That Fancy New Solar Bike Path In Amsterdam Is Utter Bullshit

When it comes to ideas that feel good but fail when stupid old reality sets in, having solar panels on a road has to rank at the top if only for the enormous amount of public support. In Amsterdam, a company called SolaRoad (smart name, right?) doubled down and installed a solar bike path and ran it for six months.… » 6/02/15 1:35pm 14 minutes ago

All The Seized Land Rover Defenders Will Be Returned To Their Owners

Some stellar news today for fans of classic Land Rover Defenders, imported vehicles and anyone who’s not a fan of civil forfeiture: Nearly a year after they were seized by federal agents in pre-dawn raids across the country, more than two dozen imported Defenders will be returned to their owners after the government… » 6/02/15 1:15pm 34 minutes ago

Now Just Enjoy A Weird Minivan-Hatchback Thing Destroying The 1/4 Mile

Earlier today I may have completely proved that the bizarre all-wheel-drive minivan-hatchback thing from a defunct manufacturer known as the Eagle Summit Wagon was the best vehicle of all time, solely by virtue of Kinja points. But if you want to make a minivan-hatchback thing even better, you throw a big engine in it. » 6/02/15 1:08pm 40 minutes ago

Today's Best Deals: Logitech Anywhere Mouse, Louder Laptop Sound, More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 6/02/15 12:45pm Today 12:45pm

Meet The Boonie Bug, The DIY Van At Home In The Wild Or On Mars

When Jalopnik’s worker-restraint pods place me in the weekly 15 minute “success daydream” cycle, I sometimes imagine myself arriving at a red carpet to receive some manner of award — but that doesn’t matter. What matters is the car that pulls up and drops me off. For many, it’s a limo. For me, usually, it’s a Boonie… » 6/02/15 12:04pm Today 12:04pm

Why Japan’s Bullet Train Will Finally Bring High-Speed Rail to America

High-speed trains—which can hit 300 miles per hour or more—are the ultimate example of how futuristic engineering can solve real-world transportation problems. In the past several decades, dozens of safe, sustainable high-speed train systems have started racing across the planet. And the place that does high-speed… » 6/02/15 11:19am Today 11:19am

Richard Hammond Hints At A Possible Return To American Screens

The lovable scamps that formerly hosted Top Gear have been out in the wilderness for weeks (weeks!) now, doing nothing much besides hosting a live, touring version of not-Top Gear. All the while, they’ve been sideswiping questions about a new show, but this might be our biggest hint yet about it. » 6/02/15 10:20am Today 10:20am

Tank Teaches Student Driver In Yaris A Valuable Driving Lesson

A student driver blindly pulled out in front of a column of British armor that was cruising along a hardened road in the Lippe district of Germany yesterday. A collision ensued and yes, you guessed it, the one ton Toyota Yaris lost the fight to the 60+ ton Challenger II Main Battle Tank in a big way. » 6/02/15 7:37am Today 7:37am

One Formula One Driver Crashes So Much That He's Become A Villain

Pastor Maldonado has had an admittedly terrible season thus far, having to retire for five out of six races through little fault of his own. Many remember the garbage days of yore, though, so let’s take a journey back through time to battle evil cyborgs from Cyberdyne watch Maldonado’s most facepalm-worthy hits.
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