am 7/17/07 10:30am

Porsche Design Launches Phone

If you just have to have the latest Porsche product, hop in your GT3 and get to the nearest cellphone purveyor. Porsche Design is launching its swank new phone, a rig so cleanly designed, that sound you heard was Steve Jobs smacking his forehead with the key fob for his Mercedes SL65 AMG. But you may have to look for… » 6/07/07 11:43am 6/07/07 11:43am

State Your Position: Nissan Tests Cell-Phone Intelligent Transport…

Picture this. You're driving along, listening to the latest from Fall Out Boy (heaven forbid), when a pedestrian (coincidentally, also listening to Fall Out Boy) wanders off the curb and into your path. That's it for them, right? No. Your car saw him coming. Well, not so much him as a blip in its data bank, as… » 4/19/07 8:52am 4/19/07 8:52am

Governator to Sign Automotive Celly Ban

Ahnuld is set to sign a ban that bans use of a cellular phone while driving unless one's using a hands-free device. Scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2008, the ban carries penalties of $20 for the first offense and $50 for each infraction thereafter. No word as to whether the Gov'll come by your house and do you… » 9/15/06 3:30pm 9/15/06 3:30pm

Calling all Cars: Toyota Develops Cell Phone for Japan

Word came down from Tokyo today that Toyota's developing a cell phone with Japan's #2 wireless carrier, KDDI Corp (in which Big T owns an 11 percent stake). It's not just any throwaway burner, mind you; the handsets — dubbed "TiMO" — which are based on an existing KDDI phone made by Toshiba, will tie in via Bluetooth… » 8/30/06 5:53pm 8/30/06 5:53pm

Anti-Cellular Vigilante Attacking British Motorcars

We think we like the word "motorcars" so much simply because of Angus Young of AC/DC's "Brown SG" rant, where he proclaimed that modern guitars look like "motorcars" and that he wants to open a shop that only sells brown Gibson SGs — and then goes on to paraphrase Henry Ford by saying, "You can get an SG in any color… » 8/14/06 4:00pm 8/14/06 4:00pm