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PostHeaderIcon Forza Motorsport 7 Is Literally Next-Generation Gaming: Video

We already know what to expect from Forza Motorsport 7. Or do we? That question may not be answered until we all get our hands on the game later this year, but Forza creative director Bill Giese isn’t waiting until October 3 (or November 7 for those who have the Xbox One X) to get the game’s hype train rolling. Speaking with IGN at Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany, Giese touched on several important items about the game that’s already making us giddy for Forza 7 to hit shelves.

Among the most important announcements that caught our attention is Giese’s admission that experiencing Forza 7 at its best requires the all-new Xbox One X, thanks to its much faster processing power over the Xbox One, as well as true 4K resolution. Basically, you’re going to need an Xbox One X and a 4K TV to really immerse yourselves into the world of Forza 7. Giese even says that playing Forza 7 on the Xbox One X at native 4K at 60 FPS really opens up the richness of the racing environment that Turn 10 Studios created. Think it can’t get any more real than what the Xbox One provides? Well, according to Giese, playing the game on the One X allows you see even the tiniest of details in crystal clear resolution. Imagine the people in the stands having actual faces and moving like real people. Better yet, imagine the bits and pieces of rock on the asphalt or the patches of grass as your cars drive by. They can all be seen in 4K resolution.

Add all of this to the fact that Forza 7 has over 700 cars at its disposal, including the largest collection of Ferrari cars in the history of video game racing franchises and the addition of Porsche into the fold, and you have a game that’s already living up to the hype, even if it’s still two months away from releasing.

PostHeaderIcon Amalgam’s 1:8 Scale Model Replica Of The Bugatti Veyron Vitesse Is Its Sickest One Yet

$15,000 can buy a lot of things. You can split that money up and pay for a year’s worth of rent. You can indulge on something like the Tonino Lamborghini Alpha One smartphone and save the rest for a rainy day. You can even use all of it in one go and buy a Ford Fiesta. All those things are on the table, though you can also use your $15 grand on something far less useful, though still pretty awesome: a 1:8 scale model of the Bugatti Veyron Vitesse.

I’ve seen my fair share of immaculate supercar scale models, but I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never seen anything quite like Amalgam’s scale model of the Veyron Vitesse. The details of this scaled down Veyron Vitesse are incredible. All the little minutiae of the supercar’s design are accurately depicted to the extent that you’d be forgiven if you thought that it was an actual Veyron Vitesse that was shrunk down by some kind of shirking device that Amalgam has at its disposal. Jokes aside, the company did say that the scale model is completely hand-crafted using the original CAD data supplied by no less than Bugatti itself. The involvement of the French automaker is enough reason to understand why the accuracy of the details of the Veyron is absolutely stunning. Amalgam even said that it takes 310 hours to build one scale model, and that’s just one part of a development process that roughly takes 3,000 hours, the equivalent of 125 days! It’s no wonder that the whole thing costs $15,000, and even after talking about it, I still haven’t gone to the best part of the scale model.

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PostHeaderIcon Apparently, The Bugatti Chiron Isn’t Invincible To The Elements: Video

Have you had lunch yet? If you have, then you might have the stomach to watch this. If you haven’t, well, the risk is on you. Nothing really prepares a car with low ground clearance for uneven roads. It only takes a burp from gravity for a car’s low-hanging body parts to make contact with the pavement. That scraping sound is enough to make even the most hardened of men lose their wits. Unfortunately for all of us, watching this video is a perfect example of the perils of low ground clearance, and worse enough, it happened to a Bugatti Chiron.

I’m going to presume that the driver behind the wheel of the Chiron is its owner, so it’ll be easier to stomach the fact that he can’t blame anybody else for his foible. But he did find himself in a very delicate position with little space to maneuver his Chiron in such an angle that one tire goes through the dip in the pavement before the other. Doing so would’ve saved his carbon fiber underbody from getting planted to the ground. But alas, he didn’t have the space he needed so he braved it, rolling the Bugatti supercar straight on. It turned out to be a bad move as the underbody makes contact with the road and we hear that agonizing sound of carbon fiber meeting cement. To make things worse, the whole episode happened in front of a group of people who were mingling around the Chiron. Hopefully, the scrape didn’t do too much damage to the Bugatti supercar, as the slightest damage can be met with five-figure repair costs, or worse if the whole panel gets shredded. Knowing how expensive these parts can be, I’d be sweating in my Bugatti, too.

