Can You React Faster Than Tesla’s Emergency Brake System?
Alright, so Tesla’s Emergency Braking System has, without a doubt, saved a lot of lives or at least prevented a lot of injuries. Tesla doesn’t tell us exactly how its AEB system works or how fast it responds, but the guys over at Select Car Leasing analyzed a bunch of video and came up with a rough, but probably fairly accurate estimation: 0.3 seconds. I don’t have to tell you how fast that is, but it does raise a major question: Is it humanly possible to react as faster or faster than Tesla’s AEB system?
To find out the guys over at SCL put together a short, addicting, and painfully frustrating game that aims to figure out just that. It puts you in the driver’s seat of a test with autobrake disabled, and it’s on you to react as quickly as possible and hit the brakes when an obstruction suddenly appears in the road (all you have to do is hit the space bar). I’ve been playing this thing for, I kid you not, two hours and still can’t beat Tesla (The boss is pissed, by the way.) I came close at 362 milliseconds, but the Tesla was still a little faster. We’ve embedded the game below, so give it a try and let us know how quickly you can do it.
Update: A staffer here at TopSpeed actually managed to beat the Tesla, reacting in just 293 milliseconds. So, your new goal is to beat her time. Think you’re up for it?
Burnout Paradise Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch
We might be obsessed with games like Forza Horizon 4, Forza Motorsport, Gran Turismo, and Need for Speed, but one of the greatest games for last-gen consoles was Burnout Paradise. The point of the game was simple, explore the city, find collectibles, and create as much destruction as you can by crashing cars. It was a downright blast and, while it was remastered and launched on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, Nintendo was left out to pasture. Until now, that is.
2020 Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept
A year after announcing that it had become an official video game partner for Gran Turismo Sport, Mazda has unveiled its new digital ride for the game. Called the RX-Vision GT3 Concept, the GT3-class racer is as enthralling and as captivating as you expect it would be.
That’s not a surprise given that the racer pilfers some of its design cues from the obnoxiously raunchy RX-Vision Concept that Mazda unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The low-riding, slinky racer is the creation of Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s global design boss. The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept isn’t available in Gran Turismo Sport, at least not until May 25, when it arrives as part of an online update. It will join the Atenza Gr.3 as the second GT3-class Mazda in the game.
Top 10 Fastest Cars In Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 is one of the best car racing games you can play in any gaming console. Since becoming a part of the massive Forza video game franchise, the Horizon series of games has provided gamers with an immersive, arcade-style gaming experience that puts you on the open road. Of course, any road — real or virtual — isn’t worth much without the cars that run roughshod over them.
On that end, Forza Horizon 4’s collection of over 450 cars is a list that runs as long as a grocery list these days. That list includes some of the fastest cars you’ll ever get to drive. It’s a list that’s as impressive as it sounds, and if you’re ranking all the cars based on which is the fastest, these ten models stand out from the rest of the game’s vast automotive library.
Best Xbox One Racing Games
When it comes to car racing video games, it’s hard to find a better console that’s home to as many diverse games as the Xbox One. Microsoft’s pride-and-joy console offers anything your gamer heart desires. Do you want a race simulator that’s as realistic as it gets? How about an open-world racing game? Perhaps you’re just looking for an old-fashioned car racing arcade game, then? Xbox One offers all of these games in spades, and we picked the best ones so you can spend countless hours playing without feeling sorry about it.
Best PS4 Racing Games
Video games have become so intrinsically part of our lives that not a day goes by without us subconsciously playing something, whether it’s on our smartphones, tablets, or other hand-held devices. Gaming consoles, in particular, are the best ones to have if you want the full gaming experience, especially when it comes to car racing games.
This is where the Sony PlayStation 4 comes in. It’s arguably the best gaming console in the market today and there’s no shortage of car racing games available to play on PS4. From realistic racing simulators to story-driven, open-world games, you can get your fill of every type of car racing game that you can get your hands on. Obviously, some games are better than others in a variety of ways. To help ease your burden, we’ve picked out the 10 best PS4 racing games that are currently available on the market. There’s enough variety in this list to satisfy your discerning car racing game urges.
Acura’s "Beat That" Game Is A Sure-Fire Way To Go Through a Day Without Doing Anything Else
Owing to the success of its Less Talk, More Drive commercial, Acura has released a new mobile racing game called Beat That. The game is free-to-play on desktop and mobile devices, and it allows gamers to race in six unique race tracks using one of the six Acura vehicles that were featured in the television commercial.
In addition to being available on desktop and mobile devices, Beat That can also be accessed on the Facebook Instant Games platform. It may not be as comprehensive of a racing game as Gran Turismo Sport or Forza Horizon 4, but Beat That offers its own thrills, including the chance to play it on-the-go.
The Fastest Cars of Grand Theft Auto V
The virtual world of Grand Theft Auto V is home to a lawless world where reckless driving, stealing, and outright killing often go unpunished. Such a world demands all kinds of spoils, and in the case of exotic cars, there’s no shortage of them in GTA V.
