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

2016 Tesla Model X

Electric car-maker Tesla has launched its newest vehicle, the Model X crossover SUV. The falcon-doored electric vehicle can carry seven passengers and is capable of rocketing to 60 miles per hour in as little as 3.2 seconds, and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). It can travel about 400 km (250 miles) on a single… Continue reading 2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model S Goes 728.7 km on a Single Charge

Bjørn Nyland and Morgan Tørvolt from Norway have set a new world record for the longest distance traveled in a Tesla Model S P85D on a single charge. The team traveled 728.7 km (452.8 miles) in the vehicle using hypermiling techniques to get the most distance out of their charge. Watch the video below.

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

F-35B Fighter Jet Doing a Ski Jump Launch

The F-35 Lightning II is a multirole aircraft fighter undergoing testing and final development by the Pentagon since 1996 by manufacturer Lockheed Martin, with the principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems. In the video below, you’ll see the F-35B doing a ski jump launch and a vertical landing demonstration for the first time at NAS Patuxent River… Continue reading F-35B Fighter Jet Doing a Ski Jump Launch

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

Google Begins Testing Self-Driving Car on Public Roads

After revealing the physical versions of their self-driving car prototypes back in December, Google began testing them out at their facilities. The company is now going to begin sending some of their prototypes out on the roads of Mountain View, California this summer. The small electric two-seater prototypes will take to public roads – but… Continue reading Google Begins Testing Self-Driving Car on Public Roads

World’s Longest Self-Driving Trip

The Roadrunner autonomous car created by English auto technology company Delphi, has successfully completed a 3,400 mile trip in the United States from California to New York City in nine days. The trip was the longest ever made by a self-driving car, the Roadrunner doing roughly 99% of the driving itself, with a human taking… Continue reading World’s Longest Self-Driving Trip