Yes, Warm Your Damn Car Up If It's Cold

Facebook, taken as a whole, is like having some pushy friend who has to give you advice on everything, then show you stacks of pictures of his lunches. And lately, that pushy friend has been telling you not to bother warming up your car in winter, and posting many articles explaining why. Should you believe him? Or… » 1/08/15 2:40pm 1/08/15 2:40pm

VW Invented First-Person Racing Video Games And They Don't Even Know It

You'd think the development of what is likely the first computerized driving simulator with actual computer-generated visuals would be a big deal. An achievement like that would have set the standard for not just simulators, but would have been the genesis of every first-person driving game since. Which is why it's so… » 12/18/14 12:00pm 12/18/14 12:00pm

Renault Is Working On A 2-Stroke 2-Cylinder Twin-Charged Diesel Engine

Following up on their rather interesting EOLAB hybrid concept, Renault plans to move forward by improving two existing technologies for next year, shedding weight from the electric motor and making a dual-fuel three-cylinder turbo more efficient. And they also have some far-fetched ideas for the future. » 12/16/14 6:30am 12/16/14 6:30am

BMW To Phase Out Combustion Engines In 10 Years: Report

I'll let everyone take a moment to clean their spit-take'd screens while I explain more about that report. The report in question is Baron Funds most recent quarterly report, and this 10-year death-watch for the evergreen internal-combustion engine comes directly from their analysts, after a visit to BMW's facilities. » 12/11/14 4:04pm 12/11/14 4:04pm

This Was The Only Car Ever Designed To Steal Gas

Fuel efficiency is a big deal for car buyers today, even with gas prices currently delightfully low. To use less fuel, we have smaller engines, more turbocharging, hybrids, and so on. Sure, it all can save a driver money, but, you know, a car that was made to just steal its fuel would really solve things. And a… » 12/10/14 12:35pm 12/10/14 12:35pm

Why Volvo Thinks It Can Eliminate All Deaths In Its Cars By 2020

Safety is a science-based religion at Volvo – its founders named "humans" the most important part of a car in the early thirties. Their latest project, Vision 2020, set the goal of eliminating death in all of their new cars in five years time. For most companies that would seem utopian nonsense, but this is the… » 12/09/14 12:05pm 12/09/14 12:05pm