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!

Jaguar just smashed a world record for the fastest electric speedboat
Jaguar just smashed a world record for the fastest electric speedboat

If you're looking to satisfy that need for speed, you don't want to go pounding the pavement -- instead, you should be hitting the waves. Jaguar managed to set new world records with its battery-powered boat, the Jaguar...

June 17th, 8:28 pm
Plug-and-play high-torque electric motors for every wheel on self-driving cars
Plug-and-play high-torque electric motors for every wheel on self-driving cars

Building on 15 years of experience with high-torque in-wheel electric motors, Slovenia-based Elaphe has developed modular platforms for autonomous vehicles. The Elaphe platform uses electric motors in all four wheels.

19 hrs 51 mins ago
Porsche buys a 10-percent stake in the Croatian brand building a 2,000-hp EV
Porsche buys a 10-percent stake in the Croatian brand building a 2,000-hp EV

Croatian start-up Rimac introduced a 2,000-horsepower electric car at the Geneva auto show. The Concept Two caught the attention of Porsche, and the firm has purchased a 10-percent stake in Rimac.

2 hrs 5 mins ago
Google Maps on Android no longer lets you book Uber rides
Google Maps on Android no longer lets you book Uber rides

Early last year, Google announced that Google Maps would allow customers to book rides straight from the Maps app. Now, however, it seems as though that feature has been removed. It's unclear why it happened.

June 18th, 3:28 pm
Toyota wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans after years of near misses
Toyota wins the 24 Hours of Le Mans after years of near misses

Toyota has come close to winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, arguably the world's most prestigious race, numerous times. But the Japanese automaker has never been able to pull it off. That changed this year.

June 18th, 10:43 am
Toyota will use racing tech to build a road-going hypercar
Toyota will use racing tech to build a road-going hypercar

Who said all Toyotas are boring? The Japanese automaker will build a hypercar based on the GR Super Sport concept, using powertrain components lifted from the 24 Hours of Le Mans-winning TS050 Hybrid race car.

13 hrs 36 mins ago
Learn how to detail a car so you don’t end up with a dumpster on wheels
Learn how to detail a car so you don’t end up with a dumpster on wheels

A clean car is like a clean house -- you feel better when you're in it. Learn how to detail a car inside and out so you can stop driving around with years of trash and dust. It takes time, but it could pay off in the long...

June 15th, 3:57 pm
A storied train station will anchor Ford’s new high-tech Detroit campus
A storied train station will anchor Ford’s new high-tech Detroit campus

Detroit's Michigan Central Station has sat abandoned for 30 years. But Ford just bought the massive train station, and plans to make it the center of a new campus dedicated to developing autonomous and electric cars.

15 hrs 51 mins ago
How Pioneer’s Z-series system gave my aging SUV a 21st century makeover
How Pioneer’s Z-series system gave my aging SUV a 21st century makeover

Can you really teach an old dog new tricks? Pioneer set out to prove you can by outfitting my reborn 1999 Honda CR-V with a state-of-the-art NEX receiver and its latest Z-series speakers. Here’s how the upgrade went down,...

June 18th, 6:43 am
Volvo has designed a self-docking system for yachts
Volvo has designed a self-docking system for yachts

We're already working on self-parking cars, so why not take things a step further and investigate self-parking boats? Volvo -- an expert on both land and water -- has now designed a self-docking yacht.

June 18th, 11:43 am
Volvo shows its athletic side with the S60 Polestar Engineered
Volvo shows its athletic side with the S60 Polestar Engineered

Tuner Polestar became a stand-alone sub-brand, but it will continue to lend its name and its expertise to Volvo. The next-generation S60 will become the brand's first car to receive the Polestar Engineered package.

June 15th, 9:42 am
Here’s the latest news on the Tesla Model 3, including specs and performance
Here’s the latest news on the Tesla Model 3, including specs and performance

Production of the Tesla Model 3 has officially begun. Tesla's long-awaited entry-level model is far cheaper than the Model S and compete head-to-head with the Chevrolet Bolt EV. We drove it and concluded it lives up to the...

June 18th, 8:43 am
Would you commute to work in an driverless electric shuttle? Fisker bets yes
Would you commute to work in an driverless electric shuttle? Fisker bets yes

Electric vehicle automaker Fisker has announced that is working on a new autonomous vehicle called the Orbit, a driverless shuttle that will one day be used to ferry commuters around.

June 14th, 8:26 am
Cutting-edge Lidar tech will help Volvo’s autonomous cars see better
Cutting-edge Lidar tech will help Volvo’s autonomous cars see better

Volvo's recently-inaugurated tech fund has made its first investment. It backed an American company named Luminar that specializes in making hardware and software for autonomous cars. Its Lidar helps cars see faster.

June 14th, 10:26 am
Mount this head-up display to your helmet to project any phone app
Mount this head-up display to your helmet to project any phone app

The Hudway Sight uses a projector and brain connected to your smartphone to project any app onto a head-up display lens. It can even integrate with augmented reality apps to improve your ride.

June 15th, 1:57 pm

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