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Ford's New Headlights Spot and Turn to Illuminate Hazards at Night

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. » 7/20/15 12:02pm 7/20/15 12:02pm

The Corsair X Is The Future Of One Of The Very Best Helmet Brands

Arai has been considered one of the best mass-market motorcycle helmet brands since forever. Their gear doesn’t come cheap, but it consistently rates high for comfort and quality. The 2016 Arai Corsair X, which you can take a close and complete look at here, will be the foundation of their future lids. » 7/16/15 6:30pm 7/16/15 6:30pm

Ram Is Working On Retractable Ramps For Their Pickup Truck Beds

Fiat Chrysler USA was just awarded an American patent for “a ramp system for a vehicle storage bed” which appears to be exactly what it sounds like, and would be a hugely helpful feature for folks like me who like to put heavy stuff in trucks but don’t always have friends around to help. » 7/14/15 4:00pm 7/14/15 4:00pm

Self-Driving Taxis "Could Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 90%"

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If you can stomach the thought of handing over control of your hotrod to a computer, you may end up doing a significant part towards ensuring the future environmental stability of this planet. According to a new report from Berkeley Lab researchers, a wholesale switch to self-driving electric vehicles could cut… » 7/09/15 9:39am 7/09/15 9:39am

Ford's New Full-Size Electric Bike Tells You Where to Avoid Potholes

For many people, cycling all the way into the city is impractical—so instead a combination of car and bike can be useful. At least, that’s what Ford thinks, because it’s the motivation behind this new full-size electric bike that can be folded up to fit inside the trunk of a car. » 6/24/15 11:07am 6/24/15 11:07am

What Is Bypass Suspension? Explainers You Won't Get Bored Watching

You’ve been eyeing some bypass shocks for your truck because you heard “they’re good,” but some colorful gif distracts you every time you try to read more. Help is here short-attention spanned friends; I found some neat quick videos that break down how bypass shocks will make you faster off-road. » 6/24/15 10:09am 6/24/15 10:09am

Wait a Minute, Did Lexus Actually Make a Working Hoverboard?

The latest video in Lexus’ Amazing in Motion series reveals what the company is claiming is a working hoverboard that manages to float about an inch off the ground. It’s a far cry from what we saw in Back to the Future 2, but has the carmaker brought us one step closer to our dreams? » 6/23/15 7:20pm 6/23/15 7:20pm

2017 Ford Super Duty Will Have Seven Cameras And 'See Around Corners'

Ford is going to be pushing a lot of camera-based safety tech in their vehicles over the next couple years. Explorer and Edge will get 180º forward visibility with cameras mounted to both sides of the bow, while the 2017 Super Duty pickups will have seven cameras so might have a chance of parking it without clearing… » 6/23/15 6:35pm 6/23/15 6:35pm

This Weird Vacuum Brake Thing Might Just Save Your Life

Let’s just get one FACT out of the way: most drivers on the road are just not good drivers. But the Swedish safety-obsessed wonks over at Autoliv (who last set up a nighttime animal-detection system for extra-effective deer hunting and/or avoidance) have found a way around that, with this funky autonomous braking… » 6/15/15 9:30am 6/15/15 9:30am

Giving A Truck A Camera And A TV Is The Best Idea We Never Thought Of

Alright, ignore that this is a terrible ad from Samsung, a massive South Korean multinational conglomerate that also dabbles in surveillance and weapons technology, for a second and just BASK IN THE GENIUS. Mostly because it seems like one of those brilliant ideas that everyone should’ve thought of before but didn’t.
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Android Auto Preview: It's Not Perfect, But You Want It

I was really excited when Google announced Android Auto last year. I spend a lot of time driving, and it sounded way safer and more convenient than sticking my phone to the dash. Eleven months later, I finally got to take it for a spin. The TL;DR version? I want it in my car, like, now. I bet you’d like it too. » 5/27/15 1:15pm 5/27/15 1:15pm