Regulators want to know if new gear selectors are a danger to motoring

Earlier this year Jack Baruth highlighted the ergonomic benefits of automaker's move to electronic shifters. Freeing up floor space between the drive and passenger seat allows designers to get creative to allow for things like bigger smartphones and beverages. But will this trend towards uniquely-styled,… » 1/29/15 7:46pm 9 minutes ago

Could GMC Really Build A Legit Jeep Wrangler Rival?

Rumors of GMC doing a Wrangler rival have been floating around for months. GM's apparently just polled dealers about whether such a vehicle would sell, but nobody at the company will admit to new product plans. Others have tried and failed to beat Jeep at making Jeeps (Toyota, Suzuki) so what would GMC need to succeed? » 1/29/15 7:25pm 30 minutes ago

24 Hour Races Prove That Sleeping In A Bed Is For Losers

Oh, you got to sleep in a nice warm bed during the Rolex 24? That's nice. When did your car break? In overnight endurance races, if your team isn't awkwardly passing out in the paddock, there's a good chance that you've already lost. Here's our mega-gallery of folks who couldn't make it back to an RV. » 1/29/15 6:25pm Today 6:25pm

How To Buy A New Car Without Getting Ripped Off

So you've finally made it to the point where you can treat yourself to a new car. But you're past the point of searching Craigslist for thousand-dollar beaters; it's time to put the big-boy pants on and head to the dealership. Here's how to go car-shopping without getting taken for a ride. » 1/29/15 4:53pm Today 4:53pm

Iceland's Antique Car Club May Just Be The Best Car Club In The World

I'm making a pretty big claim in that headline there. There's so many incredible car clubs in the world, but I think if you factor in all the things stacked against Iceland having any sort of viable vintage car scene at all, what these dedicated kooks in Iceland are doing becomes even more impressive. » 1/29/15 4:30pm Today 4:30pm

Why Does Toyota Want To Blow Up The Hoover Dam?

I guess if you're building a car that's, let's face it, boring, one way to advertise that car would be to really crank up the batshit. Like, make ads so full of confusing, improbable horseshit that just maybe you can induce some confused, trance-like state in people so they'll go buy your car. Oh, and maybe suggest… » 1/29/15 3:47pm Today 3:47pm

The Cops Don't Care About Violent Online Threats. What Do We Do Now?

I. "Hey Anna, do you like pizza?" I was just sitting down to dinner one evening this past November when I looked through some new Twitter notifications on my phone. My night, I realized regretfully, was about to get very, very stupid. » 1/29/15 3:26pm Today 3:26pm

The Navy's Newest Linux-Powered Command Center Is Right Out Of Star Trek

The DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer could very well revolutionize the way the Navy does its surface warfare business. One of its biggest innovations is ditching the cramped, darkly lit Combat Information Center (CIC), a fixture for many decades on past USN combat ships, and replacing it with the state-of-the-art,… » 1/29/15 3:03pm Today 3:03pm

Can We Please Stop Arguing About Music?

I recently sat down for lunch with an old friend. It was going well, and we were having a great time, laughing and catching up, until the discussion turned to music. That's when she released the kind of fury that you really only see in those old John McEnroe tennis videos, where the ball bounces out, and the judge… » 1/29/15 3:01pm Today 3:01pm

Here's The Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans Car Just Hanging Out In A Garage

On a day when all eyes in motor racing were focused on McLaren Honda becoming the world's most boring twinsie with Force India, Nissan quietly released the first official photo of their Le Mans car. » 1/29/15 2:47pm Today 2:47pm

Mercedes Shows Off 'Spy' Videos Of New F1 Car That They Shot Themselves

Mercedes' Twitter account released a string of videos of the new W06 at a snowy Silverstone this morning, including some decent views of the full car. This comes ahead of the car's planned reveal this Sunday. » 1/29/15 1:59pm Today 1:59pm

Elio Motors Pushed Its Release Date Back A Year And People Are Pissed

Elio Motors has a weird reputation. The company is a social experiment that has convinced people to give millions of dollars towards what amounts to a cool idea. As they pushed pack the release date again, Elio's reserved customers – essentially its investors at this point – are quickly running out of patience. » 1/29/15 1:32pm Today 1:32pm

Get 50% Off ZeroLemon's Giant 20,000 mAh SolarJuice Battery

This ZeroLemon battery pack is simply put... epic. It's shockproof and rain-resistant, has huge capacity at 20,000mAh, and best of all – it's outfitted with solar charging capabilities if you're stranded without power. Jalopnik readers get 50% off + Free Shipping . » 1/27/15 5:43pm Tuesday 5:43pm