100 Claims Now Approved For GM Ignition Switch Deaths And Injuries

For General Motors, 2014 has been good and bad in equal measure. They've seen record sales numbers and have the strongest product lineup in decades. But they've also been dogged by recalls, hearings, and the ever-increasing toll of people injured or killed by the defective ignition switch in millions of cars. » 12/18/14 7:45pm 17 minutes ago

Crying Baby Leads to Giant Midflight Brawl

We've all been there. You're on a long flight and a infant begins to cry as its parent tries everything short of drugs to quiet their baby. But what if it didn't go that way, what if there was some bizarro world where infant cries ballooned into an all out mid-air brawl? It happened people, on an Air China flight. » 12/18/14 7:37pm 24 minutes ago

Google To Reportedly Take Over Your Dash With Next Android Release

Google is already making a play for the dashboard with Android Auto, but the next version of its mobile operating system is being designed to cut out the phone entirely so it can find a permanent home in cars.
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​If You Love Being Stuck In Traffic Don't Sign This Petition

Motorcycles are allowed to split lanes all over the world. It keeps traffic flowing in Bangkok, it helps deliver lunches in India, and when Australia tried to make it illegal, the uproar was so fierce politicians caved to pubic demand. But of the 50 states in this glorious place called America, only one allows… » 12/18/14 6:15pm Today 6:15pm

The Most Googled Cars Of 2014

Google just published its year-end "Trends" reports; outlining what people searched for in 2014. Here's the breakdown of what people wanted to know about in the "cars" category, and where they were searching from. » 12/18/14 5:45pm Today 5:45pm

Korean Air To Be Sanctioned For 'Nut Rage' Nepotism Fiasco

Former Korean Air VP Heather Cho got her daddy's airline in a whole bunch of trouble when she demanded a plane return to the gate just before takeoff, over the way a flight attendant served Macadamia nuts. Now, South Korea's Minister of Transportation say the airline will be penalized for Cho's behavior. » 12/18/14 5:09pm Today 5:09pm

Used Armored Bank Trucks Become Hilariously Expensive Rap Star Limos

Ever wonder what happens to those chunky armored trucks you see carrying cash between banks? Like every other business asset they get auctioned off when they're used up, and a few have been converted into ridiculous(ly awesome?) rolling night clubs. » 12/18/14 4:58pm Today 4:58pm

A New Glimpse Into the Gigantic Construction Project Hidden Below NYC

What do you want to be when you grow up? A baseball player? A doctor? A blogger (LOL)? How about a badass who carves caves through the Earth to improve the lives of millions in America's greatest city? That sounds pretty heroic. And right now, hundreds of hard hat-wearing workers are tackling that grand task » 12/18/14 4:57pm Today 4:57pm

Woman Who Caused Fatal Crash Stopping For Ducks Gets 10 Year Driving Ban

Emma Czornobaj has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, 240 hours of community service, and is banned from driving for a decade. When she had stopped her car on the highway to round up some ducks four years ago, a motorcycle carrying two passengers rammed into it at highway speed. » 12/18/14 4:36pm Today 4:36pm

Global Rallycross: Vote for your favorite driver

For the past week or so, Red Bull Global Rallycross has been running a bracket for voting your favorite driver. Today is Bucky Lasek against Geoff Sykes. Who is Geoff Sykes? Well that's exactly why you should vote for him. I'm friends with both drivers and know Bucky reads Jalopnik and will see this, so Bucky I hope… » 12/18/14 4:22pm Today 4:22pm

Armored Bridgelayers: 'Hey That's Not A Tank, It's A Transformer!'

The armored bridgelayer, also known as the armored vehicle-launched bridge, is a key component of any credible mechanized fighting force. These bizarre looking tanks forego the usual weaponry for massive unfoldable bridge modules that can get other tanks and vehicles across craters, blown bridges, anti-tank ditches,… » 12/18/14 4:20pm Today 4:20pm

​Cadillac CT6 Will Have A Rearview Mirror With Streaming Video

Cadillac is taking a page from the Le Mans playbook for the new CT6, with a streaming, high-resolution video screen embedded in the rearview mirror to provide an unobstructed view out back. But it's not ditching the reflective surface that has served us well for centuries.
» 12/18/14 4:02pm Today 4:02pm

This Is What A Modern American Invasion Looks Like

Some incredible footage from the recent Joint Forcible Entry Exercise at Keno Airstrip, deep in the Nellis Test and Training Range. For a complete description of this large force employment training event put on by the USAF Weapons School click here. » 12/18/14 3:41pm Today 3:41pm

Here’s How I Once Bought a Rare Mercedes For Half Its Value

Gather 'round, kiddies, because it's time for a feature I've decided to call Story Time With Uncle Doug. Here's how it works: first, I spend hours writing an excellent, brilliantly researched story of great personal interest, possibly related to Land Rover. Then, you read the first few paragraphs and think: "Hmm… I… » 12/18/14 3:13pm Today 3:13pm

Inverted Power For Your Road Trip, and an Emergency Radio Just In Case

The list of potential list of ways to utilize an electrical socket in your car is pretty much endless, but I sure wish I had had this when I was a kid. This Kensington Inverter includes one socket, 2 USB ports, strong reviews, and a today-only lowest price ever of $30. [Kensington Inverter, $30] » 12/18/14 1:15pm Today 1:15pm