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  • Takara Tomy Chevrolet Camaro transforming toy

    Taking place this week in Japan is the annual Tokyo Toy Show, where we already saw Toyota roll out a wacky sports car concept it hopes will attract a new generation of buyers yet to learn of the advantages of car ownership. We now, surprisingly, have more news coming out of the Tokyo Toy Show, this time about a self-transforming Chevrolet Camaro robot. As Gizmag tells us, the tiny Camaro robot was developed by Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy and is controlled using a smartphone. Presumably for licensing reasons, Takara Tomy hasn’t called its transforming Camaro robot a...

  • Pininfarina Cistalia 202
    Automotive Art From One Of The Great Design Houses

    Pininfarina was founded in 1930, and from that date forward the automotive industry was a far more stylish place. Yes, the Italian design house is responsible for many of the great pieces of eye candy that have graced the globe. Now you can capture a piece of that design. No, not by purchasing a...

  • McLaren accessories range
    McLaren Presents 12C-Inspired Accessories - Just In Time For Christmas

    With Christmas just around the corner, there's no better time to tell you about a new range of accessories being launched by McLaren. McLaren boasts that the range is inspired by its top-selling MP4-12C supercar, and looking at the choice of materials and colors it’s hard to disagree. Most of...

  • Silverlit Ferrari Enzo Bluetooth RC
    Ferrari Enzo Smartphone App

    A remote controlled Ferrari Enzo car that responds to smartphone.

  • BMW i Purif-I hand sanitizer by Susanne Kaufmann Cosmetics
    BMW i Not Sterile Enough? Try The New Purif-i Hand Sanitizer

    In the early part of 2008 BMW first announced plans to establish a new research division called ‘Project i’, whose task would be to develop a number of solutions for a vehicle designed for congested city motoring. The goal of Project i was never to exclusively develop one type of...

  • Porsche Design Johnnie Walker Blue Label private bar
    Porsche Design Unveils Ultimate Johnnie Walker Blue Label Private Bar

    For the liquor connoisseur that has everything, Porsche Design has come out with the ultimate private bar designed specifically for Johnnie Walker’s prestigious Blue Label blended Scotch whisky. Priced from £100,000 (approximately $155,360), only 50 of these beauties are destined for...

  • Mercedes-Benz Perfume

    Yes, this is not a joke. Mercedes-Benz has launched a new fragrance for men simply labeled Mercedes-Benz Perfume. The new fragrance was launched at the recent TFWA World Exhibition retail event held in Cannes, France and goes on sale in the first quarter of next year. The particular blend has been composed by renowned perfumer Olivier Cresp (Firmenich) and will be available as an eau de toilette, after shave, deodorant, and shower and body gel. The world of fragrance is not new to Mercedes-Benz: the company already offers exclusively developed perfumes for the atomizers in its Maybach models...

  • In-car internet
    Generation Y Prefers Internet, Tech And Gadgets To Cars

    For the average young person back in the 1950s, only two things really mattered: A hot date for the weekend, and a hot car to go to the local drive-in, diner or secluded spot. Okay, so a Grease-like lifestyle wasn't enjoyed by everybody, but it's a sign of the times that for the youth of Generation...

  • GM OnStar FMV
    OnStar In Every Car: FMV Available From July 24th For $300

    The OnStar vehicle infotainment, navigation and security system will be familar to owners of newer GM products, but soon you won't even need a GM vehicle to benefit from the technology. Revealed at CES back in March, OnStar FMV, "For My Vehicle", is an aftermarket mirror that features several of...

  • Mercedes-Benz AMG accessory range
    Mercedes AMG Fan? Get Accessories With 'High Tech Qualities'

    The world of automotive branded merchandise impresses and amuses in equal measure. For every sleek Porsche Design fountain pen, there's a Ferrari teddy bear to redress the balance. Now is the turn of the Mercedes-Benz AMG brand to offer a range of suitably high-tech merchandise for both business...

  • Perpetual Motion by Norman Rockwell
    Father's Day: 5 Great Gifts For Gadget-Lovers

    People complain about Mother's Day, about how hard it is to shop for mom, about how commercialized it's become, about the price of long-stemmed roses. But Mother's Day is a walk in the park compared to Father's Day. You see, Father's Day has always been an afterthought. It was conceived after...

  • Verbatim Store'n'Go USB flash drive
    Store'n'Go With Tiny Verbatim Micro USB Car Audio Drive

    It's official: In-car CD players are so last century. If you're not listening to your music via a portable MP3 player or USB drive in your car, then you may as well give up on the luxuries of modern motoring altogether. Okay, we won't be that harsh on you, but flash drives and in-car MP3...

