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Ultra Simple Licence Plate Sensor Adds Collision Protection To Any Car

If your car’s scratched and dented bumpers reveal a long history of you accidentally backing into things, you don’t necessarily need to buy a new vehicle just to get a fancy collision warning system. If you have a smartphone, and can use a screwdriver, you can easily install this licence plate cover that serves as an extra pair of eyes for you when reversing.


RC Trucks Learning To Drift At High Speeds Will Make Self-Driving Cars Safer

Everyone assumes that self-driving cars will stick to the rules of the road as strictly as a teenager taking their driving test. But life is unpredictable, and often fast, evasive manoeuvres are needed to avoid an accident. To ensure they will perform just as reliably when they have to drive more aggressively, this RC truck is learning how to drift all by itself.


Hot Wheels New Series Of Classic Porsches Were Customised By A Famous Tuner

At first glance, the last thing you’d assume was that Magnus Walker was a prolific Porsche builder and tuner. Muscle cars? Maybe. Porsches? Unlikely. But maybe that’s why he was the perfect choice to help Hot Wheels customise its new collection of classic 1:64-scale Porsches.


Hot Wheels Is Reviving Some Classic '80s Cars And Sets For A New Retro Line

Now that the kids of the ’80s are grown up with jobs, disposable income, and fond memories of their childhood, toy companies are capitalising on the nostalgia with throwback lines enticing them to re-buy all the toys they grew up with. Next up is Hot Wheels, with a new retro line reviving some truly classic cars and tracks.


Hacker Turns On His Car With Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is good for a lot of things, but until recently, remote-starting a car wasn’t one of them.


The Nightmare That Is Backing Up A Trailer Just Got Easier

Backing into a parking spot is an impossible challenge for many drivers. How about backing up while also towing a trailer? That at least could get a little easier with a nifty feature on the upcoming 2017 Ford Super Duty pickup, called Trailer Reverse Guidance.


Hot Wheels Rolls Out Four New Character Cars, But Wonder Woman Steals The Show

In support of Women’s History Month, this week Hot Wheels revealed four new character cars based on female headliners from Marvel, DC and Star Wars. But the star of the miniature auto show is definitely the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman character car.


Volvo Is Adding 'Large Animal Detection' To Cars Because It's Easy To Miss A Moose?

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) today announced that automatic emergency braking would be standard on all vehicles by 2022. And thanks to Volvo, that feature will be responsive to moose and other large animals.


Volvo Brags About Making The First Car That Doesn't Need Keys

As a carmaker Volvo has always been known for its innovative safety features, and thanks to a new app that now includes eliminating the risk of cuts on your hand after having to break one of your vehicle’s windows because you locked your keys inside.


Someone Forgot To Tell Playmobil That A Toy Porsche Shouldn't Look This Wonderful

Unless targeted at collectors who are happy to pay a premium for details and accuracy, toy versions of exotic sport cars rarely bear more than a passing resemblance to their real-life counterparts. So what happened here, because Playmobil’s Porsche 911 Carrera S is a near flawless replica.


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