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Tesla's Creepy Snakebot Charges Cars, Freaks Out Car Owners

Electric vehicles are easy to charge but Elon Musk, the visionary CEO of Tesla Motors, wants to make the chore even simpler. Tesla's “snakebot” battery charger is certainly hands-free but who could sleep peacefully knowing a sentient metal tentacle is lurking in your garage?

Ford Spider Screen Keeps Eight-Legged Freaks Out Of Four-Wheeled Vehicles

The 2016 Ford Focus RS boasts a number of new and improved features but one in particular will soothe even the most nervous customers: a revamped spider screen designed to bar web-weaving arachnids from the vehicle's vital parts.

Garmin HUD+ Adds GPS Info & Social Media To “Any Vehicle” Head-Up Display

Garmin, "the leading worldwide provider of mobile navigation solutions for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks", has followed up their original real-time GPS mapping HUD (head-up display) with an improved version, HUD+, that takes into account advances in information technology.

Tesla Meets Knight Rider: The Youxia X Electric Sedan

Youxia Motors' striking X sedan might look like a Tesla Model S but its inspiration according to the company's CEO is KITT, the talking Firebird driven by David Hasselhoff in the hit 1980s television series Knight Rider!

Mercedes-Benz' Pre-Safe Sound Preserves Drivers' Ears In A Crash

Have you heard, Mercedes-Benz is adding an unlikely safety feature to its upcoming 2016 E-Class automobiles: Pre-Safe Sound, an automated system designed to protect the inner ear from the shattering sound of an impact.

Turtle Taxi: For Travelers Who Like Life In The Slow Lane

An innovative cab company called Turtle Taxi caters to those who aren't in any rush to reach their destination. As their name implies, Turtle Taxi drivers take it slow and steady – they might not win any races but the ride won't cause you to lose your hare, er, hair.

White Line Fever: The Top 8 Dedicated & Innovative Traffic Lanes

Today's trend towards an ever more inclusive society now extends to the highways and biways of our lives. That means drivers had better learn to share the road with everything from web-footed wanderers to oblivious earbud-equipped texters.

Star Wars R2D2 VW Camper Van: The Drivable Droid You've Been Looking For

A long time ago, in a Ford Galaxie far, far away... actually it was quite recently and instead of Fomoco's former flagship we're talkin' used VW camper van. A Brazilian couple with time and talent on their (dark) side has converted a tired old microbus into a drivable droid on Star Wars steroids!

Trunks In Their Trunks: The Top 10 Abandoned Cars Colonized By Trees

Don't know how long a car or truck's been abandoned? Try counting the rings on the tree growing up through its bodywork.

Cheap Chinese Pickup Truck Channels Cadillac's Expensive Escalade

The Shanxi Victory X1 pickup truck looks like a Cadillac Escalade EXT – sorta – but we're guessing even Chinese rappers won't touch this cheap crew cab in a Caddy knock-off wrapper.


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