Electric Vehicle Makers Need To Agree On Standards

Standards are a key part of technical progress and for the increased use of renewable energy. Solar power provides an obvious example — if a photovoltaic unit is used to put power back into the electricity grid, then the power needs to satisfy the standards for the grid in terms of voltage, cycles-per-second, and so on.


Please, Apple... Anyone... Fix My Crappy 'Smart' Car 

The last time I was in a nice new car, the in-car display tried to take us to an incorrect address 60km away. It took fifteen minutes to enter a new address. It tried to make a call accidentally. The state of the “smart” car is horrendous — like, bad infomercial horrendous — and it’s time for someone to fix it.


Apple's Car Will Drive Itself, Says Reuters

As if yesterday’s report that Apple is working on an electric car codenamed “Titan” wasn’t surprising enough, this morning Reuters issued a follow up claiming Apple’s car is actually of the self-driving variety. And there’s more.


Apple Really Is Working On A Car, Claims WSJ

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has hundreds of people working on a top-secret project: an electric minivan. The massive undertaking, codenamed “Titan”, is expected to last years, and it’s entirely possible that Apple will abandon it. But if it doesn’t, Steve Jobs’s iCar dream will finally come true.


Clive Palmer Wants A Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S is a pretty amazing car. All you need to do is drive the thing to realise Elon Musk and his company are onto something special. Australian mining billionaire-turned-politician Clive Palmer test drove a shiny new Model S and now wants one to add to his multi-million dollar collection.


Uber Wants To Create 20,000 Jobs In The Australian Economy, But What Sort Of Jobs Are They?

If you’re a subscriber to Uber in Australia, you received a curious email yesterday. “Uber creating 20,000 new jobs in Australia in 2015″ was the subject, and the crux of the missive was to tell subscribers that despite what they may have heard from incumbent operators, Uber is doing good things for the economy. So what are these 20,000 new jobs Uber wants to create in Australia, and can it pull it off? The devil, as always, is in the detail.


This Is The UK's First Driverless Car

This is the Lutz Pathfinder, the UK’s first driverless car. Stop laughing.


Five Tips For Choosing The Right Motorcycle Helmet

Buying a new motorcycle helmet any time soon? There are a few things that you should know that might just keep you alive when you’re in the middle of the worst day of your life. The guys from Shark Helmets have shared a few tips with us that we wanted to pass along to you.


Report Finds Anti-Hacking Car Security 'Inconsistent And Haphazard'

US Senator Ed Markey recently asked all of the major car companies for information about how they protect drivers’ security and privacy in cars with wireless technology. The answers were not good.


It's Flying Car Season Again

Every six months, websites proclaim that the flying car is just over the horizon! And as if on schedule, the Daily Mail has a new article about how Terrafugia’s Transition is coming soon! The only problem? We’ve been hearing that since 2008.