The Toyota Hilux is supposed to be right behind cockroaches and John McClane on our comprehensive list of “hardest things to kill.” But looks like we might have finally found this supertruck’s kryptonite: evasive maneuvering.
In 2015, automotive journalist Pablo González got a Jeep Renegade to lock its brakes so hard the rear wheels lifted off the ground. Jeep told him that car was broken, and he wasn’t able to repeat the problem with other Renegades. But now it’s starting to look like the issue might not be so isolated.
The infamous Swedish Moose Test can make or break sales in certain parts of the world. It aims to re-create what could happen if a moose suddenly appeared in your path, and you needed to make an emergency maneuver. We’ve already seen this sort of thing once before, but in case you missed it the first time, here’s…
Rural Australian drivers don’t really have to worry about psychotic motorcyclists as much as Mad Max you lead you to believe. But they do have a scourge far more deadly; evil beasts called kangaroos. Volvo’s tech to deal with them could be a huge leap in collision-avoidance.
You’ve probably heard a lot about ‘understeer’ — when you turn the wheel and the car just plows forward. Here’s what it looks like.
The Swedish Moose Test is infamous for finding stability issues in cars. It sounds silly on first hearing, but it actually makes a lot of sense. And this video, fittingly from Sweden, shows why it exists. Warning for the squeamish readers of the world: it's a graphic shot of a flying moose.
The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is pictured above, didn't do particularly well in Scandanavia's industry standard Moose Test, which is to show how a car reacts when a moose wanders onto the road. Have they fixed it for 2014?
The people of Sweden enjoy a high quality existence that includes universal health care, neat names full of letters we don't get, and Ikea furniture. There is, however, one threat to the Swedish way of life that stands above all others. I am, of course, talking about Alces alces, better known as the moose.
Today we saw Toyota joking that its GT86 doesn't care about dodging moose. What if you didn't want to dodge a moose but drive completely under one?
A month ago, Swedish car magazine Teknikens Värld tested the Jeep Grand Cherokee with its famous "moose test," an evasive maneuver simulation. The SUV failed miserably, standing up on two wheels as it negotiated a tight turn.