Today is an important day in the development of autonomous cars, because today the National Highway Safety Administration published the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, a 116-page document that you can read here designed to establish an actual Federal-level policy and safety standards for self-driving vehicles.
Here’s the cold, alarming truth: neither of the two big-party candidates running for president cares about your car. Not the one with the emails or the anthropomorphic cheese log with a crush on Vladimir Putin. Neither has mentioned anything about the things gearheads care about, like import car laws or repealing the…
John Krenik lives in St. Paul, Minn. and owns two collector cars that he keeps in his driveway. I’d like to tell you more about the cars, but I can’t because they’re both under tarps. Tarps that were used to “screen” the cars, per Minnesota law. Incredibly, this isn’t enough for Krenik’s neighbors or the state of…
If you are one of nearly half a million Americans with diesel Volkswagen, you may be entitled to up to $7,000 in cash straight from VW, as Automotive News reports. As for how you get your grubby hands on your money, well, that might not be so simple.
Saudi Arabia’s government bans women from driving. But Saudi Arabia’s women have found a way around it: bumper cars.
At the moment, there’s little standardization on how autonomous cars work, or how they should work, or what even counts as autonomy. The Chinese government wants to change that.
It all comes down to the cheap explosive, one that even Takata itself reportedly knew was going to get people killed.
A blind Louisiana man is suing for for the ability to use McDonald’s drive-thru windows, reports the Austin American-Statesman. A lawsuit filed in Chicago federal court on behalf of Scott Magee alleges that McDonald’s vehicle-only drive-thru policy is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
I’ve been reading about automotive clean air regulations for nearly a decade now and I still don’t totally understand whether or not cars are punished too harshly for what they do.
Two questions stood out immediately as Volkswagen got torn apart in their Dieselgate scandal: why was this European carmaker under fire in America, and why weren’t other carmakers implicated as well? One small loophole might be the answer.
Here in Pennsylvania, we have this annual thing we have to do with our vehicles called “state inspection.” It’s the single largest money-making racket since that Ticketmaster fee where you have to pay extra to print your tickets at home.
I’m walking down the street the other day somewhere in California, and I stumble across an Audi A4 with an Illinois license plate that has black writing on it. Now, I can’t be sure of much in this fast-changing planet we call home, but I can be sure of this: Illinois license plates have red writing, typically stamped…
Lotus needs to sell cars in the United States to survive, and to sell cars in the United States, it needs cleaner cars. That’s where a simpler, lighter Evora comes in.
Sometimes owning an imported car works out great, and sometimes it ends with the FBI knocking on your door.
Electric cars are only as clean as the electric grid they run off of, and in Singapore, that means one owner’s Tesla Model S is getting fined for producing too much CO2. Here’s how they came to this figure for what is ostensibly a zero-emissions vehicle.
Today’s bullshit 25 Year Rule stems from a huge glut of German cars getting brought into America as grey imports with notoriously questionable modifications to meet US safety standards.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and 17 major automakers met to cooperate on setting standards. And by coordination, I mean that our government said it’s best when car companies work without them.
The point of an emissions standards is to reduce emissions, but as a new report from The Guardian notes, the tests used to enforce those standards are doing next to nothing for keeping our air clean.
The landmark Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement got signed today and it could mean the end of the most restrictive tariff in the American auto industry. But it’s only the start of a difficult and secretive process.
I recently spent a weekend walking around Washington, D.C., where I discovered a vehicle that had both historic license plates and dual airbags. For the very first time in my life, I felt like an old person.