Sudden Stop Helps Prevent Rear-End Accidents

Getting rear-ended may never be your fault, but that doesn't mean it's not a pain in the ass to get a busted bumper fixed. One way to help avoid such situations is with a product like Sudden Stop, an array of ultra-bright LED lights that reside on the left and right sides of your license plate. Sudden Stop works by… » 7/08/08 3:00pm 7/08/08 3:00pm

Drivemocion Is An Even More Lazy Way To Express Road Emotions

For when flipping the bird or giving a friendly wave takes just too much effort, one company now offers the Drivemocion, a device that mounts to the rear windshield and will display one of many differ emotions to drivers behind. Was that car nice enough to let you merge on the freeway during rush hour? Greet them with… » 5/27/08 2:40pm 5/27/08 2:40pm

Singapore's F1 Night Race Getting LED Flags

The first-ever Formula 1 night race is still on track for September and more details have arisen about some of the safety precautions that will be taken to ensure to well-being of all everyone involved. In addition to the special lighting system installed at the Singapore track, 35 LED flags will be situated around… » 4/17/08 2:40pm 4/17/08 2:40pm

P-Eye Tire Pressure Sensor Simplifies The Age-Old Task

Forget about the complicated tire pressure monitoring systems integrated into luxury cars, the P-eye makes the task of checking your tire's pressure simple, very simple. It's a cap for the tire that will blink red when the tire is 5-percent below its recommended pressure. The system does have a flaw, albeit a minor… » 4/16/08 5:00pm 4/16/08 5:00pm

PimpStar LED Rims, The Classy Way To Pick Up Strippers

The end is nigh! The insane individuals at DUB Custom Wheels have now brought us the PimpStar LED wheels, and thus the end of civilization as we know it. Using full color LED lights, a microprocessor and wireless modem, these wheels can display any images you like, on the fly, that can be changed even as you're… » 1/08/08 10:30am 1/08/08 10:30am

Dollar General Toy Cars Fortified with Lead

Heads up if you've been buying Christmas toys for your little hoons at Dollar General. The hard working bureaucrats at the Consumer Product Safety Commission have recalled some of the discount store's Chinese-made toy cars because of the presence of lead. Of course, it could be argued that permanent brain damage is a… » 11/08/07 2:15pm 11/08/07 2:15pm

And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Parts: Replacing 30 Year-Old Lights with LEDs

At least one, and perhaps more of us here at the the Jalop not only fantasize about cars on a minute-by-minute basis, but also find time to squeeze in wet dreams about transportation of the two-wheeled variety. While the world of motorcycles can seem foreign and dangerous to the cage driver (that's what we call you… » 2/01/07 10:00am 2/01/07 10:00am

LED Sled: The Audi R8's Diode Lighting

Audi engineers are pretty torqued by the company introducing its first major LED-based lighting system with the R8. According to a press release, the R8 has 210 external LEDs, some of which even illuminate the engine. Among them are 24 front-mounted LEDs — set as running lights amid an assembly inspired by the Sydney… » 12/21/06 1:00pm 12/21/06 1:00pm

This Totally Will Not End Well: LED Message Scroller for Cars

This is all the roadways' demonstrative arseholes need — a way to fire off literal rejoinders to fellow motorists' hand gestures. It's a new LED scroller that can convey advertising (or other) messages. The company that makes it, MobileLED, appears to be downplaying the product's use by consumers looking to "make… » 3/20/06 5:34pm 3/20/06 5:34pm