The more I think about autonomous cars, the more questions I have. And sometimes these questions can get pretty surreal. For example, the latest question I had sounds, on the surface, like a paradox: how should an autonomous car let us get around without completely limiting our freedom to wander and find new places?
The BMW 8 Series is back. Or at least, it will be soon. This is a profoundly odd development for anyone familiar with one of BMW’s most ambitious and fascinating failed experiments, a car that was an expensive high-tech powerhouse yet never reached critical mass. The thing is, the 8 Series is magic. This video shows…
In an investigation into potentially fraudulent emissions data, the BBC reports that more than 250 members of German law enforcement searched 11 Daimler offices. If authorities find evidence, Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, will be the latest to join Volkswagen in carrying out emissions scandals.
In a sport known for cars that top out over 230 mph, it’s hard to catch one on a modern smartphone camera without it being a blur. But one photographer lugs a seven-pound camera that’s over 100 years old around Formula One circuits, all to shoot with its two “‘slow’ and ‘kind of slow’ shutter speeds.”
We’ll probably be a Russian colony soon, so you might as well start assimilating to the culture by buying a dash cam. This one from Aukey includes a 1080p Sony sensor and 170 degree field of view, two different mounting options, and capacitors that are rated to work in temperatures from -4°F to 149°F.
For a successful day, just stare at this off-road racing AMC Pacer for 30 seconds, while breathing.
We finally know how much Fiat Chrysler’s unholy alchemy experiment, the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, costs: one hoagie less than $85,000. Since we also know the car’s horsepower, that means we have all the constants needed to compute that most important of mostly useless automotive-metrics, the legendary…
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The way I look at it, the time spent washing a motorcycle is better spent actually riding it. But even I break down and break out the bucket and hose now and then, usually when my bike is so dirty I can’t see what color it was originally. Because I begrudge every minute it’s parked in the driveway instead of scaring…
The Dakar Rally is famous for its obscene length, dangerous routes and off-road cargo trucks racing each other across ridiculous terrain. We usually see these things leaping majestically in slow-motion, but not here. This seven-second clip feels like a much more realistic version of what big truck racing’s really like.
I’ve always heard that anyone off the street can go to police auctions and bid on hilariously inexpensive cars. But it wasn’t until last week that I actually attended one of these bidding wars and learned how true that is. Let me tell you, friend: it was amazing.
If you’re anything like me, you probably put up with streaky and worn out wiper blades for far too long. So when you finally do get around to upgrading (most likely because you have to pass an inspection), you want to invest in the best brand possible. So we want to hear from you: Which wiper blades do you trust to…
There’s a difference between needing transportation to function in daily life and wanting a dream car. When it comes to the latter, whether a $6,500 Craigslist deal or an $85,000 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, here’s a tip you don’t need to pay any crowdfunded cash for: people don’t want to help you buy it. Stop doing…
There’s no way that your normal car look this cool and composed with one wheel missing. We’re sorry. There’s no way you can look as cool while cruising along as these Citroën DSes with three wheels.
Back in November, Tesla announced it would no longer offer free access to its global Supercharger network, an obvious bummer to Tesla owners everywhere. But now, the automaker’s bringing back the consumer benefit—but only under limited circumstances.
You may not look at the Mazda Miata-based Fiat 124 Spider and say, “Viva l’italia!” But why would you? It’s a Japanese car sold by an Italian-American company. But when I drove one for the first time, something strange happened. I think I found the automotive embodiment of myself: energetic, easy to beat up, made here…
If there’s any greater pain than crashing out of a race, it’s crashing when you’re so close to finishing that you can see the finish line.
CNBC is reporting that Faraday Future’s main financier, Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco, is expected to lay off as much as 80 percent of its U.S. staff and, citing anonymous sources, “may” continue its investment in the electric autonomous vehicle start-up. That isn’t encouraging.