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    Video: Continental's 360-degree camera system goes next level with 3D
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    Automotive camera technology has gone from providing low-res, grainy images from a single perspective to practically photo quality from any angle, in just a few years. There's no stopping the march of progress, though, because Continental is already demoing what it thinks is the next evolution of ...

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    Video: Toucan meets traffic cam in Brazil
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    A toucan followed its nose up to a traffic camera mounted high above a highway in Sāo Paulo, Brazil, setting off an cute scene involving the tropical bird making an appearance on the camera's feed. Alas, it seems unlikely that he discovered any delicious breakfast cereals during his ...

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    Report: 2015 Hyundai Genesis automatically slows for speed cameras
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    Speed cameras are something of a foreign curiosity for many drivers in the US. Sure, there is sporadic use of red light cameras here, but the cams to catch speeders are much more popular in Europe. However, Hyundai might have created a way to end that scourge for our foreign auto enthusiast ...

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    Official: BMW and Mini getting GoPro integration
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    The small, high-quality and relatively inexpensive GoPro camera has been revolutionary for Internet video, especially of cars. Imagine how much awesomeness and hilarity we would have missed without them. Finding ways to integrate the cams into performance cars is becoming increasingly popular ...

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    Report: ACLU sues LAPD and Sheriff's Department over license plate scanners
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    Both the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and the Los Angeles Police Department have become big fans of cameras that capture license plate numbers and check them against information in registration and criminal databases. The Sheriff's Department uses 47 fixed cameras and has 77 squad cars with ...

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    Official: iON introduces Speed Pro action camera for motor and marine sports [w/video]
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    Meanwhile, back at the Consumer Electronics Show, iON camera announced its new Speed Pro camera that it says is specifically tailored to high-speed motor and marine sports. Retailing for $299, the Speed Pro offers up to a 170-degree viewing angle and mounts to affix it to cars, motorcycles and ...

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    Report: DC cop battles city to return $1.8M in unlawful tickets
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    Like many thousands before him, Sergeant Mark Robinson of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department was cited for speeding while driving through the District's Third Street Tunnel last fall. But unlike most of the other motorists, Sgt. Robinson contested the ticket and won a ...

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    Official: Drift HD Ghost camera ready to bring the fight to GoPro [w/video]
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    Some of the protagonists placed on the tiny battlefield of action sports cameras are the JVC Adixxion, Sony Action Cam, Ion Air Pro, Contour +2 and GoPro Hero3 HD. The first three are in their infancy, the Contour recently upgraded to next-gen status and the big-daddy Hero3 about to ship as a ...

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    Report: Florida to redesign license plates because traffic cameras have hard time reading them?
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    A lot of companies are making (or at least trying to make) money these days selling devices that improve drivers' odds of beating traffic cameras. As it turns out, though, having a Florida license plate on the back of your car could be the best defense against paying traffic fines like red light ...

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    Report: In D.C. suburb, even the speed cameras have cameras
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    Say this about the residents of Prince George's County, Maryland: they really don't like speed cameras. According to the Washington Post, disgruntled citizens have shot at a camera with a gun, set one on fire and even, allegedly, fired glass marbles in a speed camera's direction. The solution? ...

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    Official: Audi reinvents the rearview mirror for its Le Mans racers
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    Every year at every auto show we see concept cars that envision replacing the rearview mirrors with digital cameras. They're usually the exterior mirrors and not the central one above the windshield, but whatever the case, and however much sense they seem to make, government regulations prevent ...

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    Report: NHTSA ready to submit rearview camera mandate to Congress [UPDATE]
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    About 100 children and over 200 adults die every year because drivers accidentally back over them. It's a sad statistic that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration feels can be prevented if all new vehicles come standard with backup cameras. The New York Times reports that NHTSA ...

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    GoPro launches new motorsports HD Hero2 camera, promises wifi BacPac
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    There's a new way to GoPro and it's called the HD Hero2. It updates the original HD Hero with features like faster image processing, a lens that's "twice as sharp," 11 megapixel photos and better low-light imaging. More importantly, and much more in demand, are a better on-camera user interface ...

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    Video: Reason #3 you know you're a car enthusiast
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    Technology can be a wonderful thing, especially when it allows us to peer into the nether regions of our vehicles. We've already seen some pretty interesting views of a vehicle's suspension at work both on an autocross course and during a drag strip launch, but we've always been fairly curious ...

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    Swiss motorcyclist gets speeding ticket while crashing
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    If you're a follower of the right-foot-down school of highway consumption, you've probably seen what happens when drivers spot speed traps. They slam on their brakes, traffic bows up and inattentive drivers go careening toward the rear of your vehicle. That principle applies ...

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    Report: Continental developing stereo cameras to cut down pedestrian injuries
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    Continental has developed a stereo camera system to help cut down on the number of serious injuries and deaths related to people being hit by cars. According to Continental, in Germany, nearly half of all accidents that cause injury or death involve pedestrians. Continental's system utilizes two ...

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    VW Group design chief Walter de'Silva reskins the Leica M9
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    Leica M9 Titanium by Walter de'Silva – Click above for image gallery
    Walter de'Silva has worked his magic on countless Alfa Romeos, Seats, Audis and now, as head of design for the entire Volkswagen Group, is responsible for styling even more brands and their products than just about anyone ...

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    Image Adjustment: Hasselblad launches H4D Ferrari Limited Edition
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    Hasselblad H4D Ferrari Limited Edition – Click above for high-res images
    In fields as competitive as automobiles and photography, there can be few absolutes. But if you ask a pro photog or a camera buff who makes the best equipment, you're likely to hear the name Hasselblad. Ask the same ...

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    Volkswagen Amarok camper conversion ready for adventure
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    Volkwagen Amarok with Bimobil camper – Click above for image gallery
    If you had your heart set on a Volkswagen Amarok before the company made it clear that the truck wasn't heading to North America, prepare to have your wounds lightly salted. A company by the name of Bimobil has gone ...

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    Irony: Red light cameras a safety impediment
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    Red light cameras are nothing more than a surreptitious tax. Oh sure, they're sold to municipalities as a safety benefit, but what else would you say if you wanted to be paid to install, administrate, and monitor your little ticket-writing bots? The cities and towns that put the cameras greedily ...

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