On Saturday afternoon, Tesla will hand over the first 30 of its brand new, (comparatively) affordable Model 3 all-electric sedans to the first of hundreds of thousands of pre-order holders. Here's how you can tune in and watch along, whether it's either to see just what the new car is like or to see whether it's worth putting your money down for.
The days of the good old trusty internal combustion engine, which revolutionised transportation but also maybe helped usher in a looming environmental apocalypse, may be numbered across the pond.
What the fuck is going on in the front seat of this car? It may be something else or it may be exactly what it looks like. Aner Manuel, a stylist in Boston, claims he captured the video of his Uber driver being "intimate" with a woman while driving him in mid-July. Of course, this would be unsafe (yes, drivers have killed people while getting road head before), but it would also be an inexcusable violation of Uber's rules for drivers.
If you're tired of seeing headlines about Uber, know they wont dissipate anytime soon. Uber is working feverishly to reverse its bad image now that founder Travis Kalanick has one foot out of the company, so you'll see a lot of new updates in the coming months.
Between 2011 and 2016, around 70,000 Ford Fiesta, Focus and EcoSport vehicles sold in Australia were fitted with the company's PowerShift dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Dual-cluch 'boxes are meant to provide faster, smoother shifts than traditional automatics, but the ACCC says that nearly half of all Aussie cars have needed at least one significant transmission repair — and it's taking Ford to court for it.
20 years after the first Prius was sold internationally, Toyota's just about to crack the milestone of selling 80,000 hybrids in Australia after 16 years. According to the company, that's 232 million litres of petrol saved and 560 million kilograms of CO2 not spewed into the atmosphere. And those are both good things.
In news that makes perfect sense, Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer has pretty much already confirmed that the next record-setting Bugatti hypercar will have to go hybrid.
A slew of recent news related to airline and rideshare companies tapping into biometric identification — like fingerprints, faces, other unique body parts — seems like it just means an easier way to board your flight. But beyond the surface, giving corporations and the government this much access to sensitive data poses a major privacy threat.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the very first production Model 3 on his personal Twitter two weeks ago, and since then we haven't heard very much about it. Tesla is probably holding out for its big delivery event this upcoming week, but a Tesla fan has already managed to get a close up video of the car.
More than 2.3 million vehicles in Australia have been included in a recall of airbags made by Japanese manufacturer Takata in the last eight years. The airbags are in 60 makes of cars sold in Australia, including Honda, Toyota, BMW, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Lexus, Jeep, Nissan, Chrysler, and Dodge.
Here's how to check if your car's airbag has been recalled.
Elon Musk awoke today with the intention of sending Twitter into a frenzy by declaring that he received "verbal govt approval" to build a Hyperloop in the densest part of the United States, between New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
This is dumb, it's not how things work, and requires, uh, actual government approval. We reached out to the, uh, actual government to see if this is legit.
Meet one of the most insane diesel truck builds we've ever seen: Old Smokey F1. In its tastefully patina'd 1949 Ford engine bay lies a beautifully built twin-turbo diesel engine good for 1,233 horsepower (919kW) at the wheels and 2,000 ft-lbs (2700Nm) of torque. Holy crap, that's a lot of tire-killing insanity.
I should be clear here that I'm not an official expert in words; I'm no entomologist. You can tell that's true because I just typed the word for someone who studies insects, not "etymologist," someone who studies words. But this hasn't stopped me from formulating a theory that there's a large number of people who learned the word "ajar" from a talking car.
It took more than 50 years for Steven Weber's father to tell his son he loved him. By the time he said the words, Steven's father was overcome with dementia, living out his final days wheelchair-bound. Yet Steven's father is the reason he bought the '68 Camaro back in 1973. It's the reason he's held onto it all these years. And it's one of the reasons it will be such a momentous occasion when he passes it on to his son, which will be soon — perhaps sooner than Steven had expected.
Cars won't just be driving themselves one day — they will be communicating things like traffic conditions and the weather with everything else around them. Connected cars will be masses of sensors and outpouring radio signals, but if carmakers aren't careful, this data sharing will open itself up to hacks and cyber threats detrimental to your personal safety.