That Buzzfeed Article About Autonomous Cars Is Stupid Trolling Bullshit And Here's Why

A couple of days ago, a Buzzfeed writer got a ride in one of Google’s autonomous koala-cars and got an erection so powerful that it drew enough blood from his brain to cause him to have a mild stroke that turned him into some sort of inane troll. At least, that’s the only theory that makes sense. »10/02/15 6:40pmFriday 6:40pm

Come See My TEDx "Vigilante of The Human Driver"

Come see my upcoming talk “Vigilante of The Human Driver,” Saturday, October 3rd, in Manchester, VT, as part of TEDx Battenkill. The theme? “Vigilantes of Extinction.”

Inspired by and from feedback to my recent Jalopnik article “How Science Fiction Failed Us: The Real Future of Autonomous Cars,” I’ll be discussing car… »9/10/15 4:27pm9/10/15 4:27pm

Parents Are Actually Trusting Their Kids To Ride-Sharing Services

You’re stuck at work, your spouse is out of town, your son is sick at school and your daughter is late for piano lessons. A few years ago, some sacrifices would have to be made-but now you just call a car-sharing service to haul your brats away! I mean, you’d trust this man to transport your kids, right? »8/20/15 8:00pm8/20/15 8:00pm

We're All Wrong About Autonomous Cars, So Get Away From The Wheel

A recent study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute found that 96.2 percent of people polled (actually only about 500 people) said they wanted “to have a steering wheel plus gas and brake pedals (or some other controls) available in completely self-driving vehicles.” You know what all those… »7/20/15 12:40pm7/20/15 12:40pm

Oil Trucking Jobs The First To Be Lost To The Robo-Driving Revolution

A little while back I had a disagreement with an article over on Quartz about the number of jobs about to be lost to autonomous vehicles. It’s not that I don’t think any jobs will be lost – quite the contrary, I think we’ll lose a bunch, it’s just that I don’t think it’ll happen overnight. But it’s already starting,… »6/11/15 10:43am6/11/15 10:43am

You Could Be The First To Have Sex In A Driving Autonomous Car

I’ll admit, I don’t have 100% absolute proof, but I believe we’re on the cusp of a remarkable opportunity. Pretty soon — not tomorrow, but soon — fully autonomous cars will be here, driving our asses around. And, in much the same way that aircraft autopilot was almost immediately used to bone, so will bonings follow.… »6/02/15 5:10pm6/02/15 5:10pm

Saying That Autonomous Cars Will Kill Millions Of Jobs By 2025 Is Crap

Autonomous cars are coming, and we generally think that’s pretty great. It’ll reserve the driving for the enthusiasts, much the same way cars reserved horses for enthusiasts. But Zack Kanter over at Quartz thinks driverless vehicles will kill millions of jobs, all within ten years. And he’s wrong. »5/13/15 1:22pm5/13/15 1:22pm