Toyota will let you use its hybrid and electric car tech royalty-free


By dropping the royalties on nearly 24,000 patents, Toyota hopes other car makers can accelerate their development of new electric cars.
Toyota patents thief-deterring in-car tear gas dispenser

Toyota patents thief-deterring tear gas dispenser


Toyota has filed a patent for a novel security tool: an in-car air freshener that can also spray tear gas to ward off potential thieves.
Motorola's autonomous police car scans suspects and drives them to jail

Motorola files autonomous police car patent


Motorola's patented tech would allow criminals to be detained and questioned by judges in autonomous police cars.
Toyota files patent for an electric VTOL flying car

Toyota files flying car patent


Toyota has filed a patent for an innovative flying car — complete with retractable rotor blades that are stored in the wheel covers.
Apple's self-driving car may use VR to simulate escaping a zombie horde

Apple self-driving car will let you fight zombies


Fully self-driving cars may be a long way off, especially since the fatal Uber accident last month, but that isn't stopping some technology...