The Daily Mail Thinks The Hindustan Ambassador Is A "Sports Car"

I know, as a car enthusiast, I can't expect mainstream media to focus on cars in the same way or with the same intensity as I would. I know this. But still, I think we can expect at least a minimum of accuracy. The Daily Mail doesn't seem to agree, since they call a hardtop Hindustan Ambassador a "sports car" and a… » 8/21/14 12:40pm 30 minutes ago

​Google Required To Add Controls To Its Self-Driving Cars

The headline feature of Google's latest self-driving prototype is its lack of a steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedal. It's what Google envisions for the future of transportation, and it also runs afoul of California's autonomous vehicle testing laws. » 8/21/14 12:20pm 50 minutes ago

Here's The Easiest Way To Make The Car Film Of Your Dreams

Remember that little announcement where we said you'd have to do is have an idea and then someone would help you make a short car film to be screened at the Jalopnik Film Festival? That someone is no less than Douglas Sonders. The deadline is August 25th so you’ve got six days to submit your idea! » 8/21/14 12:09pm Today 12:09pm

You Don't Need To "Figure Out" Women To Sell Them A Car

The auto industry is constantly trying to capitalize on the next big "target market." Seeing as female buyers influence more than 80% of carbuying decisions, dealers and automakers are trying figure out what makes them tick, but it is really not that complicated. » 8/21/14 11:03am Today 11:03am

Tesla Owners Will Be Able to Start Their Cars With Only an iPhone

Tesla's Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumor has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognize the owner's phone to start the car. » 8/21/14 10:59am Today 10:59am

These 8 tools can save your ass if you off-road solo

It's Friday, and you're "home sick" with something in the driveway that gnaws on boulders when it's bored, like this freakishly capable 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon X that we just took to Windrock OHV park. But no one else can come out and play, so you're going solo. » 8/21/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

Matthew McConaughey Will Save Lincoln...

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? » 8/21/14 10:02am Today 10:02am

A Brief History Of How The Aftermarket Invented GM's 4WD Trucks

Just after World War II, Willys Jeeps and Dodge Power Wagons were first to sell 4WD trucks to consumers. GM, Ford, and even Studebaker saw the demand for trucks with a transfer case, but before they could offer their own 4WD systems cost-effectively they outsourced it to the aftermarket. » 8/21/14 9:35am Today 9:35am

Ford Is Planning A Dedicated Hybrid To Take On The Prius

Unnamed sources have stated that Ford is planning to produce a dedicated hybrid specifically to compete with the Toyota Prius sometime around 2018. This would be Ford's first dedicated hybrid car, and not a hybrid that's derived from one of their gasoline models, like the hybrid Fusion, or that Pinto your uncle… » 8/21/14 9:22am Today 9:22am

"Affluenza" Teen's Dad Arrested for Impersonating a Cop

The wealthy father of a Texas teen whose "affluenza" defense helped him avoid prison after a deadly drunk driving accident has been arrested for allegedly pretending to be a police officer, the Dallas News reported. » 8/21/14 8:48am Today 8:48am