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Radar, reborn: How a new spin on an old idea could revolutionize autonomous cars

Most autonomous cars use lidar and other light-based sensors to see the world around them. But what if they could use radar, too?
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Ai, Autonomous Cars, Radar, Emerging Tech, CES 2021, Ces 2021 Product, Ces 2021 Audience Choice, Ces 2021 Innovation, Ces 2021 Must See, The Future Of


Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2021 Awards

The first all-digital CES brought challenges, but also a world-changing slate of amazing gadgets and devices. We picked the best of the best.
Tags: Mobile, Cars, Trends, Features, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Digital Trends Top Tech, CES 2021, Ces 2021 Awards, Ces Top Tech


A disembodied robot mouth and 14 other stories that made us laugh in 2020

Forget the challenges of the last 12 months and instead have some fun reading our pick of the quirkiest tech stories from the past year.
Tags: Mobile, Technology, Cars, Trends, Tech, Web, Features, Artificial Intelligence, 2020, Robots, Computing, Ai, A.I


The 10 most-stolen vehicles of 2019 are many of the best-selling cars in America

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid. Honda The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual "Hot Wheels" list of the most-stolen vehicles.  The most-stolen vehicles in 2019 included the Ford F-Series, Honda Civic, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima.  Overall, the NICB found that thieves targeted 2018 models more than other vehicle years.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual list of the vehicles most likely to be targeted by thi...
Tags: Transportation, Cars, US, America, Trends, Features, Ford, Auto Industry, Car Buying, Autos, Dodge Ram, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Corolla


Forget AR glasses. Augmented reality is headed to your windshield

From the ashes of big AR startups like Magic Leap and Daqri, Envisics hopes to deliver the world's first truly useful augmented reality system -- in your car.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Ar, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Holography, Daqri Envisics


Helmet Showdown: Arai XD-4 vs. Shoei Hornet X2 vs. Klim Krios Pro

A Three Helmet Showdown Is About To Go Down Search the internet today using the words “Best (insert topic here)” and you’ll get plenty of opinionated claims popping up from a myriad of sources touting their impartiality and honesty. But who can you really trust? It’s getting harder and harder to know whether the source is secretly working for a manufacturer or just overly biased and close-minded, right? Generally, I read several reviews for this reason and then average them out to get closest t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Japan, Review, China, Best, Features, Motorcycles, Grey, Ewan, Charley, Celsius, Cardo, ECE, Arai, Snell


The best ice scrapers to keep your car windshield clean

You can't drive a car with a windshield covered in ice. Fortunately, even a stubborn coating of ice is easy to clear with a bit of elbow grease and a great ice scraper. The Hopkins SubZero 16619 is our top choice thanks to its flexible blade, built-in squeegee, sturdy snow broom, and extendable handle. On far too many frigid winter mornings, scraping snow and ice off of your car is an unavoidable chore if you plan to leave the property without a pair of snowshoes on your feet. Fortunately, we're...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Winter, Trends, Features, Car, Buying Guide, Car accessories, Garage, Steven John, Ford Excursions, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides, Guide Update, Home (Reviews


Every 2020 Motorcycle With More Than 200 HP

Two hundred horsepower is a perfectly decent amount for a small family hatchback or even a mid-sized family sedan. It’s absolutely ludicrous to stuff that amount of horsepower into a motorcycle that weighs less than 400 lbs and has a contact patch across two tires the size of a large business card. Yet, such machinery exists. Either through phenomenal engineering or, in once case, attaching a whacking great supercharger to the engine, the once unheard of ceiling of 200 HP has been broken by many...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Dc Comics, Features, Canada, Motorcycles, Ducati, Italy, Bmw, Honda, North America, Bugatti Chiron, Pirelli, Kawasaki, Ohlins, Aprilia


How Elon Musk's car collection has evolved over the years, from the million-dollar McLaren F1 he destroyed to the Lotus he bought that was in a James Bond movie

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Maurizio Pesce Tesla CEO Elon Musk has had a lot of different cars over the years.  His first vehicle was a 1978 BMW 320i — he paid only $1,400 for it.  At one point, a McLaren F1 was his daily driver, but he totaled it on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley in 2000. More recently, he's been driving Tesla cars, like the Model S and Cybertruck. He even sent his Tesla Roadster into space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk has had quite the car c...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Life, La, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Features, South Africa, Porsche, Peter Thiel, James Bond, Silicon Valley


