Cars With Active Driving Assistance Tech Crash During AAA Test

Cars With Active Driving Assistance Tech Crash During AAA Test

Photo: Harold Cunningham (Getty Images) The long road towards autonomous vehicles just hit another speed bump. Despite lofty performance promises from carmakers seeking an autonomous future, recent testing from AAA revealed “inconsistent performance” with more basic active driving assistance (ADA) that resulted in vehicles crashing repeatedly into cars and a bicycles. Head-on collisions occurred during … Read more

How to Build Your Own ‘Smokeless’ Fire Pit

How to Build Your Own 'Smokeless' Fire Pit

Photo: The Image Party (Shutterstock) Fire pits are often considered an inviting part of outdoor spaces—but sometimes the smoke they create is less than inviting. Whether the lingering smell on your coat or in your hair is a nuisance, or you happen to be the person who always seems to be sitting where the wind … Read more

Russian Motor Spontaneously Explodes in Orbit, Creating Debris Cloud

Russian Motor Spontaneously Explodes in Orbit, Creating Debris Cloud

Space agencies are trying to figure out ways to mitigate the effects of space debris.Photo: Arne Dedert (PA) An old Russian motor that’s been aimlessly floating through space for more than a decade has finally met its demise in a sudden explosion, producing at least 16 shards of orbital debris that now threaten satellites and … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Smoke Detectors

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Smoke Detectors

Photo: Charles Brutlag (Shutterstock) Smart smoke detectors are one of many smart technologies entering the market for homeowners. These modern smoke detectors have more safety features than traditional smoke detectors, and many of them connect right to your smartphone and will send emergency alerts. Here is everything you need to know about smart smoke detectors, … Read more

NHTSA Says Self-Driving Cars Don’t Need Brake Pedals

NHTSA Says Self-Driving Cars Don't Need Brake Pedals

Photo: Future Publishing (Getty Images) Autonomous vehicles don’t need steering wheels, brake pedals, drivers’ seats, or other manual driving controls meant for us meat machines any longer. New rules announced late Thursday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reverse the agency’s previous requirements for cars to pass crash standards. The NHTSA said the … Read more