Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment: we are halfway to Christmas, we’ve been good and we are probably going to treat ourselves this year…and that doesn’t mean a second round at the dessert table, either. We could by tools, or car parts, or spend the holidays taking a break, but then we see videos of these neat, super-realistic scale remote-control vehicles and it’s just like when we were kids, looking through the Sears catalog (remember that?) and seeing the scale musclecars…we want one. Badly. Something that we can take outside and mess around in the snow with. And if we get to the point where we pull the trigger on one, we know that traction shouldn’t be an issue, because BFGoodrich has partnered up with Pro-Line Racing to create scale versions of the new Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 tire that the company put to the test out on the Rubicon Trail earlier this year. If you’re going to have a super-realistic R/C toy, shouldn’t it have … [Read more...] about For Mud Puddles Of Every Size: Now Your Remote-Controlled Rig Can Have Scale BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM3 Tires, Too!
Remember that one scene in the first Back to the Future movie when Doc Brown used a remote control to send his DeLorean (and his dog) one minute into the future? Well, 34-year old Bjorn Harms sure does. Harms is a computer technician from Urmond, Netherlands, who decided to turn a 2006 C6 Corvette into a remote controlled car that can be operated easily and safely. He’s also known for having built remote controlled versions of a DeLorean, as well as a KITT from Knight Rider. Obviously, he’s really good at what he does, because all of his creations seem to work just as intended. This Corvette in particular looks extremely impressive. In fact, Harms says that it could probably reach its top speed while controlled remotely, although he wouldn’t recommend such an attempt. Another very interesting aspect is that this Vette has a built-in fail-safe system, which applies the brakes automatically if the remote transmitter is ever out of range – similar to how … [Read more...] about Back To The Future Inspires Guy To Build Remote Controlled Corvette
The modifications cost around $4,000 and allow the 'Vette to be maneuvered via an RC car controller. A computer technician from the Netherlands has succeeded in building a remote-controlled Corvette.Inspired by the Back to the Future series as a child, Bjorn Harms decided to emulate Doc Brown and create a full-size RC car. Instead of a DeLorean, he chose his daily driver -- a C6-generation Corvette.The project required around $4,000 worth of gear to control the steering, throttle, shifter and brakes via a RC car controller.The 2006 'Vette isn't Harms' only such project. He also built a full-scale remote-control Knightrider and other replicas. … [Read more...] about Tinkerer builds remote-control C6 Corvette [Video]
DRIVERS will be allowed to park their cars using remote control systems from next month. A new clause added to the Highway Code will mean drivers can legally park their cars using their mobile phone - and they don't even have to be inside the vehicle. A number of luxury connected motors offer remote parking features, which can be accessed either via the key fob or a smart phone app. Laws surrounding the use of the emerging tech have been blurred in the past, because drivers could be fined under mobile phone regulations if they used parking assist features while still in the car. But the new condition will make it legal for motorists to use a remote control device if they are inside or within six metres of the vehicle. The new section of the Highway Code, which comes into force in June, reads: "You may park your vehicle using a handheld remote control app or device. "The app or device MUST be legal, and you should not put other people in danger when you use it.” The Department for … [Read more...] about Drivers can legally park their car using a remote control from next month – but does it break mobile phone laws?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Is remote control the answer to self-driving car safety? Phantom Auto, a Silicon Valley startup, is betting that the best backup in certain conditions for driverless cars is a human operator. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 a.m. ET March 29, 2018 CLOSE Dozens of companies in California are reportedly now test self-driving cars, with Samsung being the latest corporation to get permission from the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 2 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Imagine sitting in a driverless car as it … [Read more...] about Is remote control the answer to self-driving car safety?