Seeing F1 Cars Race In Thermal Vision Is So Freaking Cool

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that racing F1 cars is pretty much insanity. The ridiculous speeds, the punishing G-forces and not to mention the beasts of a machine they call cars. But when you look at a F1 car under thermal vision, you’ll never forget how scary it is: they’re driving fire-breathing monsters.


Google's Testing Self-Driving Cars In A Matrix-Style Simulation

Somewhere in the Googleplex, Google has a digital simulation of the entire Californian road system to test its self-driving cars. This, says Google, allows it to perform “decades worth of testing” in just hours.


Apple Patent Helps Find Your Car Even When You Can't Get A Signal

A pair of new Apple patents explain how your phone could help you find your car in the parking lot, even if you’re struggling to get a phone signal and aren’t in range of a GPS satellite.


Jaime King Took An Uber To The Hospital To Give Birth

When Jaime King was home alone and thought she was about to give birth, she didn’t want to make a fuss. So instead of calling for an ambulance or getting a friend to give her a ride she… got an Uber.


Ford Is Bringing Its SYNC2 System To Australia

Ford’s SYNC in-car entertainment platform has been looking a little long in the tooth of late. With tiny non-touch screens and a fairly rudimentary voice system by 2014 standards, it’s certainly in need of a spruce. Thankfully, Ford’s SYNC2 system is coming to Australia on a fast-track.


Tesla Owners Will Be Able To Start Their Cars With Only An iPhone

Tesla’s Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old-fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumour has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognise the owner’s phone to start the car.


Toyota's New Cars Will Have A Nexus 7 Built Right Into The Dashboard

Having a 7-inch tablet slotted into your car’s dashboard just makes so much sense. It would be an elegant solution to craptastic GPS systems and clunky entertainment options. Toyota thinks so too. Its latest cars in Taiwan come with a Nexus 7 built right in.


Will Autonomous Cars Kill The Traffic Light?

The first electric traffic light blazed to life a century ago this month, transforming the way our cities managed vehicular flow. But this icon of the automobile age could become a rarity on our roads, thanks to the advent of autonomous cars.


America's Century-Old Love Affair With The Automobile In A Single Image

The auto industry spans across the globe, but America has a particular passion for pistons. Pop Chart Lab’s latest print rounds up some of the best, most beautiful, and downright Americanest vehicles ever produced in this great land, from 1895 right up through 2014.


ELMOFO's Radical Electric Racer Beat Its Petrol-Powered Competition, Twice

Electric motors and lithium battery packs have come a long way in the last couple of years. They still have a lot of potential and a long way to go, but electric cars are already breaking records — including on the race track. An electric Radical SR8 entered in the NSW SuperSports championship has decimated its petrol-powered equivalents not once but twice in the last couple of race meetings.