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Putting A GoPro On A Hot Wheels Track Is The Safest Way To Become A Stunt Driver

Video: Think you can pull off burnouts, drifts and breath-taking jumps in your sedan just because you’ve seen all the Fast and Furious films? Being a stunt driver takes years of practise and the right equipment — and you probably have neither. But it turns you can get a similar experience by just slapping a GoPro on a Hot Wheels car and send it hurdling down a track.

This Giant Autonomous Dump Truck Doesn't Have A Front Or Back

Autonomous vehicle technology is still in its infancy, which means that most self-driving vehicles still have a way for humans to take over when needed. But as Komatsu demonstrates with a design for a new autonomous dump truck, in some cases there are real advantages to eliminating humans altogether.

This Company Will Build You A Real-Life Transformer

Admit it, ever since you learned that Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots and Decepticons crashed on Earth, you’ve secretly always wondered what a real-life, full-sized Transformer would look like. Good news, a company in Turkey wants to sell you one.

Hot Wheels' New RC Cars Have Minds Of Their Own

Racing your Hot Wheels cars usually requires a good imagination, a makeshift track and a lot of DIY sound effects. But with the new Hot Wheels AI race system, you can finally race your friends, or a computer opponent, on a real track, without needing a smartphone — or a licence.

What It's Like To Drive A Hot Wheels Car On A Twisting Daredevil Track

Video: Every time a kid sends a Hot Wheels car hurdling down a twisty track, in the back of their mind they’re imagining what it would be like to be at the wheel of that tiny vehicle. With a GoPro Hero4 Session strapped to the roof, this video, featuring eight different track sections cleverly edited together, is as close as you’ll ever get to experiencing what it’s like to actually drive a Hot Wheels.

Watch What Happens When You Try To Steal A Rolls Royce's Hood Ornament

Video: Have you ever wondered why you don’t see people wearing Rolls Royce’s hood ornaments dangling from a necklace? It’s because the Spirit of Ecstasy, as the hood ornament is obnoxiously called, is protected by a brilliantly over-engineered mechanism that causes it to retract and disappear if tampered with.

BMW's Ugliest Concept Car Inspired Puma's Ugliest Sneakers

Way back in 2008 BMW revealed an especially outlandish concept car called the GINA Light Visionary Model that traded metal body panels for a flexible lycra-like fabric wrapped around the vehicle. It wasn’t exactly pretty, which makes it harder to understand why Puma would use it as inspiration for a new shoe.

Magical Wheels Let This Car Roll In Any Direction

We’ve seen omnidirectional wheels installed on forklifts that have to deftly manoeuvre around crowded warehouses, but William Liddiard invented a set that allow his Toyota Echo to move in any direction, spin 360-degrees, and slide into a parking spot making parallel parking easier than actual driving.

A Tiny Spock Leaning On A 1964 Buick Riviera Is The Best Hot Wheels Car Ever

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we’re about to get tantalising looks at next winter’s blockbuster films, but also a mountain of exclusive toys and collectables. The convention hasn’t even started yet, but Hot Wheels might have already won the whole thing with this exclusive 1964 Buick Riviera featuring a badarse-looking Spock leaning on the hood.

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.

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