Ask Ford's Top Automotive Interior Designer Anything You Want

Amko Leenarts has been the head of interior design at Ford Motor Co. since 2012. He's the one guiding the look of Ford's car interiors worldwide. And he's here in Gizmodo's comment section to answer your questions about car design, dashboard tech, and the future of the automobile. Come ask away. » 7/30/14 1:08pm 11 minutes ago

Bring back the V10's

I was ok with the new engine noises from this year's Formula 1 cars. I thought they are the sound of the future, even though I absolutely loved the noises from last year's V8's. The V8's were amazing, but I figured the sport needed to progress, and without progress the sport would die. I don't know how I was so wrong. » 7/30/14 12:17pm Today 12:17pm

Which Automakers Offer The Best Customer Perks?

Buy a Land Rover from the right dealership and they'll throw in some off-road driver training with your purchase. Pick up a Porsche 918, and you get on-call racing advice from a professional driver. But which automakers offer the most enticing creative incentives? » 7/30/14 12:08pm Today 12:08pm

Synchronized BMW M235i Drifting Is The Best Use Of Public Roads

Why is drifting a solo sport, anyway? Here's an idea for something awesome: entire teams of people, each driving a BMW M235i, compete to see who can do the most elaborate synchronized drifting routines. It's like synchronized swimming, except on land and with turbos. » 7/30/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

Two Women Escape Train, Death by Lying Between Tracks

Two women with an apparent death wish narrowly escaped an oncoming train crossing a bridge over Lake Lemon in Indiana earlier this month. The bridge too high up to jump from, the women had no choice but to lie down between the tracks. They survived, the Fox affiliate in Indianapolis reports, with just nine inches… » 7/30/14 10:28am Today 10:28am

Fiat Profits Drop 55% Because Making Cars Is Hard

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 7/30/14 9:27am Today 9:27am

Hyundai Recalls 883,000 Sonatas Because They Just Roll Away Sometimes

The Detroit News reports that Hyundai has issued a massive recall of its Sonata sedan for two separate issues. The first recall, which affects 883,000 vehicles involves the car rolling away; the other recall affecting 5,650 cars involves defective front brakes. Thankfully, no cars have both problems. » 7/30/14 8:55am Today 8:55am

Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Roads Next January

The British government gave the green light for the public testing of driverless cars and will spend $17 million on up to three cities that will be selected to host the trials. » 7/30/14 8:32am Today 8:32am

The New Land Rover Discovery Sport Comes With 5+2 Seating

As you can see from this not-so-camouflaged final stage prototype, the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport comes with Evoque and Range Rover Sport styling cues and the option of a third row with two jump seats. So... it's an Explorer? » 7/30/14 8:09am Today 8:09am

How Jaguar's Active Differential Maximizes Performance Potential

While every part of a performance car serves a purpose both aesthetic and functional, there are certain parts, like the differential, that are absolutely essential. The differential — the ability of the wheels to spin at different speeds at one time — can also make or break the performance driving experience. » 7/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm