Woman's car crushed by British tank in western Germany

By amber.

This is certainly unusual...

A convoy of British tanks in western Germany ran over a novice driver's car after she made a wrong turn into the path of the oncoming tanks.

She was unharmed, but that's more than we can say about her car! The Germany driver did not see the tank when she made the left turn, and the tank was unable to stop in time. Consequently, the 62 ton tank crushed the front end of her Toyota hatchback car.

Read more at CTV News!

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Self-driving cars at risk of getting hacked!

By amber.

Self-driving cars have been in the news a lot lately. 

There is one major drawback, however, that has yet to be fully explored: Cyber attacks. Insurers and car manufacturers are starting to factor this in, as hacking a is big risk. 

These cars are already predicted to appear on roads in North America by 2020, and they boast a wide range of state-of-the-art technology. Sensors, cameras, and even LiDAR (light detection and ranging) in these cars help them navigate obstacles, drive straight, and follow traffic signs. These very same technological advances in the self-driving cars systems' are exactly what make them so vulnerable to hackers. 

Read more about this intriguing issue at CTV News.

Killer Airbags - The Largest Auto Recall in the History of the USA

By amber.

CTV News is currently reporting on the largest car recall in the history of the USA.

6 deaths are associated with the defective airbags produced by Takata Corp., in addition to over 100 injuries.

The chemical used to deploy the airbag in the event of a collision causes an explosion which is too powerful for the hardware containing the airbag. The explosion causes the compartment and inflating mechanism to breakup into shrapnel and fly into the passenger side.

Around 33.8 million airbags have been declared defective by Takata. This adds 18 million airbags to existing recalls.

Click below to read more, and to check to see if your vehicle is among those being recalled.

Do not leave your keys in your car

By amber.

Think your fancy new car with its state-of-the-art, anti-theft technology will protect you from car thieves?

Well, it can... but only if you don't leave your keys in your car! Sure this technology is very advanced, but it can only do so much, and it sure ain't magic!

In the US alone, the majority of car thefts that took place in 2014 involved people leaving their keys in the car. And those statistics are just from the people who ADMITTED to police and their insurers that they left their keys in the car. What about all those others who were too ashamed to say they had as well?

Remember, even if you're just running to the store for a quick 3 minute errand, DO NOT leave your car unlocked and your keys in the car!

Otherwise, that's just an invitation for a massive headache!

New Augmented Reality Goggles

By amber.

MINI has recently introduced futuristic, 'augmented reality' prototype goggles.

Debuted for the first time in China, these goggles display information right in front of the wearer's eyes, without blocking their view.

The type of information the goggles are capable of displaying is the location of a driver's car, speed limits and GPS navigation arrows for example.

Take a look st this article on CTV News for more information!