PostHeaderIcon This Is What It’s Like To Be On The Road During A Total Solar Eclipse

Ninty nine years. That’s how long it’s been since a total solar eclipse was visible from coast to coast across the entire continental United States. Naturally, an event this rare drew the attention of the global audience. If you saw the total solar eclipse a few days ago, chances are that you were at least awed by it. For some people, though, the eclipse provided a tremendous opportunity to create web content. For one person in particular, they decided to create a four-minute video detailing the experience of driving on the road during the eclipse. Well, it was a good idea because the video itself is, well, illuminating.

Credits to HaloMasterMind117 for thinking about doing this. While everyone had their necks strained to the high heavens watching the phenomena, this guy was driving around the town, dashboard camera rolling, to document the changing environment as the moon completely blocked the sun for a few minutes. The video starts off just as the eclipse was reaching its totality in Columbia, South Carolina. From what looks to be a typically sunny August afternoon, the sky quickly goes dark, prompting the street lights to turn on. In a matter of seconds, that “typically sunny August afternoon” turns into dusk and just as quickly, goes full-scale nighttime. You would think that this was some kind of time-lapse video but it isn’t. It’s the effect of the total solar eclipse. The driver then drives along a straight road for a few minutes and the color in the sky quickly changes just as the sun re-appears, first looking like dawn, and then back to being a typically sunny August afternoon. Take note that all of this happened in a matter of minutes, further adding to how awesome it must have been to experience the total solar eclipse in its entirety.

We often take it for granted, but just as we think less and less about it, the universe once again proves just how awesome it is.

PostHeaderIcon Ken Block Taunts Death Yet Again in Terrakhana: The Ultimate Dirt Playground

There’s no doubt about it – Ken Block is either outright crazy, has a death wish, or gets an insane high from beating the mother-loving hell out of his Fiesta while taunting death at the same time. I mean, the guy can push his car to the limit and a little further without it things going awry and he does it with class and style. If you look back at any of his Gymkhana videos, you’ll find yourself in amazement, even if you’ve seen them 100 times. Well, today we’re happy to report a new video has surfaced. This one comes straight out of Swing Arm City, Utah and officially goes by the name Terrakhana: The Ultimate Dirt Playground. And, when Ken Block uses the word “Ultimate” you know he’s not playing around.

Now, I know the best part about Ken Blocks work is watching it for yourself, so I’ll forgo the usual description and instead remind you that his Fiesta ST RX43 is, by far, the craziest Fiesta ever built and designed specifically for destroying pavement, sand, dirt, or anything else that is suitable for four-wheel travel. In the video, Ken Block makes his own sand and dirt storm with the 600 horsepower in powerful little Fiesta. Of course, we’re talking death-defying stunts and close calls that require balls of titanium to watch, let alone perform.
For the record, this shoot was recorded at an elevation of 4,300 feet in an ambient temperature that was hovering right around 102 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’ve been in similar climates, you know it’s not exactly the most optimal conditions for a car to give its all.

So, with that said, go ahead and click play on the video below and then keep reading to learn more about Ken Block’s Fiesta and how it compares to some of the fastest production cars out there!

PostHeaderIcon The 2018 BMW M5 Is Here!: Video

I for one am not clear on the notion of leakages and hacks, but it is becoming a little alarming that we’re getting more and more of them these days. In BMW’s case, I’m pretty sure that it’s not very thrilled about images of the 2018 BMW M5 leaking hours before it’s supposed to make its debut. But this is the world we live in now so here it is, ladies and gentlemen. This is the 2018 BMW M5 and it looks the part of worthy successor to the Bimmer’s family of M5 models. So what can we ascertain based on these photos of the M5? Evidently, the changes in the performance sedan’s styling isn’t as significant as we thought it would be.

