Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tennis ball bots, eco-straws, smart swear jars
Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Tennis ball bots, eco-straws, smart swear jars

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

April 30th, 3:58 pm
Autonomous cars: Apple expands fleet as major Chinese player comes to town
Autonomous cars: Apple expands fleet as major Chinese player comes to town

Apple has registered 10 more self-driving cars in California, giving it the second-largest fleet in the state at 55 vehicles. Increasing the competition in the autonomous-car space, a major Chinese firm is also starting...

May 15th, 4:20 am
Tesla Model S rams fire truck at 60 mph; driver survives but questions remain
Tesla Model S rams fire truck at 60 mph; driver survives but questions remain

The 28-year old driver of a Tesla Model S survived hitting a parked fire truck at 60 mph. Police officers are trying to determine whether the driver had engaged Autopilot at the time of the impact.

May 14th, 11:20 am
Audi channels its performance heritage into its flagship Q8 SUV
Audi channels its performance heritage into its flagship Q8 SUV

Audi will release a brand-new SUV named Q8 in a few short weeks. As its name implies, the 2019 Q8 is positioned a notch above the Q7. It's a flagship in tech and performance, not size.

May 18th, 12:53 pm
Is the revolutionary Tesla Semi dead? Some analysts believe so
Is the revolutionary Tesla Semi dead? Some analysts believe so

With Tesla Motors and CEO Elon Musk caught up in a media whirlwind from launch issues with the Model 3, market analysts and investors believe that the company’s next biggest prospect, the Tesla Semi, is dead.

May 17th, 9:13 pm
Wireless car charging for EVs is coming this summer courtesy of BMW
Wireless car charging for EVs is coming this summer courtesy of BMW

Electric cars would be a lot more convenient if you didn't have to think about charging them every time you parked up. BMW has a solution, and it'll be available for the first time in the coming months.

May 14th, 4:50 am
Subaru will launch its first plug-in hybrid with a little help from Toyota
Subaru will launch its first plug-in hybrid with a little help from Toyota

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid will be the Japanese automaker's first production plug-in hybrid model. Subaru will combine its own boxer engine and all-wheel drive system with Toyota hybrid tech.

May 14th, 11:20 am
2019 Audi A8 won’t get Traffic Jam Pilot driver-assist tech in the U.S.
2019 Audi A8 won’t get Traffic Jam Pilot driver-assist tech in the U.S.

In Europe, the 2019 Audi A8 luxury sedan will be available with Traffic Jam Pilot, which allows limited hands-free driving. But Audi won't bring the system to the United States, citing concerns on multiple fronts.

May 16th, 11:27 am
From drones to bionic arms, here are 8 examples of amazing mind-reading tech
From drones to bionic arms, here are 8 examples of amazing mind-reading tech

From drones to bionic arms, here are eight examples of amazing pieces of mind-reading technology that are already being explored in some of the world’s most exciting research labs.

May 12th, 6:34 am
Nissan used social media to create a tricked-out overlanding vehicle
Nissan used social media to create a tricked-out overlanding vehicle

Nissan's Armada Mountain Patrol is a project vehicle designed with input from Instagram and Facebook users, who voted on the model of tires, exterior vinyl wrap, and rooftop tent used on the SUV.

May 17th, 10:13 am
More than two dozen deaths linked to keyless ignition from engines being left on
More than two dozen deaths linked to keyless ignition from engines being left on

A recent New York Times report found more than two dozen people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning after forgetting to turn off their engines, a result of keyless ignition systems that don't warn if an engine is left...

May 16th, 8:57 am
Cops have lots to learn when it comes to autonomous-car emergencies
Cops have lots to learn when it comes to autonomous-car emergencies

As part of its application for a permit to test fully driverless cars in California's, Waymo has issued a 41-page booklet explaining to law enforcement and first responders how to deal with its vehicles in an emergency...

May 16th, 5:42 am
Behind the wheel with Volvo’s new Android-based infotainment system
Behind the wheel with Volvo’s new Android-based infotainment system

Volvo is injecting Android into its upcoming cars. You don't need a phone to power it like Android Auto or Apple's CarPlay, but you can still get the same great apps, music services, and even the Google Assistant to...

May 11th, 7:49 am
Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster arrives just in time for convertible season
Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster arrives just in time for convertible season

The Mercedes-AMG GT S Roadster gives convertible sports car buyers yet another choice. This 515-horsepower, 192-mph drop top is the middle child of the Mercedes-AMG GT convertible lineup.

May 15th, 10:35 am
UPS deliveries receive a sleek, cartoonish makeover with new electric trucks
UPS deliveries receive a sleek, cartoonish makeover with new electric trucks

UPS revealed its latest fleet of delivery vehicles: A new line of purpose-built, all-electric, compact trucks for urban deliveries in London and Paris, which will make noisy parcel deliveries a thing of the past.

May 10th, 5:33 pm
How Porsche Design’s unwavering passion shaped the Mate RS phone
How Porsche Design’s unwavering passion shaped the Mate RS phone

The new Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS phone is just a shameless branding exercise, right? Wrong. Very wrong. Porsche Design has very specific ideas about design, and its DNA flows through the Mate RS. We visited the...