This $13,750 camper in a box comes with a kitchen and solar power and is mounted on the back of a pickup truck

The Talus VenturePack mounted on a pickup truck. Talus Expedition Gear Talus Expedition Gear created a camper van in a box that can be mounted on the bed of a pickup truck. The aluminum box includes gear storage space and a kitchen with a refrigerator, stovetop, sink with an attached water tank, and power systems. The box comes in two iterations: the $11,900 CampPack, and the $13,750 VenturePack, the latter of which has increased electrical power capabilities. Since the start of the pandem...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Camping, Cars, US, Trends, Features, Sunderland, Autos, Car accessories, Pickup Truck, RV, Tacoma, Camper, Dan, BOISE Idaho


The best snow shovels

Shoveling snow might not be much fun, but it need not be a loathsome burden, either. All you need is a great snow shovel to help you get the job done. The DMOS Alpha Shovel is our top pick because its serrated blade easily cuts into and lifts large blocks of snow and because the shovel disassembles and packs down small enough to fit in the trunk, in a closet, or even in a backpack. If you're looking to move a ton of snow as quickly as possible, check out our guide to the best snow blowers. Sho...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Outdoors, Snow, Trends, Features, Car, Buying Guide, Joe, Steven John, Shovel, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides, Guide Update, Outdoors (Reviews


Showing the World the Power of 20%

Making Way for a New Generation of Riders There is no doubt that Can-Am’s on-road fleet is designed to overcome traditional barriers to riding. Both the Spyder and the Ryker have created easily accessible opportunities for ridership where none previously existed. Can-Am on-road vehicles offer an easy and thrilling alternative to experiencing the open road. | Photo credit: Heidi Zumbrun When Women Lead Josee Perreault is the Senior Vice-President of Can-Am On-Road and a driving force b...
Tags: Facebook, US, Features, Motorcycles, Josée, Can Am, Evelyne, Ryker, Josée Perreault, Can-Am Motorcycles, Women Riders, Heidi Zumbrun, Women 's Mentorship Program, Evelyne Plante, Women of On Road Facebook, Facebook When Roadblocks Become Launch Ramps Josée


We need right-to-repair laws now more than ever

The economic slump is leading many to repair — not replace — aging electronics
Tags: Mobile, Cars, Trends, Features, Computing, Emerging Tech, Right To Repair, iFixit


Aftermarket autonomy: This magic box gives your car self-parking abilities

It's not Tesla-level autopilot, but that's the whole point
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Features, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars


Autonomous ridesharing isn’t dead: How Waymo is adapting to the post-COVID era

Despite the challenges, the company fully expects continued growth in 2020
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Autonomous Cars, Ridesharing, Waymo, Waymo One, COVID-19


Los Angeles-based Czinger is 3D-printing a 1,232-hp hybrid hypercar

The 3D-printed parts stand out with beautiful, sculpture-like shapes.
Tags: Cars, Los Angeles, Trends, Features, 3d Printing, Supercars, Hybrid Cars, Hypercars, Czinger


The Complete Guide to Snell M2020 Standard

The Snell Foundation is a non-profit organization that creates helmet standards for helmets for vehicular activities including motorcycles. My colleagues Jim and Cameron went to the Snell Foundation’s headquarters last year to see exactly how the professionals there do their testing and create the standards that have a major impact on the motorcycle industry and the racing industry.  The foundation’s mission is dedicated to the research, education, testing, and development of helmet saf...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Safety, Features, United States, Motorcycles, Cameron, North America, Guide, Shell, Jim, ECE, Snell, SNELL Memorial Foundation, HIC, Snell M2020 Standard


[2020 Model Year] Adventure Motorcycle Guide

Need an Adventure Machine? The SUVs of the motorcycle world are adventure bikes. They’re the motorcycles that are designed to do anything and pretty much everything. They can take you across the country comfortably, traverse difficult terrain, and they even handle much better than expected on a twisty canyon road.  These motorcycles are the Swiss Army Knives of the motorcycling world and they’ve become quite popular in recent years. If you want a bike that can chug along through pretty much ...
Tags: Apple, UK, Adventure, Africa, Features, Motorcycles, Adventure Touring, Bmw, Honda, North America, Ewan McGregor, Triumph, Yamaha, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi


How Volkswagen is taking the Golf GTI into the digital age

What happens when the past and future collide in an iconic car?
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Hot Hatch