Sure, there are some notable features there like the massive intakes that are integrated into the bumper. They’re not as big as the ones on the Z4 Concept, but they’re still pretty sizeable relative to our expectations. Other than that, the side profile of the sedan looks more aggressive with the pronounced body lines. The side mirrors are also new, as are the new set of wheels. Inside, everything appears to be similar to the past model’s interior configuration, though the gear shifter does have what looks to be a new design. These photos themselves also don’t tell us anything about what powertrain the M5’s going to get. What’s been rumored though is that i’ll feature a 4.4-liter bi-turbo engine with an impressive 680 horsepower on tap, allowing it to hit 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds on its way to a top speed that should comfortably eclipse 200 mph. If BMW billed the new M5 as the fastest four-door sedan in the world, it’s worth noting that at the very least, it looks like it could be just that.

PostHeaderIcon Jaguar Travels The World To Show The People Of Dull And Boring The F-Type: Video

Believe it or not, but the world is a pretty interesting place. It’s so interesting that there are actual places in the world that have some unique names. Take Boring, Oregon and Dull, Scotland as two examples. They’re not exactly bustling cities. In fact, Dull is literally made up of a single street and has a population of no more than 100 people. Boring, on the other hand, is a megacity by comparison, though its population is less than 8,000 residents. Well, Jaguar has paired the towns together in what it calls the “Pair for the Ages.” So why exactly did Jaguar pick these map dots? Because where else would the Jaguar F-Type stand out so well?

The F-Type’s visit is all part of a promotional campaign by Jaguar to bring some life to these desolate places. The visit itself is newsworthy on its own, but Jaguar took it a step further by inviting residents of both Dull, Scotland and Boring, Oregon to give the sports car a spin. The results are what you’d expect. The four people who were given the opportunity to drive and ride the F-Type had the time of their lives. On top go that, they also caused a few scenes in the towns, thanks in large part to the rip-roaring noise of the F-Type’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The whole video is a good example of Jaguar’s growing cheekiness as a company. It’s funny and informative at the same time (I didn’t even know there was a Dull, Scotland and Boring, Oregon). Best of all, the video gave the residents of the two towns a good idea on what the F-Type is all about itself. Hopefully, next time, Jaguar can petition the League of Extraordinary Communities – an actual organization – to head to the third community of these pairings: Bland, New South Wales, Australia. Who knows, the league could grow if it adds Ordinary, Maine, U.S. into the fold.

PostHeaderIcon Pennzoil’s “Exorcising the Demon” Video Puts the Dodge Challenger Demon In Its Element: Video

There are some things the Dodge Challenger Demon is good at. Then there are things that the Dodge Challenger Demon is great at. Considering that it has 840 horsepower at its disposal, you’d think that it’d be the perfect car to do burnouts and go drifting in. Oil company Pennzoil seems to think so, too, and was actually front and center in unleashing the Demon’s drifting abilities in a video called “Exorcising the Demon.”

Clever titles aside, the video is as good as it gets in terms of showcasing the Challenger Demon’s capabilities. Sure, we know it to be a juggernaut of acceleration and a monster on the drag strip. But what happens when you put it in an urban setting like a night in Pittsburgh, ask rallycross star Rhys Millen to drive it, and let it run loose? You get what can best be described as a two-and-a-half-minute highlight reel of the Challenger Demon doing anything from burnouts to donuts and everything else in between. Throw in some special effects to highlight the muscle car’s earthquake-inducing, torque-tactic acceleration and you have as good a promotional video for the Challenger Demon as anything Dodge has released before it.

The treatment of the video is exceptional in it of itself. The cinematography captures the grittiness of the Steel City, serving as the perfect backdrop for a car like the Challenger Demon to run roughshod over. And like any video these days that’s worth its salt, the ending of “Exorcising the Demon” essentially serves as a teaser for what’s to come next. I’m not going to spoil the surprise at the end because it’s definitely worth waiting for.

