An Exhilarating First-Person Ride in The McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is the supercar of the moment, and possibly the first truly excellent hybrid the world has ever seen. Only a few hundred of the cars were made, so driving one is out of reach for most humans. No matter. Thanks to a head-mounted camera on one lucky driver, you too can now experience what it’s like to do 300km/h in a McLaren P1. Read More >>

Turn Your Car's Cup Holders Into a Wireless Smartphone Charger

Your car's cup holders were originally designed to hold beverages, but odds are most of us have repurposed them to hold our smartphones instead. So Zens has created a simple slotted insert that turns cup holders into chargers if your smartphone supports wireless charging. Read More >>

Formula E's Futuristic Sound Puts F1 to Shame

A lot of people are not happy with the sound of the new engines in this year’s Formula One. As a result of extensive rule changes, the 2014 F1 cars are much quieter than last year’s models, with none of that ear-splitting high-pitched scream that made 2013–and earlier–cars so appealing. And now, a competitor is putting them to shame. Read More >>

In-Car Facial Recognition Detects Angry Drivers to Prevent Road Rage

Passengers in a car can help calm an angry driver when another vehicle cuts them off. But when a driver is alone, that anger can easily turn into road rage which puts everyone at risk. So researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne—or EPFL for short—are working on an in-car facial recognition system that knows when the driver isn't happy. Read More >>

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High-Speed Proof of an Airbag's Violent Life-Saving Power

It's been described as getting hit with a basketball thrown point blank at your face, but if you ever experience an airbag deployment you're probably not going to complain since it most likely saved your life. Unless you're a glass of water, as this wonderful high-speed footage reveals. Read More >>

What Apple CarPlay Looks Like in Action

Many of the CarPlay screenshots released show it being used on a widescreen display similar to using your iOS device in landscape mode. But this Volvo demo instead shows it being used on a larger portrait-sized display, with the iOS icons limited to the lower-half of the screen, while the Volvo's UI occupies the upper half. Read More >>

Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror Isn't Blinded by Passengers or Cargo

Have you ever been hesitant to over-pack a vehicle with luggage or passengers because it would obscure the sightline for your rearview mirror? Nissan's Smart rearview mirror solves that problem by alternately displaying a live video feed from a camera mounted on the back of the vehicle. Read More >>

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Russian Man Uses 3D-Modelling to Design This Mini Monster Truck

According to English Russia, a Russian man designed this car using 3D-modelling software for the outer look and the suspension. Then he and his friends got a Nissan Maxima "as a source for some parts" and built it. Looks like an all-terrain batmobile to me. Read More >>

Why Engines are Commonly Measured in Horsepower

>We owe this unit of engine power measurement to Scottish engineer James Watt. Read More >>

Huge Savings on a Ford Focus Zetec is Your "Car-azy Money" Deal of the Day

Imagine the thrill of the open road! The joy of a roadtrip with friends! Doing screeching doughnuts in a supermarket carpark! Of course, buying a car is an expensive business, but there are good deals knocking about. If you can't be arsed to look, let us help. Read More >>

The World's Largest Toy Car Collection Has Over 30,000 Tiny Vehicles

The fact that Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys are so cheap means that countless kids have giant collections of tiny cars. But the world's largest? With over 30,000 scale vehicles in his collection, Beirut's Billy Karam has a legitimate claim to that title, and Cool Hunting had a chance to tour his showroom. Read More >>

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How Google Glass Will Save Car Enthusiasts From Extinction

"Computers are killing the automotive hobby!" Car geeks say this with defeatist disdain; tech nerds utter it with futurist superiority. Thing is, they're both wrong. Virtual reality and wearable tech could very well save hobbyist mechanics from becoming the 21st century's horseshoe installers. Here's how. Read More >>

Vauxhall's New Monza Concept Car is Full of Gadgety Goodies

Initially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last September, Vauxhall's Monza concept car has made its first outing in the UK, showing off a range of swishy electronics that the company says heralds the design and vision for their next generation of intelligent vehicles. Read More >>

These Easy-To-Install Treads Turn Any Car Into a Tank

If you're an off-roading enthusiast you've probably already seen those kits that let you replace your 4x4's wheels with a set of four tank treads for tackling any terrain. The Track N Go is the same idea, except that you don't need a garage, a lift, or any kind of mechanical know how to install them. You just drive your vehicle onto the treads, lock them in place, and away you go. Read More >>

Audi's Traffic Light Assistance Ensures You Never Hit a Red Light

The only thing more annoying than having to obey the speed limit when driving is having to frequently stop at red lights. So in an attempt to become the world's cleverest automaker, Audi has created a new in-dash system that tells you how fast or slow you need to drive in order to hit as many green lights as possible. Read More >>

Water Vapour Will Be the Only Emission From Toyota's New Fuel Cell Car

Electric-only cars might be hot-topic right now, but Toyota is pursuing another eco-friendly alternative to petrol engines with its FCV concept. Read More >>


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