Cars

Electric Vehicle Makers Need To Agree On Standards

Standards are a key part of technical progress and for the increased use of renewable energy. Solar power provides an obvious example — if a photovoltaic unit is used to put power back into the electricity grid, then the power needs to satisfy the standards for the grid in terms of voltage, cycles-per-second, and so on.


Please, Apple... Anyone... Fix My Crappy 'Smart' Car 

The last time I was in a nice new car, the in-car display tried to take us to an incorrect address 60km away. It took fifteen minutes to enter a new address. It tried to make a call accidentally. The state of the “smart” car is horrendous — like, bad infomercial horrendous — and it’s time for someone to fix it.


Apple's Car Will Drive Itself, Says Reuters

As if yesterday’s report that Apple is working on an electric car codenamed “Titan” wasn’t surprising enough, this morning Reuters issued a follow up claiming Apple’s car is actually of the self-driving variety. And there’s more.


Five Tips For Choosing The Right Motorcycle Helmet

Buying a new motorcycle helmet any time soon? There are a few things that you should know that might just keep you alive when you’re in the middle of the worst day of your life. The guys from Shark Helmets have shared a few tips with us that we wanted to pass along to you.


Lexus NX200t: Australian Hands-On

People love crossovers — they have plenty of space, they sit high above the road, they can handle rougher terrain if they’re ever off the blacktop. But people also love sports cars — they want something with a bit of power, sporty suspension and a bit of road-holding. Lexus has combined the two with the brand new NX200t — but how do you turn an SUV into something resembling a sports car?


The Tesla Model S Is A Supercar For The Snow

Elon Musk is having a chatty day on Twitter again. In between talking SpaceX and drone rockets, he shared a video of a Tesla Motors Model S showing off a pretty impressive feat — but it’s not a feat of speed or of electric range.


Where's Malcolm Turnbull? Visiting Tesla In California

It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Prime Minister Tony Abbott the last few days, what with the whole knighting a Prince thing, and that situation has been made worse by the seemingly open revolt of various Liberal Party MPs and government backbenchers. One voice has been conspicuously absent, though — Malcolm Turnbull, who is making geeks across the country jealous with a visit to the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.


Here's A Video Of Just About Every BMW Car And Bike Ever Made

Got a free half hour on this lazy Tuesday morning? Feel like a bit of a history lesson? This video tour of the BMW Museum in Munich gives you a quick look at almost every vehicle that Bayerische Motoren Werke has ever produced.


What Three 4-, 6- And 8-Cylinder Cars Would You Buy With $100,000?

If you had $100,000 just sitting around, and you wanted to build yourself a nice car collection, where would you start? What if you had to buy one 4-cylinder car, one 6-cylinder, and one V8?


Smart Billboards Arrive In Australia... And They Know What Car You're Driving

We’re living in the future, remember? So, yeah, we’re still figuring out the hoverboard thing and rehydratable pizzas are nowhere on the horizon, but “smart” ads? If you’re driving in Australia, Lexus has you covered.