PostHeaderIcon Where Are All The Jetpacks? They’re Already Here And They’re Too Expensive

Look folks, the clock in the top-right hand corner of my screen is telling me that we’re almost two decades past the year 2000, and I’ve been hearing a whole lot about “technology” and how it’s changing the way people move about. Which really only leads me to ask one question – where are all the jetpacks? The answer is simple: the jetpacks are already here, we just can’t afford them. Wait, what?

It’s true. One quick search on YouTube reveals all kinds of crazy contraptions plying the airways that could be considered a “jetpack.” Hover boards (real hover boards), wing suits, and thrust-driven backpacks are all very real things now, exciting the imagination with thoughts of taking flight without a plane ticket or TSA strip search. Just check out the above-featured videos if you don’t believe me.

So why are you still sitting in traffic during your morning commute rather than soaring above the clouds? Simple – the price. While the technology exists, it’s not exactly accessible to regular folks like you and me. However, don’t fret. There are several companies out there (Martin Jetpack and Jetpack Aviation are two good examples) that are working feverishly towards a consumer-oriented product for the general public. Granted, development is likely to take years, and the price tag will likely be in the realm of hundreds of thousands of dollars, but hey – progress is being made.

PostHeaderIcon Those Rear Seat Belts Are Actually Very Important

You know those straps on your rear seats that look suspiciously like seat belts? Well, they’re actual seat belts, and you might be inclined to start using them because – shocker! – they can save your life. It’s not a groundbreaking revelation by any means, but what’s surprising is that not enough people can be bothered to actually use them, especially during short trips or when people are riding in a taxi, a ride-hailing service, or someone else’s car.

Putting some facts behind it is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), which says that four out of five people don’t wear seat belts when they’re seated in the back seat. The IIHS got to that result after surveying adults 18 years and older between June and August 2016. Of the 1,172 respondents that completed the survey, 91 percent say they use their seatbelt when they’re sitting in front, either as the driver or the passenger, and only 72 percent say they use their seat belts in the back. The risk of not wearing seat belts in the back is very real, especially during crashes. In one instance, a rear seat passenger who isn’t wearing a seat belt can kill the front occupant during a crash if he ends up pushing him further into the steering wheel. The IIHS demonstrated as much in the video with crash test dummies and the results, as you can imagine, are horrific.

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PostHeaderIcon Pig-Designed Course Becomes The Testing Ground For The Infiniti Q50

Just when you thought you’d seen it all, leave it to the Japanese to open your eyes to a whole new world of possibilities, or at least in this case, “pig-ssibilities.” Poor attempt at humor aside, Nissan has come out with a new commercial for the Infiniti Q50 (not to be confused by its “Skyline” name in Japan) showcasing the sedan’s supposedly impressive Direct Adaptive Steering System. Not content with just bringing the Q50 to the thousands of test tracks scatter around our beautiful world, Nissan decided to create its own circuit, commissioning a pig to design it.

No, I’m not drunk. I really wrote that last sentence and Nissan actually did exactly that. To be fair, it didn’t just “hire” a normal pig to design the circuit; it actually tapped “Pigcasso,” the famous hog from South Africa who was saved from a slaughterhouse in May 2016 and developed a love for painting. I’m not making any of this up. Living up to his reputation, Pigcasso created what could very well be the single most difficult track design in the world, something that the Q50, with the help of racer Michael Krumm, would have to drive around. Nissan said that Krumm himself wasn’t privy to Pigcasso’s track design, which could explain the startled look on his face as he was trying to get his feel of the course. In the end, he managed to complete a lap of the track on the Q50, doing so while being told mid-lap about the identity of the swine who designed the whole thing. The video makes for a fascinating and admittedly entertaining watch, although having Pigcasso in it kind of pulled the attention away from Infiniti showcasing the Q50’s Direct Adaptive Steering System.

PostHeaderIcon Ford F-250 Super Duty Proves Even New Trucks Break

Our friends over at TFLTruck experienced an unlikely event while testing towing and payload performance of a 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty. It seems the plastic cooling fan disintegrated into several pieces, sending high-speed projectiles into the radiator and slicing off the main serpentine belt. And all this before arriving at TFLTruck’s famed “Ike Gauntlet” towing test up the steep, seven-percent grade near the Eisenhower tunnel on I-70 outside Denver, Colorado.

