The Mad Genius Of VW's Former Chairman And His Legacy Of Audacious Cars

Volkswagen Group board chairman Ferdinand Piëch stunned the business world this weekend by quitting in a huff (or getting ousted, depending on who you ask) following a very public disagreement with the board over who his successor will be. As he departs the company, I have to wonder what he’s taking with him. » 4/28/15 12:33pm 35 minutes ago

This Gang of Flat Robots Can Autonomously Steal (Or Park) Your Car

Ever since cars first hit the road drivers have been terrible at parking, so it makes sense that we’re finally leveraging all the advancements we’ve made in robotics to do that for us. But instead of an automaton hopping into the driver’s seat, these flat but strong robots are able to lift a vehicle by its wheels and… » 4/28/15 12:26pm 42 minutes ago

Watch This Team Swap A Subaru Engine In Less Than Three Hours

The Subaru Rally Team USA crew may have just a bit more experience with this than your usual NASIOC bros, but when one of their cars experienced engine woes at the Oregon Trail Rally, they got to work. Old engine out, new engine in. Here’s a time-lapse of a sub-three-hour engine swap for one of their Imprezas. » 4/28/15 9:45am Today 9:45am

Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection Knows Exactly Who's in Your Car

For years, government agencies have chased technologies that would make it easier to ensure that vehicles in carpool lanes are actually carrying multiple passengers. Perhaps the only reason these systems haven’t garnered much attention is that they haven’t been particularly effective or accurate, as UC Berkeley… » 4/28/15 8:45am Today 8:45am

Why Is There A Million-Dollar '91 Corolla On Autotrader?

One of our readers, Stephen Abraham, was looking for Toyotas on Autotrader, when he spotted something fascinating. Which, as you know, is not easy to do when looking for used late-model Toyotas. It was a new Camry that was selling for Veyron money — about $2.5 million dollars. That sounds like a lone mistake, until… » 4/27/15 9:50pm Yesterday 9:50pm

BMW And Alpinestars Developing Airbag Jacket That Will Work On Any Bike

Alpinestars has committed to bringing its TechAir system to something we’d actually want to wear later this year, and now it’s teaming up with BMW on a new line of branded jackets with the integrated airbag. But unlike similar kit from Dainese, it doesn’t matter what kind of bike you ride. » 4/27/15 8:20pm Yesterday 8:20pm

Save Over $100 On This Retro Style Bluetooth Speaker

Looking for a bluetooth speaker with a little class? Not only does the Veho M6 feature spectacular sound, it comes in a distinctly retro style complete with brushed aluminum and a vintage leather strap. It usually runs for $180, but Jalopnik readers can save 66% with code DSVEHO5. » 4/23/15 11:02pm Thursday 11:02pm