The fictional version of Los Angeles is where the rich come to play, and there are enough high-powered performance cars throughout the game to drive without conscience. With so many of these vehicles all over the city, it begs the question: which one is the fastest of them all? Well, this list of the fastest cars in GTA V should shed some light on the cars that you probably should be looking for when you’re trying to get away from the po-pos.
Forza Horizon 4’s Eliminator Mode Opens The Door For the Arrival of Some Sweet Rides
The arrival of the Eliminator competition mode in Forza Horizon 4 injected fresh excitement back to the game. Now that everyone’s going stir crazy over the Eliminator, Turn 10 Studios is capitalizing on that excitement by dropping nine new vehicles that can be used in the new competition mode.
Two of these vehicles happen to be the Mercedes-Benz Unimog and the Hummer H1 Alpha Open Top, two of the most over-the-edge vehicles you can play in the entire game. In addition to the nine new vehicles, the game’s Series 18 update also includes two new Showcase Remixes and fixes to existing bugs that have plagued the game in recent updates. The Series 18 update is already available to download.
2020 Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo
Just when you thought it was safe to call the recently unveiled Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo one of the edgiest VGT cars to come out of the video game racing program, a certain Italian automaker comes out and smacks you over the head with its own Vision Gran Turismo. This one comes from Lamborghini, and it’s called the V12 Vision Gran Turismo. For a company that’s known for designing some of the most aerodynamically outrageous cars in the world, the V12 Vision Gran Turismo makes all of those models look like doodles on a sketch pad. It doesn’t hurt that the V12 VGT carries the same powertrain as Lambo’s other recent madness-of-a-creation, the Sian FKP 37. Just like every other Vision Gran Turismo model that has come before, the Lamborghini V12 Vision Gran Turismo is not earmarked for real-world production. It will instead be available in Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4 in 2020.
2019 Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo
Not content with its current lineup of models, Jaguar has announced the arrival of its latest masterpiece, the completely digital Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo. It’s not a real supercar that will terrorize roads in the near future; the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo is a low-slung all-electric supercar that will terrorize all the hapless racers that get in its way in the Gran Turismo Sport racing game. The sleek two-door supercar takes design cues from a lot of Jaguar’s existing model lineup. It’s also powered by a stuffing of electric motors that combine to produce four-digit levels of power. In other words, the Jaguar Vision Gran Turismo is a monster, and this monster will make its way to the video game world by the end of November.
The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Was Made to Be Driven Hard…in Gran Turismo Sport
There’s something about car launches these days. The Land Rover Defender received its own Lego Technic set right as it was taking a bow in Frankfurt, and something similar can be said about Porsche’s Taycan.
Porsche’s first all-electric sports car made its public debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, although we knew everything there was to know about it from its online reveal, yet Porsche kept to work with Japanese video game development studio Polyphony Digital Inc. towards the Taycan’s debut in Gran Turismo Sport.
5 New JDM Cars Added to Gran Turismo Sport Via This Month’s Free Update
There once was a time when Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars were deemed as forbidden fruits for a lot of American buyers. We can blame the Imported Motor Vehicle Safety Compliance Act of 1988 for that, but, in a roundabout way, we can also thank the same law, or at least a small concession within the law that indicated that any car can enter the U.S., fully exempt from federal safety and emissions standards, provided that said car is 25 years old according to the date of manufacture. This concession is important because a lot of the sought-after JDM cars from the ’80s and ‘90s have been finding their way into the U.S. market in recent years. Most of these cars can be bought for $10,000 to $25,000 depending on the model, but for those without that kind of scratch, Gran Turismo Sport is offering a cheaper alternative in the form of a new downloadable car pack made up exclusively of some of our favorite JDM cars. The new pack is a JDM fanatic’s dream come to (virtual) life, and you better believe that I’m one of those people.
Two Cool Car Games You Should Be Stoked For That Are Not NFS Heat
In a world where social media dictates the tempo of everyday life, it’s still quite astonishing what sort of fruits a proper marketing campaign can actually bear, whether we’re talking about already launched products or drop-by-drop teasers and trailers meant to keep people on their toes regarding a particular item. Let’s take games, for example. This fall’s hottest topic when it comes to new car games is undoubtedly the launch of Need for Speed Heat, the latest installment in a franchise that is turning 25 this year.
However, the car gaming world is so diverse these days that there are other options out there other than NFS, Forza, and the lot. YES, there are. Two such games have been presented at this year’s Gamescom; they’re called SnowRunner and Overpass and yes, both offer a different take on the off-roading side of car gaming.
Get ready for the 24th installment in the long-running Need for Speed racing game series, Need for Speed: Heat, a new title that will be released this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox. Its release coincides with the franchise’s 25th anniversary, so we really do hope it’s going to be a good one - oh, and yes, that’s right, a quarter-century has passed since the 1994 launch of the first ever Need for Speed.