The Super Duty in question is a bare-bones regular cab in XL trim with RWD and the 6.2-liter gasoline V-8. In other words – a common work truck. What’s more, the 6.2-liter is a carry-over engine from the previous generation Super Duty. Only a new air intake and camshaft profile were added for 2017, helping bump power output to 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. F-250 models with the 6.2-liter also have the new TorqShift-G six-speed automatic transmission, though the transmission certainly had nothing to do with the cooling fan blowing up.

Granted, the F-250’s V-8 was working hard. The truck was hauling a 2,500-pound water tote in its eight-foot bed while towing an 11,900-pound trailer loaded with a 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab. Combined with the 2017 truck’s curb weight, the GCWR sat around 19,500 pounds – right at the limit for this F-250. The cooling system was undoubtedly under stress. Still, the truck wasn’t overloaded; TFLTruck is known for being thorough and fair with evaluations. The heavy weight doesn’t excuse what happened. It will be interesting to see what Ford tells TFLTruck and how the issue is resolved. Luckily, we’ll get that update in Part 2 of this video review.

So, what do you think? Does this add fuel to the age-old battle between Ford, GM, and Ram? Let us know in the comments below.

PostHeaderIcon You Think You Can Beat A Real-Life Ford Focus RS On Forza Motorsport 6?

At some point in our video game racing careers, most of us have probably wondered if our driving skills are up-to-par with actual race car drivers. I know I’ve had that thought in my years playing Gran Turismo. Well, for those who are determined to see that thought through, Ford is laying down a challenge to see if gamers really are as good as they say are. All they have to do is beat a lap time posted by a brand-new Ford Focus RS by driving their own Focus RS… in the world of Forza Motorsport 6.

The challenge is called “Tame the Track” and the objective of it is pretty straightforward. Chip Ganassi Racing driver Harry Tincknell will post an undisclosed lap time at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Contestants who show up at the Gamescom event in Belgium later this month will then have an opportunity to beat Tincknell’s lap time using a Focus RS in Forza Motorsport 6 and driving it in the virtual representation of the world-famous race track. Whoever ends up posting the fastest lap times will then be flown to the actual Spa-Francorchamps track where they’ll meet up with no less than Tincknell himself for an afternoon of fun times that include driving a real Focus RS around the race track. In addition to that, winners will also receive some sweet digs for their accomplishments, including a pair of Recaro seats and goodies courtesy of B&O Play. The “Tame the Track” challenge will be open from August 23 to August 25 at Gamescom. Those three days should be more than enough time for gamers to see if they’re as good as they say they are.

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PostHeaderIcon The “Autobiography of a Jeep” Is 10 Minutes Of Glory

In light of the impending debut of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL and Wrangler-based pickup truck – not to mention my recent time spent with the 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Hard Rock – the Jeep brand has consumed much of my recent time and writings. In the course of perusing Jeep history and year-specific factoids, I ran across this lovely documentary. As the name suggests, the film is narrated in first-person, allowing the Willy MB to tell its own story.

It might be a bit cheeky by today’s standards, but the 1943 documentary details how the original Willy MB came to be. As most know, it was the outbreak of World War II that spurred the U.S. Department of War to find a suitable troop transport that could serve a variety of roles. Some roles were quite dare-devilish, too, like floating in water by being wrapped in a canvas tarp and crossing deep valleys via a wire cable. Adaptations of the MB included a more dedicated amphibious model with a boat-like hull surrounding he body. The MB began mass production only eight months after the War Department’s open request for prototypes. To keep up with production requirements, Ford joined in with its near-exact replica of the Willys MB, the Ford GPW. Combined, a new Jeep rolled off the assembly line every two minutes at the height of the war. Of course, the video has plenty more tid-bits of information and shows tons of Jeeps in action.

