Toyota adds child models to its virtual crash dummy software

Toyota's Total Human Model for Safety software (THUMS) will have child models for Version 4 to simulate the physiques of children aged three, six, and ten. They will go on sale this fall, to be used by automobile and parts manufacturers, as…
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Burning Man attendee builds techno-blazing art car to honor festival

Trees in the desert with lights and sound tuned for enjoyment and inspiration define the 'Forest House' art car at Burning Man. Designed specifically for Burning Man, the mobile dance club is powerful enough to keep the party hopping.

Electric-highway test for freight haulers starts in Sweden

German firm Siemens AG designed the overhead grid system and Swedish company Scania AB prepared two diesel-hybrid trucks to test the first e-highway. A hybrid system is an interim step on the path to designing fully electric trucks.

Weekly Rewind: 3D-printed baby skulls, YouTube live, a wicked quick Swiss EV

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…

Ford GT Prototype auctioned, and limited to five mph

A prototype of the iconic 2005 Ford GT, titled the CP-1, will be going up for auction. It was previously a part of the Ford museum, but was sold to a collector in 2008, and is now back on the auction block. The car is limited to five mph.

Mark Wahlberg adds support to Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

Actor Mark Wahlberg teams up with Indian Motorcycle to support the 2016 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a nine-day epic journey from L.A. to South Dakota. The tour will stop in multiple cities and offer "Motorcycle Therapy" to…

Autonomous vehicles that might sacrifice passengers are only OK for the other guy

Survey respondents asked about autonomous vehicle decisions between harming others or sacrificing passengers revealed a difference based on whose car it was. Participants wanted others' cars to self-sacrifice, but not their own.

The world’s deadliest motorcycle race is also Subaru’s rally proving grounds

The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is the most dangerous motorcycle race in the world, yet riders and fans are as passionate as ever. Since 2011, Subaru has supported the TT even as some purists fight its involvement…but Subaru is gaining…

US Army to begin testing autonomous vehicle tech on Michigan roads

The Army is taking baby steps into self-driving cars, with a test now underway on a 21-mile stretch of highway in southeastern Michigan.

Bentley's Mulsanne Speed is a private jet that just happens to have 4 wheels

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed is a driver-focused limousine. That sounds like an oxymoron, but the flagship is as luxurious as it is fast.

With some help from CGI, the shape-shifting Blackbird can look like any car

The Blackbird is a fully adjustable vehicle rig that can alter its chassis to match the dimensions of nearly any car. The Blackbird can then be re-skinned with CGI to look like just about anything for advertisements.

Lawsuit alleges Chevrolet Cruze Diesel used illegal software on emissions tests

A class-action lawsuit filed this week alleges the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel used a Volkswagen-like "defeat device" to cheat on emissions tests. General Motors denies the suit's claims.