In the latest update to the Autopilot software (version 7.1) in the Model S, Tesla has allowed the new model cars and the ones sold after October 2014 to steer themselves and change lanes, avoid obstacles and barriers, and even parallel park themselves. There’s also an added new “summon” feature that allows the electric vehicle… Continue reading Tesla New Autopilot Feature
Tag: Remote Controlled cars
Nitro Engine Pencil Sharpener
Mike from YouTube channel Mike and Lauren created a gas powered pencil sharpener by installing an old RC car nitro engine to a traditional manual pencil sharpener. Watch the video below.
Hacker Builds His Own Self-Driving Car
George Hotz, a 26-year-old hacker, has built his own self-driving car that teaches itself to drive like a human. Hotz’s car, an adapted Acura called the Comma.ai, using an onboard laser system, cameras, and software written by Hotz to adapt how the car operates based on the experience of a human driving it. At the… Continue reading Hacker Builds His Own Self-Driving Car
4X4 Remote Control Car Hydroplanes On Water
Traxxas, a remote control car manufacturer, has recently posted an amazing video of their Slash 4×4 RC car that can skim across the water and do jumps, thanks to paddle tires and high-speed gearing.
Wirelessly Hacking a Jeep Cherokee
Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have developed a software that can wirelessly hijack a 2014 Jeep Cherokee over the internet. The two hacker asked WIRED senior writer Andy Greenberg to take the SUV for a spin on the highway while they attack it from miles away. They started by turning on the vehicle’s air conditioning, stereo at full volume, and windshield… Continue reading Wirelessly Hacking a Jeep Cherokee
Range Rover Smartphone Remote Control Technology
Land Rover is researching a new remote control technology that represents a stepping stone towards the fully autonomous car. It could be used by the driver to manoeuvre their car out of difficult situations safely or negotiate challenging terrain, whilst walking alongside the car at a maximum speed of 6.5 km/h (4 mph). The Multi-Point… Continue reading Range Rover Smartphone Remote Control Technology
RC Drift Cars in Japan
It took me a while to realize that it was really a remote-controlled car. Watch as several drifting cars smoothly slip and slide through the curves at the WARU Circuit in Yokohama, Japan. Watch the video below.
Amazing Drifting With Remote-Control Lexus RC F
Professional driver Drift44 puts his skills to the test behind the 1/10-scale remote control version of the Lexus RC F Sport Coupe. In video below, which is a part of a TV commercial for Lexus, featuring the little Remote-Control car parallel parking, bowling, and lighting a match (you got to see it to believe it) by drifting past a rough wall.