PostHeaderIcon Watch a $7 million dollar LaFerrari used as lawnmover

I don’t claim to be an expert in the driving habits of other people, but I do think that I’m speaking for a good segment of the population when I say that owning a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta comes with it a number of important responsibilities. Taking good care of the rare supercar is obviously priority number one. Driving it responsibly is also important to remember when you have a car as fast, powerful, and expensive as this one. Driving it over a freshly mowed lawn, though? I don’t think the LaFerrari Aperta is meant to be driven on that surface, but who am I to tell one owner of the hypercar where he can drive his prized exotic.

His actions do make for an entertaining four-minute video, that much I’ll give him. Not only does he decide to pay no mind to the manicured lawn at the Heveningham Concours d’Elegance in Suffolk, England, he even goes so far as to drift on it, do short acceleration bursts, and perform donuts, much to the delight of the crowd who were there to see the spectacle. I will admit that if I was there, I’d probably be cheering with the rest of the people, but seeing it in video form does make me wonder if the owner is merely showboating or has very little regard for his super expensive Ferrari. I’d like to think that it’s the former, but if I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a combination of the two.

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PostHeaderIcon Watch a $7 million dollar LaFerrari used as lawnmover

I don’t claim to be an expert in the driving habits of other people, but I do think that I’m speaking for a good segment of the population when I say that owning a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta comes with it a number of important responsibilities. Taking good care of the rare supercar is obviously priority number one. Driving it responsibly is also important to remember when you have a car as fast, powerful, and expensive as this one. Driving it over a freshly mowed lawn, though? I don’t think the LaFerrari Aperta is meant to be driven on that surface, but who am I to tell one owner of the hypercar where he can drive his prized exotic.

His actions do make for an entertaining four-minute video, that much I’ll give him. Not only does he decide to pay no mind to the manicured lawn at the Heveningham Concours d’Elegance in Suffolk, England, he even goes so far as to drift on it, do short acceleration bursts, and perform donuts, much to the delight of the crowd who were there to see the spectacle. I will admit that if I was there, I’d probably be cheering with the rest of the people, but seeing it in video form does make me wonder if the owner is merely showboating or has very little regard for his super expensive Ferrari. I’d like to think that it’s the former, but if I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a combination of the two.

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PostHeaderIcon Why Traffic Jams Happen

Traffic sucks. That’s a universal truth we can all agree on. And it doesn’t matter if you’re driving the latest Tesla Model 3 or a classic BMW E36 M3 – heavy traffic not only spoils the joy of driving but also exponentially increases the likelihood of a crash. What’s worse is creeping along on the interstate, only to seemingly and instantly be back highway speeds without any visible reason for the hold-up. So how does this happen? Thankfully, the age-old question is answered in this rather informative and concise video.

I stumbled upon The Simple Solution to Traffic last night while perusing Facebook. Of course, anything dealing with the automotive sector generally warrants a quick glance, so away I started watching. It didn’t take long before the animation and narration grabbed my full attention. Turns out, much of our traffic woes stem from inattentive drivers. While that comes to the surprise of exactly no one, the resulting effects last long after the offending texter or lane weaver has driven off. Interstate backups can occur due to “phantom intersections,” or a rubber-banding effect between vehicles braking simply because the person in front of them brakes. Pretty soon, traffic is at a standstill. The solution, simply enough, it to maintain the same distance from the car in front. However, people will inevitably make mistakes. The ultimate solution, as proposed by this video and many in the automotive field, is a fully autonomous fleet of vehicles. While this won’t happen anytime soon, the result would be vehicles that communicate between themselves and the surrounding environment. The need for traffic lights at intersections would disappear, as would the nasty byproducts of human drivers like gridlocked city blocks in dense urban areas. Still, as an enthusiast and someone who generally enjoys driving, it would be hard to relinquish my steering wheel.

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PostHeaderIcon Why Traffic Jams Happen

Traffic sucks. That’s a universal truth we can all agree on. And it doesn’t matter if you’re driving the latest Tesla Model 3 or a classic BMW E36 M3 – heavy traffic not only spoils the joy of driving but also exponentially increases the likelihood of a crash. What’s worse is creeping along on the interstate, only to seemingly and instantly be back highway speeds without any visible reason for the hold-up. So how does this happen? Thankfully, the age-old question is answered in this rather informative and concise video.

