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Tesla Talks with Google about Self-Driving Vehicle Systems

Tesla Talks with Google about Self-Driving Vehicle Systems
One of the most successful and intriguing electric vehicle makers is Tesla. Compared to the likes of Ford or GM, Tesla is certainly small potatoes. However, the company has been successful in producing some the best performing and longest driving electric vehicles on the market.

Opal ADAM Gets LED Starlight Sky Option: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car

Opal ADAM Gets LED Starlight Sky Option: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car
GM-owned automotive manufacturer Opel hasn’t sold cars in the United States in decades. However, in Europe, Opel has been selling vehicles continuously for quite a long time. One of the vehicles that Opel offers that I’ve never heard of is the subcompact Opel ADAM.
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Screwdriver Car Key Hack Makes Everyone Think You’re Driving a Stolen Car

Screwdriver Car Key Hack Makes Everyone Think You’re Driving a Stolen Car
Can you still steal a car and drive away with it by jamming a screwdriver into the ignition? I’m not sure about that, but what I’m sure of is that you can drive a car with a screwdriver jammed into the ignition – provided a duplicate of your car key has been soldered right at the very end of the aforementioned tool.

Batman Car Booster Seat: The Car Seat Your Child Deserves

Batman Car Booster Seat: The Car Seat Your Child Deserves
A lot of parents find it difficult to strap their kids into the car seat because, well, the kids don’t really want to be strapped in for the ride in the first place. Safety comes first though, so the car seat is a non-negotiable issue.

Renault Twizy Sport F1 Electric Concept: The City Car Has Never Been This Fast

Renault Twizy Sport F1 Electric Concept: The City Car Has Never Been This Fast
From time to time, I wish I had one of those tiny city cars that could park almost anywhere, because it would make living in the city a lot easier. However, most of the time, these tiny cars are a bit boring to drive because of their lackluster performance.

Flash Rods Get Souped up with USB 3.0 under the Hood

Flash Rods Get Souped up with USB 3.0 under the Hood
We’ve talked about Flash Rods flash drives that look like toy cars several times over the years. My favorite continues to be the Back to the Future DeLorean. The company has offered several other versions of its vehicular flash drives over the years and they’ve all had USB storage of one sort or another stuffed inside.

2013 Cadillac ATS Loaded with Tech (Not Your Daddy’s Caddy)

2013 Cadillac ATS Loaded with Tech (Not Your Daddy’s Caddy)
Cadillac has long been a brand associated with luxury and sophistication, but it was also long thought of as the car your father – or your grandfather – might drive. Well I’m here to tell you that has definitely changed.

Mini Brick R/C Cars: LEGO My Ride!

Mini Brick R/C Cars: LEGO My Ride!
Back in February, we mentioned some cool build-your-own iPhone remote control Brick Cars from Utico that had landed in Japan. These cars let you drive around using your iPhone or other Apple gadget as a controller and you get to build the car as well.

Detroit Electric Unveils SP: 01 Electric Sports Car

Detroit Electric Unveils SP: 01 Electric Sports Car
The automotive industry is a tough one for a new automaker to break into. It’s even tougher for a new automaker to break in the automotive industry with a completely electric vehicle. Most consumers are still staying far away from electric-only cars in large part due to range anxiety, so major manufacturers are focused on plug-in hybrids for now.

Porsche Panamera S E Hybrid is Its First Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle

Porsche Panamera S E Hybrid is Its First Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle
It sounds very strange to say Porsche and hybrid in the same sentence, but the company has been working on hybrid cars for a long tim. In fact, they’ve been offering a hybrid version of its four-door Panamera since last year, and also has the hybrid 918 Spyder supercar.

2013 Chevy Volt Test Drive: Living the Life Electric

2013 Chevy Volt Test Drive: Living the Life Electric
A little while back, I had a chance to drive the Chevrolet Volt during the Chicago-to-Evanston EV Rally for a couple of hours. My curiosity was piqued enough by that experience that I arranged with GM to put the little plug-in hybrid through its paces for a full week.

Lamborghini Veneno Supercar: Enough Angles to Please HP Lovecraft

Lamborghini Veneno Supercar: Enough Angles to Please HP Lovecraft
For its next supercar, Lamborghini has continued its exploration of sharp angles. The Veneno was designed as a “hypercar” to celebrate Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. I’ll take two, please.

Rinspeed microMAX EV: The “Urban Swarm” Vehicle

Rinspeed microMAX EV: The “Urban Swarm” Vehicle
As time goes by, we are getting closer to a time when more and more vehicle will be connected to the Internet. This new concept vehicle will debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show and it’s basically a fleet of “cloud-connected” cars that can be communally shared.

Volkswagen XL1: 261-MPG Hybrid Car to Become Production Reality

Volkswagen XL1: 261-MPG Hybrid Car to Become Production Reality
There’s something quite amazing about hybrid and electric vehicles, especially if you tend to pile on the miles each and every week. At some point, you become interested in cutting down on costs, spending less on fuel, and being more mindful of the environment.

2014 Chevrolet Impala Protects Your Gear and Data in a Hidden Cubby

2014 Chevrolet Impala Protects Your Gear and Data in a Hidden Cubby
Chevrolet has announced an cool new protection feature available in properly equipped 2014 Impala sedans. The feature is available on vehicles that have the Chevrolet MyLink system installed it features an eight-inch center stack display supporting touch.

TMNT Patrol Buggy: Ninja Turtles, Assemble!

TMNT Patrol Buggy: Ninja Turtles, Assemble!
One of the buried treasures at last week’s New York Toy Fair was this cool buggy I found hiding out in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles booth. Basically, it’s like a mega buggy that can seat all four Ninja Turtles, but can also break off into individual cars.
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