Tiny Lasers On Microchips Could Help Self-Driving Cars 'See' The Road

Since self-driving cars don’t have drivers, the cars have to perceive their surroundings themselves. Lidar is a great option — it’s like radar but with lasers instead of radio waves — but it’s big and pricy. However, a new kind of lidar from DARPA could change that.


Now You Can Test Drive Android Auto

Starting today, you’ll be able to test the first wave of truly connected cars. Android Auto is now available on its first integrated vehicle, the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. As you head to your local dealership to test drive it, you can practice talking to your car on the way: “OK, Google…”


Truck Boards A Ship By Wildly Driving Down Two Thin Wooden Planks

Video: This doesn’t seem like the most efficient way to get a car onto a ship but who am I to judge? It’s not like the planks were going to break or the wheels of the car were going to run off the edges or that anything could possibly slip out of position or anything like that could happen, right?


Gizmodo’s Top 5 Exhilarating Australian Drives

The national anthem had it right when it got to how beautiful our country is: our land abounds in nature’s gifts, of beauty rich and rare, and our home is girt by sea. Draped all around our fair land are some of the best roads the world has ever known.

These are the five best drives in Australia.


The Uber Queensland Papers: Ride-Sharing Service Airs Dirty Laundry

Uber is in the fight of its life in Queensland. The service is booming, but the boot of the regulator looms large as the State Premier vows to crack down on ride sharing. Uber’s latest salvo is a 44-page policy document that has been splashed around the State’s Parliament. It’s the case for Uber Queensland, it’s not great news for taxi operators.

Off-Roading Above 10,000 Feet In The 2015 Ford F-150 FX4

This weekend, we took the off-road version of the new Ford F-150 pickup through the highest elevation trail in the US state of California. It’d be a test for its new turbocharged engine and its ability on dirt, rocks and sand. Could America’s best-selling vehicle hack it?


Opinion: Why Nobody Needs A Supercar

For the past week I have had the unique pleasure of reviewing the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. It packs 700 horsepower, it costs almost a million dollars, and it scared the bejeezus out of me in the best possible way. But even if I had the money, I wouldn’t buy one. Nobody should.


Sorry Tesla, Electric Cars Of The Future Will Be More Like Golf Carts

Contrary to what the news cycle pounds into our brains, the electric car conversation does not begin and end with Elon Musk. There’s a more affordable and more relevant urban mobility solution than Tesla. I’m talking about the humble golf cart, which is already well on its way to ruling the world.


Uber's Experimental Cars Spotted On The Streets Of Pittsburgh

Earlier this year, Uber announced that it was joining forces with Carnegie Mellon Univeristy to create its own autonomous taxis. Now, the first cars labelled “Uber Advanced Technologies Center” have been spotted driving around the roads of Pittsburgh in the US.


Watch A Kawasaki Motorbike Beat A Bugatti Veyron And McLaren MP4-12C In A Drag Race

McLaren and Bugatti produce two of the most powerful supercars on the planet. So imagine their embarrassment when Kawasaki’s Ninja H2R wipes the floor with them in a drag race.