Racing

  • Sega Rally Arcade Machine Mashed Up With Remote Control Cars For Real Racing Robotics

    Sega Rally Arcade Machine Mashed Up With Remote Control Cars For Real Racing Robotics

    Sega Rally at the arcade was a blast when I was growing up. But Portuguese hardware hacker Luis Sobral and robotics company Artica made it even better by introducing remote controlled cars into the mix, along with cameras and an Arduino receiver to grab transmitted acceleration, braking and turning commands relayed from the arcade cabinet. Read More

  • Tissot Racing-Touch Watch

    Tissot Racing-Touch Watch

    For the last few years we have gotten a new Tissot T-Touch style watch each year. Last year it was the Tissot Sailing-Touch, and for 2011 it will be the Racing-Touch (Racing T-Touch). Here is a sneak peak as what Tissot's new T-Touch model will be all about. Read More

  • Behold: The Ultimate Racing Game Simulator

    Behold: The Ultimate Racing Game Simulator

    This is what happens when you let a bunch of engineers play with robots: you get things like the “Motion Cueing Design and Experimental Validation” machine. Roughly translated, this is the ultimate racing game simulator. I love science. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Germany have built this glorious machine using an industrial robot arm. They call… Read More

  • Rat Rod bikes – the bicycle as art?

    Rat Rod bikes – the bicycle as art?

    Living in Nevada, I get to see all kinds of art projects on the road as Burning Man approaches. I will admit however, that none of them look quite as cool as these, a combination of the "rat-rod" and an art bicycle. Read More

  • MaxRoam goes A1!

    MaxRoam goes A1!

    MaxRoam, everyone’s favorite roaming service run by a charming and personable Irishman, is sponsoring an A1 racecar and will probably be offering drunken “donut rides” to bloggers on the Emerald Isle. If interested, twitter Pat Phelan. Read More

  • Video: Video game effects meet F1 racing

    Every year there are new rules and regulation for Formula One racing and this video goes through some of the more cosmetic changes. Forget those but watch the video after the jump for a great, non-gearhead explanation of KERS. This system seems totally out of Burnout; seriously. Kinetic energy recovery systems recovers energy that would normally be wasted on braking and converts it into… Read More

  • Trackstar 6000 USB racing setup for serious drivers

    Trackstar 6000 USB racing setup for serious drivers

    If you really, really like racing games, you could plunk down a couple hundred bucks for a good wheel and pedal set made of plastic and rubber or you could really let everyone know that you’re serious with one of these Trackstar 6000 sets. It’s probably closer to the steering wheel and pedals in your actual car than anything else, as the wheel features fluid damped steering and cam and… Read More

  • Portable TVs to be used at F1 races for real-time video

    Portable TVs to be used at F1 races for real-time video

    I went to the Grand Prix in Monaco one year and heard the entire race. That’s about it, though, as the cars were moving too fast and my view was obstructed by annoyances like “other people” such that I couldn’t see much of anything. A device called Kangaroo TV is looking to remedy that type of problem. Here’s more… The gadget is about the size of handheld GPS… Read More

  • Bullet DVR for serious racers

    Bullet DVR for serious racers

    The Bullet DVR system is a portable video recorder designed for racing. It records all of your racing action from a first-person point of view and can be played back on a Windows PC. TrackTimer, a provided app, will allow you to log your lap times, jetting, gearing, suspension and fuel consumption. If you’re a struggling serious racer, this could be a great tool to study your driving skills… Read More

  • Sirius Goes Redneck, Launches "Nascar Collector" Show

    Sirius Goes Redneck, Launches "Nascar Collector" Show

    Hun dee durr thar partner! I was juss crackin’ open a can of Milwaukee’s Best and saw that yer a NASCAR fan yerself! Ya know that high-tech satellite radio crap? The one that’s a “play on words” as they call it. Surious! That’s it! Yeah, well I reckon I heard some news ’bout a new NASCAR show a’comin and it done be good. Supposed to debut… Read More

 
  • Gaming Seat 'Best Car Game Accessory Ever Made'

    Gaming Seat 'Best Car Game Accessory Ever Made'

    Racing fans in the UK should be pleased to hear that “the best car game accessory ever made” is now available for £239 ($477.05). The seat is made of “fully adjustable oval piping steel construction” and is compatible with all major gaming systems, including PCs. It does NOT include a steering wheel or pedals. You supply those yourself. This here’s just an… Read More

  • Gran Turismo: HD – One Of These Cars Isn't Real

    Gran Turismo: HD – One Of These Cars Isn't Real

    Over at the VGChartz (with a Z!) forums, someone posted some fantastic screenshots of Grand Turismo: HD compared with real-life action shots from a race. Needless to say, guessing which photos are real is tricky, but no one expected it to be this hard. Though some are labeled wrong, it’s still fun to compare two shots. You really get a chance to see how far video games have come in the past… Read More

  • When Mario Kart Meets Drunken Debauchery

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=50229 What do you get when you throw together racing, liquor, drugs, and a group of jackasses? The CrunchGear team! Or how about a live rendition of Mario Kart. Watch in amazement as these “grown men” ride tricycles around outside dressed up as Mario Kart characters. They seriously go all out, including bananas, power ups, and… Read More

  • Vodafone Unleashes Three McLaren Mercedes Phones

    Vodafone Unleashes Three McLaren Mercedes Phones

    Vodafone seems to be getting all the cool phones nowadays and these three new McLaren Mercedes phones are no exception. The new 770SH, GX29 and SGH-Z720M are manufactured by Sharp and have pretty nice specs. Aside from being designed by a company that makes cars you’ll never be able to afford, these new phones come with exclusive content, silver chrome covers and red highlights to reflect… Read More

  • For The Price Of An Actual Kia, You Can Pretend To Drive One

    For The Price Of An Actual Kia, You Can Pretend To Drive One

    Check it. Above is a picture of the Home Pro Racing Simulator. For the exorbitant price of $3999, you get that sweet chair with all the fixings, a 1000-watt 5.1 Dolby sound system, and a steering wheel. Nope, that TV doesn’t come with it, so be prepared to bring your own. You’d think for a price like $4,000, you’d get at least some kind of cheap, no-name 42-inch plasma with it. Read More