Here's How You Might Drive Your Next SUV From A Smartphone

Land Rover went a little bland with the design on their Discovery Vision Concept, but they made a good effort to compensate by cramming in a Starship Enterprise complement of gadgets. And the remote-control driving feature is far and away the coolest one. » 4/16/14 10:19am Yesterday 10:19am

Delta Will Save $1 Million A Year Giving Flight Attendants Smartphones

Delta Air Lines will be handing out Nokia Lumia 1520s to its legion of over 20,000 flight attendants beginning this fall, replacing the smaller Lumia 820s they're already using. This will give those in the cabin useful tools as well as reduce fuel and printing costs enough to save the airline a million dollars… » 4/10/14 1:18pm 4/10/14 1:18pm

Next Phase Of The Rally Fighter Features Intel Integration

My head was only still for a few seconds of my hot lap in a Rally Fighter, but that's all it took for me to notice the accessory controls were the vehicle's biggest letdown. Local Motors is seeking to rectify that with the integration of an open-source "Galileo board" from Intel. » 3/26/14 8:18am 3/26/14 8:18am

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Fuel Limit

Much digital ink has been spilled fretting over this year's top road racing series (F1 and LMP1), particularly with respect to the hybrid power systems and the method of limiting the cars on their fuel usage. The big worry is that this will prevent the drivers from racing. This is why we have nothing to worry about. » 3/14/14 2:31pm 3/14/14 2:31pm

Here's How Chrysler Crams A Ton Of LEDs In The Back Of Dodges

One of the ways Chrysler has been trying to keep Dodge vehicles from looking exactly like Chryslers and Jeeps is by adding racetrack-style lighting in the rear. And designers like it so much that they're continually improving on it. » 11/15/13 10:45am 11/15/13 10:45am

Nuclear-Powered Vehicle Concepts from the Mid-20th Century

One of the promises of the Atomic Age was the notion that, one day, we would all be riding around in nuclear-powered cars, trains, and airplanes. Even if our roads were never filled with nuclear cars, many designers came up with prototypes and concept art for atomic transportation. » 8/17/13 4:43pm 8/17/13 4:43pm

I Can't Stop Watching These Cars Tumbling Down A Cliff

The beamNG guys—responsible for some really amazing-looking video game car crashes—demonstrate their physics engine in a new video. In this video, you'll see three cars getting chewed up beyond recognition when dropped from a mountain. Realistically, of course. » 6/25/13 6:53pm 6/25/13 6:53pm

NSA surveillance scandal: Major legal site shuts down over spying

A legal website used by attorneys to privately discuss case law is shutting down after 10 years because the owner no longer feels the site's users are protected from government spying. After federal threats led to the closure of several secure email providers, the publisher of Groklaw closed her own operation last… » 6/23/13 4:03pm 6/23/13 4:03pm

NHTSA asks America how they feel about in-car alcohol detection

Yesterday, The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a noticed titled,” National Survey of Driver Attitudes and Opinions of Advanced In-vehicle Alcohol Detection Systems.” The notice is to inform the public that NHTSA intends to survey 1,000 people across America who have a valid driver’s license on… » 6/21/13 11:57am 6/21/13 11:57am

Crashing Through Manhattan In The Fake Google Driverless Car

Google's driverless car is still in the early stages of development, but the unit spotted tooling around Manhattan this month was in rough shape even for a beta test. One particularly noticeable bug was the passenger hanging out the window in an Osama bin Laden mask. In another glitch, the car hit a cyclist in Soho,… » 4/24/13 4:15pm 4/24/13 4:15pm

Can We End Drowsy Driving By Making Boring Cars More Exciting?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came out on Friday with some pretty sobering information about people falling asleep at the wheel that indicates about 4 percent of drivers have admitted to dozing off while driving, and experts say the real percentage is much, much higher. More than 300,000 crashes in… » 1/06/13 4:00pm 1/06/13 4:00pm

These Are The High Tech Gas Stations Of The Future (Maybe)

Besides getting stuck in traffic, dealing with auto accidents, making loan payments, paying your car insurance, and being forced to compete in demolition derbies by Russian drug lords you owe money to, the most annoying consequence of car ownership is probably having to make trips to the gas station. » 9/29/12 12:30pm 9/29/12 12:30pm