Automotive

Walkerwheel 350 electric unicycle hands-on

Walkerwheel 350 electric unicycle hands-on

There's more than one self-balancing electric unicycle here at CES 2015 - you didn't think you'd get away with only seeing one, did you? Here we're seeing the lesser-known KOEOK bring the heat with their Walkerwheel 350, a super simple vision for the future of self-transport. While we can't say too much about how well this beast is going to barrel down the road in the field, we can say this: we'd love to have one to get through this convention center with all speed.

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Inmotion v3 Electric Unicycle hands-on: self-balancing and smooth

Inmotion v3 Electric Unicycle hands-on: self-balancing and smooth

The third version of the Inmotion Electric Unicycle is here, and it's a much smoother experience than the rest of the self-balancing unicycles we've used in the recent past. Which is silly to say because it's not like we use self-balancing unicycles all that often - or ever. Inmotion basically has the market cornered. Here at CES 2015, at least, there's really nothing like it. Riding around on a unit that lets you turn with a flick of your hip - that's the future of one-wheeled transportation.

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NVIDIA DRIVE CX brings a digital cockpit computer to your car

NVIDIA DRIVE CX brings a digital cockpit computer to your car

This week NVIDIA is bringing the heat to the car industry with the NVIDIA DRIVE CX. This is a digital cockpit computer made with the NVIDIA Tegra X1. It's able to roll with 16.6 million pixels maximum resolution - more than one display - extremely dense displays, that is. With Drive CX, NVIDIA will be powering the future of mapping, creating a digital cockpit, and making the smart infotainment system in your vehicle all the more smarter in the near future - in a wide variety of vehicles.

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Porsche 918 Spyder assembly showcased in video

Porsche 918 Spyder assembly showcased in video

We've seen hypnotic videos from the world's various fast and efficient manufacturing facilities replete with conveyor belts, fast-moving human workers, and automated machine assembly. A new video from Porsche is in some ways the complete opposite, offering a surprisingly tranquil look at one of its limited Porsche 918 Spyder models being slowly and systematically assembled by hand. The video is a pure look at the process -- there's no obnoxious music or distracting narrative -- and the end result is a beautiful finished product. Check out the video after the jump.

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GM recalls 83k trucks and SUVs over ignition troubles

GM recalls 83k trucks and SUVs over ignition troubles

Last year was fairly brutal for General Motors, which initiated numerous recalls spanning many vehicles covering a roster of different problems. As 2014 rolled over into the new year, GM managed to slip in one more recall, this one over ignition troubles potentially affecting 83,572 trucks and SUVs. As with other recalls it has had for ignition problems, this latest one could lead to stalling, among other things, putting drivers at risk. The affected models span between 2007 and 2014.

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Volkswagen recalls more cars: fire risk cited

Volkswagen recalls more cars: fire risk cited

Automotive recalls -- not only have they been cropping up in ample supply this year, many older-model owners have also found themselves swept up under various manufacturer recalls, something that is fairly atypical as far as automotive recalls go. Volkswagen came to the end of 2014 with a couple of recalls of its own. It was just recently announced the auto maker would be recalling 2015 Jettas due to potential issues with the headlights, and now it has recalled even more vehicles.

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2015 VW Jettas recalled over headlight troubles

2015 VW Jettas recalled over headlight troubles

Volkswagen is rounding out the end of 2014 with a recall of its own, one that isn't as dire as some of the other recalls we've seen over the course of this year, yet notable for its potential hazards. A little over 25,000 2015 Jetta cars are being recalled due to an issue with the headlights, which may experience troubles if the headlight control module malfunctions. Under the circumstances, turning on the high-beams might cause the low-beam lights to automatically turn off.

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New McConaughey Lincoln Ads prepped for bowl games

New McConaughey Lincoln Ads prepped for bowl games

This week we're getting a sneak peek - a full viewing, in this case - at a set of Lincoln MKZ video spots with Matthew McConaughey. The first set of ad spots Lincoln did with McConaughey became so infamous that they were parodied on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Now Lincoln is back with McConaughey for a couple more - complete with the same attitude and extremely strange timbre that made the first set seem so very odd. The MKV Hybrid midsize sedan also makes an appearance.

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Honda expands recall over faulty Takata airbags

Honda expands recall over faulty Takata airbags

Honda, which has already been particularly hard hit over the Takata airbags fiasco, has expanded its recall over the issue, adding 1,252 of its 2015 Crosstour vehicles to the list. In this case, it is the side air bag that could potentially be faulty, leading to possible injuries in the event it deploys improperly during a wreck. According to the NHTSA, the air bag might not inflate to the proper level due to inflator tube issues; fortunately, the auto maker isn't aware of any injuries that have resulted from this potential issue.

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