Whatever Is Going on in This Video of Starting a Car From the Door Handle, It's Weird

I’ll be honest, I’m not exactly sure what’s going on in this video, or why. All I know for sure is it’s been making the rounds on Facebook and it’s oddly simple. It’s just a video of someone attempting to open a car door with a key, and that key, from the outside of the car, starts the engine. That’s it!

Watch a Tesla Mistake a Washer and Dryer for a Bus

Computer vision is no joke. It’s remarkably difficult to get inert bits of metal and silicon to be able to look around themselves and generate some idea of what’s around them. That’s why it’s really not all that surprising to see mistakes like this. But that doesn’t mean it’s not also kind of funny, because we humans…

This Steering Wheel Found on Many American Cars Had an Unusual Horn Interface and a Dirty-Sounding Name

While smacking your hand into the center of a steering wheel is the generally-accepted default way to sound a car’s horn, there’s been a number of other methods over the years: rings, buttons, stalks, levers—honk-producing actions have been wildly varied. Perhaps one of the greatest yet mostly forgotten ways was an…

The Spare Tire Windshield Washer System in Old Volkswagens Is Both Ridiculous and Clever

As a painful-to-be-around hardcore old air-cooled Volkswagen geek, I sometimes forget that the arcane details and quirks of these old cars are not necessarily common knowledge to everyone. That’s why I was actually surprised to find that some of my colleagues—equally hardcore gearheads though they are—didn’t know the…

Buick's Promo Video for the Regal GS Seems to Show the Car With A Burned-Out Headlight UPDATE 2: Buick Responds!

I’m a little concerned about the lives of some of our readership, as one reader named Anubhav emailed us to let us know he was so bored he was actually spending time on Buick’s website. While this suggests deeper problems, he did notice one strange detail: on the promo video for the Regal GS, the car seems to have a…

The Inventor of the Little Arrow that Tells You What Side the Fuel Filler Is On Has Finally Been Found

I bet most of our regular readers have, at some point, blown the mind of one of their non-gearhead friends by pointing out the little arrow in almost every modern fuel gauge that shows what side the fuel filler is on. It’s a fantastic and simple bit of human-machine interface design, which makes it sort of insane that…

Ikea Has 7 New Autonomous Driving Concepts To Waste Your Time In Traffic

It’s probably an inevitability at this point that we’ll eventually get fully autonomous cars to work properly and people won’t have to drive anymore. It isn’t going to happen soon, but eventually it will be possible. The Brands want autonomy to happen more than drivers do, it seems, because it would be possible for…

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