Hackers Can Now Create Fake Traffic Jams

A couple of Israeli students figured out a way to create fake traffic jams using the popular, Google-owned Waze GPS app. While it sounds silly at first, these kinds of infrastructure hacks could have serious consequences as we depend more and more on data to help us get around town. Read More >>

Electric Car Sharing Service Heading to London in 2015

The residents of London have managed to get along with the "Boris Bike" rental scheme without too many hitches -- could the same soon extend to green-friendly electric car hire services? Read More >>

Five Ideas to Make Roads Safer for Cars and Pedestrians

"Vision Zero," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to eliminate traffic deaths in the city, is audacious but not unprecedented. Like almost all good social policies, the Swedes did it first and everyone could learn a thing or two from them. Read More >>

Why You Should Never Listen to Ride of the Valkyries While Driving

Time is a slippery continuum. Watching the hands on a clock tick will feel way, way different depending on the situation; trying to frantically write something on deadline with five minutes to spare ain't the same as desperately willing a conference call to finish more quickly. It turns out that music can have an equally brain-bending effect on how we process the days of our lives. Read More >>

5 of the Worst Traffic Jams in History

When not being used for poorly thought-out political revenge, traffic jams are making the lives of commuters suck on a daily basis. But sometimes, bad traffic can get spectacularly bad—even worse than fake traffic study bad. In honour of those times, we've collected some of the worst traffic jams in history. Read More >>

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Google Seeks UK Approval for Drivers to Wear Glass in Cars

It appears Google's gearing up to launch Google Glass in the UK at some point, with reports suggesting it's been chatting with our government's Department for Transport about handling the legalities of being spotted wearing Glass while driving on the road. Read More >>

Apple's Car Dash Sync Tools May Appear in iOS 7.1

Apple might be about ready to integrate itself with the dashboards of the car makers of the world, with code and references to a "Car Display" option inside the latest beta release of iOS 7.1 suggesting that an iOS 7 dash control feature is being prepared for launch. Read More >>

Hands-Free Mobile Gear Should be Banned From Cars, Says Safe Driving Charity

Fiddling with a text message and trying to write grammatically correct sexy messages with an on-screen keyboard while driving is obviously a bit dangerous, but a safety charity suggests that chatting on a hands-free system is just as risky -- and ought to be banned. Read More >>

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You Could Get a Ticket For Wearing Google Glass While Driving

If you're excited at the prospect of wearing Google Glass while you do absolutely everything—from riding the subway to having sex—then you can at least strike driving off the list. Read More >>

Blind (and Stupid) Man Jailed for 85mph Car Chase

A high-speed, five-mile car chase through Sheffield ended with the virtually blind driver stopping his car, getting into the passenger seat and telling local police: "It wasn't me driving. I'm blind." Read More >>

The Utter Absurdity of Speed Limits on Motorway Gantry Signs

You know what really grinds my gears? Speed limits on the gantry signs that populate British motorways. Along with the resulting queues of traffic, naturally. Read More >>

Lamborghini Chopped in Half in Bizarre Road Accident

A rich man's £250k Lamborghini Aventador is no more, after what appears to have been a relatively minor road accident led to the car slicing itself in half. Read More >>

EU Says Non/Nein to Reports of Compulsory 70mph Speed Restriction

The Jeremy Clarksons of the internet were recently enraged by claims that the EU may be planning to enforce a camera and GPS combo that would limit cars to a top speed of 70mph. However, the EU's taken to its blog to say that the reports are "quite simply not true." Read More >>

Don't Text and Drive Because You Might Crash into a Manure Truck

So we might have found Biff Tannen. A guy in the US was texting and driving a Ford Mustang convertible when BAM... he crashed into a tractor pulling a trailer "full of liquid manure". Yikes, that might actually be worse than Biff's fate in Back to the Future. Read More >>

35p a Minute PAYG Car Rental Slowly Taking off in London and the UK

The idea of short-term car rental charged by the hour isn't anything new in our cities, but the service offered by Car2go is a little different -- it lets you drive one way and dump it somewhere else. It's a Boris Bike with a roof. Read More >>

Dedicated McDonald's French Fry Holders Should Come Standard in Everything

Resisting the temptation to dig into your french fries after leaving the drive through at McDonald's takes discipline that only a handful of monks on Earth possess. And McDonald's Japan just wants you to stop fighting the urge altogether with the introduction of the potato holder that makes it easy to perch your large fries in your vehicle's cup holders. Read More >>


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