Archive for the ‘Accessories & Tech’ Category

VIDEO: They hacked a Jeep

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 […]

Driverless Audi RS7 laps Hockenheim

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 […]

“I like to speak to Chris!”

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.

Does your PlayStation setup look like this?

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 […]

Where the neon signs are pretty

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 […]

BMW M4: M Performance exhaust preview

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 […]

VIDEO: Audi TT virtual cockpit

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 […]

Life imitates art with Jaguar Virtual Windscreen

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, […]

Everything is awesome!

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 […]

Automatic for the people

“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 […]

BMW shows off self-drifting skills

“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 […]