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If Classic Game Consoles Were Cars

If Classic Game Consoles Were Cars
Have you ever wondered what cars might look like if you put the guys who design video game consoles in charge? Well, wonder no longer. Thanks to the guys at Jennings FordDirect, we now know exactly…

Guy Builds Mad Max Cars for His Toddlers

Guy Builds Mad Max Cars for His Toddlers
You know you are a Mad Max fan when you start building apocalyptic cars for your toddlers. That’s what Ian Pfaff, of Glendale, California did. And they are super cool mini cars that are hopefully battle-ready.…
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Jaguar and Shell Let You Pay for Gas from Inside Your Car

Jaguar and Shell Let You Pay for Gas from Inside Your Car
Thanks to improvements in fuel efficiency, stops at the gas station continue to be less frequent occasions for many modern vehicles. But there’s still the process of getting out of the car, sticking your credit card…

LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R Is a Mini Automotive Masterpiece

LEGO Ideas Caterham Seven 620R Is a Mini Automotive Masterpiece
LEGO Ideas showcases some of the coolest blocky constructs in all the world, and the best part is that some of the user-submitted designs eventually get produced. The latest awesome kit you can actually buy appeals…

This LEGO Fiat 500 F Needs Your Votes

This LEGO Fiat 500 F Needs Your Votes
The Fiat 500 has been around for a long time in the automotive world with modern versions still in production. The LEGO Fiat model you see here is a replica of the classic 1968 Fiat 500…

Anki Overdrive Review: Slot Car Fun without Slots or Wires

Anki Overdrive Review: Slot Car Fun without Slots or Wires
When I was a kid, one of my favorite activities was to play with slot cars. These scale car sets can be a whole lot of fun, though it’s no fun when your car jumps out…

Ford’s Immersive Cinematic Engineering Tech Makes Virtual Cars Look Like Real Cars

Ford’s Immersive Cinematic Engineering Tech Makes Virtual Cars Look Like Real Cars
Over the last few decades, computer graphics have become a more and more essential part of industrial design – especially in the automotive industry. The ability to visualize designs digitally has given designers and engineers the…

Star Wars Die Cast Cars are Wonderfully Weird

Star Wars Die Cast Cars are Wonderfully Weird
I am a big fan of Star Wars and a big fan of cars. My son collected Hot Wheels cars growing up and probably had 1,000 of them at one time. He was like a Hot…

LEGO Hypercar Kits Leak and We Want Them!

LEGO Hypercar Kits Leak and We Want Them!
If you aren’t a car geek, you may not know what a hypercar is. Hypercars are a step above your typical exotic supercars, often with powerful hybrid drivetrains that push them into the 800+ horsepower range.…

GM Unveils Pricing for 4G LTE Hotspot Connectivity in Cars

GM Unveils Pricing for 4G LTE Hotspot Connectivity in Cars
We have known for a while now that GM would be launching a 4G LTE hotspot service inside some of its vehicles. The first car to get the service will be the 2015 Malibu. After the…

GM Shows off 8-speed Automatic Transmission for the 2015 Corvette Stingray

GM Shows off 8-speed Automatic Transmission for the 2015 Corvette Stingray
There is a huge difference between most automatic transmissions that have a torque converter and paddle shifters and the dual-clutch automatics with paddle shifters featured on many European sports cars. A paddle shift automatic in a…

Volvo Brags About New In-Car Experience Using a Large Touchscreen in the Dash

Volvo Brags About New In-Car Experience Using a Large Touchscreen in the Dash
Volvo is a car company that has built its reputation around on safety for the most part. The company is talking a bit about its new in-car experience and that experience revolves around a big touchscreen.…

Honda Concept Cars 3D Models: You Would Download a Toy Car

Honda Concept Cars 3D Models: You Would Download a Toy Car
The new PS3 racing game Gran Turismo 6 lets players drive concept cars made expressly by automotive companies and other brands for the game. Honda is one of those companies, but it’s also using a newer…

Ford Shows off Lighting Lab That Can Simulate Full Sunlight

Ford Shows off Lighting Lab That Can Simulate Full Sunlight
I’ve owned a few cars over the years that had shiny bits in the interior that would glare right in my eyes at certain times of the day. It was very irritating. Ford wants to eliminate…

Ford’s Obstacle Avoidance Tech Safely Steers You out of Harm’s Way

Ford’s Obstacle Avoidance Tech Safely Steers You out of Harm’s Way
While I’m not all that crazy about the idea of fully-autonomous vehicles, I do think that some of the technology which is emerging from related research and development efforts could definitely help with vehicle safety. Take…

Ford Uses Coca-Cola PlantBottle Technology inside Fusion Energi Hybrid

Ford Uses Coca-Cola PlantBottle Technology inside Fusion Energi Hybrid
Its impressive to hold a Coca-Cola bottle in your hand and think that about 30% of the bottle is actually made from renewable plant material. Coca-Cola and other soft drink companies have long been using a…
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