Back in 2013 these two guys hacked a Toyota Prius while they were riding in the back seat. Now they’re back, and this time they’ve remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee. They did this by attacking the car’s Uconnect system, which provides internet access. They were able to control minor things such as radio volume and […]
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Audi has been leading the way in the world of driverless technology and that was further highlighted in a live demonstration during the season-ending DTM round at Hockenheim on the weekend. With the strangely named Audi piloted driving technology onboard, making it sound like the car has a pilot at the wheel, a driverless RS7 […]
First it was Audi UK, now Audi Deutschland is taking us inside the new TT to show us how that whiz bang 12.3 inch display works. Known as the Audi virtual cockpit, it’s pretty nifty tech, really. We also get a good look at the other goodies you’ll find inside most new Audis these days.
How real can a driving simulator get? This video showing the SimXperience Motion Simulator looks pretty convincing. Look at the way the seat moves around to match the inputs of the driver gamer at the wheel. The effect of super imposing the footage of the simulator into the game itself also brings a new level […]
We all know thermal imaging cameras in Formula 1 are pretty cool. And that’s just when they show a tyre heating up under load during a corner. Imagine how totally awesome it would be to see an F1 car doing donuts! Thanks to FLIR Systems we don’t have to wonder anymore. Instead, we can marvel […]
As good as BMW is at extracting performance from the engines it makes it is better at extracting money from its customers. So when you make yourself a new hero car, aka the F82 M4, it doesn’t make economic sense to put the best exhaust you have in your parts bin on the car at […]
Audi UK brings us inside the new TT with a brief video giving us a working look at its new virtual cockpit. You and I would call it a fancy dash display. More specifically it’s a 12.3 inch high-resolution TFT display which can be reconfigured in more ways than we can probably count. One of […]
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed its Virtual Windcsreen concept which it says can help reduce driver distraction. The Jaguar Virtual Windscreen can also be used to aid performance driving on a racetrack, too, as the image above shows. By using on screen graphics—yes, that’s right on the windscreen—the system shows you the optimum racing line, […]
Brembo has produced this video giving us a closer look at the sophisticated braking system used on the Ferrari F14 T. With the revised regulations in Formula 1 this year the braking system takes on a new level of importance and this animation should help give you a better understanding of what does what.
A classic Mini Cooper made from Lego. Isn’t this just the coolest thing you’ve ever seen! And wait until you cop a load of some of the finer details, as presented in the video below. Of course, you can buy it for yourself from 1 August and it’ll cost you AU$149.99—we think that’s a pretty […]
“And everybody is aware of the fact that reduction is the ultimate maximum.” So says the delightfully saucy voiceover lady in this video extolling the virtues of the 8-speed ZF automatic transmission. It’s a wonderful amalgam of corporatespeak and geeky technical illustrations that will hold your attention from start to finish. The 8-speed ZF ‘box […]
“Look mum, no hands!” BMW showed off some pretty cool things at CES in Las Vegas last week, but we don’t think anything was cooler than the M235i and 6 Series Gran Coupé which both featured what BMW calls ActiveAssist, or “highly automated driving”, part of its ConnectedDrive system. You and I would call it […]
It’s a fact of the modern automotive world that the manual gearbox is fast becoming the poor cousin of the double-clutch transmission. Lamborghini has put a cross through the manual box and worse, the purist’s supercar—the Porsche 911 GT3—is available exclusively with PDK. The same is happening at the cheaper end of the market, too. […]
The inclusion of Mount Panorama, Bathurst, as an official Gran Turismo track is only a few weeks away. The release of Gran Turismo 6 is scheduled for 6 December and if this preview is anything to go by the gamers among you are going to be happy. And if you don’t want to wait until […]
Ahead of its mid-November launch MINI has released information on the driver assistance technology to be found inside the all-new F56 model. In doing so we get a small preview of the car’s interior, at least the central screen in which much of the technology is viewed or accessed. For the first time MINI will […]