I always think of NYC as the anti-car city. The traffic is terrible. The roads are terrible. Street parking is a scam and parking garages are too. But some incredible cars hide out here.
Volkswagen sold about 480,000 cheating TDIs in the United states between 2009 and 2015. Over the past year, the company has been slowly rolling out fixes for small portions of that fleet. But today VW just declared that it has a fix for 326,000 cars—almost all of the remaining affected 2.0-liters. This is huge news…
Our self-driving car future may be farther away than the hype suggests. Besides Tesla, self-driving car developers depend on an expensive piece of technology called LIDAR, a laser-based radar that allows an autonomous vehicle to see the road. There are cheaper options, but the MIT Technology Review explains that these…
I believe that it won’t be long before we have fully-autonomous cars, capable of whisking our inattentive asses around in total safety. I also know that we are by no means there yet, as this alarming video of a Tesla driver quickly taking control of the car from Autopilot to avoid a wreck shows.
Lots and lots of oversteer.
Over the past week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced some solutions to NYC’s subway catastrophe, fixes that include removing seats from trains, making an app and getting Tough On Litter. Now Governor Andrew Cuomo discovered yet another remedy: getting businesses to adopt subway stations.
No one expects all-wheel drive to turn the Dodge Challenger into a WRX STI-slaying corner carver. No, the benefit is a little extra bite on slippery surfaces. I’m not convinced it’s superior to a set of snow tires, but it definitely hasn’t lost the personality that makes a Challenger so much fun.
Simon, expected to grow into the world’s longest rabbit just a few short months ago, was found dead after a United Airlines flight from London to Chicago in April. It was very sad and weird. Now his owners filed a lawsuit against United on Wednesday, alleging that the company cremated the rabbit to destroy evidence…
Small drones are not new. Toy-sized quadcopters have been on the market for years helping kids (and dads) start flying for a relatively reasonable price and not much expertise. Yet small drones that can do almost anything a big drone can do? That’s new. And that’s what makes the DJI Spark so exciting.
Brandon would like to spend his spare time bonding with friends under the hood of a project car. The problem with this plan is that Brandon doesn’t have a lot of experience, but what he and his friends lack in skill they will make up for in determination. What car should he buy?
Dyson vacuums dominated the nominations in our Kinja Co-Op for best vacuum, but they can be prohibitively expensive. Today though, refurbs of the popular Dyson Ball Animal are down to $200 on Amazon, one of the best prices we’ve seen.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
This is a 900 horsepower Audi RS6 Avant with a turbo that is probably bigger than my face. Please enjoy three minutes of this wagon dominating the drag strip with snarling turbo madness.
Back in 2012, Americans Chris Duplessis and Alex Kihurani made it to Finland to run the round of the World Rally Championship. To everyone in the U.S. rally community, it felt like a victory in and of itself. Watch this video and understand why.
Porsche will announce the shutdown of its top-class 919 Hybrid Le Mans Prototype program in the next 24 hours, according to multiple publications and industry sources cited by Sportscar365. This will leave the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class with only one team and an uncertain future. [Update: Porsche…
Get out there and make it an Oldsmobile Alero kind of day!
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.