The Fake Mountain Range That Appeared on Maps to Get a Century

The Mountains of Kong form a magnificent, impassable mountain range in West Africa. It is not real. But that did not stop 19th-century writers from waxing poetic about its formidable, snow-capped peaks. Or illustrious cartographers from including it in historical maps. Or Jim Naughten from photographing it. The British photographer pretends the legend’s true for Read More

The Perceptor: An AI Helper for every kind of driving style

The Prototypes column presents new vehicle concepts and gifts visuals from designers that illustrate the ideas. Some are extensions of existing concepts, others new, some production-ready, othersnbsp;far-fetched The concept The Perceptor is an artificial-intelligence system developed for your car that’s intended to notice your behavior behind the wheel and accommodate the car’s attributes to your Read More

Keep road salt with Rust Check spray

Rust Check — Coat amp; Safeguard Available at: www.rustcheckstore.com, Canadian Tire, PartSource Cost: $6.79 to $9.69 There it’s creeping in softly through the cracks and on exposed metal. And like bad acne on a teenager, the consequences of rust are permanent. But would you have prevented it? Maybe. Maybe not. But would not an ounce Read More

Space Pictures of the Week: Spiral Galaxy Swaddles Baby Stars in Its Big Dusty Arms

It’s simple to feel as if you never have sufficient time to do the things you will need to do, but that’s particularly true for the Cassini spacecraft. After almost 138 days circling between Saturn and its glittering rings, Cassini will finish its dance by diving headlong into Saturn following week. However, it still has Read More

Why Mazda’s HCCI engine could revolutionize the auto industry

The motor under the hood of this tiny Mazda3 is a holy grail of technology: a gas engine which uses compression, not ignition, to push the vehicle. That is why there are still only six of these on earth and why it is down me the autobahn in 175nbsp;km/h. Alright, so the autobahn thing is Read More

Photo of the Week: A Hellish Vision of Portland, Oregon’s Famous Gorge in Flames

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is a gorgeous canyon just east of Portland, Oregon. It follows the river some 80 miles through the Cascade Mountains along the Washington–Oregon state line, offering countless scenic vistas and hiking trails. The gorge also boasts 800 wildflower species and at least 70 waterfalls, including the famous 600-foot Read More

Why Mazda’s HCCI engine could revolutionize the auto industry

The motor under the hood of this tiny Mazda3 is a holy grail of technology: a gas engine which uses compression, not ignition, to push the vehicle. That is why there are still only six of these on earth and why it is down me the autobahn in 175nbsp;km/h. Alright, so the autobahn thing is Read More

Ford partners with Domino’s to test pizza delivery by self-driving Automobiles

Ford Motor Co and Domino’s Pizza Inc in September will start testing Michigan customers’ reactions to getting their wares delivered by self-driving vehicles, the companies said on Tuesday. It won’t be the initial experiment with innovative pizza delivery technologies. Australia-based Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, the Ann Arbor-based company’s biggest independent franchisee, has analyzed delivery to clients Read More

Porsche’s racing tradition on Screen during Monterey Car Week

Porsche’s long history of racing was front and center in Monterey Car Week. By sheer number alone, the German car manufacturer was also the hottest at this yearly gathering of automotive enthusiasts. Never was that more evident than in the Corral de Tierra Country Club on Friday. An estimated 1,300 Porsches from fans throughout the Read More

Fiat Chrysler Remembering 88,000 minivans in Canada for air bag Worries

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is remembering 297,000 elderly minivans in North America due to a wiring problem that may cause inadvertent air bag deployments, the company said in a statement on Thursday. The recall of 2011-2012 model year Dodge Grand Caravan minivans is connected to 13 minor accidents, the auto maker said. Wiring may short Read More

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