When do you know your car is safe? When you’ve got Well-Insured wheel covers, a shotgun turret, tesla coil alarm, and the Autoloc Flamethrower. Vote for your favorites.
Well-Insured Wheel Covers
These cardboard cutouts of empty wheel wells can be used to deter thieves who like cheap knockoffs.
Don’t think it would work? Ok, maybe not. But it would make for an amusing prank against a gullible friend. From a distance, it looks somewhat convincing.
Ozone Air Purifier
This nifty air purifier by OKI supposedly “eradicate[s] all disgusting smells from you car” by releasing UV rays while producing ozone. It plugs right into your car’s cigarette lighter socket and has blinking LED lights to let you know its working. [Source]
Alert Driver Wristband
The Alert Driver wristband is a flexible rubber device that detects — by communicating with an RFID tag placed in the car — if a driver is suffering from fatigue, based on reaction time. If fatigue is detected, the device will start vibrating.
The device can be bent to fit your wrist, and has memory to stay in position, to ensure it will not fall off.
Tesla Coil Car Alarm
This could quite possibly be the “coolest security alarm ever” for your car. It basically consists of a giant Tesla Coil mounted atop the car’s roof, emitting an electrical forcefield to fend off would-be thieves. [Source]
For a demonstration, the firm fitted a turret with two 12 gage shotguns to the roof of an SUV. Such a system could be used to breach a door or gate, expose a hidden device, destroy a roadside bomb, and more
Michelin’s Tweel Wheels
…vertical stiffness (which primarily affects ride comfort) and lateral stiffness (which affects handling and cornering) can both be optimised, pushing the performance envelope in these applications and enabling new performances not possible for current inflated tires
Autoloc Car Flamethrower
For “offroad use only.” Did you know that one of my pet peeves is tailgating? This could be far more persuasive than those Yosemite Sam “Back Off” mud flaps
High-Tech LED Rims
“The included software allows you to create your own images and send them to each wheel individually or all wheels at the same time as you drive! You can even pre-load up to six images into each wheel and program them to change automatically at the time intervals you select.”
Automatic License Plate Blocker
We fitted our Lamborghini Gallardo with this modification for the 2006 Bullrun. It’s an electrically charged plate blocker. Flip a switch and no photo radar or EZ-Pass camera can get you