NASA Will Fund Both Boeing and SpaceX To Build US Manned Spaceships

This isn't really a surprise. In the popular media, the more flamboyant SpaceX and their manned Dragon V2 capsule have been getting the attention, while behind the scenes Boeing's CST-100 was widely picked as the favorite. It looks like NASA wants to be everyone's friend, because they picked both. » 9/16/14 11:42pm Yesterday 11:42pm

The New Airbus A350 Will Be Ready For All Your Streaming Needs

Honeywell Aerospace and Thales In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity announced today at APEX 2014 that they will provide "the same connectivity experience in-flight as they would have at home or work" by integrating Honeywell's JetWave hardware with Thales' cabin network solutions on the new Airbus A350. » 9/16/14 11:26pm Yesterday 11:26pm

Forget The Mid-Engined Corvette: There Was Once A Rear-Engine 'Vette

Rumors of upcoming mid-engined Corvettes are one of those things that never seem to go away, like that funny rash on your thigh or that process server who just can't seem to take a hint. Strangely, there was another alternate Corvette layout that never seems to resurface: the rear-engined 'Vette. Yet there actually… » 9/16/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

NHTSA's Boss Doesn't Live In The Same Reality As Everyone Else

Over the past few months, members of Congress have pulled few punches when it comes to condemning General Motors executives in the wake of the ignition switch recall crisis. Today they aimed their ire at David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and it was not pretty. » 9/16/14 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

Is There A Sedan That Looks Better Than The Hatchback Version?

I was cruising down the road when I saw a brand new Impreza sedan, it puzzled me. I thought, "Why would anyone take the sedan over the hatch? Do they really think it looks better?" Recently, you showed us cars that just look better as wagons, but could the reverse be true? » 9/16/14 7:01pm Yesterday 7:01pm

The LA School District Has Grenade Launchers

In all the hullabaloo over the past few days about the San Diego School District's new MRAP, we missed the most wonderful news of all. Not only is the Los Angeles Unified School District getting an MRAP, too, they also casually disclosed that they've had three grenade launchers since 2001. » 9/16/14 6:24pm Yesterday 6:24pm

The Goodwood Revival Was 2014's Best Car Event, Period

The Goodwood Revival is the best car event in the world, and I was lucky enough to be there. Next year, you should make the trip too to Sussex wearing something nice, because the cars, oh, the cars, are simply unreal. » 9/16/14 5:04pm Yesterday 5:04pm

What It's Like To Drive A Lancia 037 Group B Street Car

Back in the '80s, you could enter just about any kind of purpose-built race car you wanted, so long as you also built some road-legal versions for the public, too. This is what it's like to run one of those homologations specials, the mighty Lancia 037. » 9/16/14 4:40pm Yesterday 4:40pm

For God’s Sake, Take Off Your Dealer License Plate Frame

I'll tell you when I first realized that we have a serious problem. It was just a few days ago, when I came up behind a car in traffic with one of those enormous plastic license plate frames. Printed on top was the name of the dealer – something like "ANDERSON MOTORS." And on the bottom, in the same enormous font,… » 9/16/14 4:06pm Yesterday 4:06pm

This Ridiculous Race Car Proves Even Clown Shoes Are Better With A V8

I'll be honest, I love German performance cars. It's something about their attention to detail and unrelenting power delivery that can't be beat. That is, until you slap a race-tuned American V8 powerplant in one, gut the interior, and paint it matte orange. Oh, and put it up for sale to us mere mortals. » 9/16/14 3:55pm Yesterday 3:55pm

Now You Can Personalize Your Flying Experience With Just Your Phone

Just announced this morning at the 2014 Airline Passenger Experience Expo in Anaheim, California, Panasonic Avionics Corporation is introducing Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology to its in-flight entertainment systems. This means wallet-free on board purchases for flyers, plus benefits for airlines. » 9/16/14 3:34pm Yesterday 3:34pm