If you avoid trips to the beach because you don't want your car getting filled with sand, or won't buy a real Christmas tree because you don't want to spend weeks cleaning up pine needles, this giant car condom will keep the inside of your vehicle looking as clean and new as the day it rolled off the lot.
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Video: Getting in the habit of using your car's parking brake whenever you stop isn't the worst idea in the world. Yes, there's the risk of you forgetting it's on the next time you drive away, but it can also prevent accidents like this from occurring. This guy's Benny Hill impression is hilarious, but he's probably not laughing after what happens at the end of this clip.
If you're going to slap the Jeep name on a go-kart, you better make sure it lives up to brand's pedigree. But with three gears plus reverse, a swing axle keeping it stable on off-road terrain and over-sized air-filled tyres including a spare, the Jeep Revolution BFR-3 go-kart might be better suited for off-roading than your Sedan is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.