I stumbled upon The Simple Solution to Traffic last night while perusing Facebook. Of course, anything dealing with the automotive sector generally warrants a quick glance, so away I started watching. It didn’t take long before the animation and narration grabbed my full attention. Turns out, much of our traffic woes stem from inattentive drivers. While that comes to the surprise of exactly no one, the resulting effects last long after the offending texter or lane weaver has driven off. Interstate backups can occur due to “phantom intersections,” or a rubber-banding effect between vehicles braking simply because the person in front of them brakes. Pretty soon, traffic is at a standstill. The solution, simply enough, it to maintain the same distance from the car in front. However, people will inevitably make mistakes. The ultimate solution, as proposed by this video and many in the automotive field, is a fully autonomous fleet of vehicles. While this won’t happen anytime soon, the result would be vehicles that communicate between themselves and the surrounding environment. The need for traffic lights at intersections would disappear, as would the nasty byproducts of human drivers like gridlocked city blocks in dense urban areas. Still, as an enthusiast and someone who generally enjoys driving, it would be hard to relinquish my steering wheel.

Learn anything from the video? Let us know in the comments.

PostHeaderIcon Final Fantasy XV’s Regalia Four-Door Convertible Is Now Playable On Forza Horizon 3

If any of you have gotten the chance to play Final Fantasy XV, you’ve probably driven some miles on the Regalia, the massive, Cadillac Ciel-looking, four-door convertible that Noctis and his friends drive around the massive world of Eos. It’s an incredibly expansive game and the Regalia is likewise impossible to miss. I’m bringing this up because those who haven’t played Final Fantasy XV will now be able to drive the Regalia… in Forza Horizon 3.

Believe it or not, but it’s true. The Regalia has found itself in a completely different video game franchise, the product of a presumed collaboration between Turn 10 Studios and Final Fantasy XV developer Square Enix. The full scope of details behind this collab have yet to be announced – maybe we see a rally racing sub-game added to Final Fantasy XV? – but it is important to know that this isn’t the first time that Turn 10 Studios has brought a fantasy vehicle from another game entirely into the world of Forza Horizon 3. Just last year, the studio ported over the M12 Warthog LRV from the Halo video game franchise to Forza Horizon 3. Now it’s the Regalia from Final Fantasy XV and this growing trend is raising questions on what the next fantasy car will make its way into the world of Forza. For what it’s worth, I hope it’s Elena’s Jeep from the Uncharted video game franchise. For now though, I’m more than happy taking the Regalia out for a spin. At least now I can find out how it stacks up against its real-world equivalent: the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

PostHeaderIcon Final Fantasy XV’s Regalia Four-Door Convertible Is Now Playable On Forza Horizon 3

If any of you have gotten the chance to play Final Fantasy XV, you’ve probably driven some miles on the Regalia, the massive, Cadillac Ciel-looking, four-door convertible that Noctis and his friends drive around the massive world of Eos. It’s an incredibly expansive game and the Regalia is likewise impossible to miss. I’m bringing this up because those who haven’t played Final Fantasy XV will now be able to drive the Regalia… in Forza Horizon 3.

Believe it or not, but it’s true. The Regalia has found itself in a completely different video game franchise, the product of a presumed collaboration between Turn 10 Studios and Final Fantasy XV developer Square Enix. The full scope of details behind this collab have yet to be announced – maybe we see a rally racing sub-game added to Final Fantasy XV? – but it is important to know that this isn’t the first time that Turn 10 Studios has brought a fantasy vehicle from another game entirely into the world of Forza Horizon 3. Just last year, the studio ported over the M12 Warthog LRV from the Halo video game franchise to Forza Horizon 3. Now it’s the Regalia from Final Fantasy XV and this growing trend is raising questions on what the next fantasy car will make its way into the world of Forza. For what it’s worth, I hope it’s Elena’s Jeep from the Uncharted video game franchise. For now though, I’m more than happy taking the Regalia out for a spin. At least now I can find out how it stacks up against its real-world equivalent: the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

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