With expansions planned all the way to 2020, the world's largest model railroad just opened its latest addition: a 1,600-square-foot model airport, chock full of tiny aircraft support vehicles, hangers, terminals, and passengers.
Meet the Toyota Fun-Vii, a futuristic concept car that Toyota's president described as "a smartphone on four-wheels." Smartphone screens have certainly been growing, from 3.5-inches, to 4-inches, to 4.5-inches but holy crap, is this the logical conclusion?
No, it's nothing to do with time travel. This is one of a new range of Autodromo watches inspired by the instruments and dials of 1960s and 1970s Italian racing cars. And frankly, this is as close as I'll ever get to owning such a car.
Most of us often sit in the back of our chauffeur-driven car crying out for it to be more like our office, right? Well, Bentley have made that dream a reality: its new Mulsanne has more gadgets than my house.
It's not all about threatening to tow people's cars away at the DVLA. They do have time for some fun, with the national numberplate registrar regularly adding rude or offensive number and letter combinations to its banned list.
Most of us will never know what it's like to be in the cockpit of a vehicle driving at 462 mph. But the team behind the Speed Demon have given us motoring mortals a tiny idea of what it might be like by recording a recent run with a collection of Replay XD1080 cameras mounted inside and outside the vehicle.
A team of developers are getting close to launching a similarly quick and easy roadside test for drugs as already exists for alcohol, with a new fingerprint based system able to detect chemicals in the blood system within minutes.
There's little more British than a muddy Land Rover parked outside a farm. Pay a visit to Overlane Farm in Derbyshire, though, and you might be shocked by what you see. Because it’s home to a production line of super-fast 4x4s that can leave a Porsche eating dust.
Qualcomm is launching a very small-scale test of a wireless electric car charging service in London next year, with 50 electric cars getting kitted out with its inductive power transfer technology for cable-free battery filling.
I'm going to go out on a really, really long limb and assume that this wasn't the safest restraint system for kids in cars. But HOLY SHIT does it look fun. I was clearly born in the wrong era. [Vintage Ads via Boing Boing]
A prize-winning work-in-progress smartphone app has the ability to monitor your driving, dishing out points for sticking to the speed limit and, ultimately, saving lives. And maybe taking £30 off your car insurance renewal premium.
What if you're driving down a dark road in the middle of the night and you have no idea where you are? Navigating twists and turns would suck. But what if your car could display all the relevant info in front of your eyes?