  • Bernie Ecclestone and Tina Zegg show off 2 million euro Hublot BB watch

    We’ve seen plenty of expensive watches here at MotorAuthority, but the latest creation from Swiss luxury firm Hublot easily takes the cake. The watch is the spectacular two million euro (approximately $2.9 million) Hublot BB, which was presented by Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and Tina Zegg from jeweler Zegg & Cerlati at the recent 2011 Monaco Grand Prix. Easily one of the most expensive watches ever created, the Hublot BB is made from 18 karat white gold and is encrusted with more than 140 karats of diamonds. The stones, of which there are a total of 637 individual cut...

  • Tesla Model S Infotainment Screen
    J.D. Power: Consumers Want Vehicle Diagnostics Technology

    What electronic feature would you most like from your next car? That's what J.D. Power and Associates asked 18,000 vehicle owners, and 55 percent were interested in a vehicle diagnostics service. A system that allows your vehicle to send and receive information on car troubles to an engineer was...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Apple iPad app
    2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS Accessorizes With Apple iPad App

    Automotive apps are all the rage, but it's a special kind of car that gets an app all to itself. The luxury 2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class four-door coupe is just such a car, and a free app available through the Apple App Store allows owners and potential owners to access information about the car...

  • BumpChat driver connection app
    Better Driver Chat App Than Ever: BUMP.com Acquires BumpChat

    For those who can't get enough of chatting to strangers in traffic, the experience can now be enjoyed more widely than ever with BUMP.com's acquisition of BumpChat. The 'social network for your car' allows you to contact other drivers and chat to your heart's content, all the while fine-tuning the...

  • Snapshot car insurance tracking device
    Want Cheaper Car Insurance? Take A Snapshot, Pay As You Go

    You'd struggle to find someone out there who wouldn't like to pay a little less for their car insurance. Whether you drive an Aveo or an Aventador insurance is a necessary evil. We all want the best service for the lowest prices. If you don't actually drive that much though, and when you do you're...

  • Anti Sleep Pilot
    New Gadget Beeps And Blinks, Keeps You Awake At The Wheel

    We all know about the dangers of driving under the influnce of alcohol or drugs, but how about driving whilst tired? Drivers falling asleep behind the wheel are said to cause more than 100,000 accidents per year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...

  • Lubricheck oil condition gadget

    It is recommended that you regularly check certain areas of your car, ensuring that there are no defects potentially leading to component failures or breakdowns. You should make sure your car is in generally good condition, ensure all your lights work and that your tires are in good order as well as checking they're at the right pressure. It's also advised that you check your oil levels once a week to prevent excessive engine wear leading to eventual failure. What about the oil's condition though? A simple dipstick check will reveal the level, and if the oil has gone black or milky then...

  • Vroominator engine sound generator
    The Vroominator: At Least Your Slow Car Will Sound Fast...

    Want a sports car or muscle car but don't want the expense of higher fuel bills and insurance costs? Want to enjoy the rumble of a big V8 but don't want to wake the neighbors every morning when you leave for work? Your wishes have just been answered, and for only $40. What you need is the...

  • T-Pad tactile touchscreen display (Image: i-programmer)
    Greater Interaction With "Sticky" Touchscreen Display Tech

    Touchscreen displays have revolutionized our gadgets, both in and away from our automotive lives. Now, they're set to get even better to use. From iPhones to satellite navigation systems, many of our electronic gadgets use the technology, and that's only going to increase as makers strive for ever...

  • "Powerdecal" illuminated sticker
    Powerdecal: The Sticker That Turns On And Off With Your Car

    Fed up with bumper stickers and window stickers that nobody else can see at night? Want to show off your allegiance to a particular sports team or college even in the darkest of nights? What you need is the Powerdecal. This 4" sticker can be affixed on the inside of any window and uses three AA...

  • Toyota 'Ideas for Good' ad about head injuries and football helmets
    Toyota Announces 'Ideas For Good' Finalists: You Can Help Pick The Winners

    Last fall, we told you about Toyota's "Ideas for Good" competition. If you read about it or saw the TV commercials (including the controversial one that was censored by the NFL), you know that the contest encouraged folks to envision new applications for five Toyota technologies, like the company's...

  • Fiat 500 Design Collection
    Fiat 500 Design Collection Adds Style To Any Home

    Fans of Italian styling and flair are rejoicing in the return of the Fiat brand to the U.S. and subsequent introduction of the brand’s most quintessential model, the funky 2012 Fiat 500. But soon they will have another avenue to express their love of Fiat and its stylish minicar, with the new...

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