Deadly Airbag Recall Reaches Australia, Almost 500,000 Cars Affected So Far

One of the world’s largest car safety recalls is on, after a Japanese manufacturer found that some of its airbags have a tendency to spray metal shrapnel when deployed. The recall has now hit Australia, with almost 500,000 cars from various manufacturers already affected.

Aussie Police Want You To Stop Uploading Dashcam Footage

Dashcam videos make for some insane viewing, but the cops are kind of sick of you sharing it online.

Intelligent Performance: The Future Of Tech Behind The Wheel

The most interesting technology in cars these days isn’t living inside the engine bay. It’s inside the car! These are the futuristic car gadgets that will land in your lap over the next five years.

Uber Drivers Are Being Slapped By The Australian Tax Office

The Government’s tax crusade has reached Uber’s Australian doorstep, with drivers on its cheap UberX tier now required to register as a business and pay GST, or risk even more fines.

Smart And JBL Crammed A Concert Hall Into A Tiny ForTwo Hatch

Smart is all about being compact and efficient, so when the company teamed up with audio provider JBL, it naturally wanted to see how much sound it could squeeze into one of its little hatchbacks. The resultant ‘smart forgigs,’ which boasts 5720 watts of amplification, is a mobile concert hall guaranteed to give any struggling DJ an audience.

Google's Prototype Driverless Car Hits US Roads This Winter

Google’s first consumer-focused prototype driverless cars will takes their first drive on public roads this winter, taking to the streets of Mountain View in the US. In a blog post, Google’s self-driving car project director Chris Urmson explained that a handful of the cars will be rolled out in Google’s neighbourhood.

Long Beach Is Rethinking Its Taxis To Be More Like Ubers

Cities are doing a lot of hemming and hawing when it comes to the rideshare apps that are devouring their taxi businesses. In one of the more progressive moves, the Southern California city of Long Beach is revamping its taxi fleet with a big design and tech upgrade so they can tackle these startups head on.

US Government Gets Impatient, Wants Cars To Talk To Each Other Now

In the future every car will talk with other cars on the road through vehicle-to-vehicle communications (V2V). But the US government doesn’t think that tech is coming soon enough. The US Department of Transportation announced yesterday that it will accelerate efforts to mandate V2V on American roads.

Things I Learned From Driving A $750,000 Rolls Royce

Tuesday was my birthday. As a present to myself, I took yesterday off and borrowed a Rolls Royce Ghost II. I spent the day driving around in utter luxury, catching up with friends, showing off to family, and generally enjoying myself. This is what I learned.