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Save On Bridge Tolls With An Inflatable Ferry Strong Enough To Support A Car

Are you outraged at companies charging you to cross the bridge they spent millions of dollars building? The nerve of them! The next time your trip from point A to point B involves a river crossing, just toss one of these $US10,000 inflatable car ferries in your trunk and save yourself a few bucks.

A Tiny Hot Wheels Drift Track On Your Desk Is A Deadline Destroyer

Using a combination of ramps and a low-friction surface, tyotoys’ Phil Foss figured out how to get Hot Wheels cars to drift earlier this year. Ever since that revelation he’s been selling his Diecast Driftpads on his site, including a new ultra-compact version that can fit on the smallest of desks.

Your Car Will Never Be As Amazing As This Mad Max Power Wheels

Cory and Jeremy Newton-Smith once again prove that being a geek is infinitely better when you’re a parent, because you get to build phenomenal costumes like this Mad Max Power Wheels.

Garmin Now Puts Directions And A Live Feed Of Your Baby On Your Car's GPS

Touchscreen tablets never quite killed off e-ink book readers like the Kindle, nor did GPS-equipped smartphones kill off dashboard GPS nav units. They’re still thriving, and Garmin intends to keep it that way by now letting parents also monitor their kids in the backseat using the same display that’s giving them directions.

Simply Putting Fins On Tires Could Improve A Vehicle's Fuel Efficiency

Slapping a giant fin on the back of your hand-me-down Corolla isn’t going to make it go any faster. But researchers at Yokohama have found that adding a series of angled fins to a tire can actually help improve a vehicle’s aerodynamics, which in turn means better fuel efficiency and fewer stops at the pumps.

Mercedes-Benz Made Uncrashable Toy Cars To Show Off Its Safety Tech

No consumer is ever too young to start fostering brand loyalty. So to help promote the anti-collision technology in its vehicles, and to seed the next-generation of owners, Mercedes-Benz created a couple of nifty toy cars that were impossible for kids to crash into each other.

You Can Drive Lexus' Laser-Cut Cardboard Car, But You Probably Shouldn't

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel-gate scandal, automakers are now making even more of an effort to design vehicles that are as eco-friendly as possible. But Lexus might have gone too far with this paper version of its IS, made from 1,700 sheets of precisely laser-cut cardboard.

Ultra-Thin Carbon Nanotube Heaters Will Warm Electric Cars Without Draining Batteries

Since all of the electronics in an electric car are reliant on the same battery as its motor, driving around in the winter with the heater blasting can greatly reduce its range. But a new type of ultra-thin, and ultra-efficient, heating panel covered in carbon nanotubes might change that.

This Accident-Recording Dash Cam Will Now Prevent Crashes Too

If the endless supply of crazy Russian dash cam videos haven’t convinced you to get one for your car, maybe Garmin’s new Dash Cam 35 will. In addition to documenting accidents, it now has Forward Collision Warnings to remind drivers when they’re following too close to another vehicle, risking a crash.

Land Rover Has Come Up With A Way To Make Trailers Invisible

Driving with a trailer in tow leaves with you a gigantic blind spot directly behind your vehicle. So to make it easier to keep an eye on traffic following you, Land Rover has come up with a way to make trailers appear to be transparent using strategically placed cameras.

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