May 11th, 9:04 am
Watch a pro drifter battle an autonomous race car on the track
Watch a pro drifter battle an autonomous race car on the track

Roborace pitted its prototype autonomous race car against pro drifter Ryan Tuerck in a battle of man versus machine. Because if self-driving cars are going to race, they need to be at least as fast as human drivers.

May 14th, 1:20 pm
Pope Francis’ Lamborghini sells for more than $850,000 at charity auction
Pope Francis’ Lamborghini sells for more than $850,000 at charity auction

A Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2 given to Pope Francis last year sold for $857,000 at auction, with proceeds going to multiple charities. The Pope announced his intention to auction the car off for charity when Lamborghini...

May 14th, 1:20 pm
Follow along as Rolls-Royce puts the final touches on its stately Cullinan SUV
Follow along as Rolls-Royce puts the final touches on its stately Cullinan SUV

Rolls-Royce is in the final stages of developing the Cullinan, its first-ever SUV. The model is scheduled to break cover on May 10, and it will go on sale next year with a price tag pegged well into the six digits.

May 8th, 5:51 am
Startup Bird is looking to roll up the emerging escooter-sharing space
Startup Bird is looking to roll up the emerging escooter-sharing space

Bird is an escooter company based in Santa Monica, California. In perhaps its boldest move yet, Bird says that it has signed agreements with Ninebot and Xiaomi to have exclusive rights to their supply of ride-sharing...

May 14th, 9:05 am
How the mighty Project One will influence Mercedes-AMG’s other cars
How the mighty Project One will influence Mercedes-AMG’s other cars

Mercedes-AMG is slowly adopting electrification. Going hybrid isn't as straight-forward as it sounds because it presents a unique set of challenges, but AMG boss Tobias Moers believes his team is ready to face them.

May 8th, 8:06 pm
Vintage Electric launches badass Scrambler S ebike for road and dirt
Vintage Electric launches badass Scrambler S ebike for road and dirt

Vintage Electric's new top-of-the-line Scrambler S on-off road ebike has a rated 75-mile range per battery charge. Take it off road and set it to race mode for speeds up to 36 miles per hour and make your own great escape.

May 8th, 7:06 am
Tesla’s giant Australian battery reduced service costs by 90 percent
Tesla’s giant Australian battery reduced service costs by 90 percent

Elon Musk's Tesla has just switched on the world's biggest battery in South Australia. Musk had said he'd foot the $50 million bill if it wasn't completed in 100 days. Tesla finished with about a week to spare.

May 12th, 9:50 pm
Ford, bike makers unveil bike-to-vehicle (B2V) interactive road safety A.I.
Ford, bike makers unveil bike-to-vehicle (B2V) interactive road safety A.I.

Ford joined Trek, Shimano, Specialized, and eight other bike-industry giants to develop A.I. for bike-to-vehicle (B2V) communication. The goal is improved roadway safety for bikes, pedestrians, and vehicles.

May 9th, 8:06 am
Elon Musk wants to whisk you from New York to D.C. in 30 minutes
Elon Musk wants to whisk you from New York to D.C. in 30 minutes

Elon Musk revealed that he had received written government approval for The Boring Company to build an underground system that will take commuters quickly from Point A to Point B. A new video shows a nearly completed...

May 11th, 1:19 pm
Packtalk voice-command motorcycle communicators connect 15 riders
Packtalk voice-command motorcycle communicators connect 15 riders

Cardo Systems introduced two Packtalk models for its natural language voice-command motorcycle communications system, which uses a proprietary dynamic mesh technology to connect up to 15 riders in a five-mile range.

May 11th, 9:04 am
The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR concept is a red-hot chili pepper on wheels
The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR concept is a red-hot chili pepper on wheels

Volkswagen has introduced the hottest GTI to date. Called TCR, it ditches its 220-horsepower turbo four and receives 286 galloping horses, a figure which makes it the most powerful GTI to date.

May 11th, 9:04 am
Why self-driving trucks will take over before self-driving cars
Why self-driving trucks will take over before self-driving cars

Instead of worrying about the safety of self-driving passenger cars, take a look at the trucking industry, where autonomous vehicles are now operating under controlled conditions, and which will likely be the first major...

May 8th, 7:06 am
Waymo van in crash driving in autonomous mode in Chandler, Arizona
Waymo van in crash driving in autonomous mode in Chandler, Arizona

A Waymo self-driving van was in a car crash in Chandler, Arizona. The Waymo van was traveling at a slow speed in autonomous mode with a human backup driver in the driver's seat and was not the vehicle responsible for the...

May 4th, 7:19 pm
Nissan turns its Rogue crossover into a road-going Millennium Falcon
Nissan turns its Rogue crossover into a road-going Millennium Falcon

Nissan commissioned a Millennium Falcon-themed show car for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story.' Using a Rogue as the starting point, Nissan and Lucasfilm tried to make Han Solo proud by merging the looks of an SUV and spaceship.

May 10th, 4:19 pm