Modern technology has allowed us to get glimpses of many cool things we wouldn't ordinarily see, and Red Bull's new infrared racing video may be near the top of the list. FLIR Thermography, in partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing, has used its cameras to capture footage of F1 racers in infrared.
When it comes to the average driver, one's car infotainment center might be of more importance than the engine under the hood. Given that technology is ever-changing and one is far more likely to update to new tech hardware long before investing in a new car, it only makes sense that an infotainment system should facilitate that reality.
Russia is a land filled with dash cams, and thanks to those cameras we've been able to witness several incredible things, including the relatively recent meteor that made a crash landing. The latest to surface is of a different sort, but no less fascinating. [Update: This actually happened in Belarus, not Russia]
In a move clearly aimed at similar services from Amazon, the Uber car service group will be bringing on "Corner Store." This service will have an Uber car sent to your location as normal, but instead of picking you up, the Uber car driver will be dropping off goods to you. They’ve even got a list of items you can buy now - candy included.
Unlike competitor Lyft, which gives its drivers a bright pink mustache to put on their car, Uber drivers don't have any obvious way to stand out from the hoards of vehicles around them. This is resulting in some funny (depending on your sense of humor) situations involving riders hopping into random non-Uber cars.
Uber has pushed out yet another update, this one to its mobile apps -- both the app for the driver and for the rider. When combined, the two new features aim to provide a more streamlined ride experience for the customer, and will make things a bit easier for the driver behind the wheel.
Back in 2011, we got a look at a couple Land Rover Defender concept designs, neither of which will be what the eventual model will look like. This information comes from Auto Car, which is reporting that the Defender's future design has been "finalized", and that the DC100 design has been nixed for being "a little too generic".
Uber is really, really serious about making their service work for everyone. So much so, they went through the trouble of making a fake city to better analyze how their system worked, and give drivers invaluable feedback on how to maximize their time and earnings. It’s a stroke of genius, and a look at the lengths Uber is willing to go for us to be happy using them.