Teslas can now automatically stop for traffic lights and stop signs

The Autopilot feature even detects the color of the traffic lights
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Features, Autopilot


Virtual Formula One racing needs to embrace chaos to succeed

Simply trying to emulate real-life F1 won't keep us watching
Tags: Gaming, Cars, Trends, Features, Formula One, F1, Esports, F1 2019, F1 2020, virtual F1


The Bumpy Road to ‘Cars’, Possibly Pixar’s Most Contentious Movie

(Infinity and Beyond is a regular bi-weekly column documenting the 25-year filmography of Pixar Animation Studios, film by film. In today’s column, writer Josh Spiegel highlights Cars .) In the early days of 2006, the Walt Disney Company made a dramatic change whose impacts are still being felt today. Michael Eisner had once been the CEO of the Disney conglomerate, and while he’d grasped a modicum of the success that Pixar Animation Studios would bring, he’d always been standoffish to the i...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, England, Movies, Jay Leno, Australia, Disney, Cars, Los Angeles, Features, Broadway, Lightning, James Taylor, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Pixar Animation Studios


Does Tesla Have an Obligation to Close the Fremont Plant?

Tesla has earned no shortage of criticism for being the only American manufacturer yet to suspend production as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Rather than enact a full-blown shutdown, the California-based automaker opted to reduce its active workforce to just 2,500 employees — about a quarter of its total strength. Six counties in the San […] The post Does Tesla Have an Obligation to Close the Fremont Plant? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, California, Tesla, Features, Autos, Automotive Industry, Tesla Motors, FREMONT, News Blog, Fremont Assembly, COVID-19, Public Health Orders


Klim HQ Tour & 2019 Cow Tagz XL Rally

Challis, Idaho…  Have you heard of it? Maybe it’s just me who hasn’t, I’m not sure.  What I know now is that I can’t wait to go back to visit in 2020 so I can enjoy virtually unlimited, prototypical adventure motorcycle riding trails in the area. At the same time, I’ll participate in another Cow Tagz XL Rally organized by Klim. “You’ve got a little something on your face, Jim.” Photo by Ian Clark Maybe I’ll be able to keep my big mouth shut next time and walk away with a brand new Hond...
Tags: Colorado, Taiwan, Features, Idaho, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Washington State, Alberta, Arctic Ocean, Mark, Canucks, PAUL, Justin, Ian, Jim


A Conversation With Ernest Lee of Confederate Motorcycles

A Unique American Motorcycle Company Confederate Motorcycles is a company that stands out from other motorcycle companies in the world. It builds machines in low-volume and for high prices, and it’s motorcycles are unlike any other bikes on the road.  Recently, I wrote about a different company—Curtiss Motorcycles—and how the folks now running that company used to run Confederate Motorcycles. I assumed the Confederate brand was no more. I was wrong.  Ernest Lee, the man making things happen now...
Tags: Alabama, Features, Motorcycles, Hobbs, Birmingham, Harley Davidson, Harley, Lee, Confederate, Motorcycle News, Confederate Motorcycles, Curtiss Motorcycles, FXDR, Ernest Lee, Curtiss Motorcycles During, Confederate Motorcycle


Liars, thieves, and exploding phones: 10 tech scandals from the last 10 years

Some of the people and companies responsible for the best products of the last ten years, are also responsible for some of the biggest and worst scandals in the tech industry. Here's the 10 biggest of the decade.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Technology, Cars, Trends, Features, Computing, Scandals, Ten Years, Ten Years of Tech


Hardscrabble Car Salesman Wins Defamation Trial

Sometimes the little guy wins. Elon Musk, founder of a rocket ship company and CEO of a rising automobile company/cult, left a federal courtroom on Friday more emboldened than ever to say whatever he wants. A unanimous verdict handed down by the jury declared that calling an unknown British diver “pedo guy” on Twitter did […] The post Hardscrabble Car Salesman Wins Defamation Trial appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Lawsuit, Tesla, Features, Autos, Trial, Law And Order, Musk, Crime And Punishment, News Blog


Behind the horsepower: Papadakis shares the secrets of his 1000hp Supra

A couple months ago, award-winning engine builder Stephan Papadakis gave himself a challenge: to get 1,000 horsepower out of the new Toyota-BMW B58 engine found in the 2020 Toyota Supra. We talked to Papadakis after his successful run to see what's next.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Toyota, Supra, SEMA, B58, Papadakis, 2020 Toyota Supra, Stephan Papadakis



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